YOUR COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

RECRUITING GUIDE

Recruiting Services Provided To EDVC Athletes And Parents.

Why Choose EDVC for Recruiting?

Consultation Over Coffee

Personal consultation over coffee explaining the recruiting process and insights on communicating with coaches and how to stand out from the crowd.

Evaluation & Highlight Video

Evaluation to gauge your best division levels based on your athletic talent and assistance with creating a highlight video that shows off your best skills.

Help Staying Proactive

Ways to gear up for the recruiting process, Recruiting Rules and Calendars and additional tips on how to stay proactive when your recruiting process slows down.

Recruiting Coordinator, 12U / 17U Head Coach

Megan Morrison

Megan enters her seventh year of coaching competitive club volleyball. Before joining EDVC in 2018, she previously coached in Tampa, Florida for No Name Volleyball Club. Prior to coaching, she played volleyball for F.W. Springstead High School where she played Varsity all four years and was captain for two years. She led the Eagles to their greatest post-season record in school history. Megan was the District 6A Player of the Year as a senior; District 5A Player of the Year as a junior; All-County as a sophomore, junior and senior; and All-North Suncoast Team as a junior and senior.

Megan continued her career at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. As a freshman, she earned the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Red Lion Offensive Player of the Week and was given the “Unsung Hero” award as well as the “Coaches Award” at the end of the season. She was ranked second on the team with 36 blocks and fourth on the team with 128 kills. Megan hit .137 for the season while also contributing 23 digs, 11 assists and four service aces. She registered a career-high of 15 kills twice against Simon Fraser and MSU-Billings and hit for a career-best .353 hitting percentage and seven total blocks in the win over Simon Fraser.

Megan also served as the assistant volleyball coordinator for the Special Olympics – Florida where she helped to coordinate the state volleyball games for the state of Florida while ensuring the staff was properly trained in volleyball rules and regulation prior to athletes’ arrival. Megan is currently CAP I certified, “Heads Up” Concussion certified, Sudden Cardiac Arrest certified, and certified in Psychological First Aid.

Megan Morrison
If you are a college recruiter and would like information on any EDVC athletes, please contact Recruiting Coordinator, Megan Morrison.

Is it your dream to compete In college?

If it’s your dream to compete on a college volleyball team, you have to know how the recruiting process works. Coach Megan can assist EDVC families navigate the confusing world of college recruiting. From how to research schools to gauging your best division level, communicating with coaches to assisting with a highlight video and more. All college recruiting services are free to EDVC athletes. To start you on the recruitment journey, we have also included links to helpful articles and resources that will give your family the advice you need to find your best college match.

Recruiting articles and resources to help you navigate the recruitment process

Can you get a scholarship for volleyball?

Yes, there are thousands of volleyball scholarships available for talented student-athletes at the NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 levels, as well as at NAIA institutions and many junior colleges. NCAA Division 3 schools do not offer athletic scholarships, but they do provide other forms of financial aid based on academics, merit or need.

How to get recruited by college volleyball coaches.

The competition to get recruited by college volleyball teams is fierce. Unfortunately, only about 5.8% of high school volleyball players go on to compete in college, and roughly 1% of high school volleyball athletes play at the D1 level. For this reason, it’s crucial that families understand how the recruiting process works, so they maximize all their college athletic opportunities.

When to start the volleyball recruiting process.

Starting the recruiting process is going to really depend on your height, athleticism and skillset. Athletes who are already superstars as freshmen in high school will start sooner than someone who isn’t fully developed until junior year of high school. D1 coaches begin searching for talent the earliest of the division levels, with the majority starting when prospects are in 9th grade. For coaches in power conferences (think: the Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC), there’s a lot of pressure to start recruiting as early as possible, with coaches scouting out talented 8th graders, as well as freshmen in high school. D2 and D3 coaches reported that they begin evaluating recruits in 10th grade, and the majority of junior college coaches kick off their evaluations in 11th grade.

Athletes should use these dates as a guide post for when they need to have their initial recruiting work done. By the time coaches are evaluating talent, recruits should have a good grasp on the division levels they want to target, a list of schools they are interested in and a highlight video that shows off their best qualities as a volleyball recruit. They should also be reaching out to coaches, so they are on the coach’s radar when they start the recruiting process.

Complete list of colleges with women’s volleyball teams.

College-bound volleyball players have a lot of colleges with volleyball programs to choose from—more than 1,800. Figuring out what the right program is for your athlete can be an over whelming task. A good place to start is by understanding the differences between the division levels. This will help families determine what kinds of schools to target based on athletics, academics and what athletes are looking for in a college experience. 

Families can use this information to help them create a target list of schools. We advise that student-athletes include a mix of schools in their list, as they never know which division level might be right for them athletically, academically and socially until they do their research. It is not uncommon for athletes to sign with a school they never considered until they expanded their school search.

How to contact college coaches.

College coaches receive hundreds – if not thousands – of emails every season from potential high school recruits. The trick is to get noticed. Learning how to stand out and really capture the coach’s attention, not just in email, but in social media DMs, phone calls and more.

How to make a volleyball highlight/recruiting video.

College coaches rely heavily on an athlete’s highlight video to show them how they play in a game setting, their athletic skill set and to gain insight on their personality. In many cases, coaches aren’t able to travel to see a recruit compete in person, and the athlete’s highlight video is the primary means they have to evaluate the athlete. An effective volleyball recruiting video is a compilation of an athlete’s best plays to showcase her volleyball skill set. While only 3–5 minutes in length, volleyball recruiting videos have to pack a punch, as college coaches use recruiting videos to determine if they will reach out to a volleyball recruit. 

Managing your recruiting process.

If you feel like you’re hitting a lull in your recruitment, it might mean you’ve hit the maintenance portion of the process. There are a number of boxes to check off and steps to take to keep your recruiting moving forward during this time period, including going on campus visits, following up with coaches, understanding upcoming deadlines to name a few.

Additional recruiting resources

To be able to compete for either an NAIA or NCAA school, there are certain academic requirements that you must meet. Furthermore, the NCAA has specific rules around when and how coaches can recruit athletes.

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