PLUS VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY
There are a number of factors that will help you have an opportunity to play ball in college.
These are just a few tips...
* KEEP YOUR GRADES UP! THE HIGHER, THE BETTER!
> The better your GPA, the more options of schools you will have.
* TAKE THE SAT AND/OR ACT ASAP!
> Retake the test if your score is lower than you think it should be.
> Take advantage of practice tests.
* REGISTER WITH THE NCAA AND NAIA CLEARINGHOUSES!!!
> Do this IMMEDIATELY (Freshman year at earliest) if you have any desire to play in college.
> https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ is the official website for the NCAA Clearinghouse.
> http://www.playnaia.org/ is the official website for the NAIA Clearinghouse.
* CREATE A PLAYER RESUME!
> Include GPA, test scores, high school stats, club stats, jump measurements, personal contact info and coach
* VIDEOTAPE BIG GAMES!
> College coaches will not only look at you on film, but the players around you and the players playing against you.
Coaches need to see the level of play on the court to determine the level you can compete at. It is important to
set the camera up and not to touch it - DO NOT FOLLOW THE BALL OR YOURSELF ON CAMERA!!
* BE REALISTIC ABOUT THE LEVEL YOU CAN PLAY AT!
> Not everyone is a Division I player. It is important to keep your options open to all levels.
* BE WILLING TO TRAVEL!
> You will have more opportunities to play in college if you are willing to consider all options across the country. If
you are determined to play in one region or area, you are limiting yourself.
* CREATE A RECRUITING PLAN!!
> Work with Ali O. or other trusted coaches with experience that can mentor you through the recruiting process.
> For professional assistance outside of Coach Ali, there are many recruiting websites that offer these services
and are able to put your player resume and game film in front of coaches nationwide.
> Many of these websites are free and many cost money. Some are better than others. The free sites typically do
not do anything specific and personal to truly connect you with a school that will be the right fit for you
academically, financially and athletically.
> If you are interested in using a recruiting agency, one very good one that Coach Ali recommends is NCSA. You
can e-mail NCSA to request info here: email@example.com. You can check out their website here:
* BE PROACTIVE ABOUT GETTING RECRUITED!
> Don't sit back waiting for that perfect offer. Go find it!! Contact coaches frequently and often! You can call and
e-mail coaches as many times as you like beginning your freshman year. College coaches can send you generic
information and invite you to camps beginning your freshman year however, they cannot PERSONALLY contact
you until your junior year. SO CONTACT THEM! Get on their radar and let them know that you are interested in
* DO NOT SEND GENERIC "DEAR COACH" E-MAILS!
> The best way to grab a coach's attention is the make your e-mail/letter personal to them, their school and their
program. Let them know that you have researched their school and let them know why you feel you would be a
good fit for their team and school.
PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COACH ALI'S EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REGARDING COLLEGE RECRUITING!! THAT'S WHY SHE'S HERE! GOOD LUCK AND KEEP WORKING HARD ON AND OFF THE COURT!