Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

USA Volleyball Ramps up Beach NTDP Programming for 2024

The USA Volleyball Beach National Team Development Program is excited to announce its plans for the 2024 season. This year, athletes and their families can look forward to a range of training series, accelerators, and major collegiate events. The program is also introducing a dedicated pool of funds to support athletes in overcoming financial barriers to participation.

Training Series

The USA Volleyball Beach NTDP has scheduled four Training Series events for 2024. These events offer invited junior athletes the opportunity to train and compete alongside some of the best athletes in the United States, under the guidance of top coaches. The Training Series events for 2024 are:

  • Spring Training Series: May 17-19 in Manhattan Beach, Calif. This event will run alongside the 2024 World University Championship Beach National Team Trials (May 16-19).
  • Summer Training Series: Mid to late July. The date and location will be announced soon.
  • Fall Training Series: Sept. 27-29 in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Winter Training Series: Dec. 27-29 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Accelerators

In addition to the Training Series, the Beach NTDP has scheduled four Accelerators for 2024, with others in the planning stages. The Accelerators provide intensive training and development opportunities for athletes. The scheduled Accelerators for 2024 are:

  • Gulf Coast Region: May 3 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
  • Puget Sound Region: May 13 in Snohomish, Wash.
  • Florida Region: July 11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Chesapeake Region: Sept. 13 in Owings Mills, Md.
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International Trials

The program will also be hosting two international trials events in 2024. These events offer athletes the chance to compete for a spot on the USA Volleyball National Team at international competitions. The international trials events for 2024 are:

  • 2024 USA Volleyball World University Championships (WUC) Beach National Team Trials: May 16-19 in Manhattan Beach, Calif., alongside the NTDP Spring Training Series event. The World University Championships will take place from Sept. 2-8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • FIVB U19 Beach World Championships Trials: June 17-20 in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The FIVB U19 Beach World Championships will be held from Aug. 27-Sept. 1 in Shangluo, China.

Collegiate Events

USA Volleyball will be using collegiate events throughout the year for selection consideration and to identify members of the national team. One such event is the Beach Collegiate National Team Training Block, which will run from June 11-19 in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Financial Assistance

Starting in 2024, USA Volleyball will be providing a dedicated pool of funds to assist athletes and their families in overcoming financial barriers to participation in NTDP events. Details on how to apply for financial assistance will be shared in future announcements.

FAQs

Q: How can I apply for financial assistance to attend NTDP events?

A: Details on how to apply for financial assistance will be provided in future NTDP announcements.

Q: Can anyone attend the Training Series events?

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A: The Training Series events are by invitation only for junior athletes.

Q: Will there be more Accelerators scheduled for 2024?

A: Yes, the Beach NTDP has more Accelerators in the planning stages. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Conclusion

The USA Volleyball Beach National Team Development Program is gearing up for an exciting year in 2024. With a range of training series, accelerators, and international trials events, athletes will have ample opportunities to develop their skills and compete at the highest level. The program’s dedication to supporting athletes through financial assistance further reinforces its commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements from the Beach NTDP.

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