DES MOINES, Iowa -- The USA Volleyball High Performance Championships are being held in Des Moines this week at Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Boys and girls teams from six countries including Australia play this week in the metro.
Boys volleyball isn't a high school sport in Iowa, so it's an uphill battle for the local team.
“This is a lot of their first, second, third sports. Getting all these guys together at one venue, it's pretty awesome,” says Doug Palmer of Cedar Rapids.
Eric Long of Johnston says, "I just really like the sports. I got into it. My dad just recommended going to a try out because I had nothing else going on.”
The tourney continues all week with the championships Saturday at Hy-Vee Hall.