Athletics can be an important part of the high school and college experience. There are a lot of students that go into high school, excelling at a sport that they love. But what if you didn’t make the team or if you didn’t know you loved playing volleyball until late in high school? Does this mean that you can’t play volleyball in college? Whatever reason that you didn’t play volleyball at the high school level, you may be concerned as to whether or not you can play at the college level.
When you play a sport in high school, you get the chance to get a scholarship and recruited onto a college volleyball team.
However, you don’t get this same opportunity if you didn’t play at a high school level. Fortunately for you, this doesn’t mean that you can’t play volleyball at a college level. It may not be impossible, but it can be improbable. Even the most natural athlete can struggle when it comes to jumping into volleyball because this is a sport that requires a lot more teamwork than other team sports. We know also a lot of very specialized techniques that are required to excel at this sport, most of which can only be learned by experience.
There is still a chance to make the team. There are walk-on tryouts that people can participate in that will give you a chance to play on a college team. This can be easier at junior colleges or community colleges, where you can develop your talent before transferring to a 4-year school. Even NCAA Division 1 schools offer open tryouts. If you have enough natural talent, the coach may recognise your potential and work with you if they feel like you have something special to offer their team. When taking this approach, it can be a good idea to seek out the college coach before hand to see what they are looking for and when tryouts are.
The biggest issue with this is that they have athletes that have been brought into their school through athletic scholarships.
These are players that they tend to focus their attention on, primarily because the school has invested money into these players. The coach also has a reputation and they want to win, so they may not be as willing to work with athletes without any experience. The good news is that if you have natural talent, ambition, and work hard, you can still be considered.
You never know if you don’t try.
You have a 0% chance of making the team if you never try. Train hard, work hard, and show your determination and you may get your shot at playing at a college level. Maybe some of the scholarship athletes aren’t performing as well as the coach would like. In those cases, you will get a better chance of getting on the team. Just because you didn’t play at the high school level, that doesn’t mean that you can’t play at the college level.