The SCVA Las Vegas Classic Volleyball Tournament is the largest recruiting tournament of the year for southern California. Preparing for this tournament is absolutely critical! You need to create a strategy to gain exposure and follow up with college coaches.
There are several strategies to keep in mind if you want to make the most of that exposure.
First, make sure you e-mail college programs that are truly an academic and athletic fit for your upcoming tournament schedule. This way, they know where to find you. Do not send an attachment. Don’t forget to include your most updated club footage from your season. This is imperative; you need to capture their interest from early on.
Do not send a mass email! College staff can spot them easily, and it is a surefire way to get eliminated from any number of recruiting lists. Write a brief but direct message that specifically references the college you are writing to.
Gather as many cell phone numbers of coaches as you possibly can. That way, you can tell the college coaches where you will be at the tournaments. This makes it far easier for the coach to find you; it also shows the coach that you are genuinely interested in the program and that you pay attention to details. The college coaches typically will not reply back, but they will appreciate that you are making their job infinitely easier.
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