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from junior to college

Club volleyball can be a journey that spans many years. Often the junior volleyball experience culminates in an offer to continue one’s playing career in college. COAST has placed over 420 in collegiate programs and not only do we prepare players with the skills to succeed at the next level but also provide guidance to families embarking on the college recruitment journey.

As a member of COAST, there are valuable resources at your disposal to assist in the recruitment process.

RECENT COAST ALUMNI COLLEGES

How did playing club prepare you for being a collegiate athlete?

The thing that helped me most from club (especially Coast) was becoming a more competitive athlete and fighting to earn a starting spot. Freshman year is really hard because to get any time on the court in a game you need to show that you deserve it every minute of practice. Having a similar environment in club really helped me earn my minutes.

Biggest surprise of the transition from high school to college?

School is HARD. Juggling academics, volley, and extracurricular is way different in college.

Best advice or tips now having gone thru the college recruitment process?

The better your academics are, the easier it is to get recruited. With a higher GPA and test score, you become available to more colleges and, and an easy recruit for most. If the coach doesn’t have to battle admissions about academics, it’s really just that much easier. Especially for D3 teams where the coach doesn’t have as much pull with admissions. Study hard and the grades will come easier than you’d think.

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT

EVAN PASKO \ MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MIT

in-house college placement staff

We provide in-house recruiting staff who are availvable to provide guidance to players and families. The COAST staff will assist in navigating areas such as:

  • Overall recruiting landscape
  • Informational resources
  • Successful targeting strategies
  • Value assessment of 3rd party recruiting services
  • Advice on software and other tools (i.e. Hudl, University Athlete, etc.)
  • Communicate on behalf of the athlete when appropriate or necessary
  • Managing one’s recruiting profile

COAST College Placement Contacts:

Ozhan Bahrambeygui

Executive Director

Rodrigo Suelotto

College Placement Coordinator

All college placement inquiries should be directed to [email protected]

college placement seminar

Every February COAST offers a comprehensive college placement workshop free of charge. The information rich workshop offers insight into the overall recruitment process, provides tips and advice and helps shape realistic expectations for players and parents with collegiate volleyball ambitions. The workshop is led by Executive Director, Ozhan Bahrambeygui, and combines his 20+ years of club directing expertise with his past experience as a Division I recruiter.

It is geared towards parents with players in the 9th-12th grade.

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