COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 17, 2021) – The USA Volleyball National Team Development Program (NTDP) has released its first-ever USAVplay camp schedule for summer 2021.
USAVplay camps are designed to help young athletes develop skills and confidence in a high-energy environment, both indoors and on the beach. Both five-day, indoor USAVplay camps and three-day beach camps are open to girls and boys ages under-10 to under-15 (born between 2007-12).
Camp training programs were designed by volleyball youth-development experts and emphasize development and fun. During two, two-hour sessions hours each day (check the schedule for full details), athletes will work to improve their in-game decision making, core-movement skills and volleyball techniques in game-like situations. Training sessions will keep athletes moving on the court or sand and increase their touches on the ball.
Players will work with local and national coaches in small groups based on experience and age. Nets will be at age-appropriate heights.
USAVplay camps are not tryouts and there is no expectation of being “seen,” evaluated or recruited. The camps are purely about giving youth sports organizations, parents and coaches a new way to develop their athletes’ skills while igniting a passion for volleyball.
Along with the camps, USAV NTDP is introducing USAVplay “Pop-ups,” which will be single-day offerings similar in principle and design to the multi-day camps.
When possible, USAVplay will incorporate both beach and indoor opportunities at camps and pop-ups. These hybrid camps will allow young athletes to grow and develop in both beach and indoor volleyball. The first USAVplay Beach & Indoor Camp is set for Aug. 13-15 in Austin, Texas.
To learn more about USAVplay, visit usavolleyball.org/play/usavplay/.
To register for a USAVplay camp, visit go.usav.org/usavplayregister. The schedule for pop-ups will roll out soon.