What is an AVCA College Prep Combine?
A: The AVCA College Prep Combine is a two-hour low impact, high value data gathering session that assesses a player’s physical potential and behavioral temperament, both critical factors in informing the college-bound volleyball player about her choices.
What is the AVCA Phenom College Prep Program?
A: A weekend for student-athletes and their parents to learn network and socialize. The event is designed to prepare and educate participants and their parents about playing volleyball at the collegiate level. It is an invitation-only event for unsigned athletes on the Under Armour Watch List and AVCA Phenom Watch List. Participating student-athletes and their parents will attend educational sessions, the Under Armour All-America High School Volleyball Match, NCAA volleyball matches, interact with AVCA collegiate All-Americans, undergo avcaVPI™ testing and participate in the NCSA/AVCA Talent Showcase during which athletes will demonstrate their skills in front of 100+ college coaches in attendance.
What is the AVCA Volleyball Performance Index (avcaVPI™)?
A: A composite score of electronically-validated tests measuring standing vertical jump, arm swing velocity, height of attack, two-handed block touch, pro-agility and acceleration. Compare your results with other players the same age, others at the same position, or players currently on college teams.
What is the Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP)?
A: A succinct overview of a player’s behavioral tendencies on the court. Valuable for self-awareness
about your learning style and useful in identifying college environments where you will thrive.
What is the Player Video Clip (PVC)?
A: Each player will have a videotape clip of her performance in the height of attack, arm swing velocity and pro-agility stations automatically uploaded to her profile in the avcaVPI™ database. She will also have the ability to add her own 3-minute YouTube video clip to her profile. When combined with the avcaVPI™, the PVC provides a college coach with the ability to judge how far along a player is in reaching her physical potential.
Who can participate in the College Prep Combines?
A: Any uncommitted female volleyball player who is a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school.
Who can access the avcaVPI™ searchable database?
A: This information will be shared with participating athletes and AVCA member coaches. If you choose to not share your data, you have access to opt out of your results being public.