USA Volleyball

High Performance Academy

HP Academy
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06/30/2020

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. Learn more in our brochure. 

  • 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. 
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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 and have access to all previous sessions.

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!"