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Women’s Volleyball Scholarship Recruiting Guidelines

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Division I

Upper Level Schools

High School Expectations

3-4 Year Starter on Varsity

Early Recognition on Varsity Team

All State/Conference/Region/League/American Awards

Club Expectations

Very Heavy National Club Experience, 5+ Years

High Placement in National Tourneys; Examples: Colorado Crossroads, Hoosier Mideast, Big South, SoCal, Lone Star, Northern Lights

AAU Championships (Orlando, FL), USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships

All American, All Tourney teams

National Experience

Junior, Youth, or USA National Team

High Performance Camps and/or Regional Team Participation

Libero/DS

5’5″-6’0″; 28″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

6’0″-6’4″; 9’5″+ block jump; 10’0″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’11″-6’2″; 9’4″+ block jump; 9’10″+ approach jump

Setter

5’8″-6’1″; 9’2″+ block jump; 9’6″+ approach jump

Mid-Lower Lever Schools

High School Expectations

2-3 Year Starter on Varsity

All Conference/Region/League Awards

Club Expectations

Heavy National Club Experience, 3+ Years

Participation in National Tourneys; Examples: Colorado Crossroads, Hoosier Mideast, Big South, SoCal, Lone Star, Northern Lights

AAU Championships (Orlando, FL), USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships

National Experience

High Performance Camps and/or Regional Team Participation

Libero/DS

5’5″-5’10″; 24″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’11″-6’3″; 9’3″+ block jump; 9’9″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’10″-6’0″; 9’1″+ block jump; 9’7″+ approach jump

Setter

5’8″-6’1″; 9’0″+ block jump; 9’3″+ approach jump

Division II

Upper Level Schools

High School Expectations

2-3 Year Starter on Varsity

All Conference/Region/League Awards

Club Expectations

National Club Experience, 3+ Years

National Tourney participation preferred, but not required

AAU Championships (Orlando, FL), USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships

Libero/DS

5’2″-5’8″; 22″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’10″-6’2″; 9’4″+ block jump; 9’8″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’8″-5’11″; 9’2″+ block jump; 9’6″+ approach jump

Setter

5’7″-5’10″; 9’0″+ block jump; 9’2″+ approach jump

**Many of the upper level Division 2 volleyball programs are very competitive and are equal and often beat lower level Division 1 programs**

Lower Lever Schools

High School Expectations

1-2 Year Starter on Varsity

Club Expectations

Club Experience, 2+ Years

Libero/DS

5’0″-5’8″; 18″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’9″-6’1″; 9’2″+ block jump; 9’6″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’8″-5’10″; 9’0″+ block jump; 9’4″+ approach jump

Setter

5’4″-5’10″; 8’10″+ block jump; 9’0″+ approach jump

Division III

Upper Level Schools

High School Expectations

2-3 Year Starter on Varsity

All Conference/Region/League Awards

Club Expectations

National Club Experience, 3+ Years

National Tourney participation preferred, but not required

Libero/DS

5’0″-5’8″; 20″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’9″-6’1″; 9’2″+ block jump; 9’6″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’8″-5’10″; 9’0″+ block jump; 9’4″+ approach jump

Setter

5’4″-5’10″; 8’10″+ block jump; 9’0″+ approach jump

Lower Lever Schools

High School Expectations

1+ Year Starter on Varsity

Club Expectations

Some experience, not extremely necessary

Libero/DS

5’0″-5’8″; 16″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’8″-6’0″; 8’11″+ block jump; 9’2″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’6″-5’11″; 8’10″+ block jump; 9’0″+ approach jump

Setter

5’0″-5’10″; 8’8″+ block jump; 8’10″+ approach jump

NAIA

Upper Level Schools

High School Expectations

2-3 Year Starter on Varsity

All Conference/Region/League Awards

Club Expectations

National Club Experience, 3+ Years

National Tourney participation preferred, but not required

AAU Championships (Orlando, FL), USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships

Libero/DS

5’2″-5’8″; 20″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’10″-6’2″; 9’2″+ block jump; 9’7″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’8″-5’11″; 9’1″+ block jump; 9’6″+ approach jump

Setter

5’7″-5’11″; 8’11″+ block jump; 9’2″+ approach jump

Lower Lever Schools

High School Expectations

1-2+ Year Starter on Varsity

Possible All-Conference/League recognition

Club Expectations

Preferably 2+ years

Libero/DS

5’0″-5’8″; 18″+ vertical

Middle Hitter

5’9″-6’1″; 9’1″+ block jump; 9’4″ approach jump

Outside Hitter/Right Side

5’7″-5’10″; 8’11″+ block jump; 9’3″+ approach jump

Setter

5’4″-5’10″; 8’9″+ block jump; 9’0″+ approach jump

Men’s Volleyball Numbers

Total Number of Varsity Programs

Division I 329
Division II 277
Division III 430
NAIA 240
NJCAA 303

Total Number of Scholarships per Program

Division I 12
Division II 8
Division III 0
NAIA 8
NJCAA 14

Total Number of Male Varsity Volleyball Athletes

Division I 4,685
Division II 3,971
Division III 6,171
NAIA 3,075
NJCAA 3,589

Men’s Volleyball Scholarship Recruiting Guidelines

Division I

2+ Years of Varsity Starting Experience

Heavy National Club Experience

National Tourney Attendance, National Qualifiers

All-State/Region/Area/Conference/District/Country/League Awards before Senior Year

High Performance Experience

USA Jr. National Team Experience

Average Stats and Characteristics

Libero/Defensive Specialist

5’8″-6’2″; 24″+ Vertical

Middle Hitter

6’5″-7’0″; Approach Touch 11’6″+

Outside Hitter/Right Side

6’4″-6’10″; Approach Touch 11’0″+

Setter

6’1″-6’5″; Approach Touch 10’8″+

Division II

2 Year Varsity Starter

Heavy National Club Experience

All-State/Region/Area/Conference/District/Country/League Awards

Average Stats and Characteristics

Libero/DS

5’8″-6’2″; 24″+ Vertical

Middle Hitter

6’5″-7’0″; Approach Touch 11’0″+

Outside Hitter/Right Side

6’3″-6’6″; Approach Touch 10’10″+

Setter

6’1″-6’5″; Approach Touch 10’6″+

Division III

Started Varsity

Heavy Club Participation

Average Stats and Characteristics

Libero/DS

5’8″-6’2″; 24″+ Vertical

Middle Hitter

6’3″-6’7″; Approach Touch 11’0″+

Outside Hitter/Right Side

6’0″-6’4″; Approach Touch 10’10″+

Setter

6’0″-6’5″; Approach Touch 10’6″+

Men’s Volleyball Numbers

Total Number of Varsity Programs

Division I 23
Division II 13
Division III 53
NAIA 0

Total Number of Scholarships per Program

Division I 4.5
Division II 4.5
Division III 0
NAIA 0

Total Number of Male Varsity Volleyball Athletes

Division I 441
Division II 204
Division III 674

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