adidas, USA Volleyball, Next College Student Athlete Launch 2019 adidas Volleyball Experience
CHICAGO (March 11, 2019)—adidas, USA Volleyball and Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) today announced the first-ever adidas Volleyball Experience. The event is free and open to current high school women’s volleyball players.
The country's top high school and club volleyball athletes are invited to test their skills in four key drills including standing reach, block touch, approach touch and pro-agility shuttle. The adidas Volleyball Experience will provide participants with accurate, verified stats needed for college recruiting and to increase exposure with college coaches.
The adidas Volleyball Experience is geared toward high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
The event series will take place in three cities across the U.S., starting on March 15 in Denver. The tour will continue through May 2019 with stops in Chicago and Portland (OR).
|March 15-17, 2019||Denver, CO||Colorado Crossroads Weekend 2|
|April 19-21, 2019||Chicago, IL||Windy City National Qualifier|
|April 27-28, 2019||Portland, OR||CEVA Regionals Weekend 1|
|May 4-5, 2019||Portland, OR||CEVA Regionals Weekend 2|
Athletes may register online for the experience nearest them. Individuals and teams may also register day-of the event on-site, however pre-registering is encouraged as space is limited.
All participating athletes will receive a free recruiting profile on NCSAsports.org, where they can connect with the more than 3,500 NCAA, NAIA, and junior college volleyball coaches in NCSA's national recruiting network.
“We’re excited to partner with adidas and USA Volleyball to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for volleyball student-athletes,” said NCSA VP of Events and Partnerships Izell Reese. “At NCSA, our priority is making sure that athletes and families have exactly what they need to be successful in the recruiting process. These events provide valuable stats and exposure to hopefully get noticed by the right coach and find the right school.”
“We believe that through sports, we have the power to change lives, and we’re looking forward to partnering with USA Volleyball and NCSA to provide these student-athletes with the tools they need for increased visibility and new opportunities,” said Christine Shelby, Director of adidas Volleyball. “Our mission is to help athletes perform better and we seek to inspire through our products, our style and in communities. The adidas Volleyball Experience is a tremendous way for us to help the next generation of creators realize their vision and find success in sport and academics at the next level.”
“USA Volleyball is pleased to support this initiative with two of our valued partners, adidas and NCSA, and provide young athletes the opportunity for no-cost physical testing at USA Volleyball events across the United States,” said Jamie Davis, CEO of USA Volleyball. “In addition to competing against the best in the country, athletes will also be provided individual, verified statistics that are invaluable in the college recruiting and high-performance process.”
USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network and the official recruiting partner of USA Volleyball.
The adidas volleyball experience is produced by NCSA parent company Reigning Champs, the market leader in providing path-to-college services to student-athletes.
ABOUT USA VOLLEYBALL
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach, indoor, and sitting in the United States. With more the 360,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championship events, coaching and referee certification programs, and grassroots development across all disciplines in a lifetime sport in which all can participate. USA Volleyball’s teams have won an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org. #PathtothePodium
adidas is a global designer and developer of athletic and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. As innovation and design leaders, adidas engineers the best in high-performance products to make athletes better, faster and stronger and creates a range of classic and fresh lifestyle and high-fashion lines. adidas has marketing agreements with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Major League Lacrosse (MLL), USA Volleyball and USA Rugby. adidas is the official uniform, footwear and apparel provider for more than 100 collegiate programs including Arizona State, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina State and Texas A&M. adidas Volleyball’s roster includes some of the worlds's best professional volleyball athletes, including: Jordan Larson, Kim Hill, Carli Lloyd, Kelly Murphy, Katie Holloway, Lauren Carlini. adidas has partnerships with more than 100 volleyball clubs nationally. For more information about adidas Volleyball products, check out http://www.adidas.com/us/volleyball and join the conversation on Instagram via @adidasvball #teamadidas.
About Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year. Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.