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TOP 5 RECRUITING THINGS TO DO


1. Develop a recruiting plan and get evaluated by a third party.

What are you currently doing to get evaluated for college scholarships?  What results has your current plan produced?  If you are not currently being contacted by college coaches at least once per week, then you are not being actively recruited.   

You need to be evaluated by as many college coaches nationwide as possible to maximize your scholarship opportunities and securing a college roster spot immediately!   Attending available camps and showcases also increases your evaluation exposure to coaches.


2. Create your FREE MyScoutingReport NOW!  

Online profiles are the fastest way for college coaches to evaluate a prospects academic qualifications, athletic attributes, highlight/game videos, competition schedules, news articles and how to contact you.   Create your FREE MyScoutingReport immediately for scholarship evaluation by college coaches nationwide!

 

3. Take charge of your game, highlight, or skills video!  

DO NOT wait around for someone else to burn game DVD's or edit a highlight video for you!  Take control of your recruiting process by taking action each day until your video(s) are complete and accessible by college coaches.   


4. Be realistic about your projected college level.  

Too many college prospects get focused on competing ONLY for major NCAA Division I programs, that they miss out on opportunities to compete at a lower level and possibly on a scholarship.  


5. DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF! 

Time and again college prospects limit themselves to only wanting to compete at a certain level, local area, in-state, U.S. region or certain conferences.  The fact of the matter is that college coaches get to choose which players they want on their roster and which to offer scholarships to.  It's not the players or parents that choose...once again, it's the college coaches.  By limiting yourself to only certain areas for recruitment, you can bet your life that there will be some college coach around the country that could use a student-athlete like you!     

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL RECRUITING FAQ 


1. When does the recruiting process begin for women's volleyball?

The process may start as early as 8th and 9th grades. Show coaches you’re interested. Be proactive in posting your athletic resume, play on a club team and invite coaches to come to your games and tournaments.


2. Is club volleyball or high school more important in recruiting?
Playing club volleyball and in high school year round is important in showing coaches your skills. Be sure to participate in national tournaments.


3. What should my volleyball highlight video include? 
Highlight video and playing at the club level are very important in recruitment. College coaches are looking for your movement in your highlight tape. Include your best 25 plays. Showcase your footwork, blocking, passing, hitting from all sides, defensive and offensive plays. Show all your movements from all sides of the court. Keep the camera on the baseline and the side you are on. Some programs like you to add skills and technique along with your game highlights.


4.  What does an NCAA I women's volleyball player look like?
Size, height and your speed are factors Division I coaches consider in volleyball recruitment. Division I volleyball is fast. Hitters, setters, blockers and liberos are getting taller as more colleges want players to be able to play all positions. If you’re shorter than 6 feet, work on your jump skills and speed- specifically your footwork.

                     WHAT ARE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL COLLEGE

                                 COACHES LOOKING FOR?

LIBERO/DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT 

Tier 1 Libero/Defensive Specialist

  • Ht: 5'5"- 6'0"

Coaching Keys:

Extensive national level club experience.

 

Tier 2 Libero/Defensive Specialist

  • Ht: 5'5"- 5'10"

Coaching Keys:

National Tournaments Attendance

 

Tier 3 Libero/Defensive Specialist

  • Ht: 5'0"- 5'8"

Coaching Keys:

Club experience

 

Tier 4 Libero/Defensive Specialist

  • Ht: 5'0"- 5'8"

Stats:

  • 8'10" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience is preferred, but not necessary.



MIDDLE BLOCKER

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT 

Tier 1 Middle Blocker

  • Ht: 6'0" - 6'4"+

Stats:

  • 10'+ Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

Extensive national level club experience.

 

 

Tier 2 Middle Blocker

  • Ht: 5'11"- 6'3"

Stats:

  • 9'8" Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

National Tournaments Attendance

 

 

Tier 3 Middle Blocker

  • Ht: 5'10"- 6'2"

Stats:

  • 9'6" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience

 

 

Tier 4 Middle Blocker

  • Ht: 5'9"- 6'1"

Stats:

  • 9'4" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience is preferred, but not necessary.



OUTSIDE HITTER

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT 

Tier 1 Outside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'11"- 6'2"

Stats:

  • 9'8+ Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

Extensive national level club experience.

 

Tier 2 Outside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'10"- 6'0"

Stats:

  • 9'6" Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

National Tournaments Attendance

 

Tier 3 Outside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'8"- 5'10"

Stats:

  • 9'4" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience

 

Tier 4 Outside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'8" - 5'10"

Stats:

  • 9' Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience is preferred, but not necessary.



RIGHTSIDE HITTER

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT 

Tier 1 Rightside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'11"- 6'2"+

Stats:

  • 9'8" + Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

Extensive national level club experience.

 

Tier 2 Rightside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'10"- 6'0"

Stats:

  • 9'6 Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

National Tournaments Attendance

 

Tier 3 Rightside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'8"- 5'10"

Stats:

  • 9'4" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience

 

Tier 4 Rightside Hitter

  • Ht: 5'8" - 5'10"

Stats:

  • 9' Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience is preferred, but not necessary.



SETTER

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT 

Tier 1 Setter

  • Ht:5'9"-6'1"+

Stats:

  • 9'6" + Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

Extensive national level club experience.

 

Tier 2 Setter

  • Ht: 5'8"-6'0"

Stats:

  • 9'4" Approach Jump

Coaching Keys:

National Tournaments Attendance

 

Tier 3 Setter

  • Ht: 5'7"- 5'10"

Stats:

  • 9'2" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience

 

Tier 4 Setter

  • Ht: 5'4"- 5'10"

Stats:

  • 8'10" Approach

Coaching Keys:

Club experience is preferred, but not necessary.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL SCHOLARSHIPS


                     PROGRAMS        SCHOLARSHIPS

NCAA I:               327                          12

NCAA II:              271                           8

NCAA III:             414                           0

NAIA:                  243                           8

NJCAA:               412                          14      

TOTAL:            1167


NCAA III:  Do not offer athletic scholarships, but offer academic scholarships and financial aid.  

                     WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL RECRUITING CALENDAR

Freshmen Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week
  • Create a list of prospective schools consider both athletics and academics
  • Film highlights tape
  • Attend summer camps with the goals of honing your skills and to gain exposure 

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field
  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you until Junior year 
  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically

Sophomore Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Narrow your list of schools
  • Get an evaluation of your skills tape
  • Continue to research prospective schools
  • Fill out questionnaires 


Rules/Tips to Remember:

September 1st of Junior year marks the first day DI and DII coaches can send you personalized letters and emails

 

Junior Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Find camps to join
  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Respond to EVERY coach
  • Make unofficial visits to schools
  • Narrow down your prospective schools list

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • DI and top DII programs will make offers to top recruits during Junior year
  • DIII, NAIA and Junior Colleges do most of their recruiting during Senior year

 

Senior Year

  • Make official visits – only allowed 5
  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner
  • Apply to the schools- applications, financial aid
  • Sign and Commit to a school and program (Signing period in April, last date is August 1st
  • Find out the summer workout schedule
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime 

                       WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

How to Film:

  • Tape from the near side of the court if possible (the side the player is on).
  • Keep the camera stationary at the back of the court.  Station the camera in right back for a setter or rightside, middle back for a middle hitter, left back for an outside.
  • A tripod is highly recommended
  • Ideally station the camera 5 feet off the ground.
  • The camera view should not be obstructed (net, other players on the court, line judge, people walking by).
  • Do not zoom in and out.
  • Do not follow the ball or move the camera while filming.
  • Station the camera view so that the player is always in the picture no matter where they are on the court without needing to move the camera.  Be sure you can see a hitters approach.  Serving is the only time that the camera angle may need to be changed, then put in back to the original position.  
  • Every play, player, and ball placement does not need to be filmed.
  • Focus on the player being taped so they are clear and in focus, but not too close!


Position Specific Instructions:


  • Outside Hitters
  1. 10-15 Hits/Kills/Backrow attacks
  2. 5 Blocks
  3. 5-10 Serve receive
  4. 10 Defense plays/digs
  5. 5 Serves 


  • Opposite/Rightside Hitters
  1. 10-15 Hits/Kills/Backrow Attacks
  2. 5 Blcoks
  3. 5-10 Serve receive (if applicable)
  4. 10 Defensive plays/digs
  5. 5 sets
  6. 5 serves


  • Middles
  1. 15-20 Hits/Kills
  2. 15-20 Blocks/Blocking Footwork
  3. 5 Serves


  • Setters
  1. 20-25 Sets
  2. 5 Attacks
  3. 10 Defensive plays/digs
  4. 5 Serves

  • DS/Libero
  1. 15-20 Serve receive
  2. 15-20 Defensive plays/digs
  3. 5 Serves
  4. 5 Backrow attacks (if applicable)

 SAMPLE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL RECRUITING VIDEO