Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club: Recruiting 101

New for Saguaro Recruit: We are now going online with all player and team stats, each coach will now have a tablet, so they can promote you on a real-time recruiting network.  So no matter where you are and where you are playing, interested college coaches can receive updates and match comments on our Saguaros APP and Video-Champ Online Feeds.  This system will allow coaches to follow you throughout the season.  At the beginning of this season a profile will be set up for you online by Video Champ, it will be updated throughout the season by your coach and staff. 

$0 There is no additional cost to you, this service is free to club members, so lets get started and get you recruited!!! Players outside our club can receive this service at the cost of $500 up front fee to retain the service and $50 per month, four month minimum. 

What is Video Champ?  Videochampvolleyball.com   

VideoChamp Volleyball is a new video management and training & development solution that is in The Cloud. It empowers your club, players, and parents with an easy-to-use online solution for editing, managing, and sending videos.  Managing team information and game films has never been this easy!

VideoChamp Volleyball was born from the idea that volleyball clubs of all levels should be able to afford a state-of-the-art video and team management solution in The Cloud. No matter whether it is training & development, recruiting videos, tracking player stats or keep sakes footage for the family, VideoChamp Volleyball is where it’s at.

About Saguaros Recruiting page:

This page was set up to help families and players find their way around the recruiting process.  There are many ways to get recruited and many websites who provide services.  It really comes down to what you feel comfortable with and where you want to go to college.  We stress that every one of our players works within their abilities and career goals.  This will allow each player the same opportunity as the next player.  To have unrealistic goals is just setting you up to fail.  We at Saguaros want you to be happy and successful.  We will guide and help you through the recruiting process.

Match Video and contacting college coaches is what we do best, you just play the game, work hard in school and let us make your dreams come true.  

First check out the recruiting timeline handout, it will help you with better understanding the process it's a PDF file so you can print it out.  The following links are a great to start, please visit them and get in the know, and get recruited.

Saguaro Volleyball Recruit is our very own recruiting service free to Saguaros members
Contact Coach Amanda at 602-573-0500

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NEW GIRL LOGOFacts of Recruiting:

NCAA PROGRAMS (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Division I – There are 329 NCAA Division I schools sponsoring women’s volleyball. Up to 12 full ride scholarships are available per team. Division I women’s volleyball is considered a “head count” sport, meaning that the scholarships must be awarded in full to one athlete or not at all.

Division II – There are 286 NCAA Division II schools sponsoring women’s volleyball in 2012-2013. Up to 8 full ride scholarships are available per team. Division II women’s volleyball is considered an “equivalency sport”, meaning the scholarships can be broken down and distributed among the team per the coach’s discretion.

Division III – There are 437 NCAA Division III school’s sponsoring women’s volleyball for the 2012-13 academic year. There are no athletic scholarships awarded at the Division III level. However, athletes can receive academic or need based scholarships.

NAIA PROGRAMS (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

There are 244 NAIA schools sponsoring women’s volleyball in 2012-2013. Up to 8 full ride scholarships are available per team. There are no division separations between NAIA schools.

NJCAA PROGRAMS: (National Junior College Athletic Association)

Division I - There are 97 schools sponsoring women’s volleyball. Up to 14 full ride scholarships are available per team. Scholarships at the NJCAA Division I level can cover everything including tuition, fees, room, board and books.

Division II - There are 124 schools sponsoring women’s volleyball. Like NJCAA Division I, up to 14 scholarships are available per team. Unlike NJCAA Division I, scholarships at the NJCAA Division II level can cover only tuition, fees and books. Room and board is not covered under the scholarship.

Division III – There are 84 schools sponsoring women’s volleyball. There are no athletic scholarships awarded at the NJCAA Division III level. However, athletes can receive academic or need based scholarships. Separate from the above junior college numbers for women are the CCAAA (California Community Colleges) and NWAAC (Northwest Community Colleges), many of which have volleyball programs.

NCVF (National Collegiate Volleyball Federation)

There is a very large club volleyball scene with over 150 women’s volleyball programs. ?No athletic scholarships are offered, but players are still eligible for need-based or? academic scholarships, and have the opportunity to play competitive volleyball in? college and represent your school.?? To learn more, visit:http://ncvfvolleyball.org/default.aspx

DI Tier 1 (Upper level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 3-4 year varsity starter?•Team Captain?•Generally attend a large high school (4A, 5A, 6A) with a nationally recognized volleyball program.?•Recognized early in their high school career with all-state, all-conference, all-region honors.?•High School All-Americans, Volleyball Magazine All-American

Club Experience:?•Extensive National level club experience, 5+ years?•High placement at National Tournaments?-Colorado Crossroads, Pacific NW, Hooiser Mideast, Big South, Northeast, SoCal, Lone Star, Far Western, Northern Lights?-AAU Nationals – Orlando, FL?-Reno Volleyball Festival – Reno, NV?-USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships?•All-American, USA JO All-Tournament recognition

National Experience:?•Junior, Youth, or USA Select National Team?•High Performance Camps & Regional Teams?•USA HP Championships

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’5?-6’0?)

Avg. Weight 125 lbs

Vertical 28?+

Middle Hitter

Height (6’0?-6’4?)

Avg. Weight 155 lbs

Block Jump 9’5?+

Approach Jump 10’0?+

OH/RS

Height (5’11?-6’2?)

Avt. Weight 140 lbs

Block Jump 9’4?+

Approach Jump 9’10?

Setter

Height (5’8?-6’1?)

Avg. Weight 130 lbs

Block Jump 9’2?+

Approach Jump 9’6?+

DI Tier 2 (Mid-Lower level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 2-3 year varsity starter?•Team Captain?•Most athletes come from a large high school although an outstanding player from a small school could also be a fit with the appropriate club experience.?•All-State, All-Region, All-Conference

Club Experience:?•National level club experience, 3+ years or extensive club experience outside the national level (5+ years).?•National Tournament Attendance?-Colorado Crossroads, Pacific NW, Hooiser Mideast, Big South, Northeast, SoCal, Lone Star, Far Western, Northern Lights?-AAU Nationals – Orlando, FL?-Reno Volleyball Festival – Reno, NV?-USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships

National Experience:?•High Performance Camps & Regional/State Teams?•USA HP Championships

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’5?-5’10?)

Vertical 24?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’11?-6’3?)

Block Jump 9’3?

Approach Jump 9’9?+

OH/RS

Height (5’10?-6’0?)

Block Jump 9’1?

Approach Jump 9’7?

Setter

Height (5’8?-6’1?)

Block Jump 9’0?+

Approach Jump 9’3?+

DII Tier 1 (Upper level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 2-3 year varsity starter?•Team Captain?•Most players earn All-Region, All-Conference honors during their high school career.?•Tend to be from larger schools, but a smaller school candidate is also an option with the appropriate club experience.

Club Experience:?•Club experience, 3+ years or 2+ years with a National level club. ?•National Tournament Attendance preferred, but not required?-Colorado Crossroads, Pacific NW, Hooiser Mideast, Big South, Northeast, SoCal, Lone Star, Far Western, Northern Lights?-AAU Nationals – Orlando, FL?-Reno Volleyball Festival – Reno, NV?-USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’2?-5’8?)

Vertical 22?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’10?-6’2?)

Block Jump 9’4?

Approach Jump 9’8?+

OH/RS

Height (5’8?-5’11?)

Block Jump 9’2?

Approach Jump 9’6?+

Setter

Height (5’7?-5’10?)

Block Jump 9’0?+

Approach Jump 9’2?+

Special Note: Many upper level DII programs are highly competitive and would be equal to a mid-lower level DI program.

DII Tier 2 (Lower level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 1-2 year varsity starter?•Possible award such as All-league, All-Conference

Club Experience:?•Club experience, 2+ years ?•National Tournament Attendance preferred, but not required

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’0?-5’8?)

Vertical 18?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’9?-6’1?)

Block Jump 9’2?

Approach Jump 9’6?+

OH/RS

Height (5’8?-5’10?)

Block Jump 9’0?

Approach Jump 9’4?

Setter

Height (5’4?-5’10?)

Block Jump 8’10?+

Approach Jump 9’0?+

DIII Tier 1 (Upper level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 2-3 year varsity starter?•Team Captain?•Most players earned honors such as All-State, All-Conference, All-Region during their high school career.

Club Experience:?•Club experience, 3+ years or 2+ years with a National level club. ?•National Tournament Attendance preferred, but not required

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’0?-5’8?)

Vertical 20?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’9?-6’1?)

Block Jump 9’2?

Approach Jump 9’6?+

OH/RS

Height (5’8?-5’10?)

Block Jump 9’0?

Approach Jump 9’4?

Setter

Height (5’4?-5’10?)

Block Jump 8’10?+

Approach Jump 9’0?+

Special Note: Most upper level DIII volleyball players would be very similar to a mid level DII player.

DIII Tier 2 (Mid-Lower Level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•1+ year varsity starter

Club Experience:?•Some club experience is preferred, but not totally necessary

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’0?-5’8?)

Vertical 16?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’8?-6’0?)

Block Jump 8’11?

Approach Jump 9’2?+

OH/RS

Height (5’6?-5’11?)

Block Jump 8’10?

Approach Jump 9’0?+

Setter

Height (5’0?-5’10?)

Block Jump 8’8?+

Approach Jump 8’10?+

NAIA Tier 1 (Upper level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 2-3 year varsity starter?•Team Captain?•Most players earn All-Region, All-Conference during high school career

Club Experience:?•Club experience, 3+ years or 2+ years with a National level club. ?•National Tournament Attendance preferred, but not required?-Colorado Crossroads, Pacific NW, Hooiser Mideast, Big South, Northeast, SoCal, Lone Star, Far Western, Northern Lights?-AAU Nationals – Orlando, FL?-Reno Volleyball Festival – Reno, NV?-USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships

The average characteristics by position are below:

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’2?-5’8?)

Vertical 20?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’10?-6’2?)

Block Jump 9’2?

Approach Jump 9’7?+

OH/RS

Height (5’8?-5’11?)

Block Jump 9’1?

Approach Jump 9’6?+

Setter

Height (5’7?-5’10?)

Block Jump 8’11?+

Appraoch Jump 9’2?+

Special Note: Many upper level NAIA programs are highly competitive and would be equal to a mid-lower level DI program. Most upper level NAIA volleyball players would be very similar to an upper level DII player.

NAIA Tier 2 (Lower level) Candidate:

High School Experience:?•Generally 1-2 year varsity starter?•Possible award such as All-league, All-Conference

Club Experience:?•Club experience, preferably 2+ years ?•National Tournament Attendance preferred, but not required

Preferred Grades for All Divisions:?3.0 GPA +24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)?(No scores needed for underclassmen)

In order to compile these Recruiting Guidelines, NCSA tracked hundreds of

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Height (5’0?-5’8?)

Vetical 18?+

Middle Hitter

Height (5’9?-6’1?)

Block Jump 9’1?

Approach Jump 9’4?

OH/RS

Height (5’7?-5’10?)

Block Jump 8’11?

Approach Jump 9’3?

Setter

Height (5’4?-5’10?)

Block Jump 8’9?+

Approach Jump 9’0?+

Former NCSA student-athletes who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, polled college coaches across the nation, and analyzed college rosters at all levels of competition.

Volleyball by the Numbers

Schools Offering Volleyball
NCAA Division I 329
NCAA Division II 277
NCAA Division III 430
NAIA 240
NJCAA 303
Total 1,579
Athletic Scholarship Opportunities
Division I(per school) 12
Division II (per school) 8
NAIA (per school) 8
NJCAA (*varies per school) 14
Student-Athlete Participation
NCAA Division I 4,685
NCAA Division II 3,971
NCAA Division III 6,171
NAIA 3,075
NJCAA 3,589
HS Student-Athletes 403,985

Note: Division III schools offer merit, academic, and need-based scholarships.
Note: NAIA schools may vary in the amount of scholarships offered.


Handout: Collegiate_Athletics_Recruiting_Timeline

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