The AVCA Girls’ Talent Showcase/Phenom Program is a recruiting event developed for college coaches attending the AVCA Convention. The event is open to uncommitted and unsigned high school girls’ volleyball players. AVCA expects approximately 500 student-athletes to participate over three waves with 160 kids per wave. The showcase will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 in the West Hall of the Tampa Convention Center.
For the twelfth year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) will host the invitation only AVCA Phenom College Preparatory Program. Since the start of the Phenom College Prep Program, 80% of participating athletes end up on college rosters! Check out the most recent data here.
The Phenom Program is the only showcase that consistently has more than 200 college coaches in attendance. In 2022, 242 college coaches RSVP’d in advance or registered onsite in Omaha.
The 2023 AVCA Phenom College Prep Program will take place from December 14-16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. All Phenom events will take place at the Tampa Convention Center. Please visit the AVCA Phenom Website for more information.
2023 Phenom participants will receive or participate in:
- AVCA Phenom Talent Showcase, where athletes will demonstrate their skills in front of the college coaches in attendance
- AVCA Volleyball Performance Index (avcaVPI™) Testing: a specific measurement of physical potential.
- Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP): a unique profile of your learning style
- Educational sessions regarding recruiting, life as a college athlete, nutrition, mental health training, and more!
- Parent-specific educational sessions with the NCSA about recruiting rules and what to expect during the process
- Asics T-shirt
- Comparative avcaVPI™ metrics, ABP assessments, and a list of college coaches who attended or viewed the Talent Showcase provided after the event.
- Results entered into a database that is searchable by event, class, position, and physical metrics. This allows a player to assess where she measures up against other Phenoms and allows AVCA college coaches to search for specific traits/positions.
- This unique event is designed to prepare and educate participants and their parents about playing volleyball at the collegiate level.
Having an athlete on the AVCA Phenom List does not automatically secure her a spot in the Phenom College Preparatory Program. Invitations to the athletes on the AVCA Phenom List will be emailed on September 27th, 2023.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis for uncommitted athletes on the AVCA Phenom List or AVCA All-America Watchlist and will close in November or when maximum capacity for the event has been reached. Please note: for the last two years, Phenom Program registration has filled within 24 hours.
December 14, 2023
December 16, 2023
Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
- Talent Showcase
- College Women
- High School