WELCOME to the NERVA High Performance information page
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.

There will be a combined USAV HP and NERVA HP tryout before the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival.
Girl’s on Thursday Feb 21st 4pm – 8pm

Boy’s on Friday Feb 22nd 4pm – 8pm
Registration for these tryouts can be found at
NOTE: if the link above does not work to to the USA Volleyball website and click on High Performance


NERVA tryouts will also be held on the following dates:
■Friday January 11th – CT Convention Center Hartford CT, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Both Boys and Girls)
Girls Hartford tryout registration link CLICK HERE

Boys Hartford tryout registration link CLICK HERE

■Thursday February 21st – Boston Convention Center, Boston MA Time: TBA
This will be a combined USAV HP and NERVA HP tryout for both Boys and Girls
Girls and Boys Boston tryout registration CLICK HERE
NOTE: if the link above does not work to to the USA Volleyball website and click on High Performance

■Friday April 26th – Providence Convention Center, Providence MA, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Girls Providence tryout registration link CLICK HERE


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 Saturday July 13th 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 Tuesday July 16th.
This year the tournament is in Ft Lauderdale FLA. The teams will train in FLA on Wednesday July 17th . The tournament starts July 18th and ends on July 22nd. We will fly back to Bradley Airport on July 23rd.

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.

Who will be coaching?

This year our coaching staff includes:

Read about our
2017 team at
2016 team at