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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.
Collegiate Programs, Lists, Timeline and General NCAA Rules related to the recruitment process.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA Elgibility Center
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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
American Volleyball Coaches Association
National Junior College Athletic Association
Commission on Athletics
Community College League of California