COLLEGE RECRUITING

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

College Recruit Process

1. AEV encourages athletes and parents to educate themselves about the recruiting process as early as their freshman year in high school. 

2.There are many great opportunities for athletes to compete at the next level: NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, NCCAA and NJCAA.

3. Athletes and parents need to become their own best advocates.

4. We as a Club and organization are a resource along with those listed below.  Please explore the links below and feel free to schedule an appointment and to ask as many questions as possible.

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

What is Recruiting?

The NCAA defines recruiting as “any solicitation of prospective student-athletes or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.”

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

FAQ Related to Recruiting:

What is a contact?

A contact occurs any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face contact with a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents off the college’s campus.

What is a contact period?

During a contact period, a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete and visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents.

What is an evaluation period?

During an evaluation period, a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period.

What is a quiet period?

During a quiet period, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time.

What is a dead period?

During a dead period, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.

What is the difference between an official visit and an unofficial visit?

Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an official visit. Visits paid for by college-bound student-athletes or their parents are unofficial visits.

During an official visit, the college can pay for transportation to and from the college for the prospect, lodging and three meals per day for both the prospect and the parent or guardian, as well as reasonable entertainment expenses including three tickets to a home sports event.

The only expenses a college-bound student-athlete may receive from a college during an unofficial visit are three tickets to a home sports event.

What is an National Letter of Intent?

A National Letter of Intent is signed by a college-bound student-athlete when the student-athlete agrees to attend a Division I or II college or university for one academic year. Participating institutions agree to provide financial aid for one academic year to the student-athlete as long as the student-athlete is admitted to the school and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules. Other forms of financial aid do not guarantee the student-athlete financial aid.

The National Letter of Intent is voluntary and not required for a student-athlete to receive financial aid or participate in sports.

Signing an National Letter of Intent ends the recruiting process since participating schools are prohibited from recruiting student-athletes who have already signed letters with other participating schools.

A student-athlete who has signed a National Letter of Intent may request a release from his or her contract with the school. If a student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent with one school but attends a different school, he or she will lose one full year of eligibility and must complete a full academic year at their new school before being eligible to compete.

What are recruiting calendars?

Recruiting calendars help promote the well-being prospective student-athletes and coaches and ensure competitive equity by defining certain time periods in which recruiting may or may not occur in a particular sport.

Source: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/resources

 

University Athlete:

1. Free – click here

2. #1 Choice by college coaches to connect to players

3. Recruiting Database, every player are encouraged to create their own player profiles.

RECRUITING COORDINATOR

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

Casey Shingler

Casey Shingler

RECRUITING COORDINATOR

WTAMU Lady Buff Assistant Volleyball Coach, Casey Shingler, is AEV’s Recruiting Coordinator. Casey is on his 3rd season as the Assistant Coach of the Lady Buffs.

The Lady Buffs finished the 2017 campaign with an overall record of 23-14 with a 12-8 mark in the Lone Star Conference as WT made their 26th appearance in the NCAA Division II Volleyball Postseason as the seventh seed in the South Central Region. The Lady Buffs then went on a run as they topped then #12 Tarleton State and Metro State to advance to the program’s 16th Regional Championship match before falling to #9 Regis in four-sets.

A native of Tucson, Shingler graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Physical Education in 2009 and completed his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Arkansas-Monticello in 2012. While at the Arizona, Shingler was a libero for the Wildcats, winning the 2009 Mountain West Conference Title and earning a 5th place finish in the National Tournament.

In addition to playing, he also coached at his alma mater, Sahuaro High School. Heading up both the men’s and women’s junior varsity programs for two seasons as well as assisting with both varsity teams for five, he was a part of four region titles, four state semifinal appearances, two state final appearances and the 2009 men’s State Championship. Following his time in Sahuaro, he became the head coach of the men’s varsity team at Cienega High School in 2009-10, compiling a 23-13 record.

After graduation, Shingler was hired as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. When he was promoted to head coach in 2011, he more than doubled the win total of UAM and claimed four conference matches in the Great American Conference after the team had gone winless in league play in 2010. During the 2012 season, Shingler was an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. During his time at Penn, they produced the nation’s highest dig average and All-American Dani Shepard.

Shingler has also coached at the club level, leading multiple teams to Top 16 finishes including a Zona 17-1 2nd place finish at 2014 Far Westerners Qualifier and a 5th place finish at 2014 GJNC. Casey has coached our AEV 171 National team the last two seasons.