College volleyball is the ultimate way to combine high level volleyball with your studies. Would you like to learn more about college volleyball, the opportunities, requirements and more? Check out this page and sign up for a personal meeting with our team!

College volleyball in the US

Over 1,800 universities in the USA offer scholarships to volleyball players that would like to combine volleyball with their studies. College volleyball is the way to become a better volleyball player, develop yourself physically and mentally, and to build up an international network of friends.

In addition, you will earn a university degree which will lay the foundation for a successful career. Many college volleyball players see playing in college as a pathway to professional volleyball.

How does college volleyball work?

College volleyball is a bit different than “regular” volleyball; in organization and in atmosphere. You don’t play for a clubteam, but for a university team. This is the highest possible competition for junior players out of the United States.

On average, a team consists of 20 players, with whom you will train almost every day. Your team will compete against other university teams in your conference and on a national level. The ultimate goal? Winning the conference! This means you will qualify for the national championships, where only the best teams in the US can play.

The biggest difference between college volleyball and regular volleyball is the atmosphere during games. Teammates and fans are extremely loud, support each other and create chants to hype everyone up. Don’t be surprised if thousands of fans show up at a game and start screaming for (or against) you: the energy level is very high!

College volleyball fun & facts

Did you know that…

  • College volleyball is one of the largest women’s competitions in the world?
  • A large portion of the NCAA Division 1 players turns pro after their college careers?
  • Dutch volleyball legend Ron Zwerver has been the coach at Oregon State University for many years?
  • Some college volleyball stadiums in the US have more than 10.000 seats?
  • Girls in the US sometimes start searching for volleyball scholarships when they are 12 years old?

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Requirements & Scholarships

The college volleyball system is divided into seven different divisions. In some divisions, more than 300 teams are competing. The level of play varies a lot between the higher division and the lower divisions. Slamstox helps volleyball players with international experience but also helps regionally active players.

Based on your level and ambitions we will select a division and a university that best fits your profile.

Academic requirements

To play college volleyball you have to graduate high school. Depending on your country and your academic background, we can select a university and a college volleyball pathway that fits your academic standard.

American universities offer a wide range of courses catered towards different education levels. So, as long as you meet the requirements, we will be able to help you find a university that matches your level and your area of interest. Are you not sure whether you meet the requirements? Feel free to contact us.


Studying at an American university can cost up to $75,000 per year. However, almost all universities with a volleyball team offer athletic (and academic) scholarships to cover these costs.

Slamstox helps you find scholarships so that your college volleyball experience will be financially affordable. Some Slamstox players receive full scholarships, which means they do not have to pay anything for four years of college volleyball and studies. Others receive partial scholarships that cover part of the total cost of attendance. Your scholarship depends on your athletic level, academic level, wishes and ambitions.

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How does Slamstox help me?

Slamstox guides you and your parents through the complete process of becoming a college volleyball player and we help you find volleyball and academic scholarships at a university in the United States.

We create your full (online) player profile and use our extensive network of over 2,000 college volleyball coaches to find a university that matches your level, wishes and requirements.

Additionally, we create your college recruiting video, organize tournaments, showcases and practices, and we help set up a personalized plan which will put you on the radar of college coaches who are looking for new players.

Career opportunities after college volleyball

After you finish your four years of college volleyball, there are many different opportunities for you to pursue, either on or off the court. Some of the best college players choose a professional career, while others focus on a career in their field of study (business, healthcare, technology, politics, etc).

Did you know that Slamstox can help you find a job after your college career in the US?

Would you like to learn more about us and what we do? Click here.

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