Our primary goal is to help any athlete in our organization explore and find the right opportunity to further their education as well as compete at the collegiate level. We are committed to provide the highest level of service to our athletes and their families, while driving the HJV Mission through the development of positive attitudes, the importance of preparation for top level competition, teamwork, and the value of volleyball as a sport. At HJV we partner with the athlete and their families in educating, guiding, and providing them with the tools necessary to navigate through the RECRUITING JOURNEY successfully. Kara Pratt is the Houston Juniors VBC Full-Time Recruiting Director. Kara is also the HJV 18 Elite Head Coach and was named in the 2019-2020 Season AVCA 18’s Club Coach of the Year. As the Recruiting Director, she has developed relationships and gained knowledge of the wants and needs for college athletic programs from all levels. Her passion and drive to make sure both the athletes/parents and college coaches are put in the best positions to be successful, both in the classroom and on the court. Previous successes are securing 100% of the last 4 senior classes into the next level of their volleyball careers either athletically and or academically. She assists our HJV members throughout the process and keeps them informed with the ever-changing recruiting rules.
HJV is home to the City of Houston’s ONLY Prepvolleyball National Freshman of the Year, 2017-Ally Batenhorst, as well as Prepvolleyball #1 Senior Ace, 2019-Skylar Fields. Prepvolleyball has named 21 HJV athletes to their Top 100 Senior Aces, in which 4 of them have been in the Top 10. Our HJV Alumni can be found making big impacts at the next level across ALL divisions. Many of our HJV Alumni have been named to various AVCA All-American and All-Region Teams. In 2019, Skylar Fields/University of Texas, was named AVCA Southwest All-Region Freshman of the Year as well as Big 12 Freshman of the Year. We are also home to the 2018 NCCAA Division 2 AVCA National Player of the Year, Hannah Bell-Postma (2015 Alum/Emmaus Bible School).
The Junior Volleyball Recruiting Association (JVRA) was formed in the Fall of 2018. Kara Pratt was asked to be a part of the Executive Board as Vice President. In the Spring of 2022, she was asked to take the roll of President on the Executive Board. The JVRA was formed with vast experience of its Executive Board Members. With members providing experience over 50 years of college coaching and recruiting experience, 30 plus years of club coaching, programming, and recruiting plus over 20 years of club, collegiate, national team, and professional volleyball experience. Houston Juniors VBC is one of the founding clubs of the JVRA. Houston Juniors VBC sees college as an opportunity to play volleyball but more importantly receive a lifetime experience and education.
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