College Recruiting Information

The recruiting process for both players and parents can be an overwhelming endeavor. This section is presented to provide prospective collegiate athletes and their parents a “step-by-step” guide on how to proceed. Most importantly, your daughter needs to pick a college that best suits her overall needs - not just volleyball. Each student-athlete should contact collegiate coaches (of their choice) themselves either by phone or email. Before this occurs, make sure you are very familiar with their program. If coaches contact you, regardless of your interest or not, please respond to their email or phone call and let them know your intentions. Additional information can be found on the following web-sites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collegiate Division Explanations

Divisions I, II, NAIA & NJCAA all offer athletic scholarships.  Division III is unable to offer an athletic scholarship.

 

Division I programs

All Division I schools must field athletes in at least seven sports for men and seven for women or six for men and eight for women, with two team sports for each gender.

 

Division II programs

Offer the most competitive levels of a sport. Seven sports must be offered with 2 team sports per gender.  It offers an alternative to both the highly competitive (and highly expensive) level of intercollegiate sports offered in NCAA Division I and to the non-scholarship level offered in Division III. 

 

Division III programs

D-III schools compete in athletics as a non-revenue making, extracurricular activity for students; hence, they may not offer athletic scholarships, they may not redshirt freshmen for non-medical reasons[1] and they may not use endowments or funds whose primary purpose is to benefit their athletic programs. Also, under NCAA rules, D-III schools "shall not award financial aid to any student on the basis of athletics leadership, ability, participation or performance".

 

NAIA programs

Membership in the NAIA consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States. The NAIA allows colleges and universities outside the USA as members.

 

NJCAA programs

Two year programs that seek to serve a diverse group of student-athletes who come from both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds. For more information visit: www.njcaa.org.

 

Other Helpful Websites:

SAT Info: www.collegeboard.com

ACT Info: www.actstudent.org

National Letter of Intent: www.national-letter.org

American Volleyball Coaches Association: www.avca.org

 

 

What you need to do by Year of school:

 

Freshman

You are declared a recruit once you enter high school your freshman year. 

Contact with college coaches through phone, instant messenger, letter, email, fax, or visit can only be made by you. College coaches cannot call, email, write, fax, or visit you, with the exception of one underclassman letter from a college, which includes general information about the university and volleyball program. The letter can also include one questionnaire. 

 

You are eligible for:

Receive one camp brochure from a college.

Take an unofficial visit.

 

Sophomore

Contact with college coaches through phone, instant messenger, letter, email, fax, or visit can only be made by you. College coaches cannot call, email, write, fax, or visit you, with the exception of one underclassman letter from a college, which includes general information about the university and volleyball program. The letter can also include one questionnaire. 

 

You are eligible for:

Receive one camp brochure.

Take an unofficial visit. 

 

Junior

1.  As of September 1st of your Junior year

Can receive regular written correspondence from any university, which includes letters, email, and fax. There is no limit on the amount of written correspondence you can receive from one University at this time.

Contact with college coaches through phone and instant messenger can only be made by you.  

 

2.  You are eligible for: 

Receive one camp brochure.

Take an unofficial visit 

 

3.  July 1st after your junior year

Can receive one phone call or one instant message per week or one from each university.

Can receive up to 3in-person, off-campus contact with coaches, which includes a home visit.

 

Senior

1.  1st day of classes, Senior year

You are now eligible to take an official visit to a University: You are only allowed up to five official visits.

 

2.  November 13th - 20th  (Early signing date)

Once you sign, you have no restrictions on phone calls, contacts, or evaluations. 

 

3.  April 15th - August 1st  (Late signing date)

 

 

Academic Eligibity

 

Div I

4.  2008 and up: complete 16 required *core courses  

5.  Present a minimum required grade-point average in core courses.

6.  SAT or ACT sum score that matches core-course GPA

*Core coursed can be defined on www.clearinghouse.net

 

Div II

4.  Complete 14 required core courses

5.  GPA of 2.0

6.  Achieve a combined SAT score of 820 or a sum score of 68 on the ACT.

 

Div III & NAIA:

Contact the College directly.

 

 

ACT & SAT Test:

Students should take the SAT’s or ACT’s by their junior year. These tests are offered in the fall and the spring. During the registration of these tests, please select the clearinghouse as a recipient (code 9999). For test dates see the following sites:

 

SAT: www.collegeboard.com

NCAA

Divisions I, II, and III Home Page

 

NAIA

NAIA  Home Page

 

NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE

NCAA eligibility website

 

KIP TANI - TALENT EVALUATION

VarsityAthlete.com

 

NJCAA

NJCAA Home Page

 

BeRECRUITED.COM

College recruiting website.  

Register, create profile & be seen by thousands of colleges

 

RICH KERN RECRUITING

Recruiting registry website for female high school athletes

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