AthleticScholarships.com Division I Women's Volleyball Recruiting Guidelines

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AthleticScholarships.com has reviewed and analyzed data provided by hundreds of female volleyball recruits, college volleyball coaches and college rosters to create Division I women's volleyball recruiting guidelines. The guidelines reveal what's thought to be all around ideal stats for high level Division I women's volleyball recruits.

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Leading college athletic scholarship and recruitment information website AthleticScholarships.com has recently released Division I women's volleyball recruiting guidelines. The guidelines are a top-level view of what college volleyball programs and coaches consider to be the model statistics for high level, 5-star recruits. However, Division I volleyball coaches and recruiters, like Charlie Adams, say they also take into account accolades and academics when scouting for recruits. Students and their families also need to start planning early. "I think what families struggle with the most is they don't understand you need to start early. It's like retirement," Adams explains. "It is a process. Start early, start building relationships with college coaches. Make yourself as appealing as possible."

It's essential for high school athletes wishing to compete at the collegiate level to understand that evaluating prospective athletes is not an exact science and competition is very high in Division I women's volleyball. The volleyball recruiting guidelines serve to help student athletes better prepare themselves for the recruitment process and increase their odds of getting a position on a Division I women's volleyball team.

The guidelines were created using data from numerous sources, including hundreds of women's volleyball recruits, college volleyball coaches from around the country and college rosters. The reason for analyzing this data is to identify the model stats for female volleyball players that are chosen to play at the Division I collegiate level.

Division I Women's Volleyball Recruitment Stats for High Level Players

Division I Tier 1 Upper Level Candidate Stats

High School Experience:

  •     Varsity Starter 3-4 years
  •     Typically attend 4A, 5A, 6A high school that has a nationally known volleyball program
  •     Team Captain
  •     All-State, All-Conference, All Region recognition/honors
  •     High School All-American and/or Volleyball Magazine All-American

Club Experience:

  •     5+ years of national level club level experience
  •     Placed highly at national tournaments
  •     All-American, USA JO All-American Tournament honors/recognition

National Experience:

  •     Participation in high performance camps and regional teams
  •     Participation in USA HP Championships
  •     Chosen for Junior, Youth or USA Select National Team

Stats by Position

Defensive Specialist / Libero

  •     Height - 5'5" - 6'0"
  •     Weight - avg. 125 lbs
  •     Vertical - 28" or higher

Middle Hitter

  •     Height - 6'0" - 6'4"
  •     Weight - avg. 155 lbs
  •     Block Jump - 9'5" or higher
  •     Approach Jump - 10'0" or higher

Setter

  •     Height - 5'8"- 6'1"
  •     Weight - avg. 130 lbs
  •     Block Jump - 9'2" or higher
  •     Approach Jump - 9'8" or higher

Outside Hitter / RS

  •     Height - 5'11"- 6'2"
  •     Weight - avg. 140 lbs
  •     Block Jump - 9'4" or higher
  •     Approach Jump - 9'10" or higher

Division I Tier 2 Mid to Lower Candidate Stats

High School Experience:

  •     Varsity Starter 2-3 years
  •     Team Captain
  •     All-State, All-Conference, All Region participation

Club Experience:

  •     3+ years of national level club level experience or 5+ years club experience not on national level
  •     National tournament participation

National Experience:

  •     Participation in high performance camps, regional or stte teams
  •     Participation in USA HP Championships

Stats by Position

Defensive Specialist / Libero

  •     Height - 5'5" - 5'10"
  •     Vertical - 24" or higher

Middle Hitter

  •     Height - 5'11" - 6'3"
  •     Block Jump - 9'3" or higher
  •     Approach Jump - 10'0" or higher

Setter

  •     Height - 5'8"- 6'1"
  •     Block Jump - 9'0" or higher
  •     Approach Jump - 9'3" or higher

Outside Hitter / RS

  •     Height - 5'10"- 6'0"
  •     Block Jump - 9'1" or higher
  •     Approach Jump - 9'7" or higher

Preferred Grades for Division I Women's Volleyball Recruits

  •     3.0 GPA
  •     ACT score of 24 or higher
  •     SAT score of 1000 out of a possible 1600

To get more information on volley recruiting, see women's volleyball recruiting videos or find out more about athletic scholarship statistics in states, divisions and schools across the country, please visit: AthleticScholarships.com

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