Volleyball in the United States

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What about scholarships and college volleyball?

Studying at an American school can cost as much as $65,000 a year! An amount that is unrealistic for almost all students. Fortunately, almost all universities offer the opportunity for both athletic and academic scholarships, including for college volleyball players.

Slamstox helps you find a scholarship so that your college volleyball experience becomes affordable. Some student-athletes receive a full scholarship, which allows you to play and study in America for four years free of charge. Other student-athletes receive a partial scholarship, in which case a (large) portion of the study costs are covered. Here you can find more information about scholarships and costs in America.

Do you have any questions about scholarships or want to know what is realistic for you? Feel free to contact us and we will help je sort it out.

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What are the athletic requirements for a scholarship?

The college volleyball system is divided into five different divisions in which more than 1,800 teams play. As a result, the level of volleyball varies tremendously: from big talents in Division 1 to club and regional players in lower divisions. Want to know more about the different levels in America? Check this link.

Interested or would you like more information? Feel free to fill out our let’s meet form on this page to see what is possible with your volleyball level! Together we will check at all your possibilities.

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What are the academic requirements for a scholarship?

To play college volleyball you need to have at least a high school diploma. Their are also multiple options: – You have completed a HAVO- or VWO- diploma; – You have completed a (two year) MBO education; – You are doping a bachelor degree; – You have finished a bachelor degree.

Here you can find more information about all the possibilities.

American Universities offer a wide variety of degree programs at many different levels. So as long as you meet the criteria, we will make sure that the perfect match with a university is made for you!

Nopt sure if you meet the requirements or want to know more about the possibilities? Feel free to contact us!

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What is Slamstox' experience in volleyball?

Slamstox has a very large network in the American volleyball world. Our volleyball specialist Ron Zwerver has been the coach of Oregon State University for four years. This is one of the best volleyball teams in America. Ron is the best volleyball player the Netherlands has ever had. He has won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and played in multiple international competitions. Ron can perfectly assess how your volleyball level compares to the levels in America. Ron has already successfully helped several Slamstox volleyball players, one being Puk Stubbe who won the 2022 Slamstox Student-Athlete of the Year award. Together with Ron we will then look for the best possible university.

Do you want to contact Ron? Send an email to Ron@slamstox.com.

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Where can I see other Slamstox college volleyball players?

Slamstox has placed volleyball players at several universities in America. One of those volleyball players is Puk Stubbe, who plays at University of Arizona. Before that, Puk played on the Dutch beach volleyball team and for her club Vollingo. Puk is currently entering her second year at Arizona, after a very successful freshmen year Puk is eagerly entering her sophomore year. You can continue to follow Puk via her personal Instagram page or the page of Arizona volleybal. Arizona put her in the Spotlight and made a beautiful video about Puk. Check out the video below to see more about Puk’s adventure in America.

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Career opportunities after college volleyball?

After you finished your college volleyball career several opportunities will occur. As well on as off the field. Some volleyball players will start their professional sports career, others will find a fitting job matching their finished education. This is possible in the States, the Netherlands or where ever! Some athletes choose to do a masters in America or in the Netherlands.

Are you ready to start working? Slamstox would love to help you kickstart your career. We do this with the Slamstox After College service, accessible to all Slamstox student-athletes and non Slamstox student-athletes. Want to know more about the Slamstox After College service? Check the page here!

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College volleyball - fun facts

Did you know that…

  • College volleybal for ladies is one of the biggest competitions in the world?
  • A large portion of NCAA Division l players become professional volleyball players after their college years?
  • Our volleyball specialist is and Dutch volleyball legend Ron Zwerver has been a coach at Oregon State University for many years?
  • Some college volleyball stadiums in America have more than 10,000 seats for spectators? Check here everything about these stadiums.
  • Girls in America start looking for a college scholarship from a very young age? Sometimes they even start at the age of 12.

Interested or want to know more? Feel free to fill out our let’s meet form.

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How does college volleyball work?

College volleyball is different from the ‘regular’ volleyball you are used to in the Netherlands: both in organization and in atmosphere. In America you don’t play for a club team, but for a school or a university. In America, this is the highest possible competition for youth players and it is highly sought after among American volleyball players. For almost every American youth volleyball player, the goal is to play for a good college volleyball team.

On average, a team consists of 20 boys or girls, and you train together every day. With your team you compete against other universities in the league (conference). The ultimate goal? To win the conference! Then the team qualifies for the national tournament, where the best teams in America compete!

The biggest difference of all is the atmosphere during the games. Teammates and fans make a lot of noise, encouraging each other and often shouting encouraging texts at each other. So don’t be surprised if suddenly in the middle of the match there is shouting across the field and thousands of fans and students are watching: the energy level is very high!

Are you curious about all the differences between college volleyball and “normal” volleyball in the Netherlands? Then read this article!

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What is college volleyball in America?

More than 1,800 universities in America offer college volleyball scholarships for girls and boys who want to combine volleyball and study in America.

College volleyball in America is the ideal way to get better at volleyball, to get stronger both physically and mentally, and to make friends with other student-athletes from all over the world! But above all, the time to learn more about yourself and have the time of your life.

All this serves as a perfect start and preparation for your future career: whether on or off the volleyball court!

Did you know. The volleyball specialist at Slamstox is none other than Ron Zwerver. Olympic gold medalist and former coach of Division 1 school, Oregon State.

Want to know more about playing college volleyball in America? Then get in touch with us!

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