As another club season is in full swing it’s time to start thinking about the recruiting process. For some of you, this is the first time you will begin to think about the process. For others this season will bring you one step closer to making a final decision about college. Wherever you stand in this process, it’s time to get informed and think about the possibilities that lie ahead of you. Generally, families feel that the recruiting process is a very stressful time. If you are afraid of the process and only see the pressures of the situation then you will feel the stress. But if you embrace the process and see the opportunity that is ahead of you then this can be an empowering experience. We encourage you to be goal driven. Find out what’s truly important to you through this process. Look inward with your family and those closest to you and build a map of where you are trying to get to. Do you want to play for the best possible volleyball program? Is it more important that you get to play early and often? Are academics more important that the athletic programs? These are all things that only you can determine. In conclusion, this process can be a great opportunity for you; it all depends on how you approach the situation. Embrace the process, find your goals and build a map of where you are trying to get. Use the resources that you have available for you through Power Volleyball. Make informed decisions and remember to enjoy the journey, which is your recruiting process.
AthletesWanted– Very informative How to Guide during High School.
Power Volleyball Recruiting Process Manual– Year by year timeline of important milestones.
Recruiting questionnaire– A great family activity to start the planning and thinking part of the process and to help build a recruiting map and game plan.
2017-18 NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete -This Guide has been designed to help you, your family and your 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.
What College Coaches Look For – A well written article from Prepvolleyball.com giving insight as to what college recruiters look for when evaluating your daughter as a prospect.
Articles Regarding Social Media and College Recruiting
College Recruiting Needs Lists
Kelly Surrency and Coley Pawlikowski discuss how to manage injuries and what college coaches look for other than skill while recruiting.