When you’re trying to get recruited to play college volleyball, one of the most time consuming things you have to do is track down coaches’ contact information. With recruiting websites like VolleyballRecruits.net you can significantly streamline this process.
For members of VolleyballRecruits.net, getting in touch with the right coach is as simple as locating the school in the database, typing out an email and hitting send. Since every program in the country is a member of the site you can be confident that the school you want to reach will be available.
Possibly more importantly, VolleyballRecruits.net includes a searchable database to help you broaden your search for possible schools to play at. You can narrow your search by division, size, region and academic selectivity. By using these criteria you may be able to find schools that you might not have known about that are a good fit. And of course the more coaches that you contact the better chance you have that one of them will have a spot for you in their program.
Once you’ve found programs and coaches that look interesting, it’s time to initiate contact. Keep in mind that there are strict rules about coaches reciprocating contact, so don’t worry if you don’t hear back from the coaches that you contact.
NCAA rules dictate that coaches can’t contact you directly, either via phone or email, prior to July 1 of your senior year, but you can contact them as much as you want before that date.
Your goal when contacting college volleyball coaches is to get them to 1) watch your video and 2) come to watch you play live. To achieve these goals you need to compose your emails carefully, ensuring that you include all the relevant information.
Check out the complete guide to contacting college coaches on VolleyballRecruits.net. Photo by Greg Barnette.
Full disclosure: These reviews are part of an agreement with VolleyballRecruits.net. Regardless of that, I’m a big fan of the tool they’ve put together and I’m excited about bringing it to the attention of my readers.