23 AVCA Phenom Logo

Nominations for the 2024 AVCA Phenom List and 2024 AVCA All-America Watchlist will open on May 6, 2024.

The 2023 AVCA Phenom List and 2023 AVCA All-America Watchlist was published on August 28, 2023. Late nominations were accepted through September 26, 2023, with any additions or corrections to the Watchlists published once a week. 

The requirements for having an athlete on the AVCA Phenom List are: 

  • student-athlete must be an underclassmen who has been recognized in some form for her outstanding volleyball abilities (All-Region, All-State, PVB Watchlist, USAV NTDP team, etc.) AND 
  • student-athlete's high school head coach, club coach, or club director must be an active AVCA member

Uncommitted athletes on the AVCA Phenom Watch List are invited by the AVCA to participate in the Phenom College Preparatory Program.


AVCA Phenom College Prep Program

For the thirteenth year, the AVCA will host the invitation only Phenom College Preparatory Program. Since the start of the program, 80% of participating athletes end up on college rosters! Check out the latest data.

The Phenom Program is the only showcase that consistently has 200+ college coaches in attendance. In 2022, 242 college coaches RSVP'd in advance or registered onsite. In 2023, 425 coaches RSVP'd in advance or registered onsite.

2024 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 in person.
  • Volleyball Performance Index (avcaVPI™) Testing. New in 2023: we are partnering with College Sports Eval (CSE) to administer the avcaVPI™ testing. Physical metrics testing results will be accessible via the CSE portal. 
  • TAP Assessments: learn more about your athlete behavioral style and strengths! 
  • Player educational sessions regarding recruiting, life as a college athlete, careers in volleyball, etc. 
  • Parent-specific educational sessions with NCSA about recruiting rules and what to expect during the process
  • Parent education session with the Hospital for Special Surgery (NY) Sports Medicine division regarding sports injury prevention
  • Parent and player education session with NeuroFuel, regarding athlete mental health, visualization, and how to sharpen your mind in order to perform at your best. Players will also receive a free one-year subscription to NeuroFuel. 
  • Asics T-shirt
  • A list of college coaches who attended or viewed the Talent Showcase provided after the event.
  • AVCA is partnering with University Athlete in order to provide access to player information to college coaches onsite using the UA database.

This unique event is designed to prepare and educate participants and their parents about playing volleyball at the collegiate level.

Important Info:

  • Being on the AVCA Phenom List does not automatically secure a spot in the Phenom College Preparatory Program
  • Invitations to athletes on the list will be emailed Sept. 25, 2024
  • Registration is first come, first served for uncommitted athletes on the AVCA Phenom List or AVCA All-America Watchlist
  • Registration will close in November or when capacity has been reached.