Getting recruited to play college volleyball can be a stressful and confusing part a high school player’s career, but there’s a new recruiting tool out there to help make everyone’s life a little easier.
VolleyballRecruits.net was launched a few months ago with the goal of putting high school volleyball players in front of college coaches around the country. I’ve taken a long look around the site, and I have to say that I really wish this tool had been around when I was getting recruited.
The site was actually started at the behest of USA Volleyball, who discovered LacrossRecruits.com, a lacrosse recruiting website created by Chris Meade and Matt Wheeler. Impressed by the site’s capabilities, USAV approached Matt and Chris and asked them to replicate it for the volleyball community.
This partnership benefits everyone, since its affiliation with USAV means that every single NCAA college volleyball coach in the country is a member. Players can be sure that putting their information on VolleyballRecruits.net will allow them to connect with coaches from every volleyball program in the country, and this instantly broad reach should attract high quality talent for the coaches to draw from.
I personally know several players who were talented and experienced enough to play college volleyball, but they weren’t able to get themselves into a recruiting cycle because they didn’t know how it worked, didn’t live in an area with a strong USAV club program, and/or weren’t able to travel to top-level tournaments where scouts could see them. But thanks to this new tool any player with access to a video camera and a computer can put him or herself in front of every single college coach in the country.
They offer professional video editing if you need it, as well as a detailed, searchable database of schools based on program size, academic level, and much more. Check back weekly, because I’ll be doing in depth reviews of all the site’s features so you can decide if this tool is right for you.
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.