What Information to Include on Your Recruiting Page
Now that you have your page up and running, what information should you include? A lot of sites will have templates and forms that you can simply fill out with relevant information. The more information you can fill out, the easier it will be for a college coach to determine if you will be eligible for their program.
- Phone Number
- Graduation Year
- Basic Statistics (standing reach, block jump, approach jump, vertical)
- High School Information (high school name, division, years on varsity, playing schedule, coach name and contact information)
- Club Information (club team name, age division, playing schedule, coach name and contact information)
- Coach Recommendations (statements from your coaches talking about you as a player)
- Athletic Awards (all-league, all-state, MVP, captain, etc.)
- Other Sports Played
- Gameplay Videos
- High School GPA
- Honors or Advanced Placement Classes
- SAT Score
- ACT Score
- Intended College Major
Personal Information: A huge factor in recruiting is how well you will get along with your potential college team. Let your personality shine through here so the coach can learn a little more about who you are.
- Extracurricular Activities
- Likes and Dislikes
- Family (siblings, pets)
- Personal Statement (Why do you want to play volleyball in college? What sort of player are you? Do you lead by example? What do your coaches say about you?)
- Anything else a coach should know about you!
College Preferences: If you have already decided on certain characteristics you want in a college, do not be afraid to list them out. For example, if you know that you are going to require financial aid, let the coach know as soon as possible so that they can help you through that part of the recruiting process.
- Division (DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA)
- Financial Aid Needs
- Cost of Education
- Scholarship Opportunities