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Learn from the best in our innovative online educational series designed to accelerate your development

With the National Team Development Program Academy (NTDPA), USA Volleyball gives all members the opportunity to learn from Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and experts within the fields of sports science and psychology. The well-rounded curriculum is based on the five pillars of USAV’s developmental philosophy: Craft – Body – Mind – Heart – Team.

Gain insight into what it takes to succeed at the highest level and get advice and motivation to achieve your goals.

Regardless of your role or level of participation in volleyball, the NTDP Academy provides essential lessons relevant to your healthy development. Course offerings are available for everyone via the USA Volleyball Academy. Content is provided at no cost to all USA Volleyball members and for $150 to non-members. Access is valid for one membership year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31).

Member access to the NTDP Academy

How to access the NTDP Academy as a member

  1. Log into SportsEngine
  2. On your home page, a “USA Volleyball Academy” banner will appear front and center in your screen. Click the “Launch” button.
  3. Select your profile on the pop-up and click “Launch” again. This will take you directly to the Litmos home page.
  4. Click on the “Content Library” button on the left hand side of the screen. This will lead you to a screen where you can see the NTDP academy content organized by pillar.
  5. Click on the pillar of interest to see al available courses populate.

Still need help? View more detailed instructions, including screenshots To receive assistance with the USAV Academy, please email [email protected].


To return quickly to your NTDP Academy content, follow the steps above and bookmark the webpage in your browser.

“‘Reading’ with Karch Kiraly was great because he explained how perceptual expertise and pattern awareness develops and are accessed via ‘visual encyclopedia’ over time.”

Maya Baker

NTDP Fall Training Series U16 athlete, NCVA, Vision VBC

Introducing the NTDP Academy

Learn from U.S. National Team coaches and players

Member access to the NTDP Academy

“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


Mastering the skills and strategies of our game


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


Training our minds to maximize performance


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


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

NTDP Academy Instructors

Instructors for the NTDP Academy include current and former National Team members, coaches and support staff, in addition to experts in the fields of sports science and psychology.

Learn from the likes of: Karch Kiraly, John Speraw, Erin Virtue, Tama Miyashiro, Alfee Reft, Mike Wall, Matt Fuerbringer, Scott Davenport, Sean Scott and more!

“I have watched many of the training academy videos. My favorite video so far has been ‘Indoor Setting with Erin Virtue.’ The part about being stopped and facing the passer as a setter is something that I can set as a goal as I think this will put my team in the best position to score when in serve receive.”

April Rice

NTDP Fall Training Series U16 athlete, Ohio Valley Region, Tri-State Elite

NTDP Academy Most Popular Courses

With 50+ courses available, the following courses have risen as the most popular on NTDP Academy with athletes just like you!


  • Jump Training with Christian Hartford
  • Why We Train with Jimmy Stitz
  • Match Day Nutrition + Making S.M.A.R.T. Choices Eating Out with Anna Salisbury
  • Nutrition Timing and Recovery with Rachael Mack


  • Beach Setting with Patty Dodd
  • Beach Attacking with Jose Loiola
  • Indoor Blocking Eyework with Mike Wall
  • Indoor Offense with Erin Virtue
  • Out of System Setting with Nate Ngo


  • Teammateship and Friendship- Athlete Spotlight with Emily Day, Erik Shoji, Justine Wong Orantes (and more)
  • Keys to Successful Career Transitions with John Speraw


  • Flexible Mindset with Karch Kiraly
  • Self-Confident with Courtney Thompson
  • Journaling with John Mayer


  • Learning Concepts with Karch Kiraly
  • What it Means to Rep USA- Athlete Spotlight with Rachael Adams, Katie Holloway, April Ross, David Smith (and more)