USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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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 Year BNTDP Age Group FIVB Age Group
2012 U10 U11
2011 U11 U11
2010 U12 U13
2009 U13 U13
2008 U14 U15
2007 U15 U15
2006 U16 U17
2005 U17 U17
2004 U18 U19
2003 U19 U19
2002 U20 U21
2001 U21 U21
2000 U22 U23

Girls Beach Age Groups

Birth Year BNTDP Age Group FIVB Age Group
2012 U10 U11
2011 U11 U11
2010 U12 U13
2009 U13 U13
2008 U14 U15
2007 U15 U15
2006 U16 U17
2005 U17 U17
2004 U18 U19
2003 U19 U19
2002 U20 U21
2001 U21 U21
2000 U22 U23