COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 8, 2021) – More than 100 top beach athletes have been named to the 2021 Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP) Summer Training Series roster.
The USA Volleyball Beach NTDP Summer Training Series will take place July 26-28 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. It follows the 2021 National Beach Tour Junior Championship (July 10-15) and precedes the Beach High Performance Championship (July 29-31), making Fort Lauderdale the place to be for high-level youth beach athletes this month. The first three days of the Summer Training Series, July 26-28, will be a training camp, and three days of competition at the Beach High Performance Championship will follow.
The roster is comprised of girls ages 14-18 and boys ages 15-18 from around the nation. As of Thursday, July 8, the Southern California Region leads the way with 39 athletes, followed by the Lone Star (14) and Northern California (13) regions. In all, 19 of USA Volleyball’s 40 regions are represented in the 2021 Beach NDTP Summer Training Series. More athletes are expected to join the roster in the following days.
The U.S. Beach U19 and U21 National Teams will also train in Fort Lauderdale at the end of the month. They are preparing for the 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 and U21 World Championships taking place in September in Roi Et, Thailand. The Beach U19 National Team has already been named, while the Beach U21 National Team will be announced this week.
The Beach Summer Training Series kicks off the Beach NTDP Training Series, a new program designed to have the best beach volleyball athletes in the nation train against top competition year-round.