You may have asked yourself at some point, “how do I get the recruiting process started?” You know that you have big dreams, but planning out how to start and what comes next may be a little fuzzy. This post explains 3 things you can do today to get the ball rolling. 1. Make a … Continue reading 3 things you can do to get the recruiting process started… today!
Every player has their own experience with the recruiting process and a unique athletic career—if you want to play at the next level, then getting good advice from older players is crucial. Interviewing professional athletes, coaches, and recruiting coordinators has been a dream of mine and now it’s coming true! I’m so excited to share … Continue reading Player Journey: Deme Morales
Presidents day weekend is coming up! That means a long weekend and lots of volleyball, including… unsigned showcases! If you’re an unsigned senior, you may feel like you’re running out of time to get noticed by coaches, build relationships, and be offered a position on a college team. While it’s true that you don’t have … Continue reading What are unsigned showcases? How can they help me?
The club season is amazing. Some of my very best volleyball memories come from seasons filled with intense practices, great coaches and teammates, big tournaments, traveling, and matching hair ties. Standing out at big club tournaments is an important part of the recruiting process. So how do you get coaches to recruit you? When it … Continue reading How do I get recruited at big tournaments?
One of my biggest fears as a young athlete was that someday, years down the road, there would be a conversation between two old friends of mine that would go something like this, Old friend #1: Remember Miranda? She was a pretty good athlete. Did she ever go anywhere with volleyball? Old friend #2: Yeah, … Continue reading Am I good enough to play at the next level?
For once, being an amateur is a good thing! Today’s post discusses amateurism, how the NCAA defines it, and why it should matter to you as a prospective student-athlete. While talking about the administrative side of college sports isn’t very exciting, it’s super important and can’t be ignored! STUDENT-Athlete The NCAA takes the word “student-athlete” … Continue reading What is amateurism? And why does the NCAA care about it?
Sending video is one of the best ways to get yourself in front of dozens of coaches. It’s also one of the easiest ways for a coach to see you play. Rather than boarding a plane, renting a car, and booking a hotel for a weekend of tournament watching, all a coach has to do … Continue reading How to make great recruiting videos (for free)
Sadly, you’re surrounded by people who want to make you feel like you can’t get recruited without paying big money for their help. However, followers of BreakOut Sports know that there is no amount of money that can buy you a position on a college roster. Planning out how you will spend your volleyball budget … Continue reading How to not get totally scammed during the recruiting process
The recruiting process often starts with a player contacting a coach. This post will walk you through how to get started contacting schools and how to build a recruiting relationship with coaches. Your first contact with a school Your first interaction with a college coach can happen in a number of different ways. Maybe you … Continue reading How to contact coaches
Every year in December and January, tens of thousands of athletes all around the country are starting the club volleyball season. Some of my favorite volleyball memories are from the seasons I spent playing club volleyball and I’ve even stayed in touch with my teammates through the years following. The club season is one of … Continue reading How do I get the most out of my club volleyball season?