Lexington United Volleyball: College Recruiting

College Coaches 
Please contact Lexington United Director Chris Beerman at: lexunitedvb@gmail.com or 859-333-4029 anytime for information on any Lexington United player or to attend a practice 
Lex United National teams will begin their 2019 practice schedule in January and continue on Tues-Thurs throughout the winter and spring at KBC--273 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503
Players (Parents):
Coach Beerman, a former 20 year DI College Coach is the Recruiting Coordinator and Contact for all Lex United college recruiting. Beginning in January of a player's 15 and under year, Coach Beerman is available to meet in person and discuss recruiting education and start the process. Lex United has seen 70 players play college volleyball in our first 7 years as a club
 Please utilize the following links for basic recruiting information and education:
NCAA Recruiting Website
The best one-stop information site for all college recruiting information needs
NCAA Clearinghouse
All potential Division I or II collegiate athletes need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to be eligible as a freshman
University Athlete
All athletes interested in being recruited for college should sign up with University Athlete.  This is the system coaches use to evaluate at tournaments 

Basic Recruiting Information  

The Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse

What is the Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse?
If you intend to participate in Division I athletics as a freshman, you must register with and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Your high school counselor should provide you with the student-release form and a red brochure titled, "Making Sure You Are Eligible to Participate in College Sports."
How do I register with the Clearinghouse?
(see above) 
What else does the Clearinghouse need to certify me?
After graduation and before school closes for the summer, your high school must send the Clearinghouse a copy of your final transcript that confirms graduation from high school. You also must have your ACT or SAT scores sent to the Clearinghouse.
How do I have my test scores sent to the Clearinghouse?
Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. You can accomplish this by marking code 9999 as one of the institutions to receive your scores, or submit a request for an "Additional Score Report" to the appropriate testing agency.

Recruiting Regulations

When do I become a prospective student-athlete?
When you start ninth-grade classes. Before the ninth grade, you become a prospective student-athlete if a college gives you (or your relatives or friends) any financial aid or other benefits that the college does not provide to all prospective students.
When is a college considered to be recruiting me?
If any coach or representative of the college’s athletics interests approaches you (or any member of your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college.
Who can recruit me?
Only university coaches and staff. Alumni and friends of the university are NOT permitted to contact prospective student-athletes in any way.

Unofficial Visits

Can I pay my own way to visit a college campus? Starting when?
You may visit an institution’s campus at your own expense an unlimited number of times before your senior year of high school and continuing in your senior year. Until Sept. 1 of your Junior year, you cannot have face to face contact with coaches on unofficial visits
What can the school give me when I go on an unofficial visit?
A maximum of three complimentary admissions to a campus athletic event in which that school’s team is competing, issued through a pass list only. Such complimentary admissions are for the exclusive use of the prospect and those persons accompanying him on the visit. They can be issued only on an individual game basis.
Official Visits
How many official visits am I allowed to take? Beginning when?
Each prospective student-athlete is limited to five official visits which may be taken following the opening day of classes of your junior year of high school. You may take only one visit to any one institution.
What must the school have from me before I take an official visit?
The recruiting institution must already have a high school or a college transcript and ACT or SAT test scores on file. 

Phone Calls (Texting)

Who can call me on the phone? When? How often?
Coaches are permitted to call you after July 1 after the completion of your junior year. After that date, a coach can call you or your parents or legal guardian unlimited times.

Correspondence and Recruiting Materials
From whom can I receive letters? Beginning when?
Coaches, faculty members and athletics staff members (but NOT boosters) can send you letters, starting September 1 of your junior year in high school.
What can a university send me?
A Division I university may provide you with the following materials: General correspondence, including letters, U.S. Postal Service postcards and institutional note cards, and materials printed on plain white paper with black ink; NCAA educational information; pre-enrollment information subsequent to signing a National Letter of Intent with the university; one athletic publication (media guide or recruiting guide) which may include only one color printing inside; official academic, admissions and student services publications or videotapes produced by the institution and available to all students; questionnaires.
Can they send me anything prior to my junior year?
Only questionnaires and summer camp brochures.
Can any other materials be mailed to me?
No. Game programs, which may not include posters, can be provided only during official or unofficial visits to the school’s campus. The same restrictions apply to student-athlete handbooks.
Coach Beerman is always available for one on one recruiting meetings;  just email to set up a meeting time; lexunitedvb@gmail.com   
Please also use the recruiting information handouts in the Forms and Info section for guidance