Of the 14 times the United States have qualified for this competition, they have finished in the top 10 on eight occasions.
Teams play in pre-season and season competition, generally followed by a post-season that includes a regional or sectional championship and often a state championship. Even California, with more than 40, girls' players, had fewer than 16, boys' players which still constituted nearly a third of all boys' players in the country.
Of the remaining eight high-participation girls' volleyball states, none had even half as many boys competing as girls. In the school year, NCAA member schools, of them in the top-level Division Isponsored women's volleyball at the varsity level, with 16, participants across all three divisions.
Of these states, six have no boys' high school volleyball— Texas 1 in girls' participationMichigan 4Minnesota 8Iowa 10Washington 12and Indiana On September 23, they played their last game at World Cup and beat Argentina The club season, long considered a supplemental place for girls and boys to gain experience in preparation for their upcoming high-school seasons, is now an almost necessity to stay competitive in the local high schools.
Schools typically have a varsity and junior varsity team, and some schools also have freshman teams.
In addition, most states, if not all, have adopted the plain, white polo shirt for officials as opposed to the black and white striped shirt worn in the past.