Ideally 3-5 minute highlight/2-3 minute unedited match film
2. DETERMINE THE LEVEL YOU CAN PLAY AT IN COLLEGE
Be honest with yourself
Talk to your coaches - ask them where they see you playing
Determine your academic long term goals
Don't chase a division or scholarship - focus on the right level of competition for your athletic abilities and chase the opportunity
3. SEND INTRODUCTORY EMAILS
Include your interest in finding out their needs
Give them some info about what you are currently doing both academically and in regards to your current volleyball team/training and/or high school experience
Ask to talk to them
USE SportsRecruits to send messages to college coaches and follow up daily as to who has viewed your profile and ALWAYS send a message back thanking them for viewing your profile and ask to talk with them
ALWAYS "cc" your club recruiting coordinator
4. DO THE RESEARCH
Research the undergraduate programs - does the school offer majors in line with your long term career goals and is your intended major conducive to also being a collegiate athlete?
Research the coaches' bios - does the coaches' experience and philosophy line up with your expectations?
Check out the current roster - great way to find out what type of athletes they recruit
Research student life on campus - does the campus fit your criteria for a collegiate experience (size, culture, etc)?
5. THE TRIFECTA: ACADEMICS, LOCATION, LEVEL OF PROGRAM
Your dream school is on that fulfills all of the above
RIGHT academic offerings and fit
RIGHT geographic location for you and your family
RIGHT level of volleyball program that is in line with your athletic ability