Recruiting 101

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

Introduce yourself

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