December 11, 2017

NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championship

The last weekend of college volleyball until next August - Let's enjoy it while we can!!!

Nice article by ESPNW about the Final Four - http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/21726985/first-look-ncaa-volleyball-tournament-final-four-kansas-city?addata=espn:ncaa:index

If you will be attending the AVCA Coaches Convention or Phenom Program, please do come say hello - I will be at the NCSA Next College Student Athlete booth during the AVCA Convention and then speaking with the families attending the Phenom Program!


December 7, 2017

Volleyball Recruiting Combines

As we enter into the Recruiting Season of volleyball (both for college coaches and for club volleyball players), I wanted to share a couple of Volleyball Recruiting Combines.  In full disclosure, these combines are conducted by Championship Combines, which is a parter of NCSA, which is my employer!


California Kickoff Combine in San Jose, CA on January 12th:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-ncva-california-kickoffmlk-recruiting-combine-registration-37358469187

This combine is held the night before the NCVA California Kickoff tournament and Championship has partnered with the NCVA for this combine.


KC MLK Combine in Kansas City, MO on January 12th:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-kc-mlk-tournament-combine-registration-37358580520

The Combine is the night before the Heart of America (HOA) region's MLK weekend tournament and Championship is partners with the HOA for this combine.


In January, college volleyball coaches are focused on filling last minute openings and building their recruiting databases.  As written about previously, this can be a crazy time in the recruiting process for college coaches because of unanticipated roster openings; players quit, players get cut, coaches get fired and new coaches get hired.  This all leads to college programs needing players for the fall.

Early combines can be a great opportunity for Senior and Junior players to get some attention, and further their recruiting efforts.

I will be providing a Recruiting Education Talk at the California Kickoff Combine in San Jose, as part of the NCSA-Championship Combines partnership!