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Volleyball Recruiting Basics

 

Below you will find recruiting information pertaining to the specifications of each class as well as what is needed to be academically eligible to play a sport in college.

 

FRESHMAN YEAR
-You are declared a recruit once you enter high school your freshman year.
-Contact with college coaches through phone, instant messenger, letter, email, fax, or visit can only be made by you. College coaches cannot call, email, write, fax, or visit you, with the exception of one underclassman letter from a college, which includes general information about the university and volleyball program. The letter can also include one questionnaire.
-No off campus contact between you and the coach is allowed.
-You are eligible to receive one camp brochure from a college.
-You are eligible to take an unofficial visit.

SOPHOMORE YEAR
-Contact with college coaches through phone, instant messenger, letter, email, fax, or visit can only be made by you. College coaches cannot call, email, write, fax, or visit you, with the exception of one underclassman letter from a college, which includes general information about the university and volleyball program. The letter can also include one questionnaire.
-No off campus contact between you and the coach is allowed.
-You are eligible to receive one camp brochure.
-You are eligible to take an unofficial visit.

JUNIOR YEAR
September 1st of your Junior year:
-Can receive regular written correspondence from any university, which includes letters, email, and fax. There is no limit on the amount of written correspondence you can receive from one University at this time.
-Athlete can make calls to the coach at their own expense
-You are eligible to receive one camp brochure.
-You are eligible to take an unlimited number of unofficial visits
July 1st after your junior year:
-Can receive one phone call or one instant message per week from a college coach / university.
-Off- campus contact is allowed

SENIOR YEAR
August 1 of Senior year:
-College coaches may call an athlete two times per week
1st day of classes, Senior year:
-You are now eligible to take an official visit to a University: You are only allowed up to five official visits
-Athlete can make calls to the coach at their own expense
-Off Campus contact is allowed
November 9- 16:
-Early signing date: Once you sign, you have no restrictions on phone calls, contacts, or evaluations.
April 11 – August 1:
-Late signing date

NCAA ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
(Keep in mind these figures change from year to year)

Division I
-Graduate from high school
-Minimum cumulative grade point average compared to ACT/ SAT score. It is graded on a sliding scale. The higher your GPA is, the lower your test score can be and vice versa.
-English: 4 years
-Math at the Algebra I level or higher: 3 years
-Natural or physical science (including at least one lab course if offered): 2 years
-Additional courses in english, math, or physical science: 1 year
-Social science: 2 years
-Extra core courses from any category above, or foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy: 4 years

Division II
-Graduate from high school
-Minimum cumulative grade point average compared to ACT/ SAT score. It is graded on a sliding scale. The higher your GPA is, the lower your test score can be and vice versa.
-English: 3 years
-Math at the Algebra I level or higher: 2 years
-Natural or physical science (including at least one lab course if offered): 2 years
-Additional courses in english, math, or physical science: 2 year
-Social science: 2 years
-Extra core courses from any category above, or foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy: 3 years
-Earn a 2.000 grade-point average or better in your core course AND earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.

Division III
-Division III college- bound student – athletes are not certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center because Division III colleges and universities set their own admissions standards and there are no initial-eligibility requirements in the division.

Important Websites
-ACT: www.act.org
-SAT: www.sat.org
-NCAA Guide for College Bound Athletes: View PDF
-NCAA Clearinghouse: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
-The clearinghouse will have a section where you can fill in school codes, which is a number that specifies that you want your information sent to a specific University. You can obtain the school code from the University you are interested in and your clearinghouse information will be sent directly to that specific school. You can obtain the school code by calling the University or talking to the coach.

-ACT or SAT? If you are uncertain on weather or not to take the ACT or SAT you can take both to be safe. If you have narrowed your choices to a certain number of schools you can contact each specific school and see which test they require you to take

Other Notes:
-As a student enrolling in a University, you must remember it is your job to make to make sure you are sending your information to the correct places. The clearinghouse and university do not work together! Both institutions must receive your SAT or ACT score, your unofficial transcripts, and your official final transcripts. REMEMBER: there is a big difference between unofficial transcripts and official final transcripts.

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