Research & Communication are core steps in recruiting. These are also tasks, which the athlete needs to take the lead, as college coaches most often want to hear directly from the athlete.
Along the way, questions arise. These include: 'What should I say in this e-mail?', 'What does the coach mean by this?', 'How do I know what level I can play at?'. As well as many, many, others.
Get your questions answered by a 20-year club Recruiting Coordinator. Dan Kaplan will help you directly as you work through your recruiting process, providing you with personal guidance.
A one-page flow-chart providing details of the recruiting process. Includes the 3 core steps: Research, Communication, & the Decision.
To play at an NCAA school, a player must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. This verifies the academic eligibility of the athlete.
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VBall.Live and the support program is directed by VBall.Live's founder, Dan Kaplan. His first time traveling the junior volleyball scene was in 1995, from the Las Vegas Invitational at the Cashman Center, concluding with the Volleyball Festival in Davis, CA, and the USAV Championships in Orlando, FL. At the time, and during the early stages of the consumer web, Dan had founded the first junior volleyball media online (Vball.com, similar in concept to today's PrepVolleyball). Dan also provided a series of articles for PrepVolleyball (find them on the PrepVolleyball site under 'Recruiting').
For 18 years Dan served as a club Recruiting Coordinator (with both Vision Volleyball Club and NorCal Volleyball Club), and supported individuals privately, helping families through the recruiting process. He has worked with athletes seeking positions at the highest level Division I programs, to the smaller NAIA schools. Through his almost two decades of experience, Dan has met, and is friends with, many collegiate coaches. This has allowed him great insight to the decision process coaches go through with respect to their recruiting.