The National Team Development Program Accelerators will provide opportunities for clubs and regional high performance programs to nominate promising players to receive an invitation to local best vs. best training sessions. These sessions will be organized by USA Volleyball and run in a manner similar to competitive sessions within the NTDP Training Series. Accelerators give opportunities for “next level” athletes to play with and be challenged against the best athletes in a more localized setting.

After an initial roll-out in 2021, Accelerators will be held monthly in ways that do not interfere with athletes’ club or school programs.

The age definitions below have been defined with reference to growth and maturational data and study that drives USA Volleyball age-eligibility and selection processes.


Boys Beach Age Groups

Birth YearBNTDP Age GroupFIVB Age Group
2012U10U11
2011U11U11
2010U12U13
2009U13U13
2008U14U15
2007U15U15
2006U16U17
2005U17U17
2004U18U19
2003U19U19
2002U20U21
2001U21U21
2000U22U23

Girls Beach Age Groups

Birth YearBNTDP Age GroupFIVB Age Group
2012U10U11
2011U11U11
2010U12U13
2009U13U13
2008U14U15
2007U15U15
2006U16U17
2005U17U17
2004U18U19
2003U19U19
2002U20U21
2001U21U21
2000U22U23