Viper’s Recruiting Guidelines
Recruiting Profile – Sports Recruits
Upload profile pic
Complete volleyball/academic info
Upload video – Ideally 3-5 minute highlight/2-3 minute unedited match film
Consistently update video, academics and awards throughout the year
Determine the level you can play at in college
Be honest with yourself.
Talk to your coaches – ask them where they see you playing
Determine your long-term goals academically
Don’t chase – focus on the right level of competition for your athletic abilities.
DO the research!
Research the undergraduate programs – does the school offer majors in line with your career goals and is your intended major conducive to also being a collegiate athlete?
Research the coaches’ bios – does the coaches’ experience and philosophy line up with your expectations?
Research student life on campus – does the campus fit your criteria for a collegiate experience (size, culture, etc.)?
Navigate through all the variables
Your dream school is the one that fulfills all of the below
RIGHT academic offerings
RIGHT geographic location
RIGHT level of volleyball program that is in line with your athletic ability
RIGHT school size
RIGHT internship opportunities
RIGHT financial obligations
RIGHT social environment
Send introductory emails
Include your interest in finding out their needs
Provide info about current goals academically and in regards to your current volleyball team/training and/or high school experience.
Ask to talk to them
USE Sports Recruits to send messages to college coaches and follow up daily as to who has viewed your profile and ALWAYS send a message back thanking them for viewing your profile and ask to talk with them!
ALWAYS ‘cc’ your director and coaches