With the final full week of January upon us, our new college roundup looks at some of the top teams in the country. Every week, we’ll spotlight a few of the key matchups from the week, while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.
A New Way to Identify and Nurture Talent
Young beach players who want to take the next step on their path to the podium can now be part of USA Volleyball’s Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP).
The NTDP is an athlete-centered and fluid system focusing on the health, well-being and overall development of each individual player. Athletes have increased opportunities to play with and against the best athletes from across the country and to learn from some of the best minds in the game.
Age groups for the Beach NTDP fluctuate between under-15 to under-21 for girls and under-16 to under-21 for boys. Athletes are selected for the NTDP via our nationwide Scouting Network. Scouts from around the country have been selected to identify the top athletes in the country, and. scouting takes place at top events and qualifiers across the United States. Once identified by the Scouting Network, top athletes have the opportunity to be invited to participate in the Beach NTDP Training Series held quarterly across the country.
In addition to the Training Series, athletes may also be nominated by their club coaches and club directors to participate in the Accelerator programs. Accelerators are held regionally and promote additional opportunities for athletes to train with and against the top competition throughout their region. Both the Training Series and Accelerator programs feature elite beach coaches.
Beach Event, Beach NTDP Events
Beach Event, International Events, National Team Events, Beach NTDP Events
2022 NTDP Annual Assembly
The University of Texas won its third national title Saturday night by defeating Louisville, 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 26-24) in front of a sellout crowd of 16,953 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb.
The Louisville Cardinals recorded a season-high 19 blocks Thursday night en route to a five-set (25-18, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-2) victory over Pitt at the NCAA Division Women's Volleyball Championships in Omaha, Nebraska.
The University of Texas Women’s Volleyball Team will play for its fourth NCAA D1 National Championship after beating the University of San Diego 3-1 (26-28, 16-25, 18-25, 20-25) in Thursday’s semifinal at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb.
Players and coaches from all four of the teams in the NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball National Championship semifinals (Thursday night at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN) have ties to USA Volleyball’s National Team Development Program and even to its national teams
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