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Girls celebrating winUSA Volleyball Education is focused on improving developmental and educational opportunities across the sport of volleyball from grassroots to the national team level. Our goal is to provide the opportunity to access, complete and apply high-quality information and methods in the technical, tactical, physical and emotional aspects of the game for athletes and coaches while providing training, support and resources for other key stakeholders including officials, parents and clubs.

USA Volleyball Development Model

For years, the focus of volleyball in many areas and across various levels shifted to a mindset of winning at all costs.

What we now know is that the most successful teams in the world have developed a model of training and a culture that supports a holistic approach to athlete development which not only sets them up for competitive success on the court, but values and emphasizes the important of athlete health, well-being and long-term involvement in the sport.

The USA Volleyball Development Model was created based on the idea that volleyball in the U.S. could be taught differently, resulting in long-lasting positive outcomes across all measures of performance while keeping kids involved and loving the game longer.

USA Volleyball Development Model

Know Better, Do Better

The five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development model provide the basis for a holistic approach to the core elements that are vital to supporting development at every level and across age groups.

  • Craft: Mastering the skills and strategies of our game
  • Heart: Becoming your best self through connection, gratitude and emotional well-being
  • Mind: Training our minds to maximize performance
  • Body: Developing the physical capacity to train and compete at the highest level
  • Team: Building a culture of excellence that honors ourselves, our team, our game and our country

Role-Based Education

USA Volleyball Education is committed to providing support for the volleyball community with a role-based approach to education and training. Whether you’re planning practices, cheering from the stands or making the right call, we provide the tools and resources to help you succeed.

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Parent Education

Officials Education

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College Recruitment Timeline

The college recruiting process is an exciting time for all young athletes, but it can also be confusing. Understanding the deadlines for each division and discipline will give you the tools to make the most of it.

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August 14, 2020

How to Enhance Your Mindset

Two-time Olympic Medalist Courtney Thompson shows us how to improve our mindsets and become more resilient.

August 12, 2020

What Does COVID-19 Mean for Recruiting?

USA Volleyball corporate partner Next College Student Athlete updates athletes on how COVID-19 has affected recruiting.

March 4, 2020

Solo Drills To Improve Your Volleyball Skills

Over the next few weeks, you can do some solo drills at home to work on your game.

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January 21, 2020

To Error is Human

When it comes to errors, every volleyball player makes them. Look at errors on multiple levels to provide learning opportunities.

November 7, 2019

How to Be a Better Court Leader

Want to take more of a leadership role on your squad? Here are some tips on how to be a more effective leader.

November 1, 2019

Warming up with the U.S. Women’s National Team

A proper warm-up will leave your muscles loose, warm and ready for a match. Here's how the U.S. Women's National Team prepares for a match. 

July 10, 2019

You Win with Serve Reception, not Passing

Serve and serve receiving are involved in every point played. Make sure your players learn those skills the same ways they'll use them during a match.

June 4, 2019

Five Ways to Hone Skills Over the Summer

Summer is a great time for athletes to unwind from a long season, but it’s also an opportunity for them to improve their games in a relaxed environment. You can help foster that improvement by following these suggestions.

May 28, 2019

Tips from the Pros

Looking for insights to improve your game? Check out our tips from top U.S. athletes

April 4, 2019

Helping Your Multisport Athlete Navigate Seasons

Playing more than one sport is great for an athlete's well-being. Here's how you can be a supportive coach as they transition between sports.

March 26, 2019

Keys to Making More Digs on the Beach

Prepare for beach national qualifiers and the USA National Beach Tour-Junior Championships with these tips.

March 22, 2019

More Tips for Coaches to Pass On

Culled from top coaches, these are simple tips that you can put in your coaching toolbox when working with your team.

March 15, 2019

How to Win (and Lose) With Class

Stanford-bound middle Kendall Kipp talks about striving to maintain good character and play the game the right way.

January 29, 2019

Five Keys to Playing Well in the Wind

Beach national qualifiers have begun, so check out these tips to help you prepare for the season.

December 12, 2018

Beach Volleyball Basics

Beach volleyball is a great game that can help you accomplish your goals of becoming a top athlete. The doubles game can also be played on the grass, using the same portable net systems and rules.

November 29, 2018

Gratitude Can Build Stronger Teams

Sports are celebrated for their ability to bond families and teams. But those rock-solid relationships are only formed when there is gratitude and respect.

November 27, 2018

Losing Without Losing It

We all love to win, but face it, at some point we are all going to lose. Learning to deal with defeat is a huge part of becoming a winner.

November 8, 2018

Training the Mind for Growth

In the USA gym, players and coaches are all about a can-do attitude, including using learning to be better.

November 6, 2018

Five Ways to More Blocking Success

Tips from U.S. Men's National Team head coach John Speraw, Olympian Christa Dietzen and more. 

October 30, 2018

Keeping Your Teammates Accountable

While accountability may start with coaches, when players hold each other accountable, great things happen.

October 29, 2018

Versatility: A Key to Success

Want to get the most out of your potential? Learn to play the whole game. Tips from former USWNT libero Natalie Hagglund.