In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein
2020 has proven to quite the year, throwing punches every step of the way. It's a good thing that volleyball players and coaches are resilient people. One specific area greatly affected by the events of 2020 has been college recruiting. That's where Midwest Recruiting Showcases would like to offer assistance to both athletes and college coaches. Each showcase will consist of jump testing, drills to showcase an athlete's skill set, 6 v 6 drills, live scrimmaging and a brief recruiting talk with tips on how to successfully market yourself during these times. We will also live stream each showcase for coaches unable to attend in person.
College coaches will be invited to each Showcase. Division I coaches will be unable to attend the September Showcase due to NCAA rules, but will be invited to attend the October Showcase. Division II, Division III, NJCAA and NAIA schools will be invited to attend both Showcases. With your permission, college coaches will have access to your contact information and jump touch results.
Participating athletes will have the opportunity to showcase their abilities in their specific position as well as their ability to compete during 6 v 6 drills and the live scrimmage. Each athlete will receive a different colored t-shirt indicating your graduation year. The t-shirt will be numbered to make it easier for college coaches to find you. If you preregister, you will know your t-shirt number prior to the start of each showcase. This will allow you to let college coaches your number so they can identify you right away.
As we confirm college coaches that plan to attend, a list will be updated on this website. Registration will open August 24th for both showcases. We will limit registrations, so we suggest that you register early. You will receive a confirmation email with detailed information about each Showcase. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Showcase will be hosted at the Cedar Valley Sportsplex (300 Jefferson St) in Waterloo, IA. The cost of each Showcase is $70/athlete if you register before September 3rd. If you register after September 3rd, the cost will be $85/athlete.
September Showcase October Showcase
Wave 1: 11:00-1:45pm (2021-2023 graduates) Wave 1: 11:00-1:45pm (2021-2023 graduates) Wave 2: 2:00-4:45pm (2021-2023 graduates) Wave 2: 2:00-4:45pm (2021-2023 graduates)
11:00-2:00pm (2021-2023 graduates)
College coaches planning to attend
Hawkeye Community College (IA)
Illinois Wesleyan University
Iowa Central Community College
Illinois Central Community College
Coe College (IA)
Central College (IA)
Northwest Missouri State University
Grand View University (IA)
Northern Illinois University
Barry University (FL)
Winona State University (MN)
Morningside College (IA)
Quincy University (IL)
North Iowa Area Community College
Simpson College (IA)
South Dakota School of Mines
Upper Iowa University
Minnesota State University
Mount Mercy University (IA)
Briar Cliff University (IA)
University of Minnesota Crookston
Clarke University (IA)
Augustana University (SD)
University of Mary (ND)
University of Northern Iowa
Illinois State University
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
University of Illinois - Chicago
Loyola University - Chicago