General Information Letter / Packet Be Happy, But... You Likely Received This Letter Because: 1) Promising Qualities 2) Strong Club Team/ Region 3) Team Performance
Summary The Freshmen year should be about having fun, getting on a good track academically and locking in solid fundamental volleyball skills.
Sophomore The Plan o Meet With a High School Guidance Counselor o Play Club Volleyball o Questionnaires o Consider Purchasing a Video Camera o Get Match Footage o Research Schools o Introduction Letters o Summer Camps
Meet With a High School Guidance Counselor Meet with Guidance Counselor NCAA Eligibility Center: http://eligibilitycenter.org.
Questionnaires Be Happy, But… Receiving Questionnaires Fill Out and Return in Timely Manner
Consider Purchasing a Video Camera Capture Match Footage Recruiting Process is Getting FASTER!
Get Match Footage USE A TRIPOD Middle of the Court Behind the Player Raise the Tripod Zoom In, But not to Far DO NOT Follow Watch For Flying Balls! Pause the Filming
Research Schools What is Important to YOU! o Large or Small? o Particular Region? o Academically Challenging? o Division? NCAA Programs NAIA Programs NJCAA Programs
Introduction Letters Target List Introductory Letter Example Keep Coaches Updated Don’t Be Discouraged
Summer Camps Get to Know the Program Coaches Get to Know You Coaches Know Your Interested
Summary The Sophomore year you should focus on getting game footage, developing your volleyball skills, and introducing yourself to the college coaching community.
Junior The Plan o Types of Video Skills Video Highlight Reel Unedited Match Footage o Register with the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse o Standardized Testing o September 1st o Telephone & E-Mail Contact
Junior cont… o Contact Periods o Going on Campus Visits o Unofficial Visits o Summer Camps o July 1st
Types of Video Skills Video Highlight Reel Unedited Match Footage
Register with the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse NCAA Clearinghouse: http://eligibilitycenter.org.
Standardized Testing Register for the SAT / ACT
September 1st “Actively Recruiting” Ranking System YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LIST! Consider All Programs
Telephone & E-Mail Contact Maintain Contact Use Common Sense Questions?, You Need Answers! Do Research
Contact Periods Evaluation Evaluation Period Contact Contact Period Quiet Period Dead Period
Going on Campus Visits Start Early Start Around Your Hometown, Colleges on Family Trips, Brothers/ Sisters Schools Recognize What You Want From A College
Unofficial Visits Two Types o Player/ Parent Initiated o Coach Initiated What To Know on a Campus Visit
Summary The Junior year is the most important year. Be prepared to give coaches all your information and video. Be very active throughout the recruiting process by emailing and calling coaches, and going on campus visits.
Senior The Plan o Official Visit o Signing Periods
Official Visit More of a Formality Rules Suggestions
Signing Periods The National Letter of Intent: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/nli/nli
Summary Your Senior year is the time go on official visits and or evaluate your situation. If you feel good about where you are in the recruiting process, great! If not, you need to immediately and aggressively reach out to as many (realistic) schools as possible, and be very direct with college coaches when asking questions about opportunities at their school.