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Recruiting Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week

  • Create a list of 25 prospective schools consider both athletics and academics

  • Film highlights tape

  • Send introduction letters to coaches

  • Go on unofficial visits to colleges

  • Build relationships by making phone calls, send letters and emails

  • Attend summer camps with the goals of honing your skills and to gain exposure 

  • Play Club Volleyball


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field

  • Standouts are proactive, it’s never too early for YOU to write a letter or make a call to coaches

  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you until Junior year, but YOU can contact them

  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime

  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically.

Sophomore Year

  • Film your highlights tape

  • Narrow your list of schools

  • Get an evaluation of your skills tape

  • Continue to research prospective schools

  • Continue to build relationships by making calls, sending letters, emails

  • Fill out questionnaires

  • Make unofficial visits

  • Play Club Volleyball

*Rules/Tips to Remember:

September 1st of Junior year marks the first day DI and DII coaches can send you personalized letters and emails

Junior Year

  • Film your highlights tape

  • Follow-up with coaches you’ve contacted in a TIMELY manner

  • Find camps to join

  • Continue to call, email, send letters to coaches

  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list

  • Fill out questionnaires

  • Respond to EVERY coach

  • Make unofficial visits to schools

  • Narrow down your prospective schools list

  • Work with the recruiting coordinator at your club

  • Maintain your grades


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • DI and top DII programs will make offers to top recruits during Junior year

  • DIII, NAIA and Junior Colleges do most of their recruiting during Senior year

Senior Year

  • Make official visits – only allowed 5

  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner

  • Apply to the schools- applications

  • Apply for financial aid – starting Jan. 1st

  • Sign and Commit to a school and program (Signing period in April, last date is August 1st) 

  • Find out the summer workout schedule

  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime

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