COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.. (August 11, 2021) – USA Volleyball has launched the NTDP Academy as part of the National Team Development Program (NTDP).
NTDP Academy is a subscription-based curriculum offering access to courses featuring video-based presentations and exclusive content from a lineup of expert instructors, including U.S. National Team athletes and coaches as well as sports performance, medicine, and psychology professionals.
The program will feature Olympic and Paralympic athletes and medalists, including U.S Women’s National Team athletes and Tokyo 2020 gold medalists Haleigh Washington and Kelsey Robinson as well as U.S. Women’s Beach National Team member and three-time medalist April Ross. Danielle Scott (five-time Olympian, two-time silver medalist) and Tayyiba Haneef-Park (three-time Olympian, two-time silver medalist) are also included in the star-studded lineup with U.S. Men’s National Team athletes Erik Shoji and David Smith and Paralympic gold medalists Katie Holloway, Nicky Nieves and Sydney Satchell.
The program is centered on the core developmental philosophy of the NTDP across five pillars: Craft, Body, Mind, Heart and Team. Within each of these pillars, young athletes will have the opportunity to receive high-level instruction on volleyball skills and systems while also benefiting from additional content to improve mental toughness, emotional well-being, strength and conditioning, nutrition and more.
Technical topics and expertise in areas such as mindset and learning are presented by U.S. National Team coaches including Karch Kiraly, Erin Virtue, Tama Miyashiro, Mike Wall, Matt Fuerbringer, Nate Ngo, Tyler Hildebrand, Patty Dodd and Jordan Cheng. View the full roster of coaches and experts.
“We are thrilled to roll out the National Team Development Program Academy. This is such an incredible opportunity for athletes and coaches to supplement their learning by hearing from our National Team athletes and staff”, said U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach Erin Virtue. “Our teaching philosophy within NTDP is to educate the complete athlete; within the academy, athletes will be able to choose their own adventure and work on their mind, body, heart, craft and team. A huge thanks for all who have contributed to this Academy – including recent gold medalists from our U.S. Women’s Beach and Indoor National Teams.”
The NTDP Academy will be accessible through the USAV Academy learning management system. Subscriptions are available for $135 for USA Volleyball members and $150 for non-members, valid for one full membership year. Throughout the year, subscribers will get access to new content and can access coursework at their own pace.
Learn more about the NTDP Academy and subscribe today to take your game to the next level.