For this age group, the recruiting picture is really starting to clear up. Elite players have been in the National Level Tournament scene for a few years now. Offers have started going out, personal invitations have been made to camps, and coaches at the top programs have a pretty good idea of who they want to recruit. Players have started to separate themselves into top tier conference recruits or offerees. Some top players will have double-digit verbal offers.
That said, Women's Volleyball recruiting has a trickle-down effect, meaning that as the top programs such as Penn State or Stanford narrow down their lists, recruits should figure that out and start looking elsewhere. One of the biggest mistakes recruits make at this stage is to still hold on that they’ll play for a Top 25 mainstay program when in reality that program has no intention to offer them a scholarship. It’s time for every single HS Women's Volleyball player with aspirations of playing in college to get their viewership-enabled skills video out to as many programs as possible. The less you’ve heard from coaches, the more schools you should be sending your profile and viewership-enabled video out to at this point.
If you’ve been going to tournaments and playing on travel teams for 2 or 3 summers now and didn’t get a big stack of letters or any emails from coaches throughout your junior year, don’t expect different recruiting results by doing the same thing again in the summer between your sophomore and junior year. Opening up your search to additional colleges and sending your profile and viewership-enabled video to schools at the right level will help your drive results.
In the end, playing on club teams will make you a better player, but they won’t always make you a better recruit. The travel is also expensive and highly inefficient. As you’ve hopefully learned by now, attending these events hasn’t brought you enough recruiting results on its own. If you aren’t getting recruited heavily now, don’t do the same things over and over again and expect a different result. That’s the definition of recruiting insanity! Utilizing viewership-enabled video for recruits who’ve gone unnoticed at this age is a must if you want multiple options as a senior.