There’s no right or wrong way of being an athlete, everyone’s situation is different. These are just some things to think about when deciding what athletic path to take. Learn the in and outs and pros and cons of getting involved in the recruiting process.
The Internet is now that intersection where student-athletes discover schools and schools discover student-athletes. That means taking advantage of the information that’s available and maintaining a positive, visible presence online.
Sending coaches emails, letters and sharing stats and highlight videos are the best ways to get your name out there to college coaches.
As you employ these suggestions in your outreach to volleyball programs, remember that college coaches recruit talent - if you have the ability to make their team better, then they will recruit you.
Do your research and see what the general DI body build requirements are for someone at your position. Remember, if you don’t meet those standards, a high level of skill or knowledge of the game might make up for it.
Everything else you can develop and learn, but if you don’t have the mindset that you are going to do whatever it takes, you will never reach your true potential.
As the sport has continued to evolve and grow, college programs have evolved, and so did the methods of recruiting.
Recruiting is all about building relationships. It doesn’t happen overnight, and it will consist of a number of different situations in which a recruit communicates with a college coach.
Enjoy this time, investigate and prepare yourself to make the right decision. It will be one of the biggest decisions of your life.
The more positions you can play, the more valuable you are to your team, and the more opportunities you may have the further you go on in your career.
From NCAA Division I to junior colleges, injuries, academics, job changes, etc., all create opportunities which may not have been available one month ago.
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