Westminster Head Volleyball Coach Natalia Koryzna (back row, far left) spent her summer coaching the USA Youth Continental Team, led by the USA Volleyball High Performance Program.
Koryzna was one of the coaches in the Girls International Youth Division, competing against other international teams from Brazil, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico.
The 100+ team event, one of USA Volleyball's flagships events, was held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from July 18-22. Koryzna's team took home third place in the event.
About USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance
The High Performance Department works to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our USA Olympic Teams. The High Performance Program bridges the gap between our USA National Teams and youth volleyball programs across the country. This is done through a system of national tryouts which then qualify athletes for training programs, camps, and Youth and Junior National Teams. The High Performance Program at USA Volleyball is the "pipeline" for volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and is intended to grow the pool of talented young players who may someday compete for a spot on the USA National and Olympic Teams.