Want to play in college?
Pipeline is proud to announce the hiring of Lauren Hansen, My Recruiting Assistant, to the Pipeline team! Lauren in conjunction with our talented club coaches and admins will offer athletes at Pipeline unprecedented support in the world of college recruiting leveraging their relationships, expertise and passion to provide a unique service that will rival anything the top clubs in the country provide. Combined with our Executive Director’s experience and connections in the college game in addition to the many coaches who have vast connections as well, Pipeline Volleyball Club is ready to help you!
Lauren Hansen, My Recruiting Assistant
As Pipeline's Recruiting Director, Lauren will be responsible for maintaining current information on what college coaches are looking for in each class and matching Pipeline's athletes to college programs. Lauren will conduct PSA (Prospective Student Athlete) Consultations as well as seminars, recruiting clinics and develop resources for our athletes to guide them through the recruiting process throughout their career.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to guide the players of Pipeline Volleyball Club to achieve their dreams of playing collegiate volleyball. Co-Owner / Director Stephanie Holthus shares the same vision as I do for his/her athletes and getting to the next level. Stephanie’s expertise, paired with myself and Pipeline Volleyball Club's amazing staff, will set Pipeline apart from all other clubs.”
Lauren Hansen, My Recruiting Assistant
Pipeline Volleyball Club is extremely proud of what we've accomplished on the recruiting front. Congratulations to all the athletes that have made their commitments and/or signed their National Letter of Intent!
Ashley Poland - NCAA Division I Western Illinois University - 2020, Libero, Hoffman Estates High School
Complete PSA Questionnaire
Players start the recruiting process by completing the Prospective Student Athlete form that will be submitted to Lauren Hansen. This process generally starts between your freshman and sophomore year.
Once receiving the PSA Questionnaire, Lauren will contact the player and her family to schedule a PSA Consultation to discuss the recruiting process. The process varies for each player, so Lauren will help each family navigate the process and help them to understand timelines.
Video, Video, Video
Players that want to be recruiting in today's college game must have video. Parents will receive instructions on how to video their child during matches. Video will be submitted to Lauren so that she can prepare "Highlight Reels" that will be used to market the player via social media and web platforms.
Recruiting Visits & Camps
Players will begin the process of attending Official & Unofficial Visits after September 1st of their Junior year. Prior to that players may attend special camps or clinics hosted by college programs or other 3rd Party camps. These camps are NOT required but may lead to additional exposure.
Verbal Commitments & Signings
Once a player receives and offer and decides that the school is the right fit for them, they make a "Verbal Commitment" to the program. That commitment will stay in place until their Senior Year when they will likely sign a National Letter of Intent to play for a school. (Dependent on scholarship situation.)
You Should Hire A Recruiting Service
In this day and age everyone is looking to make money off of athletes that want to get recruited. There are a number of recruiting services out there that promise to deliver exposure and the hopes of a scholarship. NCSA, CaptainU, independent consultants, etc. The simple fact of the matter is that you simply need to work with Pipeline Volleyball Club's recruiting team to navigate the process. There is NO NEED to spend additional funds on outside services!
You MUST attend Recruiting Combines
Recruiting Combines (Showcases) have become the latest "money grab" in the recruiting world. While there are several that offer amazing exposure, many do NOT. Do your research and make sure the combine has an established history of college coaches attending. Please know that 150 college coaches can NEVER see hundreds of athletes in a short time frame. Combines are likely to have a low return on investment.
It is TOO late for me to get recruited
The recruiting process is different for EVERY player. It is NEVER too late. Recruiting needs are changing constantly in the college game as players will transfer, medically retire or simply quit programs all the time. We have many stories of players committing to BIG TIME schools late in their senior year. Never stop dreaming!
We will NEVER get seen on a 2's team
Many players and parents FEAR that not being on the top team will affect recruiting. That simply ISN'T true. Most college coaches believe the level of training a player receives is much more impactful to recruiting than being on a top team.