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1 GCVA Recruiting  Travis Clifford o o 832-316-0323

2  The recruiting process is a year round project that needs to be tended to on a weekly basis. Just like anything else, the more you put into the process, the more you will get in return.

3 Freshman  The Plan o Have Fun o Focus on Academics o Play Club Volleyball o Good Training o General Information Letter / Packet

4 Have Fun  The number one thing you should be doing as a Freshmen is having fun playing the sport you love.

5 Focus on Academics  Study and Time Management  Perform On Court and Classroom  Good Grades Give You More Opportunities

6 Play Club Volleyball

7 Good Training Club Private Lessons Camps

8 General Information Letter / Packet  Be Happy, But...  You Likely Received This Letter Because: 1) Promising Qualities 2) Strong Club Team/ Region 3) Team Performance

9 Summary  The Freshmen year should be about having fun, getting on a good track academically and locking in solid fundamental volleyball skills.

10 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

11 Meet With a High School Guidance Counselor  Meet with Guidance Counselor  NCAA Eligibility Center:

12 Play Club Volleyball

13 Questionnaires  Be Happy, But…  Receiving Questionnaires  Fill Out and Return in Timely Manner

14 Consider Purchasing a Video Camera  Capture Match Footage  Recruiting Process is Getting FASTER!

15 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

16 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

17 Introduction Letters  Target List  Introductory Letter  Example  Keep Coaches Updated  Don’t Be Discouraged

18 Summer Camps  Get to Know the Program  Coaches Get to Know You  Coaches Know Your Interested

19 Summary  The Sophomore year you should focus on getting game footage, developing your volleyball skills, and introducing yourself to the college coaching community.

20 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

21 Junior cont… o Contact Periods o Going on Campus Visits o Unofficial Visits o Summer Camps o July 1st

22 Types of Video  Skills Video  Highlight Reel  Unedited Match Footage

23 Register with the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse  NCAA Clearinghouse:

24 Standardized Testing  Register for the SAT / ACT

25 September 1st  “Actively Recruiting”  Ranking System  YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LIST!  Consider All Programs

26 Telephone & E-Mail Contact  Maintain Contact  Use Common Sense  Questions?, You Need Answers!  Do Research

27 Contact Periods  Evaluation  Evaluation Period  Contact  Contact Period  Quiet Period  Dead Period

28 Going on Campus Visits  Start Early  Start Around Your Hometown, Colleges on Family Trips, Brothers/ Sisters Schools  Recognize What You Want From A College

29 Unofficial Visits  Two Types o Player/ Parent Initiated o Coach Initiated  What To Know on a Campus Visit

30 Summer Camps  Last Chance

31 July 1st  Coaches Can Call You

32 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.

33 Senior  The Plan o Official Visit o Signing Periods

34 Official Visit  More of a Formality  Rules  Suggestions

35 Signing Periods  The National Letter of Intent:

36 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.

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