For many years now, volleyball has enjoyed worldwide popularity. With about 800 million people taking part in the sport, it is second only to soccer in terms of global participants. . Almost 50 million are from the US, representing over 15% of the total US population. College volleyball has been for many years the most common path that young male and female athletes have chosen to combine volleyball and education. On the women’s side in particular, there are scholarship opportunities available for talented players and full scholarships are fairly common for high caliber players.
Over the last few years, beach volleyball has also seen its popularity rise and more and more universities have added beach volleyball teams. There are now 72 universities with a women’s beach volleyball team, making it the fastest growing NCAA sport. This number is expected to increase substantially over the next few years, opening even more doors for foreign volleyball and beach volleyball players.
Advantages of playing College Volleyball
Combining volleyball and a world-class education is something that is very difficult to do anywhere outside of the US. Furthermore, the level of competition elsewhere, and the quality of the coaching and facilities frequently fall short of the standards student athletes find in the US. Thankfully, the demand for talented international players is very high as coaches constantly recruit players from around the globe. This, coupled with the fact that most university volleyball teams in the US draw fairly big crowds to their home games, makes the American college volleyball system fundamentally superior to any that the rest of the world can offer..
The two major Volleyball Associations operate in different ways. In NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball, the sport is a “head count sport“, meaning that the 12 available scholarships per team cannot be split up between more than 12 players. The system in NCAA Division 2 or in the NAIA, however, is different, since coaches there may award full scholarships or as many partial scholarships as they want, as long as they do not exceed the total number of scholarships allowed.
The process to securing a Volleyball scholarship
Our team will work with you directly to complete each stage necessary to making sure your future volleyball pathway in America is easy and without hassle.
Customized recruitment timeline planning
Introduction to your management team members
Online ASM profile development & creation
College recruitment video production & editing
Access to ASM online recruitment academy portal
Review of athlete academic credentials
Identification of necessary exams
SAT registration & prep*
Toefl registration & prep*
ACT registration & prep*
NCAA Clearinghouse registration*
NAIA Clearinghouse registration*
Scheduling of your personal exam tutor prep classes
College marketing & Scholarship commitment
Identification & research of potential schools
Activation of soft recruitment campaign
Evaluation of initial marketing campaign
Activation of hard recruitment campaign
College coach interview prep
Finalizing of all college interest
Organization of college/university official visits*
Sport scholarship final offers
Review of offers & division making support
School application paperwork support
National Letter of Intent support
U.S. Entry prep
I20 preparation & support
Organization of U.S. embassy student visa process
Scholarship & Health insurance guidance & activation
Travel arrangements support
College pre checklist
Support & Pro Career Management
Support during university
University transfer assistance*
Tour volleyball invites
*Only if required
Career pathway overview
College sports provides athletes the best of both worlds. Study and the ability to play high level sport. During this time we will continue to help manage your future career goals.