RECRUITING

RECRUITING SERVICE 

Does your daughter have dreams of playing in college? MBsand can assist your family in understanding and navigating the recruiting process. Patty Dodd is well connected with College coaches and will walk you through recruiting at NO cost to MBsand players. This is recommended for High School players and/or Spring-Summer of 8th grade. See what players and parents are saying:

“As Cela was signing her Letter of Intent, we were so filled with pride but also so much gratitude! We are forever grateful to you for guidance, support and your willingness to work with us all the way from Sacramento. I know it was extra organizing for you, we think back to all of the airport rides and just go wow!! You go above and beyond for your athletes. It is truly a privilege to know you” -Cheryl Chamness. Cela committed to Boise State 2019

“I love everything about Patty!  She’s so nice & knowledgeable.  She has helped me through the recruiting process by providing me with great information and guidance, as well as mediating conversations with college beach coaches and players. She helped make my recruiting process fun, exciting and stress-free.  I am very excited to have committed to Patty’s alma mater UCLA and hope to make her proud!” –Jessie Smith, committed to UCLA 2021

“Patty was instrumental in both guiding and advising Colby (and my husband and me) through the recruiting process. Her reputation is exceptional so the communication with coaches was less stressful and easier to have. Patty’s experience and knowledge allowed us to trust her implicitly. She is calm, level headed, wise and trustworthy – all ingredients which make for a well respected and admired coach!” -Allycyn Bennett. Colby committed to USC 2021

“It’s amazing what an impact your contact had made for Madi’s recruiting process! We just wanted to let you know that Madi accepted the offer to Cal today!  She is so pumped and feels so blessed to have this opportunity to play sand volleyball in college. We thank you so much for your friendship and kindness in helping Madi through the recruiting process” -Kevin Dueck. Madi Dueck, committed to UCBerkeley 2016

COLLEGE CLINICS

MBsand highly recommends for 8-12th graders to attend college clinics.  It is a great opportunity to see the campus, the coaches and current players. This is the best way for college coaches to get know your daughter and get on their radar.

Cal Poly Slo, Coach Todd Rogers and FSU Coach Brooke Niles will back in 2019. MBsand will host 2nd Annual Beach Nation Camp on July 1,2,3.

UCLA Clinics, Coach Stein Metzger 10/7, 11/25, 1/5-6

TCU Clinics, Coach Hector Gutierrez 1/6/19

USC Clinics, Coach Anna Collier. 12/9, 1/2-3

Stanford Clinics, Coach Andrew Fuller. 12/1, 12/2

CSULB Clinics, Coach Mike Campbell,  12/7-9, 1/11-13

Cal Clinics, Coach Meagan Owusu, 11/10-11

Pepperdine Clinics, Coach Marcio Sicoli. 12/1-2

LIST OF COLLEGE BEACH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS

NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA member schools have adopted rules to create an equitable recruiting environment that promotes student-athlete well-being. The rules define who may be involved in the recruiting process, when recruiting may occur and the conditions under which recruiting may be conducted. Recruiting rules seek, as much as possible, to control intrusions into the lives of student-athletes.

The NCAA defines recruiting as “any solicitation of prospective student-athletes or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.”

What is a contact?

A contact occurs any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face contact with a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents off the college’s campus.

What is a contact period?

During a contact period a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete and visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents.

What is an evaluation period?

During an evaluation period a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period.

What is a quiet period?

During a quiet period, a college coach may only have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents on the college’s campus.  A coach may not watch student-athletes compete (unless a competition occurs on the college’s campus) or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time.

What is a dead period?

During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.

What is the difference between an official visit and an unofficial visit?

Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an official visit. Visits paid for by college-bound student-athletes or their parents are unofficial visits.

During an official visit the college can pay for transportation to and from the college for the prospect, lodging and three meals per day for both the prospect and the parent or guardian, as well as reasonable entertainment expenses including three tickets to a home sports event.

The only expenses a college-bound student-athlete may receive from a college during an unofficial visit are three tickets to a home sports event.

What is a National Letter of Intent?

A National Letter of Intent is signed by a college-bound student-athlete when the student-athlete agrees to attend a Division I or II college or university for one academic year. Participating institutions agree to provide financial aid for one academic year to the student-athlete as long as the student-athlete is admitted to the school and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules. Other forms of financial aid do not guarantee the student-athlete financial aid.

The National Letter of Intent is voluntary and not required for a student-athlete to receive financial aid or participate in sports.

Signing an National Letter of Intent ends the recruiting process since participating schools are prohibited from recruiting student-athletes who have already signed letters with other participating schools.

A student-athlete who has signed a National Letter of Intent may request a release from his or her contract with the school. If a student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent with one school but attends a different school, he or she will lose one full year of eligibility and must complete a full academic year at their new school before being eligible to compete.

What are recruting calendars?

Recruiting calendars help promote the well-being prospective student-athletes and coaches and ensure competitive equity by defining certain time periods in which recruiting may or may not occur in a particular sport.