The 2024 iteration of the program is being coached by Daniel "sprayxd" Kogan, who will be employing an updated philosophy for the project. Erik Wendel explains:
Young Ninjas are one of the core pillars for the long term structure of NIP’s CS division, for multiple reasons. You want an academy team to find, support, and develop talent. Either to move into your main team for the future, or to loan out/sell to other teams. It should mirror your main team as much as possible, in communication, callouts, roles, positions and so on. This is a very powerful resource to have, which allows your main team to sub in a youth player with minimal impact on the team's performance.
This iteration is going to be explicitly global: Young Ninjas will play and practice in English and we'll be scouting talent globally. This will require us to rotate the roster more frequently in order to be able to evaluate more young talents.