Universities and colleges award volleyball scholarships to very talented volleyball athletes, which allows the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a female or male athlete you are able to gain volleyball scholarships.

Volleyball Scholarships –  When is the best time?

The best time to go to the USA with a volleyball scholarship is right after graduation from high school or up to two years after. Only athletes ages 18 – 24 can compete within the college leagues, any older and you will be looking at competing in the NAIA. Coaches are increasingly committing to younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with the athletes for a longer period of time. It is also possible to go to the USA for one, two, three or four years, it depends on if you wish to seek a bachelor’s degree from your time there. We would recommend going to America as early as possible because this will give you the best chance of gaining a sports scholarship and turning professional after college.

Volleyball scholarships – How good do you have to be?

Athletic volleyball scholarships can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good volleyball players on the level of the Division I the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know who to contact.

In order to gain the most opportunities from your profile and thus receive higher scholarship offers, it is important that you try to participate more in national tournaments in the time prior to starting U.S college. This will show college coaches that you are able to compete at a high level.

If you are competing at a national level then you have a great chance of receiving a 100% sports scholarship. Coaches will also look at an athlete’s potential, it’s a vital aspect, as coaches know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will look at a sport CV or the athlete, photographs, video and our staff advice regarding the athletes ability.

To find out whether you have what is takes to obtain a volleyball scholarship and therefore be placed in a college team, please complete our free application form, so the team can evaluate your potential as a possible future college athlete. If the team believes you have a chance you will be invited to join our program. A sports consultant will go through everything you need to know about the sports scholarship process.

American Volleyball Facilities


Volleyball training on a volleyball scholarships program
If you gain a volleyball scholarship you will be expected to practice with the team for around 4 hours a day 5 times a week. This would consist of volleyball training and then some additional strength and conditioning training. If you feel you are currently lacking strength then don’t worry, Athletes USA works with  leading sports nutrition brands that supply our athletes with leading sports nutrition products and information on how to reach you potential. Many volleyball athletes go on to turn professional after college and compete in the Olympics.

The volleyball season
The volleyball season always begins in fall. If you are looking to join a volleyball college team you need to be signed to the college team around a year before.

Volleyball and field National Championships
Women: NCAA I+II: December
Men: NCAA I+II: December