Bay to Bay is dedicated to providing quality resources, assistance, and guidance through the college recruiting process for all interested Bay to Bay players and their families.



NCAA Eligibility Profile

You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school.


Using the checklist and the link below, follow the guidelines to create a Certification Account.

University Athlete Profile

Create your free University Athlete profile online. This program is used by 95% of college volleyball programs to evaluate, track, and contact potential recruits.

Make sure your profile is up to date by setting up your account here:

Comprehensive Guide

Take a deep dive into the college recruitment process with this comprehensive NCAA guide overviewing the differences in divisions I-III, submitting transcripts, and questions to ask college coaches.

Check out all of the helpful items by following the link below:

College Programs

Familiarize yourself with all of the college volleyball programs. Between Division ​I, II, and III there are over 150+ options.

Using this link you will be able to visit the athletics websites for all of these programs and pull the contact information for all coaches.

Example College Email

Strong email communication is a very important part of the recruitment process. Bay to Bay athletes should always communicate with a high standard of professionalism.

Grab our email template below:

Match Video & Highlights

As a NorCal club, we do not have the luxury of multiple college coaches attending regional tournaments.

As a result, we rely on the filming and sharing of matches with college coaches. Athletes can pull film and highlights from the Bay to Bay Video Exchange.




9th Grade

  • Start planning now! Take the right courses and earn the best grades you can.
  • Ask your counselor for a list of your high school’s NCAA core courses to make sure you take the right classes. Or, find your high school’s list of NCAA core courses at
  • Create your free University Athlete profile so that college coaches can easily track your schedule at tournaments.
  • As a reminder, college coaches can not contact you directly until September 1st of your Junior year.

10th Grade

  • Register for a Certification Account or Profile Page with the NCAA Eligibility Center at
  • If you fall behind on courses, don’t take shortcuts to catch up. Ask your counselor for help with finding approved courses or programs you can take.
  • Begin contacting college coaches whose programs you would be interested in being a part of. Use the Bay to Bay email template to get started!
  • As a reminder, college coaches can not contact you directly until June 15th after Sophomore year and therefore you will not receive a response to your email from coaches.

11th Grade

  • Check with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate on time.
  • Take the ACT or SAT, and make sure it is sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center by using code 9999.
  • Continue contacting college coaches of programs that interest you. Use the Bay to Bay email template to get started.
  • Schedule unofficial visits to schools that interest you and continue to be proactive in recruiting yourself to different schools.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript.

12th Grade

  • Take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and make sure it is sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center by using code 9999.
  • Take final unofficial & official visits.
  • Verbally commit, and if applicable, sign your National Letter of Intent (only players who are offered athletic scholarships will sign an NLI).
  • Request your final amateurism certification after April 1.
  • After you graduate, ask your counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation.