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Recruiting Resources

Interested in Playing Volleyball in College?

SRVC provides comprehensive college placement and recruiting assistance to its membership in the form of seminars, clinics, player promotion, and personal consultation. What steps do you need to take to get started? First, let your coach and your parents know that you want to pursue playing volleyball in college. SRVC and our Technical Director and Recruiting Coordinator, Joe Bonner, will help and guide you through the rest.

  • Players and Parents be active through the entire process
  • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (see below)
  • Attend an SRVC Recruiting Seminar
  • Formulate a list of colleges that you may want to attend – focus on academics first (after all, you are going to college to get a degree and start on your career - volleyball is an added bonus); review your chosen schools with Coach Joe
  • Use the resources listed below to gather coach's contact information for your target schools
  • For Maximum Exposure we recommend completing a Player Profile on one of the sites listed below to increase the exposure a player receives throughout the recruiting process.
  • Work with your coach to get personal statistics
  • Upload videos
  • Attend a SRVC Skill Videos session
  • Gather and edit game footage; upload to your various college recruiting accounts
  • Send an introductory e-mail to each school on your list of schools:
    • Include your name, height, position, graduating year, high school and club
    • Be sure to express interest in their school and volleyball program
    • Address the coach by name to start the e-mail (e.g., Coach Smith)
    • Include your profile and/or a link to your website
  • Work with Coach Joe to assist in contacting recruiters and coaches on your behalf
  • Consistently check in with coaches with updates on your schedule (i.e., when and where you are playing) and/or team; building a relationship with the coaches is a key to success; be sure to pay attention to their teams’ results and try to attend games if possible
  • Check on financial aid (see below)

College Recruiting Resources

NCAA

NCAA

This site has everything you want to know about college sports such as:

  • Guide for College Bound Athletes
  • Information on DI, DII, and DIII
  • Recruiting Calendars
  • Apps

NCAA Eligibility Center

All prospective college athletes must visit this site and create an account. This site provides tools and information for student-athletes.

College Board

This site provides tools to search for schools based on specific criteria such as school size, distance from home, majors, athletics and cost. You need to determine a set of your criteria to search for colleges.

NCAA Members by Division

You can run sortable list of college reports for DI, DII, DIII and All. Women’s Volleyball Programs: DIDIIDIII and NAIA.

National Letter of Intent

You should go to this site to understand how the signing process works and what you should know before making any commitment to a school.

Profiles

University Athlete

This free website lets you create a profile. College coaches pay for this service to find players.

BeRecruited

This free website lets you create a profile. College coaches pay for this service to find players.

Recruiting Registry

Volleyball guru, Rich Kern runs website. There is a free section where you can input your information and college coaches will have access to it.

NCSA Sports A very popular recruiting tool for coaches and players, NCSA offers free and paid profile options along with recruiting assistance and resources. 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

 

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid provides a plethora of scholarship and financial aid information.

Fastweb

 

This website provides a resource for finding scholarships.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides the means to apply for federal student aid directly to your college of choice.

CSS Financial Aid PROFILE is a form to apply on-line for non-federal financial aid from numerous colleges and scholarship programs.