2019 Mizuno Southern Volleyball Showcase — Saturday, November 30th

One of the top recruiting combines in the country, the Southern Volleyball Showcase provides a vehicle for athletes freshman & above to demonstrate their volleyball skills to college coaches.  The 2018 rendition was held on Saturday, November 25th at Suwanee Sports Academy, attracting 500+ registrants and over 100 college coaches.

We’ll do it again this year at the same location — on Saturday, November 30, 2019  Why, you ask, are we hosting the event in November rather than December?  The answer lies in the changes to the NCAA recruiting calendar:  Sunday, December 1 now falls in a Quiet Period.

Registration for the 2019 event is now Open.

Register Here

As in the past, there will be two waves — one from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30am and the other from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m..  You will select which wave you desire when you register.

Any Questions? Email the event’s registrar at southernvolleyballshowcase@gmail.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.

American Sports Memories is partnering with the Showcase again this year for the creation of Recruiting videos.  If you want to avail yourself of this service, press this link and follow the instructions.  Procrastinators beware, as ASM video offerings have sold out in previous Showcases.

17 Responses to 2019 Mizuno Southern Volleyball Showcase — Saturday, November 30th

  1. Cindy Faugerstrom says:

    Please email information on how to sign up for this showcase. Thanks!

  2. Lori Bidgood says:

    My daughter is 15, is she eligible to attend your showcase? She will compete in the u16 age group in the 2012-2013 club season.

    • michael says:

      Yes, Lori, she may participate. The intent is for the event to be open to girls PLAYING 16’s and above, irrespective of their birthday. I’ll clarify the verbiage.

  3. Louis says:

    We are a little new to this, so I apologize if this is something that should be understood. You mentioned that there were two waves. When we signed up my daughter, there was no method to indicate which wave we were signing up for – or do the girls particapte in both waves?


    • michael says:

      Great question. You participate in either the a.m. or p.m. wave, but not both. Once registered you will be contacted via email and asked your preference.

      • Jamila Moody says:

        Hi. I see you mentioned we an email would be sent out about participant times. I registered my daughter on Sept 1st and haven’t received an email as of yet. I wasn’t sure when those would go out. I was just curious.

        Thanks for your help.

  4. michael says:

    Hi Vanessa,

    Great question–thanks for asking.

    Unfortunately we can’t let athletes participate in multiple sessions, as that would preclude others from participating, since we are virtually certain to sell out. Plus…. you will find the combine to be a pretty rigorous workout. It’d be pretty difficult to show your best stuff in that second wave, as you will be exhausted.

    Because the Showcase has become so popular, each year we discuss adding a third wave, and each year we decide against doing so, as the one year we did it, many coaches left early in the third wave and those girls were not seen to the same extent as those who were in the first two waves.

    My advice would be to request the wave that makes the most sense from a travel and a rest perspective–to make sure you’re as fresh as you can be. If you’re coming in from Texas on Friday night, you might want to play in the a.m. Conversely, if you’re coming from California–as several registrants are–you might want to defer to the afternoon, since our 9 a.m. start time is 6 a.m. on the Pacific Coast.

    Our experience is that both a.m. and p.m. waves are seen to equal degrees. While there will be some coaches who arrive after the combine has started in the morning, there will also be coaches who depart in the afternoon before it’s done. But we feed them well at lunch and most are there for the entire day.

    Best of luck to you!


  5. Jennifer says:

    Hello, I was wondering when we should be receiving our confirmation email to be able to select which wave my daughter is interested in? I registered her on Sept 30 and have already received the email with the waiver attachment but that email said we would be receiving another email to respond to to select the wave preference.

    Thank you.

  6. Rebecca Richey says:

    My daughter has been playing since she was 5 on a 12 and under team. She is now 11 and plays on a 14s team. When can she start attending showcases. She plays year round,school,club and beach already.

    • michael says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thanks for your question. Recruiting combines differ, but most want the athlete to be old enough to be of recruitable age. At the Showcase, we restrict attendees to those playing 16’s and up. Certainly we wouldn’t want to turn away a high school girl with legitimate aspirations to play in college for a middle schooler who is too young to be seriously recruited but wants the experience of a combine.

      Best of luck to your daughter!


  7. Michele says:

    Hi Michael

    Will this be the only showcase for the class of 2013?

    My daughter is interested, but the date is a bad time for us.

    Thanks Michele

    • michael says:

      This is the only Showcase that WE offer, Michelle, but there are other recruiting combines out there. Check prepvolleyball.com for about a half dozen announcements.

      Best of Luck,


  8. kurt matthews says:

    KURT MATTHEWS – SHOWCASE DIRECTOR (kurtmatthews@southernvolleyball.com if you have any questions)

    **Registration is live!** Thank you for your patience while we built this new and improved system

    Also, answers to some FAQ’s
    1. The Showcase is open to individuals, you do not have to have a team.
    2. If you need housing, we can get you a deal on hotels – email me for details
    3. ALL LEVELS of colleges have attended in the past (DI,II,III, NAIA, Junior College) so the Showcase is a benefit to all levels of players (& colleges as well)
    4. YES the Showcase will fill and we will create a waiting list

    Thank you!

  9. michael says:

    sorry for the belated reply, alexis. coaches who have attended the showcase are listed on a sub-page to the showcase webpage.

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