Many players fall in love with the sport of volleyball and decide they want to try to play at a collegiate level. Over the years, Piedmont has had many of its players go on to play in college.
Unlike football and some other sports, volleyball recruiting really doesn’t happen through your daughter’s high school. Collegiate coaches typically attend tournaments in order to scout out talent and watch specific players play.
In 2018-2019, we have brought in recruiting coordinators for each graduating class through out our program. These recruiting coordinators will be working hand in hand with each athlete in our program. We have our OWN database that has contact information for every college coach across the country along with each schools Recruiting Needs List.
Piedmont does NOT support third party recruiting services as we believe they’re unnecessary with the tools that we offer plus these coaches want to hear from only the player and coaches who work directly with players. Not someone who doesn’t truly know a player as it relates to her character, work ethic etc.
We believe the new path of Piedmont’s recruiting model is going to make a huge difference in helping our players in the recruiting process!
With so many talented players working towards the same goal, players that want to play in college need to take an active role in both finding the right college for them – and getting found by college coaches. If you want to get recruited:
Once your daughter has decided she would like to be recruited and has her list of schools, know that as parents, you can contact coaches directly. Make phone calls, visit the schools and make sure coaches know your daughter’s interest level.
Recruiting rules dictate that Division I coaches cannot call or meet with your daughter until July 1st of the summer between her junior and senior years. Coaches may contact your daughter through mail or email prior to that – as early as September 1st of their junior year.
Division II coaches can also begin mail/email contact on September 1st of junior year, but they may begin calling or meeting with your daughter on June 15th of the summer between her junior and senior year.
Division III coaches can call/meet with your daughter as soon as her junior year is over.
Parents: encourage your daughter to keep academics a priority as well as volleyball. Help her to understand the commitment to play at a collegiate level and keep her involved in the process. Explore many options to determine where she will be the happiest…both on the court and off.