It occurred to me once that I had yet to really take on the subject of recruiting on this blog in any meaningful fashion. At least not from the coach’s perspective (see Inside College Volleyball for a different angle). The realization came on the back of having to give serious thought to my own recruiting track record and how I present it following some feedback I recently received in the job hunt process.

Recruiting is a massive part of coaching collegiately in the US. Really, in some fashion or another is a feature of competitive volleyball at just about any level. As much as we might all like to think our great coaching is why we win, having quality players is a big part of the equation. Identifying, attracting, and retaining them is thus an important part of coaching successfully when you get paid to win.

My plan is to run a series of posts covering different aspects of recruiting. To that end, I’d love to hear from you. What aspects of recruiting do you want to learn more about? What do you feel like you need to be better at in recruiting? Do you have any personal insights into recruiting you’d like to share? Maybe you’ve got a story?

I’ve got the framework of an idea for how I’ll take on the subject, but input and contributions are very welcome. Feel free to leave a comment below. Alternatively, you can email me through the contact page or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks in advance.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Men's & Women's Head Volleyball Coach at Medaille College, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy (formerly Charleston Academy). His previous experience includes the college and university level in the US and UK, professional coaching in Sweden, and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. Learn more on his bio page.

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