How to Get Recruited to Play College Volleyball

Step-by-step Instructions

Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

Show your skills. The first step to being recruited is to show your skills to college coaches. This involves playing your best at all times so that they will recognize you and distinguish you from the other athletes around you.

Step 2

Fill out recruiting questionnaires. These are available on most college volleyball websites, and this is a great way to let coaches know who you are and notify them that you are interested in attending their school.

Step 3

Put together a skills tape, and send this to coaches. Show off your skills in a video, and send this out to all of the schools that you are interested in.

Step 4

E-mail the coaches and let them know that you are interested. A lot of times they don't know that you want to play in college, so be sure to let them know what you think of their school. Be persistent with this--make sure that you reply to any emails that they send to you so that they are assured that you are 100% interested.

Step 5

Weigh your options--talk to your family, and make sure that the school that you choose is right for you and for your family.

Step 6

Always put academics first. In my opinion, academics are the most important aspect of choosing a school. Volleyball will always come second to your academics, so make sure that you are going to a school that you would enjoy even without volleyball.

Special Attention

Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Persistence is key. Send a lot of emails, make a lot of phone calls, and really advertise your skills. They will not see you unless you make yourself available to them.

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When did you first do this & how did you get started?

I started playing in 7th grade, and didn't get recruited until my sophomore year of high school.

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