One of the top recruiting combines in the country, the Southern Volleyball Showcase provides a vehicle for athletes sophomores & above (freshman are placed on the wait list) to demonstrate their volleyball skills to college coaches. The 2015 rendition was held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at Suwanee Sports Academy, attracting a record 500 registrants and about 100 college coaches.
We’ll do it again next year — tentatively on December 3, 2016.
All verbiage following pertains to the 2015 event. We are keeping it posted to give viewers a flavor of the event. Look for registration to open in August/September, 2016.
As in the past, there will be two waves — one from 9:00 a.m. until noon and the other from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.. After you have registered, you will receive an email asking your preference as to wave assignments, and we will endeavor to honor these preferences, but must do so on a first-come basis. If there is any doubt about which wave you are to attend, or if you need to state your preference, you may do so by emailing the event’s registrar at email@example.com.
A recruiting seminar will be included as well. There will be one presentation in the morning and another in the afternoon, enabling parents and players to attend together if they wish. In previous years we have been told that the seminar itself was worth the price of admission.
We have registrations for athletes from over 22 states, including Canada, Puerto Rico, California, Hawaii, Washington and New York, reinforcing the notion that it’s not necessary to LIVE in the Southeast to attend the Showcase; rather, if you want to ATTEND COLLEGE in this region of the country, the Showcase may be your best, most efficient way to be noticed by coaches from your target geographic.
For us, the most rewarding aspect of the Showcase is that each year we receive a dozen or so “thank you” emails from participants who committed to a program to which they were first exposed at our event. We’ve included a few of their comments in the “testimonials” tab.
Though we typically don’t know in advance which colleges will be represented, a listing of college coaches who have attended in the past is posted on the “colleges represented” tab. If a recruit attending the Showcase wants to be seen by a particular college coach, the best thing they can do to make that happen is to contact that coach, let them know they will be at the Showcase, and ask them to come watch.
We have blocked out rooms at the Hyatt Place Hotel; 11505 Medlock Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097. Cost is $99/night— and includes breakfast. One or two nights available. Please call the hotel at 770-622-5858 and ask for a room in the Southern Volleyball Showcase block, or click this link and follow the prompts: http://atlantaduluthjohnscreek.place.hyatt.com/atlzjgsvs512015.html
The cost is $85.
In the event a player who has registered for the Southern Volleyball Showcase requests a refund, the Showcase will grant written refund requests for good cause through Friday, November 13, 2015. Such refunds will be issued via a credit back to the credit card, less a $20 processing fee. **ALL APPROVED REFUNDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FOLLOWING THE SHOWCASE, REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE REGISTRATION WAS RECEIVED**The Showcase will issue refunds for the Southern Volleyball Showcase only when the registered player has a medical issue that prohibits participation in the Showcase event. Southern Volleyball Showcase, at its sole discretion, may request medical documentation before processing a medical refund request. In all instances refunds will be processed only if we are able to fill the athlete’s slot. Moreover, we will not refund registration fees to no-shows.
If you have any questions not answered in this summary, please direct them to Event Director Kurt Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org