Attracting a coach’s attention can be tricky. A recruiting agency can charge $3,000 or more and many families do not have this extra income, but they can do it themselves if they know how. Women’s College Volleyball Recruiting: A How-to Guide for Parents by Rich Lancellot and Kim Wheeler is an easy-to-use guide that Wheeler’s and Lancellot’s daughters used to earn a combined $190,000 in academic and athletic scholarships. Most of the advice we received from our coaches was great - make a video, email coaches, make a player profile - but no one showed us "how to" do it. Every item on the freshman to senior year checklists goes into the specifics on "how to" complete each item in simple step-by-step instructions. This a sample of what the book contains: • Get a coach to come watch you play at a tournament, not just see you by coincidence. • Discover insider scholarship tips: academic versus athletic, scholarship stacking, NCAA GPA minimums, NCAA quiet periods, plus what to say to a coach at a tournament versus on the phone. • Learn what you can and cannot say at a tournament - and more importantly when you can say it. • Checklist from freshman to senior year with instructions on "how to" complete each item on your list. • Player profile template – just enter in your picture and stats and you are ready to email coaches. • Sample e-mails to coaches that are short and attention grabbing. • Subject line suggestions for getting coaches attention. • Create your own website (via Google) to manage your volleyball profile and keep current with your tournament schedule, videos, academics, honors and awards, et cetera, so you can send e-mail updates to college coaches. • Recruiting calendar for NCAA, NAIA, and Junior-College coaches • College-Research Tracking Template in Excel format to track all communications • Guidelines for NCAA and NAIA core GPA • Lists of useful websites (including academic, free recruiting, showcases, camps, etc.) • Invest in the right video camera and tripod equipment. • How to video the right aspects of the games, from the right angles, to capture what coaches are looking for. • Edit film from a coach’s perspective, using commercially available software that the pros use. • Upload film to YouTube (it’s not as easy as it appears). • Learn what to do and say on “official” and “unofficial” visits. • Negotiate (hopefully multiple) offers without jeopardizing other offers. • Register for NCAA and NAIA Eligibility Centers. • Register on free recruiting sites, such as Rich Kern, BeRecruited, NCSA Athletic Recruiting, University Athlete, and others. (Quote from a DI coach at a women’s volleyball college-recruiting seminar: “If you are not on University Athlete, coaches will be much less likely to come watch you play.”) • Create a player profile, if creating your own website is not for you, to manage your volleyball profile • Learn social media dos and don’ts—clean it up, and keep it clean from this point forward. • Focus on academics—stay on top with the help of your school counselor! Volleyball parents and coaches will both benefit from Women’s College Volleyball Recruiting . It’s your guide to getting your children noticed.