Recruiting Solutions: Staying Pro-active in the Recruiting Process Outside of the Club Season

The recruiting process in general is currently slow to develop for athletes and colleges. Many schools are navigating rosters due to COVID waivers and adjustments in budgets. The transfer portal is also having an impact in the pace of the process. These factors have allowed more time for athletes to find schools based on their best fit and with a mutual interest. It is not about when you commit, but more about committing at the right time.

Here are some ways that prospective student athletes in the Class of 2023 can stay pro-active in the recruiting process outside of the club season:

 Review your list of schools for interest and make adjustments to fit your priorities.

  • If you have not had communication with schools on your current list, it’s time to reevaluate the considering level of play, and position needs. This can be humbling but essential in meeting your goal of playing in college.
  • Continue email correspondence with schools throughout the fall with updates on life and volleyball.

 Attend camps at schools that have a mutual interest.

 Make a fall plan for training and development.

  • This includes High School Season, clinics, private lessons, agility/strength training, recovery, injury prevention.

 Review film from this past season and update your highlight video and recruiting profile

 Club – find the right team with the right club for your development and exposure.

 Plan to attend college matches of schools of mutual interest this fall.

  • This could include unofficial/official visits or attending by choice (it is always helpful to let the coach know that you will be attending the match).
  • Follow your schools on social media for one day clinics during season

Here are some ways that prospective student athletes in the Class of 2024 can stay pro-active in the recruiting process outside of the club season:

 Sort through the list of schools that are interested or may be interested in recruiting you.

  • Review your priorities that you want in a school with or without volleyball.
  • Adjust list to priorities which may continue to change as the process goes on.
  • Continue email correspondence with schools throughout the fall with updates on life and volleyball.

 Fill out questionnaires for schools of interest.

 Attending camps for position/skill development and possible mutual interest

 Club-Finding right team with right club for your development and exposure

 Planning to attend college matches of varying division levels to help find your fit – look at all levels – DI,DII,DIII,NAIA, JUCO

  • Follow your schools on social media for one day clinics during season

 Make a fall plan of training and development

  • This includes High School, clinics, private lessons, agility/strength training, recovery, injury prevention.

 Review film from this past season and update your highlight video and recruiting profile

Additional recruiting education

About the Author

Glenna Bianchin is the JVA Recruiting Education Chair and Recruiting Coordinator for Carolina Union Volleyball Club a JVA member club located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2022-07-21T15:20:59+06:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Players, Recruiting|
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