Prospective student-athletes (Recruits) can make unofficial visits at any time starting June 15th after the completion of sophomore year (except during a recruiting dead period). An unofficial visit can be a great way to get a sense of the atmosphere of the campus, meet the coaches, take a look at some academic offerings and meet the team. At Miami Volleyball, we encourage students to make unofficial visits during the Fall and Winter of their Junior year but we will always work with you to schedule visits. Unofficial visits are also great ways for family members to take part in the visit.
To get started:
The most important part about unofficial visits is that prospective student-athletes and their families come prepared to ask questions and read to learn all about The U!
Very Important Information for Visit Day:
University of Miami Campus Visit Guide: This guide includes great information for parking on campus, how to get to the main Admissions Office/Administration building- The Ashe Building- and general information and directions for getting to The University of Miami and for getting around Coral Gables.
The Coral Gables undergraduate campus is lush and beautiful. Centered on Lake Osceola, the campus feels like a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Miami. Please familiarize yourself with the Campus Map as you will have some time on your own to explore campus during your unofficial visit.
Hecht Athletic Center – The Volleyball Offices: Located on the Southwestern side of campus, the Isadore Hecht Athletic Center is the main hub for on-campus athletic activity.
5821 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
To find the Volleyball Coaching Offices:
Enter the Hecht Athletic Center through Main Entrance (Glass doors on the western side facing San Amaro). Check in with the front desk; ask them to reach out to coach Kasey Crider at 8-5076.
Depending on when you visit Miami Volleyball, we may or may not be holding formal practices. Communicating early with coach Kasey will guarantee you the best possible dates for your visit. Miami Volleyball is based at the James L. Knight Sports Complex.
*Per NCAA rule 13.7.1 a prospective student-athlete may make an unofficial visit at anytime (except Dead Periods).
**Per NCAA rule 126.96.36.199.2: a prospective student-athlete may call a coach at anytime. Per NCAA rule 188.8.131.52 a coach cannot call a prospective athlete until after September 1 preceding the athlete’s junior year of high school. Per NCAA rule 13.4.1 and 184.108.40.206 Coaches can only send emails to prospective student-athletes after September 1 of the athlete’s junior year of high school.
Prospective student-athletes (Recruits) can make a total of five official visits after the first day of class of their senior year. They can make no more than one official visit per institution. An official visit is one in which any part, or all of the visit (food, entertainment, travel) is paid for by the institution.
At Miami Volleyball, official visits are 48-hours of non-stop awesome. You become a real part of The U Family. From watching practice and attending class to staying overnight in a dorm, this is an athlete-focused time to decide if you are ready to represent The U.
Official visits are invitation only.
Which Visit is Right for You?
ALL athletes should try to make an unofficial visit to Miami as soon as they decide that they want to play Division I college volleyball. Unofficial visits are characterized by two things:
– First, you can make an unofficial visit at any time, and you can make as many as you want at any point during your high school career.
– Secondly, an unofficial visit must be entirely financed by you (the prospective student-athlete) and your family.
You may make both an official and an unofficial visit during your high school career.
Official visits are regulated much more strongly by the NCAA. An official visit is one in which the Miami Volleyball Team pays for anything on the visit. Whether it’s a cup of coffee, or a flight from your home to Miami; if we finance it, it’s Official. The Miami Volleyball Team typically only does a few official visits a year and they are scheduled by invitation only.
Invitations for official visits are issued by the Coaching Staff as we get to know you. There are some important things that must happen for an official visit invitation to be issued:
– First, an official visit can only be scheduled after your First Day of Classes of your Senior Year in high school.
– Secondly, you must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center
– Third, you must have taken the PSAT, SAT, or ACT and presented the unofficial score report to coach Kasey Crider
– Finally, you must have presented unofficial high school transcript(s) and your senior year course selections to coach Kasey Crider