COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2021) – Junior athletes from across the United States will get the chance to improve their skills at USA Volleyball’s National Team Development Program (NTDP) National Beach and Indoor Winter Training Series on Dec. 27-30 in California.
The indoor program will take place at the national teams’ training center in Anaheim while beach athletes will train in Manhattan Beach.
Athletes were identified and invited to the program based on recommendations from the NTDP Scouting Network.
Players will train in groups with some of the nation’s top coaches during six sessions across four days. Some athletes who have been identified in both indoor and beach volleyball will follow the Hybrid Track that allows them to do three sessions indoors and three on the beach.
“I am excited to train and work with some of the best up-and-coming talent in our sport,” said three-time beach volleyball Olympian Holly McPeak, a coach with Elite Beach Volleyball who will coach on the sand. “I am passionate about growing the sport and helping our young athletes compete at the highest level.”
Training will focus on the volleyball skills, systems and mindsets that lead to success at the international level. Athletes will have free access to the NTDP Academy (find out more about the NTDP Academy and how to subscribe) and will receive individualized feedback from coaches after the program is over.
“This is my 10th year with USA Volleyball, and I am grateful for another opportunity to collaborate alongside our nation’s elite coaches, technical trainers, and top mindsets within our sport,” said Nick MacRae, associate head coach for Long Beach State men’s volleyball and one of the Winter Training Series coaches. “I am also excited to give every ounce of focus toward the foundation of USAV, which is our athletes. They are our future Olympians and leaders.”
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
“The NTDP provides an incredible opportunity for our nation’s top youth athletes to get together, train with and against the best, and learn from elite coaches. In addition, the Hybrid Track for the Winter Training Series will allow athletes who have been identified by both the indoor and beach Scouting Networks to accelerate their development in both disciplines without having to choose.” Sean Scott, USAV Director of the Beach National Teams and former pro beach player.
“The NTDP Winter Training Series gives the top players an opportunity to learn and improve their skills, and to reconnect and to make new friends.” Patty Dodd (Former pro indoor and beach player, USAV Beach National Team assistant coach and coach at MBsand)