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The NERVA HP Program for 2021 is Canceled due to the pandemic




Check out the NERVA teams USA HP Championship video

Also, check out the interview with Coach and Former HP player Paulina Modestow

The NERVA HP program seeks to identify, train and provide a completive opportunity to the top players in our region. The program consists of tryouts, trainings camp and participation in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

What makes NERVA HP different?
This program is subsidized by the New England Region and this allows us to tailor our program to suit the player’s needs. All training that our players receive will be in the same format that the USA National Team uses for its training sessions. This style of training and the intensity of the competition is designed to bring the athletes game to the next level.

How can you become part of this program?
Attend a tryout for NERVA HP teams and be selected.

NERVA tryouts:

TBD – Due to the Pandemic we WILL NOT have tryouts at our Convention Center events.
Our HP Coordinators are working on an alternative plan for 2021

What happens after tryouts?
After tryouts players will be selected for the NERVA HP teams. They will than meet once in June to receive their NERVA HP gear and practice with teammates.

The teams will then report to training camp on TBD  at “The Den” Windsor CT.  The teams will be housed at a local hotel and will train together until the teams leave for the USAV HP Championships on TBA.
This year the tournament is in TBA. The teams will train in TBA on Wednesday TBA . The tournament starts July TBA and ends on July TBA. We will fly back to Bradley Airport on July TBA

What is the USAV HP Championships?
This tournament is different from any other junior’s tournament you have played, it is a 5 day tournament. All matches are 3 out of 5 and teams do not have any work team assignments. You will be playing all-star teams from across the country. Teams may also play international teams. You will also be play using international rules (FIVB).

What is the Cost?

All players selected will be charged a fee of $500.00. NERVA subsides the balance (roughly about $1800.00)
This included camp, housing, airfare, tournament cost, NERVA HP gear.

Coaches and Staff (alphabetical):
Claire Bialek
Andy Calisewski
Stephanie Dragon
Megan Droesch
Jordyn Dube
Drew Duquette
Mike Houlihan, HP Co-Director
Judy Katalina
Roxann Link
Craig Martin
Cara McKenzie
Paulina Modestow
Eric Neely
Dave Peixoto
Mark Thomas, HP Co-Director