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Recruiting 101

1. RECRUITING PROFILE - SPORTSRECRUITS

  • Upload profile pic
  • Complete volleyball/academic info
  • VIDEO - key component and mandatory
    • 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

  • Introduce yourself
    • 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