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Indezine Template - Gulf Coast Volleyball Association
GCVA Recruiting
 Travis Clifford
o [email protected]
o 832-316-0323
 The recruiting process is a year round project
that needs to be tended to on a weekly basis. Just
like anything else, the more you put into the
process, the more you will get in return.
Freshman
 The Plan
o Have Fun
o Focus on Academics
o Play Club Volleyball
o Good Training
o General Information Letter / Packet
Have Fun
 The number one thing you should be doing as a
Freshmen is having fun playing the sport you
love.
Focus on Academics
 Study and Time Management
 Perform On Court and Classroom
 Good Grades Give You More Opportunities
Play Club Volleyball
Good Training
• Club
• Private Lessons
• Camps
General Information Letter / Packet
 Be Happy, But...
 You Likely Received This Letter Because:
1) Promising Qualities
2) Strong Club Team/ Region
3) Team Performance
Summary
 The Freshmen year should be about having fun,
getting on a good track academically and locking
in solid fundamental volleyball skills.
Sophomore
 The Plan
o Meet With a High School Guidance Counselor
o Play Club Volleyball
o Questionnaires
o Consider Purchasing a Video Camera
o Get Match Footage
o Research Schools
o Introduction Letters
o Summer Camps
Meet With a High School Guidance
Counselor
 Meet with Guidance Counselor
 NCAA Eligibility Center:
http://eligibilitycenter.org.
Play Club Volleyball
Questionnaires
 Be Happy, But…
 Receiving Questionnaires
 Fill Out and Return in Timely Manner
Consider Purchasing a Video Camera
 Capture Match Footage
 Recruiting Process is Getting FASTER!
Get Match Footage
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USE A TRIPOD
Middle of the Court Behind the Player
Raise the Tripod
Zoom In, But not to Far
DO NOT Follow
Watch For Flying Balls!
Pause the Filming
Research Schools
 What is Important to YOU!
o Large or Small?
o Particular Region?
o Academically Challenging?
o Division?
 NCAA Programs
 NAIA Programs
 NJCAA Programs
Introduction Letters
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Target List
Introductory Letter
Example
Keep Coaches Updated
Don’t Be Discouraged
Summer Camps
 Get to Know the Program
 Coaches Get to Know You
 Coaches Know Your Interested
Summary
 The Sophomore year you should focus on getting
game footage, developing your volleyball skills,
and introducing yourself to the college coaching
community.
Junior
 The Plan
o Types of Video
Skills Video
Highlight Reel
Unedited Match Footage
o Register with the NCAA Eligibility
Clearinghouse
o Standardized Testing
o September 1st
o Telephone & E-Mail Contact
Junior cont…
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Contact Periods
Going on Campus Visits
Unofficial Visits
Summer Camps
July 1st
Types of Video
 Skills Video
 Highlight Reel
 Unedited Match Footage
Register with the NCAA Eligibility
Clearinghouse
 NCAA Clearinghouse:
http://eligibilitycenter.org.
Standardized Testing
 Register for the SAT / ACT
September 1st
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“Actively Recruiting”
Ranking System
YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LIST!
Consider All Programs
Telephone & E-Mail Contact
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Maintain Contact
Use Common Sense
Questions?, You Need Answers!
Do Research
Contact Periods
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Evaluation
Evaluation Period
Contact
Contact Period
Quiet Period
Dead Period
Going on Campus Visits
 Start Early
 Start Around Your Hometown, Colleges on
Family Trips, Brothers/ Sisters Schools
 Recognize What You Want From A College
Unofficial Visits
 Two Types
o Player/ Parent Initiated
o Coach Initiated
 What To Know on a Campus Visit
Summer Camps
 Last Chance
July 1st
 Coaches Can Call You
Summary
 The Junior year is the most important year. Be
prepared to give coaches all your information
and video. Be very active throughout the
recruiting process by emailing and calling
coaches, and going on campus visits.
Senior
 The Plan
o Official Visit
o Signing Periods
Official Visit
 More of a Formality
 Rules
 Suggestions
Signing Periods
 The National Letter of Intent:
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/nli/nli
Summary
 Your Senior year is the time go on official visits
and or evaluate your situation. If you feel good
about where you are in the recruiting process,
great! If not, you need to immediately and
aggressively reach out to as many (realistic)
schools as possible, and be very direct with
college coaches when asking questions about
opportunities at their school.
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