- PROFESSIONAL WORKOUT
High-level drills designed to assess your abilityOur expert coaches will lead you through a pro-style workout to determine your physical and technical ability. During the workout, our scouts will evaluate you on serving, receiving, blocking, digging, setting and other skills. Prior to the event you will receive in-depth information, including what scouts look for when evaluating prospects, to help you better prepare for the tryout.
- VERBAL EVALUATION
Within 72 hours you will receive a verbal evaluation from a Player Development CoordinatorNobody evaluates players better than Volleyball Factory! You will receive a verbal evaluation over the phone from our staff within 72 hours of the tryout. This scouting report will let you know where you rate compared to players across the entire country, reveal your college potential and suggest areas for improvement.
- UNDER ARMOUR® NATIONAL TEAM & TRAINING SELECTION
Based on your performance at the tryout, you may be selected to compete on an Under Armour® Volleyball Factory National Tournament Team or National Training Program.Players who attend the National Tryout are eligible for selection to Under Armour Volleyball Factory National Tournament Teams & National Training programs. Our team of experts will make recommendations based on your tryout performance. These events combine world-class instruction with life-changing experiences to help you develop confidence and prepare for success at the college level.
- COLLEGE RECRUITING SEMINAR
Parents and players will learn the do's & dont's of the college recruiting processOur college recruiting staff will share dos and don'ts, the "10 College Recruiting Pitfalls" and detailed steps to help you play volleyball at the next level.
- VOLLEYBALL FACTORY PLAYER PAGE
Promote your achievements and abilities directlyThis unique digital platform is designed for you to promote your academic achievements and physical abilities directly to college coaches. Providing players with an unparalleled advantage in the college recruiting process, the player page features:
- Easy-to-read evaluation & your professionally edited video
- Mobile-friendly: viewable on the iPhone, iTouch, iPad, & Droid
- Social integration: share your Volleyball Factory Player Page through Facebook & Twitter while keeping your contact information protected
- Download capability
- WRITTEN EVALUATION
Unbiased highlights of your physical & technical strengthsOur scouts will elaborate on the verbal evaluation of your performance, detailing your physical & technical strengths. Your written evaluation will include an assessment of your vertical jump, block jump, approach jump and short shuttle. College coaches rely on our unbiased evaluations to develop their recruiting lists and ultimately build their roster.
Professionally filmed & skillfully editedVolleyball Factory began implementing the top-rated DataVolley system at every Under Armour National Tryout and College PREP session in April 2016 to provide our players with an edge in the recruiting process.
This video capture software is used by nearly every top collegiate program. Using DataVolley, our player videos record each player performing at their very best during live in-game action in a statistically relevant way. And each video is then edited and compiled by one of our coaches or scouts who understands the sport - not an outside videographer. If it matters to college coaches, DataVolley captures it. Only with College PREP from Volleyball Factory.Loading Video...
- 6-ON-6 FOOTAGE
Provide coaches with a comprehensive understanding of your skill setYour online video will open with raw 6-on-6 footage so coaches can evaluate your play in a game-like scenario. College coaches want to see not only the result of a skill, but also how well an athlete moves on the court.
- GAME FOOTAGE
Add personal video from game action to your Player PageEnhance your Volleyball Factory Player Page by submitting your own video footage from game play. Our staff will add this footage to your Player Page so it’s included when you share your profile with college coaches.
Network with college coaches via Factory RecruitsYour profile is added to our Factory Recruits online database, accessed daily by college coaches nationwide. The search feature allows coaches to view profiles & videos instantly, and recruit the right players for their program.
- COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL CONTACT LIST
Access to almost 1,200 college volleyball programsTake control of the college recruiting process and contact coaches directly. The built-in e-mail capability of your player page along with user-friendly templates makes for easy sharing with coaches.
- RECRUITING HOW TO'S
Expert guidance to help you navigate the complex college recruiting processLearn the dos and dont's, study the "10 College Recruiting Pitfalls," and find success in your college search.
- May 7 | Des Moines, IA
Johnson Wellness Center
- May 12 | Carrollton, TX
Advantage Sports Complex
- May 19 | Menomonee Falls, WI
Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Center
- May 20 | Beaverton (Portland), OR
The Courts in Beaverton
- May 21 | San Antonio, TX
Force Sports Center
- May 26 | Henrico, VA
Richmond Volleyball Club
- June 2 | San Bernardino, CA
Rancho Valley Volleyball Club
- June 3 | Charlotte, NC
Carolina Union Volleyball Club
- June 9 | Maitland, FL
Winter Park Volleyball Club
- July 8 | Salt Lake, UT
Salt Lake Community College
- July 9 | Indianapolis, IN
- July 30 | Kansas City, KS
- August 6 | San Diego, CA
Francis Parker School
- October 22 | Marlborough, MA
Fore Kicks Sports Complex
- December 3 | Plain City, OH
Elite Volleyball Training Center
- January 1 | Lakewood, CO
Golden Edge Sports
- February 1 | Tampa, FL
Tampa Elite Sports Center
Kristee's achievements include:
- Three-time Volleyball All-American at UCLA
- Spent eight years playing internationally for teams in Spain and Puerto Rico
- Member of the USA National Volleyball Team (Olympic Training Team) from 1998 to 2003
Kristee Porter rejoins Volleyball Factory as the Event Operations Director, overseeing all on-court operations. Kristee helped launch Volleyball Factory in 2013 and brings with her unparalled knowledge and experience.
Kristee’s impressive bio includes being a three-sport athlete while at UCLA, playing Volleyball, Basketball and part of the Track & Field Team. Kristee was a three-time Volleyball All-American with the Bruins and was part of the USA National Volleyball Team from 1998 to 2003 and played eight seasons professionally in Spain and Puerto Rico. She was also a two-time national champion in the triple and long jump while part of the Track & Field team. Porter also earned her master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University.
In addition to her impressive resume as a player, Kristee has been an assistant coach at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and later, the head coach at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana as well as a two-year stint at Henderson State University where she helped guide the Reddies to their first-ever appearance in the Great American Conference Tournament.
Kristee is committed to helping Volleyball Factory players become the best athletes they can be, benefitting from her wealth of knowledge and years of credibility and expertise.
Nicole's achievements include:
- NCAA National Player of the Year in 2008
- Two-time NCAA Division I National Champion with Penn State University
- Four-time NCAA All-American
- 2014 FIVB World Champion
Nicole Fawcett joins the Volleyball Factory program as a Special Advisor. Before joining the Factory, Fawcett put together an amazing collegiate career at Penn State University. In 2005, she was named the AVCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year as well as Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Fawcett helped lead Penn State to its second straight NCAA National Championship as a senior in 2008 with an undefeated season (38-0) and was named the AVCA Division I National Player of the Year and AVCA All-America First-Team for the third consecutive year respectively. After her collegiate career ended, Nicole began her professional career, playing around the world, beginning in 2009 for the Gigantes de Carolina (The Carolina Giants) in Puerto Rico’s pro league.
In 2013, Fawcett was named the Most Valuable Player and best server at the Pan American Cup, leading the U.S. to its second consecutive event title. That same year, she set what was at the time, a World Record for highest individual points scored in a single match with 55 points while playing for the Korea Expressway. She added World Champion to her staggering resume in 2014, helping the United States win its first ever FIVB World Championship Gold Medal. In 2015, she helped Team USA win its first Pan Am Games Championship since 1967, after averaging 4.45 points and 1.59 digs per set.
Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and years of credibility and expertise to Volleyball Factory and will work to utilize her network of colleagues to maximize the potential of Volleyball Factory players. She will be present at various Player Development and Under Armour Volleyball Factory College PREP events throughout the United States, continuing to strengthen Volleyball Factory coaching, teaching and instruction philosophies, in addition to continually enhance the Factory’s honest and accurate evaluations nationwide.
Check out Nicole's Q & A with Volleyball Factory.
Cassy's achievements include:
- Former Assistant Coach at Cardinal Stritch University (Men's and Women's)
- Women's program compiled a 56-31 record and the men's program had a 41-25 record while serving as Assistant Coach at CSU.
Cassy Marx serves as Volleyball Factory's Coaching Specialist and is the Founder/Club Director for Maryland Elite Volleyball Academy. Before coming to Factory Athletics, Cassy was the assistant coach at Cardinal Stritch University for the men and women’s program. While at Stritch the women’s team made school history making it to their first NAIA Tournament appearance in 2013 and again in 2014. The Men's program finished as Great Lakes Division Regular Season Champions in 2014 and MAMVIC East Regular Season Champions in 2013. Cassy is also the former coach at National-ranked Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club. Before stepping foot into collegiate coaching she played four years at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside primarily as a rightside hitter. Cassy brings unique ideas and has strong recruiting knowledge from being a former college coach that have been great for our club volleyball side along with putting her ideas into action at our National Tryouts and Player Developments for Volleyball Factory.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is the leading organization for providing coach and player education within women's volleyball. The AVCA has put their trust in Volleyball Factory by naming us as their Preferred Player ID Partner.
Volleyball Factory will review all players attending an Under Armour Volleyball Factory National Tryout or College PREP Program event and will be recommending top players to the AVCA for Under Armour All-American Match and Phenom Program consideration.