The AVCA Phenom College Preparatory Program is a weekend of events held in conjunction with the AVCA Annual Convention. The AVCA Phenom College Prep Program is an invitation-only event for unsigned Under Armour Watch List and AVCA Phenom athletes. For 2013, the event will be held in Seattle, Washington from December 19 - 22. Participating student-athletes and their parents will attend educational sessions, the Under Armour All-America High School Volleyball Match, NCAA volleyball matches, interact with AVCA Collegiate All-Americans, undergo Volleyball Performance Index (VPI) testing and Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP), and participate in the NCSA/AVCA Talent Showcase during which athletes demonstrate their skills in front of the 200+ college coaches in attendance.
The AVCA Phenom College Prep Program is a weekend for student-athletes and their parents to learn, network and socialize. The event is designed to prepare and educate participants and their parents about playing volleyball at the collegiate level. A brief schedule of events can be found below. A detailed schedule will be posted before reigstration opens in October.
Thursday, December 19
- NCAA women's volleyball semi-final matches at Key Arena
Friday, December 20
- Check-in at AVCA registration to collect itinerary and other materials.
- Phenom Orientation at the Washington State Convention Center
- 2013 Under Armour All-America High School Volleyball Match at Key Arena
Saturday, December 21
- Panel discussion with 2013 AVCA Collegiate All-Americans
- Volleyball Performance Index (VPI) metrics by SoloSpike. Click here for an explanation of the VPI.
- Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP)
- Education session featuring college coaches of all divisions
- Educational sessions discussing recruiting regulations for the NCAA and NAIA
Sunday, December 22
Don't forget, high school coaches MUST be a current AVCA member in order for their athlete to be eligible for the Phenom College Preparatory Program or the Under Armour All-America Program.
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National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) - "The Athletic Recruiting Network" (ARN) for College Coaches, Qualified Student Athletes their parents and High School Coaches to expedite and maximize their college sports recruiting efforts.
What People Are Saying About the Phenom Program
"As I've said before, there are good days and bad days in recruiting...And then there are GREAT days like today! Go Cats!" - Craig Skinner, University of Kentucky
"Now THAT was a talented bunch of young athletes today! #futureflyers @AVCAVolleyball" - Brittany Dildine, University of Dayton
"Thought it was a great experience, we will return next year!"
"I look forward to the 2013 showcase."
Athletes & Parents
"I can't express how satisfied we were about this program and we drove all the way from Texas to be a part of it!"
"I will be committing in the next few weeks to a school that came to the showcase - Division I"
"Since attending this event, my daughter was immediately contacted by college coaches before we even got on a flight back home and has been receiving emails ever since. This has been one of the best events that is elevating her recruiting process to another level. She now has more choices than ever. "
"The Phenom Program definitely created exposure with college coaches. I am now corresponding with three DI schools and 5 DII schools that I had no previous contact with."
"We have been contacted by so many college coaches due to your program! I think its awesome! Our daughter just needs to decide where she would like to attend!"
"I received a letter from a Division I university! Had it not been for this Phenom Program, I would not have had that opportunity!"
"Participating in the Phenom Program was awesome, seeing so many college coaches together was surreal."
"My favorite part of the Phenom Program was the playing in front of all the college coaches. Just seeing all the different levels of collegiate volleyball was eye opening for me."
"The whole experience was excellent! I loved being able to see other girls from around the country and be able to compare my skill levels with theirs."
"Monica will be accepting a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to one of two DI that saw her at the phenom 2012!"
"My daughter's coaches were contacted by Penn State, University of Louisville, North Carolina, Georgia Tec, Xavier, Western and some others!"
"My daughter, Xandra, had an incredible time being a part of the AVCA Phenom College Prep Program last weekend. Great venue, great information, great people, and GREAT volleyball!"
"The combination of on court and off court are great differentiators from any other event. The events and activities were amazing! Easily the best showcase event around!"