If you’re a keen high school volleyball player, then one of your biggest goals in your young career may be to go on to earn a collegiate scholarship with volleyball. If you’re one of the fortunate people to be offered this, it will be a vital step on the way to furthering your volleyball dreams.
So, How To Earn A Collegiate Scholarship With Volleyball
Awarding you with a collegiate scholarship is out of your hands. It will be the choice of someone else. That’s why you need to do everything you possibly can to give yourself the best possible chance of getting your scholarship. No one ever said it was going to be easy, but by following these tips, you’re improving your chances of success:
1. Build A Strong Mindset 😤
This starts by setting yourself a goal and visualizing yourself achieving it. Imagine what it would be like earning your collegiate scholarship with volleyball. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard work. But setting yourself this firm goal will help you get there. Building the right mindset also comes from being resilient and re-committing to your mission every day. It means listening to good advice and discarding criticism that isn’t helpful. If you win a game, stay humble and continue practicing every day. If you lose a game, don’t get put off… Continue practicing every day. There will also be many distractions along the way. While it’s important to get plenty of rest and enjoy being with friends, try and avoid people and activities that prevent you from practicing, playing and winning at volleyball.
2. Help Your Team To Victory 🏆
Volleyball is a team game and you will win or lose as a team. Take it step by step. Try to help your team win a qualifier each season during high school. Then, try and compete for a National Championship in Open. Work with your teammates and help them improve their skills as you improve your own skills.
3. Improve Your Skills Over The Long Term 🏋️♀️
Achieving your dream of getting a collegiate scholarship will no doubt be a big event. However, anything big that you achieve in life can only happen if you carry out many small actions on a daily basis. That’s why you have to have discipline, turning up on time for practice every day with the focus on improving your skills day-after-day, year-after-year. A little improvement each day will go a long way to getting you that scholarship.
4. Try To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle 🍎
While performing on match day, combined with consistent training is obviously essential, you need to back this up with your daily actions outside of volleyball. This starts with your diet. Try to restrict junk food and eat healthy meals and snacks. Eating a healthy diet and living a healthy lifestyle will improve your performance and allow you to train harder.