UPDATE (12/9/14) UPDATE
One of the top recruiting combines in the country, the Southern Volleyball Showcase provides a vehicle for athletes playing 16’s and above in club to demonstrate their volleyball skills to some 100 college coaches. The 2014 rendition was held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at Suwanee Sports Academy, attracting 452 registrants and a record 121 college coaches.
The following verbiage predates the actual event but remains posted for the benefit of those who would like to attend subsequent showcases:
We have capacity for over 400 athletes, and as of mid-November we are virtually full. Sorry, but if you’re playing 15’s this year and were waitlisted, we’re not going to be able to take you this year. We’re already in the position of having to turn girls 16 and older away. If you’ve not yet registered, though, all hope is not lost, as we will put you on the wait list in the event of last-minute cancellations.
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
We have registrations for athletes from over 20 states, including Canada, Puerto Rico, California, 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 close to the Showcase at favorable rates. Details:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Suwanee
105 Celebration Drive Suwanee, GA 30024
770-932-9292 Please call hotel directly and ask for a room in the A5 Volleyball Block. The cost is $99/night with breakfast included
The cost is $85.
The Showcase will grant written refund requests through Friday, November 15, 2014. Such refunds will be issued via a credit back to the credit card, less a $20 processing fee. Beginning November 16, the Showcase will issue refunds 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 issued only if we are able to fill the athlete’s slot. Requests must be made prior the Showcase date. Wait-listed registrants who aren’t able to get in will have their registration fee refunded in its entirety.
If you have any questions not answered in this summary, please direct them to Event Director Kurt Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org