A: The AVCA College Prep Combine is a two-hour low impact high value data gathering session that assesses a player's physical potential and behavioral temperament, both critical factors in informing the college-bound volleyball player about her choices.
What is the Volleyball Performance Index (VPI)?
A: This electronically-validated battery of tests will measure vertical jump, arm swing speed, height of attack, block jump, lateral quickness and acceleration, six physical measurements associated with success in the sport of volleyball. Along with a player's height and reach these performance metrics make up the Volleyball Performance Index. This single aggregated number can be compared with other players the same age, players at the same position, or players currently on college teams.
What is the Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP)?
A: Using the proven Target Training International (TTI) DISC assessment tool, participants will receive a brief overview of their behavioral tendencies on the court, as well as, their natural predispositions. This profile is valuable for players as the insights increase self-awareness and identify blind spots which may impede progress. The assessment also gives coaches shorthand perspective on a player's motivation improving feedback and team chemistry.
What is the Player Video Clip (PVC)?
A: Each player will have a videotape clop of her performance in the height of attack, arm swing velocity and pro-agility stations automatically uploaded to her profile in the avcaVPI database. She will also have the ability to add her own 3-minute YouTube video clip to her profile. When combined with the avcaVPI, the PVC provides a college coach with the ability to judge how far along a player is in reaching her physical potential.
Who can participate in the College Prep Combines?
A: Any uncommitted female volleyball player who is a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school.
Where are the College Prep Combines?
A: Friday, January 16, 2015: California Kickoff, San Jose, CA
Friday, February 13, 2015: Gasparilla VB Kickoff Classic, Tampa, FL
Thursday, February 26, 2015: Colorado Crossroads Qualifier, Denver, CO
Friday, March 13, 2015: AAU Super Regional, Nashville, TN
Thursday, April 9, 2015: JVA World Challenge, Louisville, KY
Friday, May 22, 2015: Northeast Junior Championships, Hartford, CT
Friday, May 29, 2015: MJVBA Championships/AAU Grand Prix, Grand Rapids, MI
Who has access to the searchable data base?
A: This information will be shared with participating athletes and AVCA member coaches. If you choose not to share your data, you may request this.