Notes from the U.S. and Netherlands

I spent Memorial Day flying back from Amsterdam, 24 hours in en route, leaving a place where the Dutch Underground were battling in World War II three-quarters of a century before me.

Six Ways To Reduce Anxiety During Tough Transitions

Young athletes face tough transitions on a regular basis. Whether it’s something big, like a move to a new school, or just the start of a season with a new coach, these transitions can be significant sources of anxiety. But, there are ways to navigate these challenging times.

NTDP Winter Training Series to Help Athletes Improve Indoors and on Beach

Junior volleyball 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. 

Las Vegas to Host 2022 Boys Junior National Championship

USA Volleyball has selected Las Vegas to host the 2022 Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) on June 30-July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Eating for Brain Health

And it might come as a surprise, but the brain uses around 20 percent of the body’s energy, making it the hungriest organ. Fuel it appropriately, and your young athlete will be able to think fast and stay sharp in school and on the field.

USA Volleyball Selects Tulsa to Host 2022 All-Star Championship

USA Volleyball has selected Tulsa, Oklahoma, to host the 2022 USA Volleyball All-Star Championship on July 19-23 at the Cox Business Convention Center.

USA Volleyball Now Offering Club Rates for NTDP Academy

Clubs now have the opportunity to make NTDP Academy available to all their teams with a variety of team packages. These packages provide access to the NTDP Academy through August 31, 2022.

Seven Tips for Meal Prep

Meal prepping doesn’t have to mean a ton of extra time in the kitchen. Here are tips for successful, simple meal prepping that will allow your athlete to get a healthy meal.

USA Volleyball Partners with Apollo for NTDP

USA Volleyball has formed a long-term partnership with Apollo MIS. Apollo will be the data sports software platform for all USA Volleyball teams from youth development programs to indoor and beach national teams.

The Secret of SoCal: How the Weather Makes it Possible for Year-Round Beach Volleyball

Southern California has turned into a beach volleyball haven in part due to a climate that allows for year-round practice on deep-sand beaches. Here’s what you can expect from the weather when you’re hitting the SoCal beaches.