Athletes recognized on the Phenom List have been identified by the AVCA as elite rising high school volleyball student-athletes. These athletes are underclassmen who have received some form of recognition for their outstanding play (All-State, Prep Volleyball, USA Volleyball Team, etc.). These athletes will be eligible to participate in the AVCA Phenom College Prep Program, an invitation only event. Invitations to this event have been emailed out on October 4th, 2017. Please see below for more information and the 2017 Phenom College Prep Program Schedule and a list of college coaches who have signed up to attend the Talent Showcase.
Updates to these lists will be made every Thursday of each week until November, 16th.
List last updated: 11/16/17
For the sixth year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) will host the AVCA Phenom College Preparatory Program. In the past 5 year, 77% of athletes who participate in this program play volleyball in college! The program is a weekend of events held in conjunction with the AVCA Annual Convention and NCAA Finals. Participating student-athletes and their parents will attend the following:
- Educational sessions regarding recruiting and life as a college athlete,
- Under Armour All-America High School Volleyball Match
- NCAA Final Four volleyball matches and National Championship Match
- Panels with AVCA Collegiate All-Americans and current college coaches
- Volleyball Performance Index (VPI) testing
- Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP) assessments.
- Talent Showcase where these athletes will demonstrate their skills in front of the 200+ college coaches in attendance.
The event is designed to prepare and educate participants and their parents about playing volleyball at the collegiate level.
The AVCA Phenom College Prep Program is an invitation-only event for uncommitted seniors on the Under Armour Watch List and uncommitted underclassmen on the AVCA Phenom List. The AVCA Phenom List is comprised of underclassmen who have received some form of recognition for their outstanding play (All-State Team, Prep Volleyball, USA Volleyball Team, etc.).
When & Where
For 2017, the event will be held in Kansas City, Missouri from December 14 – 17. All events will take place in the Kansas City Convention Center.
Registration to this event is NOW OPEN! If you are an athlete on this list and have not received an invitation, please email email@example.com. Coaches and parents have been emailed with an invitation and a link to register online. Registration will remain open until Friday, November 3rd or until maximum capacity is reached.
REGISTRATION OPTION 1: $244 SOLD OUT
- NCAA semi-final and championship match lower level ticket (for athlete only)
- See below for more information
REGISTRATION OPTION 2: $199
- NCAA semi-final and championship match upper level ticket (for athlete only)
- See below for more information
Both registration options include:
- AVCA Talent Showcase: exposure to over 200 college coaches!
- Volleyball Performance Index (VPI): a specific measurement of physical potential
- Athlete Behavioral Profile (ABP): a unique profile of your learning style
- Under Armour HS All-America Match ticket (for athlete only)
- Phenom-specific educational sessions with current AVCA college All- Americans
- Parent-specific educational sessions with college coaches from all divisions and the NCSA about recruiting rules and what to expect during the process
- Under Armour T-shirt
- Comparative VPI metrics, ABP assessments, and a list of college coaches who attended the Talent Showcase provided after the event.
- Results entered into a database that is searchable by event, class, position, and physical metrics. This allows a player to assess where she measures up against other Phenoms, and allows AVCA college coaches to search for specific traits/positions.
(Invitations were sent out on 11/8/17)
“My favorite part was the NCAA matches and the Under Armour match. Being around the high quality players was inspiring to want to be one of them.” – Athlete
“Participating in the showcase was awesome, seeing so many college coaches together was surreal. There were soo many. It was a really cool program that tested me, and my abilities.” – Athlete
“The Phenom Program definitely created exposure with college coaches. I am now corresponding with 3 DII schools and 5 NAIA schools that I had no previous contact with.” – Athlete
“Since attending this event, my daughter was immediately contacted by college coaches before we even got on a flight back home and has been receiving emails ever since. She now has more choices than ever.” – Parent
“I loved the All-American Panel. It really helped me figure out what is important when looking for a college.” – Athlete