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Follow the Top 20 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Programs

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting, Recruiting, Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series, TVT College Recruiting Series

Collegiate Beach Volleyball is heading into the Fall Season to test partnerships, teams and prepare for the Spring Season. The final 2019 poll released by Dig Magazine ranks the top 20 teams with a few close contenders. Follow along as these teams work towards the ultimate goal of playing in the NCAA Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 1-3, 2020. 

INSTAGRAM:
UCLA  @uclabeachvb
USC  @uscbeach
LSU  @lsubeachvb
FSU  @fsubeachvolleyball 
Hawaii  @uhbeachvolleyball
Pepperdine  @peppbeachvolley 
Stetson  @stetsonbeachvb
Cal Poly  @calpolybeach
Loyola Marymount  @lmulionsbeach
Cal Berkeley  @calbeachvolleyball
FIU  @fiu_beach
Arizona  @arizonabeachvolleyball
Long Beach  @lbsu_womensvb
GCU  @gcu_beach
GSU  @gsubeachvb
South Carolina  @gamecockbeachvb
TCU  @tcubeachvb
Arizona State  @sundevilbeachvb
St Mary’s  @smc_volleyball
College of Charleston  @cofcvolleyball
Stanford  @stanfordbeachvb
FAU  @faubeachvb

See TVT’s Facebook for a link to team FB accounts.

New Recruiting Rules for Beach Volleyball

By | Beach Volleyball Recruting, College Showcase, Recruiting, TVT College Recruiting Series

As of May 1, 2019 new NCAA D1 recruiting rules went into effect for Beach Volleyball. These new rules put limits on the communication between a recruit and a college coach before the end of their sophomore year of high school. The goals of the new rules are to curb early recruiting and give athletes the opportunity to make more informed decisions. 

NEW RULES EXPLAINED
College coaches can no longer communicate with student-athletes (or parents) before June 15 after sophomore year. College coaches will be allowed to discuss freshman or sophomore athletes with club coaches, but those conversations are limited to the coach being interested in the athlete, nothing else can be discussed. 


COACH COMMUNICATION: ALLOWED JUNE 15 AFTER SOPHOMORE YEAR
– Communication with coaches can begin 6/15 after sophomore year.
– Includes phone, email, social media contact, private messages, incoming and outgoing calls

OFF-CAMPUS CONTACT: ALLOWED AUGUST 1 BEFORE JUNIOR YEAR
Off campus contact can begin 8/1 before junior year.
– Any face-to-face contact off campus where a coach says more than hello

OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL VISITS: ALLOWED AUGUST 1 BEFORE JUNIOR YEAR
– Official and unofficial DI college visits can begin 8/1 before junior year.
– School-financed visits & self-financed visit that include coach conversations

VERBAL OFFERS/COMMITMENTS: ALLOWED JUNE 15 AFTER SOPHOMORE YEAR
No verbal offers/commitments until 6/15 after sophomore year.
– 
Recruiting interactions during campus visits, camps and through high school/club coaches


ADAPTING TO THE NEW RULES
Despite the new rules college coaches are still going to build their recruiting classes prior to being able to contact recruits.  Coaches will build their watch lists by online research, attending events, communicating with athletes’ coaches and observing and working with athletes at camps and clinics.
Athletes’ recruiting efforts also need to start prior to coaches being able to contact them. Setting up online profiles, researching schools, emailing coaches and attending camps and clinics are all things athletes can do.
Having an online profile which contains highlight videos, stats, and academic information will be important. Athletes can email coaches to make them aware of their online profile and send them updates on a regular basis.  
Attending camps at the colleges athletes are interested in is also important for athletes to get evaluated early.  This gives athletes the chance to work with the coaches, experience their coaching style, and to see the campus.

Q & A WITH FSU HEAD COACH BROOKE NILES
We checked in with FSU Head Coach, Brooke Niles to see what she thinks of the new rules: 

What do you think of the recruiting rule change? 
I like the new rules because it gives us coaches a lot more time to see players develop and grow before they commit to a college. Now players can take visits in their junior and senior years of high school instead of committing freshman and sophomore year. I think the players are in a better spot maturity wise to make their college decision later in high school.

What are the pros & cons of the change?
Some of the cons are it’s hard to communicate with coaches unless you attend camps between your freshman and junior years.  I mentioned some of the pros above. It also gives you enough time to make a decision about where you want to go to school and what program fits your needs.

How will this affect the way you recruit? 
This gives us a lot more time to evaluate players and watch them grow. We’ll have more time to  watch players before we make a commitment and players will have more opportunities to explore their options before they make a commitment. We have found that holding more camps gives us the opportunity to really get to know the players and they experience our coaching styles.

Do you have any advice for athletes starting the recruiting process?
My advice to athletes with these new rules is to make a list of things you want from a program and college. Then find programs that fit your needs and attend camps, clinics with those programs.

The new rules do not impact the recruiting timeline at the NCAA DII, DIII, NAIA or Junior College level.

Colin Kaslow Joins TVT Beach Team

By | Beach Volleyball Recruting, Recruiting, Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series

We are excited to announce the addition of Colin Kaslow as our Strength & Conditioning Coach for TVT Beach Team.  Colin joins our team this Fall and athletes will have the opportunity to work out in the sand and set up training sessions in the gym.

Colin Kaslow is a personal trainer in Austin, with 20 years of experience working with a diverse client base that includes professional athletes. He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and works as a corrective exercise and flexibility specialist at Spinal Rehab & Sports Medicine. Colin was also a Professional Beach Volleyball Player and partners with Tim Wooliver, playing both domestically and internationally during his career. Colin brings a wealth of knowledge and has designed a strength & conditioning program that compliments the TVT Beach Team training.

“Colin is an excellent addition to our team and brings positive energy, visionary thinking, and elite experience, as well as a passion for developing young athletes. He compliments our program, adding a diversity of thinking which is important for continual growth.” Head Coach Tim Wooliver said.

May 26-27 Texas Recruiting Showcase

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COLLEGE RECRUITING SERIES
TEXAS RECRUITING SHOWCASE
MAY 26-27
SAN ANTONIO

WHEN:
May 26-27 San Antonio: JBS #10 College Recruiting Series w/FSU, Arizona, LSU, South Carolina, GCU, Stetson, TCU, Hendrix & Texas A&M-CC

WHERE:
Sideliners
15630 Henderson Pass
San Antonio, TX 78232

SCHEDULE:

Sunday 5/26 – 15U & 16U
8:00-10:00am College Beach Clinic
10:15am Tournament Check-In
10:45am Tournament Begins

Monday 5/27 – 14U & 18U
8:00-10:00am College Beach Clinic
10:15am Tournament Check-In
10:45am Tournament Begins

January 26-27 College Recruiting Series Dallas

By | AAU Junior Olympics, AVPFirst, Beach Volleyball Recruting, College Showcase, Recruiting, Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series

COLLEGE RECRUITING SERIES
JANUARY 26-27
DALLAS

WHEN:
January 26-27 Dallas: JBS #1 College Recruiting Series w/ Pepperdine, Florida State, Cal Berkeley, Hawaii, South Carolina & TCU/AAU & AVPFirst

WHERE:
Sandbar
317 S 2nd Ave
Dallas, TX 75226

SCHEDULE:
Saturday 1/26
College Beach Clinics w/FSU, Cal & Hawaii

8:00-9:30am Clinic #1
9:45-11:15am Clinic #2
11:30 Tournament Check-In
11:45am Tournament Begins – College Recruiting Series w/Pepperdine, FSU, Cal Berkeley, Hawaii & TCU/AAU JOQ

Sunday 1/27
College Beach Clinic w/Pepperdine & South Carolina

8:30-10:00am  Clinic #1
10:15am Tournament Check-In
10:30am Tournament Begins – College Recruiting Series w/Pepperdine, South Carolina & TCU/AVPFirst

 

2017 Texas Recruiting Showcase

By | College Showcase, Recruiting, Texas Volleyball Tour's Junior Beach Series

Memorial Day Weekend was a big success and lots of Texas athletes were discovered by top D1 Beach Volleyball Programs!
Saturday and Sunday started with the Olympian Beach clinics, hosted by Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, and Todd Rogers.  Athletes worked in small groups on elite skills and received feedback to further develop their game. After the morning clinics athletes participated in the Texas Recruiting Showcase where 12 college coaches, from top D1 Beach Programs recruited.
On Monday morning athletes got to take part in a College Coaches Camp and worked in small groups with college coaches from Cal Poly, University of Arizona, Arizona State, FAU, GSU, GCU, Hawaii, TCU, Stetson, SJSU, Florida State and South Carolina.
Big thanks to the athletes and coaches that attended the 2017 Texas Recruiting Showcase & Olympian Beach Clinics on Memorial Day Weekend in San Antonio.  Over 350 athletes got to work with and be seen by 12 College Coaches from top D1 Beach Programs in the US. This was an amazing opportunity for athletes looking to further develop their game and play at the collegiate level.
We will be hosting more events in 2018! Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on the latest news & information: Texas Volleyball Tour’s Junior Beach.