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Indoor NTDP Contacts

Kris Berzins, Senior Manager
Kevin Moore, Manager
Donovan Martinez, Boys Indoor Lead
Courtney Smith, Girls Indoor Lead
Alex Purvey, Coordinator, General Information

The USA Way to Identify and Nurture Talent

In 2021, USA Volleyball launched the National Team Development Program (NTDP) as the highest level of player development for high-potential volleyball athletes from across the country. The NTDP aims to provide top athletes more opportunities to develop within the USA Volleyball National Team system. It’s an athlete-centered program that prioritizes the health, well-being and overall development of each individual player. Players will have more opportunities to play with and against the best athletes from across the country and learn from some of the best minds in the game.

NTDP is divided into age-group categories, starting with Girls Under-15 and Boys Under-16, with the oldest age groups for both genders being Under-21. NTDP Training Series are held seasonally at various locations across the country for approximately the top 30-40 athletes per birth year. Athletes invited to Training Series programs are in consideration for selection to age-group national teams. In addition, regionalized events called NTDP Accelerators provide athletes nominated by clubs and regions the opportunity to learn with and train against top competition in shorter, more localized training opportunities

Athletes are selected for NTDP Training Series and age-group national teams via the nationwide NTDP Scouting Network. Scouts from around the country have been chosen to identify athletes at qualifiers, bid events and high school/club tournaments across the United States.

In 2022 and 2023, USA Volleyball’s youngest age-group national teams achieved historic international outcomes. Through the NTDP’s Training Series and Accelerator events, high-potential athletes have received training on skills and themes that translate to success in the international game. They also built connections with one another and with top coaches from across the country, including staff from USA Volleyball’s age-group national teams.

The 2022-23 Boys U19 National Team made history by finishing fourth at the 2023 FIVB Boys U19 World Championship, the highest finish ever for the team. Athletes eligible for 2022-23 Girls U19 National Team won their third consecutive medal and second gold out of three World Championships at the 2023 FIVB Girls U19 World Championship, and they later finished sixth at the 2023 FIVB Women’s U21 World Championship, two places higher than the USA’s average historical finish of eighth.

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