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The University of Minnesota will send the largest collegiate contingent to the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout, March 2-4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Minnesota group includes 13 of 230 student-athletes from across the nation vying for spots on various USA Volleyball teams. The Gophers program is the only collegiate program that has more than eight going to the tryout. Over 90 colleges will be represented at the event.
The weekend is broking into four sessions with three waves per session. Friday’s first session goes from 2-8 p.m. MT, while Saturday’s sessions are at 8 a.m. (focus on serve/receive and individual work) and 2 p.m. (middle-centered and out-of-system focus). The final session on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. MT with tournament style play, along with 16-18 athletes selected by the U.S. Women’s National Team staff to participate in a “USA” training session. The Sunday session wraps up at 10:30 a.m. MT.
Selected athletes for the U.S. Women’s National Team may begin their training in Anaheim, California, as early as the spring of 2018, or when an athlete’s scholastic or professional club season has concluded.
The U.S. Collegiate National Team program has three competition options:
• U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – May 20-31, CNT Asia (International)
• U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – July 4-15, CNT Europe (International)
• U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – June 22-July 1, CNT-Detroit, Michigan (Domestic)
Selections for the U.S. Collegiate National Teams will be made by the end of March.
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