College Volleyball Recruiting Fast Facts
5.7% of high school volleyball players go on to college level.
1.1% are recruited into NCAA Division 1 volleyball.
There are three levels of college volleyball in the United States:
- The National College Athletics Association (popularly known as the NCAA) has three divisions
- The NCAA is the “most well-known governing body of college volleyball” and consists of around 1,200 schools.
- The three divisions in the NCAA are DI, DII, and DIII
- In DI and DII, coaches are not allowed to contact an athlete until June 15th after their sophomore year of high school.
- “At the Division 1 level, the average height of an outside hitter is 6’0”, with 53% of D1 outside hitters at 6' 0" or taller. Only 13% are 5’9” or shorter.
- Coaches expect D1 outside hitters to have, on average, an 118-inch approach jump.
- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has two divisions
- Smaller association with around 300 schools.
- The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has three divisions.
- Covers 2-year schools
- Has around 525 member schools with three divisions.
- In-Season: Fall (W)/Spring (M)
Required to be Recruited or Must Dos
- Club team required? Yes
- Highlight tape required? Yes
- Camps recommended? Yes
- Showcases required? Yes
- Headcount or equivalency sport? Headcount for women, equivalency for men
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