Now that you have a full freshman season under your belt it’s time to start level-setting. Were you invited to try out for the USA Volleyball Youth Program? Did you make the team? Did you play varsity ball as a freshman? Did you start on JV at a top HS program? Did you start on an elite travel team over the summer? If answered yes to any of the questions above then you should already be getting recruited and receiving a lot of mail from college coaches. If that’s the situation you’re in, great! It’s time keep the momentum going and go ahead and send an updated viewership-enabled skill video back out to coaches at elite college programs. Make sure they see fresh video a few times per year or when you have a big game so they always see your development as you become bigger, faster, stronger and more skilled. Use your video against the highest level of competition possible.
If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above and didn’t receive any letters from college coaches during your freshman year, you’re already being under-recruited! Your talent and hard work is being overlooked! Don’t procrastinate and fall further behind. Expand the list of schools you send your profile and viewership-enabled skill video to: For example if you believe you are a high level D1 prospect and you didn’t receive mail from any Big 12/ACC/SEC/Pac-12 schools, you should send your video to those conference in addition to D1 schools in other conferences local to your area as well as as many D2, NAIA & D3 schools as possible. If you answered no to the questions above, there is no need for concern, but from a recruiting perspective don’t focus on the top programs right now, continue to work hard to develop your skills and get your profile and viewership-enabled skill video out to as many local programs as possible at all levels as well as all of the NAIA, D2 and D3 schools in the region.