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RECRUITING NEWS

All things NCAA Recruiting - Great place to start

It is important for potential prospects to know the the NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Recruiting Rules. Athletes and coaches have certain restrictions when it comes to college volleyball recruiting. [more]

9 Tips to Jump Start Your College Volleyball Recruiting Process

With the accelerated time frame of today's college volleyball recruiting environment, the early part of the club volleyball season is more important than ever. [more]

7 tips for a creating a volleyball recruitment video

Much like an interview, a recruiting video is a player's shot at a first impression and no one wants their video turned off after the first clip. [more]

Are you really being recruited? Learn how to decode a coach's message.

Nearly every high school athlete who has worked hard, performed well in their sport and in the classroom has a legitimate opportunity to play at the college level [more]

ELITE Prospects

Unsigned Players ready to take their volleyball skills to the next level

Springfield Elite VBC has trained and prepped these athletes to play college volleyball. These players are mentally tough and know the game of volleyball.

BETSY URBANCE - ELITE RECRUITING COORDINATOR

We have a dedicated professional handling the recruiting process

Betsy Urbance (formerly Wisnosky) began her volleyball career in Springfield, IL where she played high school volleyball for Sacred Heart Academy (now known as Sacred Heart-Griffin). Her team finished fourth in the 1978 Class AA (large schools) State Tournament when there were only two classes. During high school, she was selected to the All City Team and also trained and played for two seasons with the Mid-America Junior Training Team that was part of the USVBA Development Program. She received a full athletic scholarship for volleyball and attended Division I Western Illinois University where she played for four years as a middle hitter. During law school at the University of Missouri she continued to play club volleyball. After moving back to Illinois, she played club for many years in Chicago with her former college teammates. She began coaching at the middle school level where she ran the Cathedral School program. She became involved at the high school level midway through the 2008 season, where she was one of the interim varsity coaches at Sacred Heart-Griffin (SHG). Beginning in 2009, she remained on SHG's staff as the Junior Varsity Coach and maintained that position through 2012. Beginning in the fall of 2013, she accepted the position of Assistant Varsity Coach, assisting Head Varsity Coach, Sandy Hamilton through four successful seasons. She remains in that capacity at this time. During the 2015-2016 Club season, she assisted Coach Hamilton with the Springfield Elite 12 Us in their successful campaign. She currently serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Springfield Elite club establishing a program to assist club players who want to play at the next level. Recently, she re-entered the middle school volleyball scene coaching the Christ the King 7th Grade Team along-side her trusted colleague and awesome friend, Coach Hamilton. Her other cherished gigs are as wife to Bob and mom to Gabriel and Ann. Professionally, she has been associated with Sorling Northrup Attorneys for over 22 years and her current capacity is as Director of Legal Services for Illinois REALTORS, an Illinois trade association.