Recruiting

College Coaches: Looking to contact a player? Contact Randy Decker at radecker@att.net

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PARTNERSHIP WITH SPORTSRECRUITS.COM 

Beginning with the 2014-2015 season, OP2 has partnered with sportsrecruits.com. Sportsrecruits.com works with Peak athletes to streamline and provide guidance through the world of recruiting. Sportsrecruits.com is also a partner with USA Volleyball.

COMMITMENTS

2019 Commitments

Alyssa Bert - Colorado State Lauren DeLo - Ole Miss
Alyssa Bert – Colorado St.                                              Lauren DeLo – Ole Miss

2018 Commitments

Grace Miracle - Southern Nazarene Univ. Sara Salomon - Univ. of Chicago
Grace Miracle – Southern Nazarene                             Sara Salomon – Univ. of Chicago

2017 Commitments

Callie Bangasser - UCO CommitRachel Krutz - Colorado College CommitHallie Hembree - West Point Commit 2

Callie Bangasser – Univ. of Central OK         Rachel Krutz – Colorado College   Hallie Hembree – West Point

malia-kaaiohelo-uco-signeealli-evans-tulsa-signeejordan-cramer-uco-signee

       Malia Kaaiohelo – UCO                        Alli Evans – Univ. of Tulsa   Jordan Cramer – UCO

ryan-emmert-houston-signeeKassidy Muse - RiceMalia Leatherland - Oklahoma Baptist University

Ryan Emmert – Houston               Kassidy Muse – Rice        Malia Leatherland – Oklahoma Baptist

Creating a Resume

Typically a recruiting staff for a collegiate volleyball program initiates a recruiting plan by first identifying potential recruits, followed by communicating their interests on a player and their abilities. Much like an applicant must present the desired employer with a resume to market their skills for the appropriate position, an athlete will need to present a coach with a volleyball resume that markets them accurately and allows the coach to assess them on paper. This is how a player is first identified by a program as a possible potential recruit. A volleyball resume is attached in the first initial contact from player to coach. There a several important factors a player will need to include in contact email and resume. Keep in mind that college coaches get a ton of emails and resume’s daily and there are several factors that need to be included to catch the eye of the coach. The resume will need to include the following on a single page as follows in the “Resume Checklist.”

Resume Checklist
(what to include)

1. Letter of Interest with Academic Interests
2. Graduation Year
3. First and last name
4. Contact information such as phone numbers, email, home address, and parent contact information
5. Height measured in feet and inches
6. Approach touch and block touch in feet and inches
7. Club and high school coach contact information
8. Athletic accomplishments ie. All-Tournament, All-District, All-Conference, and All-State
9. Photo just as you would look on the court
10. Club and high school schedule
11. A DVD or the following: Introduction, short skills segment, unedited game footage. Make sure that you identify what your uniform number is.
12. A link to any You-Tube footage

WHAT TO DO NEXT…..

– Update your resume often.
– Be sure to have someone proof your final product (coaches get several resume’s a day and your resume should stand out!
– Email or mail it directly to the coaching staff (don’t send out a mass email and address it individually).