The Women’s National Team Open Program, formerly known as the Open Tryout, is part of the selection process for the U.S. Women’s National Team, USA Volleyball’s NCAA Elite Athlete List, and the 2022 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team.
The program is scheduled for Feb. 25-27 at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and is open to current and recently graduated college-age athletes born in the years 1997-2003* inclusive. Athletes born outside of this age group may email Erin Virtue for approval to attend.
The 2022 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team will train in Anaheim alongside the U.S. Women’s National Team athletes and staff. This immersive training experience will help to accelerate the development of top collegiate athletes and allow those athletes a unique opportunity to have an inside look at the culture and training of Olympic gold medalists. Dates for the WCNT training block will be announced soon.
Open Program Details
Open Program Details
- Feb. 25-27, 2022 (early arrival: Feb. 24)
- Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, Colorado Springs
Athletes are responsible for their travel to and from Colorado Springs. Registration costs cover athlete housing and meals. Registration will close Jan. 21, 2022, to allow USAV and USOPC staff time to check all staff and athletes for vaccine, membership, background screen and SafeSport requirements.
Stay on-complex, arrive on Feb. 24: $450
Stay on-complex, arrive on Feb. 25: $425
Stay off-complex: $275
Per NCAA legislation (NCAA bylaw 184.108.40.206) it is allowable for an institution, if it so chooses, to pay necessary expenses for its athlete to attend a National Team tryout.
Due to Olympic and Paralympic Training Center regulations, all athletes and staff must be fully vaccinated to participate in this program.
If not fully vaccinated, an individual may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption for USOPC consideration. Learn more about the vaccination policy (PDF).
To provide the safest environment for all athletes and staff, all participants must successfully complete a USAV Volleyball membership, background screening, and SafeSport certification. Note: Background screens make take up to 15 business days to process, so we advise starting this process as soon as you register.