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Aug. 18, 2010, 11:13 a.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 18, 2010) – USA Volleyball has signed an agreement with www.VolleyballRecruits.net establishing it as “The Official Recruiting Tool of USA Volleyball.”

VolleyballRecruits.net was built to streamline the volleyball recruiting process and help USA Volleyball club and high school players maximize the exposure they receive throughout the recruiting process. Founded and built by former college athletes Chris Meade and Matt Wheeler, VolleyballRecruits.net gives a player and his or her parents a suite of online tools to manage the recruiting process while increasing the exposure they receive.

“USA Volleyball is excited about this partnership with VolleyballRecruits.net,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. “With its cutting edge technologies, VolleyballRecruits.net will be a great resource for any volleyball athlete aspiring to play the sport collegiately. At the same time, the tool represents a no-cost, highly efficient tool for the college coaches to view player information and video throughout the recruiting process.”

Wheeler and Meade, who also own and operate LacrosseRecruits.com, The Official Recruiting Tool of US Lacrosse, worked with USA Volleyball and consulted extensively with the coaching community to build an easy to use recruiting tool that will help high school players manage what has traditionally been a very unorganized and stressful process.

“VolleyballRecruits.net is delighted to partner with USA Volleyball,” Amanda Millard, director of VolleyballRecruits.net, said. “Whether you are a player, coach or parent, VolleyballRecruits.net is designed to make the college volleyball recruiting process more efficient. A player needs an efficient way to get his or her profile and video in front of as many college coaches as possible and a college coach needs an efficient way to view a potential recruit’s profile and video. VolleyballRecruits.net provides an online platform for both of these needs to be met.”

Players will find it easier to gain the attention of the college coaching community with the help of a VolleyballRecruits.net Recruiting Package. Once a player has his or her profile complete and video uploaded, the player simply uses a built in messaging system to distribute his or her profile and video to the college coaching community. With every NCAA Division I, II and III program as a registered user, a player can put his or her profile and video in front of any college coaching staff in a matter of minutes. Each coaching staff is then able to view the player’s profile and video with the click of a button. By making it convenient for a college coach to view a recruit’s profile, video and relevant statistics all in one online location, a recruit increases his or her odds of being noticed by college coaches.

About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 240,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,000 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $11 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game.

About VolleyballRecruits.net: VolleyballRecruits.net is an online recruiting tool built to streamline the recruiting process for high school volleyball players and their parents. Players maintain and update a player profile that includes their contact information, volleyball information, statistics and academic information. Players then upload video directly to their profile for college coaches to view. There is no limit to the amount of video a player can upload. VolleyballRecruits.net also has a video editing team players can use to create skill videos or highlight reels. Using a built in messaging system, players can contact any college volleyball program in the country and coaches are able to view the player’s full profile and video with the click of a button. Every college volleyball program is a registered user of VolleyballRecruits.net. For additional information or to take a tour, visit VolleyballRecruits.net. All inquires should be sent to Amanda@VolleyballRecruits.net.

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