High Academic Showcase — Cancelled for 2019

We regret to inform you that the 2019 High Academic Showcase has been cancelled.  For the first five years of the event’s existence, the Showcase has been instrumental in connecting brainiac volleyball players with the volleyball programs of high academic institutions.  The event has typically drawn 30-40 coaches and 130 – 150 athletes.

This year, for reasons we do not understand as of yet (though we suspect the new NCAA recruiting rules have something to do with it), the number of both student-athletes and college coaches who have registered as of 5/13 has been so low that we do not believe we can put on a quality event.  So rather than host a showcase of which we are not proud, we are cancelling the Showcase for this year.  Hopefully we will be able to ascertain the reason(s) underlying the low number of registrations this year.  If so, we’ll be back in 2020.

Those who have already registered will be notified independently and their registration fee will be returned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions or comments?  Address them to southernvolleyballshowcase@gmail.com

Registration:   No Longer Active

For the past eleven years, A5 Volleyball Club has hosted the Southern Volleyball Showcase in early December, a recruiting combine that typically attracts 500 athletes and 150 college coaches.  The High Academic Showcase is smaller and focused exclusively on matching colleges/universities with high academic standards with prospective student-athletes who have the grades and test scores necessary to secure admission and thrive in such an environment.

Rising freshmen and older —  who meet the event’s academic guidelines.  We are looking for GPA’s of 3.5 or higher; ACT’s of 25 or higher and/or SAT scores (or equivalent PSAT’s) of 1100 and up (math & verbal total). These are guidelines rather than absolute requirements. Please email us if you are interested but may not apply strictly by the academic guidelines.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – noon (Wave I) and 12:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. (Wave II). Players only participate in one wave.  We ask that athletes  arrive 30 minutes early to sign in, stretch and warm up.  College coaches may bring collateral materials and/or admissions representatives, as we will devote some space for use as a “college fair”.

Southern Volleyball Center
11415 Old Roswell Rd; Alpharetta, GA, 30009 (approximately 20 miles due north of downtown Atlanta).


$95 per athlete; no charge for college coaches


Fairfield Inn and Suites Alpharetta    $79/night 770-663-4000

Ask for a room in the Southern Volleyball block

Click to make online reservation


Please register here


There is sufficient parking on site for this event.  If the front lot is full, there is room — along with a second entrance — to the rear of the building. Please do NOT park in the lot across the street serving AT&T, and do NOT park on the grass, in a reserved spot, or in a handicap spot (unless you display the proper credential), as violators will be towed.


Contact Denise Corrigan

Recruiting Videos

The official provider for recruiting videos is American Sports Memories (click) and their email is info@americansportsmemories.com

Showcase Participants Weigh In

–  “Just wanted to let you know that (the High Academic Showcase) was the most organized and overall well-done combine I have ever attended!

–  “Great job to all involved!”

–  “Very impressed with the talent level.”

–  “Wow!  I haven’t gotten a workout like that all year!”

–  “What a great idea!  This is probably the most efficient recruiting event of the year for me — I get to see 100 – 150 (academically) pre-qualified athletes in a 6 – 7 hour period.  ….and they can downright PLAY!”

–  “My daughter received emails from five college coaches within the first 3 days following the (High Academic) Showcase.  THANK YOU!”



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