COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 27, 2022) – USA Volleyball has announced a member benefit that will give athletes new tools to improve their game on the court and in the sand. As of May 26, the National Team Development Program (NTDP) Academy is free for all members of USA Volleyball.
The NTDP Academy contains dozens of online lessons from Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches including U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly, U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach John Speraw, Olympic gold medalist Haleigh Washington, Olympic bronze medalist Erik Shoji, beach Olympic gold medalist April Ross and Paralympic gold medalist Nicky Nieves among many others.
Athletes will gain insight into what it takes to succeed at the highest level and get advice and motivation to achieve their goals with unlimited access to more than 38 courses and 204 modules.
“Our philosophy within the NTDP is to educate the complete athlete,” said USA Volleyball Chief of Sport Peter Vint. “The NTDP Academy allows athletes to learn new mental and physical skills on-demand in the comfort of their home.”
Besides athletes and coaches, the Academy also offers advice and lessons from U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sport-performance staff on subjects such as weight training, nutrition and sport psychology. The well-rounded curriculum is based on the five pillars of the USA Volleyball Development Model: craft, body, mind, heart and team.
While this content is free to members, it is $150 for non-members.
Learn more about the NTDP Academy and see the lineup of instructors and topics at USAVolleyball.org.
Access is valid for full members for the duration of each USA Volleyball membership season (Sept. 1-Aug. 31).