This blog was created to support the book, Inside College Volleyball. If this is the first time you’re hearing about the book, or would like more information, visit this site’s home page for details. It was written to help high school players and their families (and their club and high school coaches, for that matter) navigate the oftentimes confusing waters of the college volleyball recruiting process.
This blog provides readers of the book with an additional resource (along with the author’s blog) to help them along the way. There will be articles and opinion pieces as something of a backbone. Topics related to college volleyball recruiting will, of course, be the main focus, but there are likely to be discussions of training, play, and the general college volleyball experience as well.
Of course we can’t forget the Q&A!
Since everyone’s experience with the college volleyball recruiting process is slightly different, and somewhat personal, there are always going to be questions that come up which aren’t specifically addressed in the book (though lots of them are). This blog is a place where those questions can be answered.
If you have a question for the author or the editor, feel free to submit it using the contact form. We’d love to hear from you.
This blog will also keep you up-to-date on the latest news and developments regarding Inside College Volleyball. Look for posts on things like new editions being made available, book reviews, updates on the author, and stuff like that.
If you are a coach, a club director, or a representative of a group would would be interested in ordering copies of Inside College Volleyball in bulk quantities, I encourage you to go to the bulk sales information page. There you can sign up for current information on bulk sales and promotions, and to be kept updated on future developments as new opportunities arise.
It’s taken a while, but we’ve finally made Inside College Volleyball available on some additional reading platforms. You can now get digital versions of the book from both Apple for iBooks readers and Barnes and Noble for NOOK owners. We’re looking at expanding to additional retailers as well, so look for further announcements.
Of course you can still get the extremely well-reviewed book via Amazon in either print or Kindle editions.
Very informative book. There is information for a wide range of ages, levels and boys and girls. I refer back to it a lot.
From an Amazon reviewer.
Amazon has launched a new program which offers book buyers the opportunity to get Kindle versions of print books they purchase at a substantial discount. It’s called Kindle Matchbook. If you visit the Amazon page for Inside College Volleyball and scroll down a bit you’ll see information on how to get the Kindle edition of the book for at least 70% off the normal price.
And this isn’t just for new hard copy book buyers!
If you’ve previously bought a print version of the book from Amazon, you can take advantage of the program as well. Since something like 70% of Inside College Volleyball book buyers to this point have gone the print route, this is a great opportunity for readers to get the e-version on the cheap.
My daughter is entering the entire world of volleyball, competition, club, etc. I loved this book because it demystified a lot of what all the parents around me are talking about in terms of strategies for getting scholarships. It confirmed my suspicion that 90% of what I hear is not true. My husband who has been active in the entire scene for 45 years disagreed with some of the strong opinions in this book, but found most of it he agreed with and were consistent with his experiences and observations. The writer is not a fan of beach, unfortunately. It is most definitely a different sport than indoor. It is hard to find good advice in this arena since there are so many biases for and against the sport.
From an Amazon reviewer
…your book has been on our coffee table for a solid year being read several times a week – funny how some of the entries I thought had nothing to do with our journey only to be surprised that the next month it was exactly the help we were looking for!
…I have purchased a copy of your book for every girl on her club team who are in the middle of their recruiting process…
(From an email to Coach)
This book is a must read for anyone with a daughter who is interested in playing college volleyball. I feel more confident with what we are doing now.
From an Amazon reviewer
This is tremendous insight for anyone who is interested in navigating the recruiting process, for sure. I don’t know how anyone who did want to play volleyball in college could NOT read this, or his blog, and have a clue what to do to get recruited by so much as your local community college, let alone a powerhouse school. I would highly recommend this book, or at least the blog, to anyone with aspirations of playing, or a parent of someone with aspirations. The insight is tremendous and encyclopedic, even if presented a bit off-the-cuff.
Excerpted from a review by a VolleyFan at goodreads.com.
Excellent book! Very informative and easy to read. I found it very useful even though it’s geared toward girls and I have a boy.
From an Amazon reviewer
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"Inside College Volleyball is a valuable resource for Volley Families and a must have for anyone navigating the college recruiting process. One of the more valuable sections for volleyball PSA’s (potential student athletes) is the recruiting timeline where the Coach details what the PSA should be doing each year of high school to gain attention from college coaches. But with this timeline also comes the advice to enjoy these years as a player or parent and be sure to have fun along the way! The Coach discusses the differences in D1, D2, D3, and Junior Colleges in the world of college volleyball. He goes over NCAA rules and compliance in such issues as contact with coaches, quiet periods, official visits, unofficial visits, and the National Letter of Intent. He also discusses the best scenario for committing to a college and cautions not to rush into something that doesn't feel right to the PSA. Parents--take note! There is a wealth of advice from the Coach which will save Volley Families a lot of time and trouble, and most importantly will help the PSA achieve her dream of playing college volleyball. In most cases PSA’s must expect to initiate contact with college coaches, and by all means, include video! He suggests having your daughter evaluated by a high school or college coach to see where her skill level and height would realistically place her in college volleyball, and then research those options. And if a family needs help with the process, the Coach recommends using a reputable recruiting service. I also appreciated the sections of the book which focused on volleyball skills, rules and changes in the world of college volleyball. The sections on in-season and out of season training and how to maintain balance as a college athlete were also helpful. As the parent of a senior who has committed to a D3 school in Virginia, I am a huge fan of this book and think it’s a must read for Volley Families! Anna"
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