Why is September 1 Important?

Sept. 03, 2013, 1:42 p.m. (ET)

Sept. 1 of your junior year marks a very important time in your volleyball recruiting process. This date allows college coaches to respond to your emails and early signing also takes place! Now that you are able to get feedback and responses from the coaches you are reaching out to, it is time to truly evaluate where you stand.

You need to have a good idea of who is interested and who is already done recruiting. Message all the schools you are really interested in and be direct. Ask them exactly where you are on their recruiting list, what you should do next (apply or schedule a campus visit), or if they need anything else from you to further evaluate you as a recruit (more video, transcript, etc.). If you are having a hard time hearing back from a coach, give them a call! Per NCAA rules, players are always allowed to initiate contact. Once you have a coach on the phone, feel free to ask questions and get a feel for what they honestly think about you as a recruit.

If you are an underclassman, this date is still important. As a freshman or sophomore, you need to be prepared for what this date means for you in the future. You want to be on top of your recruiting process to where Sept. 1 of your junior year rolls around and you have a great idea of who your top choices are and that they want you to play for them. Underclassmen need to be efficient and proactive to get recruited. All the main brutal work will take place your sophomore year – don’t procrastinate! Get lots of match footage so that when it comes time to make a highlight reel, you have plenty of film to pull from.

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