this is a partial list of player showcase opportunities, including links to more info… this page will be updated as we add more showcase and college camp opportunities
Who should attend a Player Showcase?
Any female volleyball player in high school who possibly wants to play in college.
- Assess where you stand compared to other players your age and/or position
- After contacting college coaches via email and phone, this is an opportunity for coaches so see you in action, in person.
- You will not necessarily “get discovered” at a showcase… most coaches are primarily there to watch players that are already “on their list.” Make sure you have already pre-contacted numerous coaches PRIOR to any showcase, so you know they will watch you!
- often conveniently scheduled the night before a tournament… you’re already there
BEWARE: All showcases are different! Ask your coach and/or club director what they know about a specific showcase that you’re interested in attending… some are a bit overpriced, some attract more college coaches than others… all showcases serve a purpose… make sure it’s maximum exposure and benefit for YOU 🙂
Find a showcase that has CONFIRMED College coaches from schools that you are truly interested in attending! It’s a great way to get to know those coaches on the court (and see if you want to play for that coach for 4 years)
Las Vegas Showcase – Friday evening before the Las Vegas Classic (February)
Showcase your skills to college coaches, raise your profile, get seen by hundreds of college coaches! Parents get a free recruiting seminar at same time. Low price, conveniently hosted the night before the Las Vegas Showcase. For unsigned Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Sign up ahead of time, and make sure you have all your player data handy in order to sign up.
Whichever showcase you attend on Friday afternoon/evening, be sure to arrive 30min early (plan for Friday traffic if you’re driving from San Diego!)… and register ASAP since timeslots fill up!
City Beach Academic Camp – in Northern California in early June – get coached by multiple college coaches from high academic schools! A fantastic way to get to know their coaching styles and the coaches can get to know you. too! Better than video and better than a huge showcase right before a major tournament… this only attracts student-athletes for certain types of schools. early June weekend
Jumbo Volleyball Clinics – at Tufts University – highly recommend this one if you are interested in a high-academic college on the East Coast… well-run camps & clinics with multiple coaches from many colleges
Sunshine College Camp at Sunshine VBC (high academic colleges, camp is run by college coaches):
Talent ID Camps, Prospect ID, EXACT Volleyball…
look into other showcases/camps… ask your coach about any camps/showcases you find… som are better than others (some are just a money grab… make sure coaches are confirmed)… good luck!
Wave & SG Elite – they hosted a college camp with multiple college coaches in attendance, open to all players in the past… not sure yet if they will be doing it again in 2022
NCSA – National Collegiate Scouting Association: http://www.ncsasports.org
lots of free helpful info/advice on their website, but don’t dive into any financial commitment with NCSA (until/unless you talk with your coach first)
AVCA – American Volleyball Coaches Association