Putting the Experts Where the Players Are

The USA Volleyball National Team Development Program (NTDP) has enlisted 90 of the top volleyball coaches and experts in the United States to be part of its 2021 Scouting Network.

The NTDP Scouting Network serves as the NTDP talent identification process for age group national teams as well as the NTDP training series. This process replaces the former tryout selection process that was part of the High Performance Program.

The Scouting Network includes coaches and experts from across the United States, covering many of the USAV regions. Due to the NCAA dead period, scouts will remain remote through the end of May, but will soon be attending many events and training sessions around the country.

Among the coaches scouting on the indoor side is NCAA Championship winner John Speraw, current coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, who won two titles with UC Irvine and has taken UCLA to the finals.

“Talent identification is not an exact science. It takes years of experience, knowledge of the game, and understanding of the growth and maturation process,” Speraw said. “I am excited to collaborate with the NTDP as a member of the Scouting Network and help bring together the very best young athletes in the country to train with and against one another.”

Scouting will be a continuous and fluid effort of the network. The  Scouting Network will identify athletes at various events and through practices, video and more. Athletes can come from anywhere and be members of a variety of organizations. Scouts will not be limited to certain events and will be using four zones to create efficiency within the Scouting Network (see map below)

Program selection for summer NTDP will begin in early May. To assist scouts, indoor athletes should update their University Athlete profiles to include, at minimum: name, club, position, jersey number, height and club coach contact information. Scouts will be identifying athletes to place on rosters for USA Volleyball’s U18-U21 National Training Teams and NTDP Training Series.

What Scouts Are Saying...

“More girls play high school volleyball than any other sport. Choosing the best of the best isn’t easy. I applaud USAV’s efforts to create a program that will identify athletes amongst the 460,000-plus who could one day represent our national team.”

Mary Wise

Florida women's volleyball head coach


NTDP Zones

Indoor Scouts

Men's

Jay Hosack (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Chesapeake Region)
Pat Shawaryn (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Garden Empire Region)
Colin McMillan (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Keystone Region)
Charlie Sullivan (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, New England Region)
Kevin Burch (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Ohio Valley Region)
Nolan Albrecht (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Carolina Region)
Matt Werle (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
John Speraw (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
Nick MacRae (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
David Kniffin (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
Rick McLaughlin (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
Ben Duckworth (Central Zone, East Central Section, Gateway Region)
Dan Friend (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Mark Hulse (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Nickie Sanlin (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Ryan Perrotte (Central Zone, East Central Section, Hoosier Region)
Ken Shibuya (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, NCVA)
Josh Walker (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Aloha Region)
Shawn Olmstead (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Intermountain Region)

Women's

Adam Hughes (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Chesapeake Region)
Dennis Hohenshelt (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Keystone Region)
Jen Oldenberg (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Ohio Valley Region)
Dan Fisher (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Ohio Valley Region)
Shannon Wells (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Old Dominion Region)
Luka Slabe (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Carolina Region)
Mary Wise (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Florida Region)
Todd Daganeis (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Florida Region)
Alex Dunphy (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Southern Region)
Jason Watson (Border Zone, East Border Section, Delta Region)
Kayla Banwarth (Border Zone, East Border Section, Delta Region)
Jerritt Elliott (Border Zone, East Border Section, Lone Star Region)
Jason Williams (Border Zone, East Border Section, Lone Star Region)
Lindsey Gray (Border Zone, East Border Section, Oklahoma Region)
Carlos Moreno (Border Zone, West Border Section, Arizona Region)
Charita Stubbs (Border Zone, West Border Section, Arizona Region)
Brad Keller (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
Alfred Reft (Border Zone, West Border Section, SCVA)
Jon Newman-Gonchar (Border Zone, West Border Section, Sun Country Region)
Rashinda Reed (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Krista VanSant (Central Zone, East Central Section, Hoosier Region)
Mark Rosen (Central Zone, East Central Section, Lakeshore Region)
Laura Kasey (Central Zone, East Central Section, North Country Region)
Dani Busboom-Kelly (Central Zone, East Central Section, Pioneer Region)
Kirsten Bernthal-Booth (Central Zone, West Central Section, Great Plains Region)
Ray Bechard (Central Zone, West Central Section, Heart of America Region)
Molly Taylor (Central Zone, West Central Section, Heart of America Region)
Tom Hogan (Central Zone, West Central Section, Rocky Mountain Region)
Emily Kohan (Central Zone, West Central Section, Rocky Mountain Region)
Aven Lee (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Columbia Empire Region)
Matt Ulmer (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Columbia Empire Region)
Daniel Jones (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Evergreen Region)
Jen Greeny (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Evergreen Region)
Keegan Cook (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Puget Sound Region)
Robyn Ah Mow (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section,  Aloha Region)
Beth Launiere (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Intermountain Region)
Heather Olmstead (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Intermountain Region)
Kevin Hambly (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, NCVA)
Trent Kersten (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, NCVA)

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