Tuesday, 28 May 2024

USA Volleyball Coach Observation Session – Fort Lauderdale

USA Volleyball’s Education Services department is offering a unique opportunity for member coaches to directly observe the NTDP Indoor Summer Training Series. This program provides a high-level training environment within the USA Volleyball National Team system, featuring some of the country’s top coaches and junior athletes.

During these observation sessions, coaches will have exclusive access to on-court training, meetings, and instruction. There will be six sessions available, each accommodating up to eight coaches. And the best part? These pilot sessions are available at a reduced cost of only $50 per session.

The National Team Development Program

The NTDP’s mission is to identify, recruit, and accelerate the development of high-potential junior volleyball athletes, with the goal of achieving sustained international competitive excellence. The program covers age-group categories starting from under-15 for girls and under-16 for boys, with the oldest age group being under-21 for both genders. Athletes selected for the NTDP Training Series are scouted nationwide and are also considered for USA Volleyball’s underage national teams.

Benefits for Observing Coaches

Coaches who register for the observation sessions will receive a range of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to directly observe NTDP Training Series sessions, featuring top coaches and athletes.
  • Live audio feed from the four NTDP head coaches via a cutting-edge transmitter/receiver.
  • Flexibility to choose which NTDP age groups, genders, and coaches to observe.
  • Access to a customized USAV Coach Academy online education module, prepared by USAV National Team staff, containing text, videos, graphics, and resources to assist in preparation, observation, and analysis of the sessions.
  • Exclusive on-court access to training sessions and program meetings.
  • Group participation in pre and post training session debriefs with USAV staff and head coaches.
  • Networking opportunities with local coaches.
  • One-month free registration to a Gold subscription in the USAV Coach Academy.
  • Recognition in the USAV Coach Academy through points and a certificate of completion.
  • A USAV Welcome Kit.
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Session Details

The NTDP Coaches for these sessions are:

  • Ben Josephson (Girls U15-U17) – Head Coach, University of Kentucky
  • Alyssa D’Errico (Girls U15-U17) – Head Coach, University of Utah
  • Nickie Sanlin (Boys U18-U20) – Head Coach, McKendree University
  • Matt Pollock (Boys U18-U20) – Head Coach, Pepperdine University

Coaches can register for individual sessions. Please refer to the session schedules below.

Program Themes

The NTDP Summer Training Series focuses on program themes, which are set by the head coaches in consultation with the national team staff. The training themes align with the skills required for each position and aim to achieve success at the international level of volleyball. The themes for this training are:

  • Block and Defense Systems – Reading and Identifying Advantageous Situations
  • Serving – Pre-Serve Ritual and Breath
  • Serve Reception – Float Serve Reception

These are the primary themes that coaches will be exposed to on-site and will learn about during their observation.

Gear and Session Schedule

All participating coaches will receive a USA Volleyball Mizuno polo. Coaches can register for individual or multiple sessions. Please see the schedules and registration links below for sessions 1-6.

Session Schedule and Registration Links

FAQs

Q: What is the USA Volleyball Coach Observation Session?
A: The USA Volleyball Coach Observation Session is an opportunity for coaches to directly observe the NTDP Indoor Summer Training Series, featuring top coaches and junior athletes.

Q: How much does each session cost?
A: Each session is available at a reduced cost of $50 per coach.

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Q: Can I choose which age group and coach to observe?
A: Yes, coaches have the flexibility to choose the NTDP age group, gender, and coach they want to observe.

Q: What benefits do observing coaches receive?
A: Observing coaches receive exclusive on-court access, an online education module, networking opportunities, and recognition in the USAV Coach Academy.

Summary

In this unique opportunity, USA Volleyball is inviting member coaches to observe the NTDP Indoor Summer Training Series. Coaches will have the chance to gain valuable insights by directly observing top coaches and junior athletes in action. The sessions offer exclusive access to on-court training, meetings, and instruction.

The National Team Development Program aims to identify and accelerate the development of high-potential junior volleyball athletes. Coaches who register for the observation sessions will receive various benefits, including a customized online education module, on-court access, and networking opportunities.

To participate, coaches can register for individual sessions of their choice. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your coaching skills and learn from the best in the field. Register now and take your coaching career to new heights.

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Session Schedule and Registration Links

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Session 1 – Thursday, July 13

  • 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Session 1 Check-in
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM: Sit-in on NTDP Coaching Staff Meeting
  • 8:15 AM – 1:30 PM: Observation of Training Sessions
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Session 1 Debrief and Discussion

Register for session one.

Session 2 – Thursday, July 13

  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Session 2 Check-in
  • 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Sit-in on NTDP Coaching Staff Meeting
  • 1:30 PM – 6:45 PM: Observation of Training Sessions
  • 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM: Session 2 Debrief and Discussion

Register for session two.

Session 3 – Friday, July 14

  • 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Session 3 Check-in
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM: Sit-in on NTDP Coaching Staff Meeting
  • 8:15 AM – 1:30 PM: Observation of Training Sessions
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Session 3 Debrief and Discussion

Register for session three.

Session 4 – Friday, July 14

  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Session 4 Check-in
  • 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Sit-in on NTDP Coaching Staff Meeting
  • 1:30 PM – 6:45 PM: Observation of Training Sessions
  • 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM: Session 4 Debrief and Discussion

Register for session four.

Session 5 – Saturday, July 15

  • 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Session 5 Check-in
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM: Sit-in on NTDP Coaching Staff Meeting
  • 8:15 AM – 1:30 PM: Observation of Training Sessions
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Session 5 Debrief and Discussion

Register for session five.

Session 6 – Saturday, July 15

  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Session 6 Check-in
  • 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Sit-in on NTDP Coaching Staff Meeting
  • 1:30 PM – 6:45 PM: Observation of Training Sessions
  • 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM: Session 6 Debrief and Discussion

Register for session six.