Introducing the NTDP Academy

Learn from U.S. National Team coaches and players

Subscribe to the NTDP Academy

An innovative online educational series designed to accelerate your development

For many people, the chance to connect with and learn from a member of the U.S. National Team is a rare and special opportunity. For some, it’s a once in a lifetime experience to hear firsthand what it takes to succeed at the highest level and to get the advice and motivation to achieve their goals. Now, we’re excited to bring you the opportunity to connect directly with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and their support teams to bring you a developmentally focused content library to help you achieve your dreams.

Learn From the Best

The NTDP Academy (NTDPA) provides instruction from both USA Volleyball National Team coaches and athletes, and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sports performance staff. The NTDP Academy presents a well-rounded curriculum based on the five pillars of NTDP’s developmental philosophy: Craft – Body – Mind – Heart – Team.

The NTDP Academy has essential lessons relevant to your healthy development regardless of your role or level of participation in volleyball. Course offerings are available for everyone to access via the USA Volleyball Academy after purchasing a subscription to the NTDPA Academy. Content is provided at no cost to athletes invited to NTDP Age-Group National Teams and the NTDP Training Series (indoor and beach).

Access to Year-Round Content

Over time, the NTDP Academy will expand its course offerings and technology suite. Enjoy engaging and fun content from our National Teams in the comfort of your home.

An NTDP Academy subscription is $135 for USA Volleyball members and $150 for nonmembers, and it’s valid for the 2021-22 membership year.

Subscribe to the NTDP Academy

To receive assistance with the USAV Academy and your subscription, visit the USA Volleyball Academy Help Desk webpage. You can fill out support tickets and receive help from USAV staff.


“By far, the most comprehensive online training I have ever viewed. All aspects of the sport were covered by the brightest and in a very understandable way.”

Parent Participant, NTDP Academy


The Five Pillars of the NTDP Academy

Craft

Mastering the skills and strategies of our game

Body

Developing the physical capacity to train and compete at the highest level

Mind

Training our minds to maximize performance

Heart

Becoming your best self through connection, gratitude, and emotional well-being

Team

Building a culture of excellence that honors ourselves, our team, our game, and our country

“In the academy it was very inspirational to hear from great volleyball players around the world. I got to learn information off of them to help me on my game to be the best athlete I can be.”

Athlete Participant, NTDP Academy


NTDP Academy Course List

Body

  • Fueling Fundamentals with Shawn Hueglin
  • Jump Training with Christian Hartford
  • Nutrition Timing and Recovery with Rachael Mack
  • Snack Chat – Breakfast Skillet with Kelsey Robinson
  • Why We Train – Why We Lift Weights with Jimmy Stitz

Craft

  • Beach Attacking with Jose Loiola
  • Beach Blocking with Tyler Hildbrand
  • Beach Passing with Mike Dodd
  • Beach Serving with Jordan Cheng
  • Beach Setting with Patty Dodd
  • Indoor Attacking with Matt Fuerbringer
  • Indoor Backrow Defense Toolkit with Tama Miyashiro
  • Indoor Blocking Eyework with Mike Wall
  • Indoor Blocking Systems and Movement with Luka Slabe
  • Indoor Offense with Erin Virtue
  • Indoor Reading with Karch Kiraly
  • Indoor Serve Receive Eyework + Keys with Tama Miyashiro
  • Indoor Serve Receive Systems with Tama Miyashiro
  • Indoor Serving with Tama Miyashiro
  • Indoor Setting with Erin Virtue
  • Out of System Setting with Nate Ngo
  • Volley Stats Primer with Jeff Liu

Heart

  • Athlete Identity and Managing Uncertainty with Dr. Bob Corb
  • Teammateship + Friendships – Athlete Spotlight with Cassidy Lichtman, David Smith, Erik Shoji, Haleigh Washington, Nicky Nieves and Tayyiba Haneef-Park

Mind

  • Failure Recovery with Sue Enquist
  • Flexible Mindset with Karch Kiraly
  • Self-Confidence with Courtney Thompson

Team

  • Learning Concepts with Karch Kiraly
  • What It Means to Rep USA – Athlete Spotlight with Rachael Adams, Christa Dietzen, Tayyiba Haneef-Park, Katie Holloway, Nicky Nieves, April Ross, Sydney Satchell, Erik Shojji, David Smith, Danielle Scott-Arruda and Haleigh Washington