Players at an NTDP Training Series event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 22, 2023) – Close to 130 girls volleyball athletes from around the country will work with top coaches and look to improve their skills at the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program’s (NTDP) Indoor Fall Training Series event on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center (OPTC) in Colorado Springs.

Twenty-five USA Volleyball regions in 28 states are represented by training series players, girls who range in age from under-15 to under-19. As part of the series, athletes have a chance to train with and against other top players.


All training series are conducted by top indoor NTDP coaches from colleges and clubs and feature a comprehensive focus on the five pillars of the NTDP: Craft, Mind, Body, Heart and Team.

In Colorado Springs, Anders Nelson of Vanderbilt University will serve as head coach for girls ages U15, U16 and U17.

Chris McGown of Gold Medal Squared will be the head coach for girls ages U18 and U19.

Athletes for the Fall Training Series were identified and invited based on recommendations from the Indoor NTDP Scouting Network. The scouting network serves as the Indoor NTDP talent identification process and includes coaches and experts from across the United States.