Putting the Experts Where the Players Are

The USA Volleyball National Team Development Program (NTDP) has enlisted 100 of the top volleyball coaches and experts in the United States to be part of its 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. The Scouting Network includes coaches and experts from across the United States, covering many of the USA Volleyball regions.

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. Each scout is not limited to certain events, and all have a national scope. We will use four zones to create efficiency within the Scouting Network (see map below).

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 U17-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


USA Volleyball Zonal Map

NTDP Zones

Indoor Scouts

Boys

Jay Hosack (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Chesapeake Region)
Lindsay Brown (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Garden Empire Region)
Patrick Shawaryn (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Keystone Region)
Charlie Sullivan (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, New England Region)
Hudson Bates (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Ohio Valley Region)
Jeremy Price (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Carolina Region)
Matt Werle (Border Zone, West Border Section, Arizona Region)
JW Kieckhefer (Central Zone, East Central Section, Badger Region)
Nickie Sanlin (Central Zone, East Central Section, Gateway Region)
Dan Friend (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
John Hawks (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Donan Cruz (Central Zone, East Central Section, Hoosier Region)
Ken Shibuya (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, NCVA Region)
Devin Young (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Intermountain Region)
Theo Edwards (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)
Jonathan Winder (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)
David Kniffin (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)
Nick MacRae (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)
Bradley Rostratter (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)
Kupono Fey (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Aloha Region)
John Speraw (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)

Girls

Adam Hughes (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Chesapeake Region)
Katie Cawley (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Keystone Region)
Dan Fisher (Atlantic Zone, North Atlantic Section, Ohio Valley Region)
Jen Oldenberg (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)
Todd Daganeis (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Florida Region)
Mary Wise (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Florida Region)
Rashinda Reed (Atlantic Zone, South Atlantic Section, Southern Region)
Jason Watson (Border Zone, East Border Section, Delta Region)
Erik Sullivan (Border Zone, East Border Section, Lone Star Region)
Jason Williams (Border Zone, East Border Section, North Texas 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)
Jon Newman-Gonchar (Border Zone, West Border Section, Sun Country Region)
Krista VanSant (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Shane Davis (Central Zone, East Central Section, Great Lakes Region)
Craig Dyer (Central Zone, East Central Section, Hoosier Region)
Mark Rosen (Central Zone, East Central Section, Lakeshore Region)
Dani Busboom-Kelly (Central Zone, East Central Section, Pioneer Region)
Kirsten Bernthal-Booth (Central Zone, West Central Section, Great Plains Region)
Jaylen Reyes (Central Zone, West Central Section, Great Plains Region)
Ray Bechard (Central Zone, West Central Section, Heart of America Region)
Josh Taylor (Central Zone, West Central Section, Heart of America Region)
Matt Ulmer (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Columbia Empire Region)
Jen Greeny (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Evergreen Region)
Daniel Jones (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Evergreen Region)
Keegan Cook (Pacific Zone, North Pacific Section, Puget Sound Region)
Nick Castello (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Aloha Region)
Beth Launiere (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Intermoutain Region)
Heather Olmstead (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Intermoutain Region)
Kevin Hambly (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, NCVA Region)
Trent Kersten (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, NCVA Region)
Tom Hogan (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Rocky Mountain Region)
Emily Kohan (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, Rocky Mountain Region)
Brad Keller (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)
Alfred Reft (Pacific Zone, South Pacific Section, SCVA Region)

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