American College Volleyball Showcase - 2nd edition

After a fantastic first edition the main goal of this second event is to continue introducing information about the US college system and giving opportunities to every volleyball player to show her athletic and personal skills as well as her character and devotion for the sport, to US coaches in search of the right student-athletes for their athletic programs.

The event is targeted to players in high school and those attending the first 3 years of university.

The Showcase will be guided by US college coaches assisted by current Italian student-athletes who already obtained their athletic scholarships and will help participants get engaged with coaches and the “American way” of running drills and practices.

The program includes 4 indoor (volleyball) practices, 1 outdoor beach volleyball practice, individual and group meetings between coordinators and players, interaction with US college coaches. For those students who are not bilingual in English (either their native language is not English or they do not attend an English-speaking school), it is organized an evaluation of their knowledge in the language through a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test simulation, managed by Byron Tree School of English

If you are interested in beach volleyball only, please visit this page.


Location: Trevignano Romano (Rome). The most beautiful city around the Bracciano Lake.

Room and Board: Residenza di Rocca Romana, Trevignano Romano.

Athletic Facilities: Palasport Alessandro Fagiani, via Duca degli Abruzzi 7, Anguillara Sabazia.

Transportation: permanent transportation service from accommodations to the gym and to and from the airport or train station upon request.

Tentative schedule

Athletes: The Showcase can host a maximum of 30 prospective student-athletes who will be divided into 2 groups of 15 players based on their volleyball skills. 

Staff: The staff includes 2 coordinators, 2 head coaches from the NAIA and NJCAA, 4 student-athletes, and 2 logistics assistants. May also participate other former student-athlees as well as professional volleyball players.

Pat Kendrick: Head Coach at Xavier University of Louisiana (NAIA).

Former NCAA DI head coach at George Mason University for 30 seasons, eight-time CAA (Coonial Athletic Association) Coach of the Year. 


Pedro Jordan YantinHead Coach at Florida State College in Jacksonville (NJCAA). 
All-Panhandle Conference (NJCAA) Coach of the Year. Former volleyball player with the Puerto Rico National Team (2004-2008) and Universidad of Puerto Rico (NCAA DII 2009-2010).  


Talent Scouts (Recruiters): Coaches from all college leagues (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA) will be attending practices and looking for prospects to join their programs.

Cost (Tuition): The 450€ fee includes:

  • Full room and board at the fantastic Residenza Rocca Romana;
  • Technically qualified and English proficient staff;
  • English evaluation and TOEFL simulation by certified professors;
  • Presentation and Q&A sessions on how to obtain an athletic scholarship in a US college;
  • Showcase gear;
  • All activities on the current tentative schedule including, beach volleyball practices and the walk by the lake night outing (ice-cream included);
  • Staff available 24/7;

Registration Procedure:

 1. Fill out the on-line registration form on this link;

 2. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with the next steps to follow:

  • Bank account information to make a €200 deposit and reserve the spot;
  • Procedure to make the on-line English evaluation that would allow professors to decide whether or not  the athlete will be able to take the TOEFL simulation.

 3. Athletes will receive a confirmation e-mail and a list of things to take to the Showcase. 

4. By the end of May, participants will receive an e-mail with the final program and be asked to make the final payment.


For more information contact Jesica: - +39 3463062524