Royal Palm Beach High School freshman girls volleyball player Bailey Williams has been selected for the 2013 USA Volleyball Select National A2 Invitational Team Program/Alternate A1 National Team Training Team to train in Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer.
The National A2 Invitational Team Program is designed to give the country’s top athletes the opportunity to work with national coaches at a competitive event. Players who participate in the program will train for four days as a group, training in all skills and focusing on position-specific area each day.
On the fifth day, players will be split into 16 tiered eight-player teams in which they will train for a full day under international rules and team opponent scouting. The final days feature an international-style tournament culminating in a tournament championship on the final day. The Select A2 Invitational Team Program consists of a total of 128 athletes from the age group. They will train at the University of Colorado Springs for the seven-day program July 5-11.
Williams has also been selected for the 2013 Florida High Performance Training Team (Girls Select Division), which she represented as the captain in 2012-13 and won the bronze medal.
This year, she is competing again for the same position and will have tryouts June 1-2 in Orlando. Williams will find out if she makes the Florida team in June after she returns from attending the Girls Junior National Volleyball Championship in Dallas.
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