YOUR COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL
Recruiting Services Provided To EDVC Athletes And Parents.
Why Choose EDVC for Recruiting?
Recruiting Director's/Head Coaches
CATHY ROGERS & SHANE SELLERS
Cathy is Director/Owner of EDVC. She started playing volleyball in middle school, played in high school and then club volleyball in college. Cathy has been the volleyball commissioner for East Lincoln Optimist since 2012 where she has coached several teams. In addition, Cathy served as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at East Lincoln High School for seven years, 2 years as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at North Lincoln High School before being promoted to the Head Coach of both JV and Varsity. She has been the head coach at North Lincoln Middle School for the past three years and is currently the Head Coach for Hunter Huss. She is Gold Medal Squared and CAP II trained. Cathy also holds certifications from USAV Safe Sport, NFHS Fundamental of Coaching, Concussion in Sports, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and AAU Double-Goal Coach Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons. She attended The Art-of-Coaching multi-day coaching clinic in Baltimore, MD where she learned from some of the top coaches including Russ Rose, John Dunning and Terry Liskevych. Cathy has coached the 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U & 18Uteams for EDVC.
Coach Shane Sellers returns to coaching after assisting the club between multiple teams with the 2020 season. He finished the 2017 season with a club-high 71% set win percentage. Shane enters his eighth season with EDVC. He is Gold Medal Squared trained and holds certifications from USAV Safe Sport, NFHS Fundamental of Coaching, Concussion in Sports, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and AAU Double-Goal Coach Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons. Shane has coached 14U, 15U, and 16U teams. In addition to coaching club, he previously served as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Lincoln Charter High School with a combined 50-11 JV winning record including 3 straight conference titles without losing a set in conference play since he took over the JV team. Highlights include knocking off higher-ranked 2A schools and beating the school rival CSD. Shane has a coaching philosophy that is built on a constructive, positive environment that inspires athletes to grow, develop, and succeed while emphasizing teamwork through encouragement and respect.
If you are a college recruiter and would like information on any EDVC athletes, please contact Recruiting Coordinator, Cathy Rogers or Shane Sellers.
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 Cathy and Coach Shane 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.