This Guide has been designed to help you, your family and you high school administrators understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare you for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
Being prepared for the recruitement season can make all the difference. Jim's Recruiting Guide contains tips, suggestions and guidelines you will help you troughout this process.
At this site you'll find the tools and information you need to begin your college experience. Explore this site to learn more about the NCAA, its athletics divisions, its sports and other information.
On this episode of Under the Hat we offer an in depth analysis of the new NCAA Recruiting Rules and how it effects the athletes, club coaches/directors and college coaches!
The following "checklist" is designed to assist you in tracking the important steps in the process. As a reminder, everybody’s process is different but these tend to be important steps in the process regardless of the timing in which they occur.
Over the course of a few years, several college coaches have contacted Silver State Volleyball Club about players. As a result of those conversations, we have put together some important tips that will help you in the recruitment process.
You may want to ask your prospective college coaches the following questions as you consider colleges.
This site helps athletes discover and connect with NAIA school, coaches and athletic scholarships and is the official clearinghouse for NAIA eligibility.
The NLI s a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution.
College coaches receive hundreds and hundreds of emails every year from young volleyball athletes seeking opportunities to play at the next level. Which ones get noticed?
It is always important to get good info regarding recruiting, here are some new sites with valuable info. Read the article for some very useful links.
When does this process begin? Today, many coaches observe players in their freshmen/sophomore year and make determinations at that early an age as to whether the player is someone the coach is interested in recruiting and offering a scholarship.
An increasingly prevalent phenomenon going on in the world of college recruiting is an athlete being asked to give a "verbal commitment" to a particular college program. Although this has always been used to some extent, schools are now asking ever-younger athletes to make a verbal commitment, some even in their sophomore year of high school.
Many of you probably have not contemplated the possiblity of heading eastward to attend college. You live here out west, your family and friends are here, you like it out here. Why can't I just get a volleyball scholarship at some school out here? Some of you will (and I do not want to discourage anybody from trying) but the odds are against it if an athletic scholarship is your goal.
For the highest level of athlete (in the sport of volleyball this may include 20 or 30 players in each class), getting recognized simply means showing up at an event then going home and waiting for the mail to arrive. For the majority of players, however, being pro-active is important and is the only way to ensure that you get seen by schools of your interest.
If you have not already, you still have a few months to attend a local college match. You should definitely do so and with a purpose, when it comes to recruiting.
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