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High Performance Academy

HP Academy
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11/25/2020

About the High Performance Academy

The USA Volleyball High Performance Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our National Team coaches and athletes to work with the future of USA Volleyball.

  • Four weeks of live webinars and scheduled online sessions lasting 45-60 minutes with world-class National Team athletes and coaches – 27 sessions in total.
    • Speakers include Women's, Men's, Beach and Sitting National Team players and staff, Olympians galore, experts in nutrition, recovery, leadership and mindfulness.
  • Topics include nutrition, recovery, mindfulness, leadership, skill training, offensive and defensive tactics, Q&As and so much more.
  • Athletes who registered by July 6 will receive a gear box including a High Performance training t-shirt and USAV swag. Athletes who registered after July 6 will receive gear boxes while supplies are available.

Dates

  • The live HP Academy was held in July 2020. You can still register and watch all sessions on demand for $85 per athlete/coach until Dec. 31,2020.
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Register

Registration for the HP Academy on demand is $85 per athlete/coach for all sessions. You can still join now before Dec. 31, 2020, and have access to all previous sessions through Feb. 28, 2021.

Curriculum and Presenters

Week One

Parent Info Session

  • Peter Vint - Chief of Sport, USA Volleyball
  • Sue Enquist - Consultant, U.S. Women's National Team

Introduction

  • Peter Vint - Chief of Sport, USA Volleyball
  • Karch Kiraly - Head Coach, U.S. Women's National Team; Three-time Olympian
  • Sean Scott - Director, Beach National Programs

Return to Play Considerations

  • Jimmy Stitz - Athletic Performance Coach, U.S. Women's National Team
  • Christian Hartford - Athletic Performance Coach, U.S. Beach National Team

Performance Nutrition/Recovery Habits

  • Shawn Hueglin - Senior Sports Dietician, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Kara Kessans - Athletic Trainer, U.S. Women's National Team

Sleep Considerations

  • Dr. Meeta Singh

Week Two

Mindset: Improving Our Relationship with Challenge and Stress

  • Courtney Thompson - Mindset Coach, Complete to Create; two-time Olympian

Setting Concepts

  • Erin Virtue - Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team
  • Patty Dodd - Coach, U.S. Beach High Performance

Passing Concepts

  • Tama Miyashiro - Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team
  • Mike Dodd - U.S. Beach Programs; Olympian

Blocking Concepts

  • Jeff Liu - Performance Analyst, U.S. Women's National Team
  • Tyler Hildebrand - Director of Coaching, U.S. Beach National Team

National Team Athlete Q&A

  • April Ross - U.S. Beach National Team; two-time Olympian
  • Erik Shoji - U.S. Men's National Team; Olympian
  • Foluke Gunderson - U.S. Women's National Team; two-time Olympian
  • Dan Regan - U.S. Men's Sitting National Team; Paralympian
  • Tayyiba Haneef-Park - Moderator; three-time Olympian

Week Three

Offensive Tactics and Systems - Beach

  • Angie Akers - Head Coach, Netherlands Beach National Team

Offensive Tactics and Systems - Indoor

  • Erin Virtue - Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Offensive Tactics and Systems - Sitting

  • Michelle Goodall - Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's Sitting National Team

Defensive Tactics and Systems - Beach

  • Rich Lambourne - Coach, U.S. Beach National Team; two-time Olympian

Defensive Tactics and Systems - Indoor

  • Chris McGown - Consultant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Defensive Tactics and Systems - Sitting

  • Joe Skinner - Assistant Coach, U.S. Men's Sitting National Team

National Team Athlete Q&A

  • Tri Bourne - U.S. Beach National Team
  • Taylor Sander - U.S. Men's National Team; Olympian
  • Annie Drews - U.S. Women's National Team
  • Haleigh Washington - U.S. Women's National Team
  • Nicky Nieves - U.S. Women's Sitting National Team, Paralympian
  • Stacy Sykora - Moderator; Sykora Academy; three-time Olympian

Week Four

Defense Concepts

  • Tama Miyashiro - Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team; Olympian
  • Mike Dodd - U.S. Beach Programs; Olympian

Serving Concepts

  • Nate Ngo - Performance Analyst, U.S. Men's National Team; Olympian
  • Jordan Cheng - U.S. Beach Programs

Attacking Concepts

  • Chris McGown - Consultant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team
  • Jose Loiola - U.S. Beach Programs; Olympian

Leadership and the Pursuit of Mastery

  • Sue Enquist - Consultant, U.S. Women's National Team
  • Jordan Larson - U.S. Women's National Team; two-time Olympian
  • Kawika Shoji - U.S. Men's National Team; Olympian
  • Jake Gibb - U.S. Beach National Team; three-time Olympian

The Path to the Podium

  • Peter Vint - Chief of Sport, USA Volleyball

Testimonials

Here is what the participants of parents are saying about the HP Academy:

  • "This session was incredibly informative. I'm going to watch it again to make sure i didn't miss any of the valuable information."
  • "“Lots of great information in this call. I think all parents and coaches should watch. There was really something for everyone!"
  • Thanks - a lot of good reminders about what’s important in our kids development. Especially the parts about taking breaks and letting them decide. Looking forward to the next one!"