Sample Scouting Report

Subscribers received the following report in 2017.
Kurková committed to the University in Nebraska in May 2018.
Video links and personal details have been redacted.

Marie Kurková

Scouted by Bill Feldman in August 2017.

Height: 5'11½"

Position:  Setter.

Indoor Rating:  Level 2A.

Outlook:  Ready to set a 5-1 for a top-40 team.

Beach Rating:  Level 2B.

Graduate Transfer:
• Will earn a bachelor’s degree in June 2018.
• NCAA-eligible through summer 2020.

Home:  Stepankovice, Czech Republic.

Basics

Position:  Has trained and competed as a setter since age 9.
Collegiate Role:  Can be an instant starter for a top-40 Division I team.
Weight: 165 pounds
Physical:  Strong, mobile and highly coordinated. Foot speed and jump are above average. Stability in the air as a setter is a highlight.
Birth Date: May xx, 1996.
Name Pronunciation: Marie  koor-ko-VAH.

Contact Options

E-mail:  mari.kurkova10@wxyz.com
Post Address: Hlavni 1234  /  Stepankovice 747 28  /  Czech Republic
Cell Phone (calling from USA):  011-420-123-456-789.
Skype Name: marie.x.kurkova

NCAA Status

Graduate Transfer:  Available for fall 2018 as a graduate transfer.
Two Years of Eligibility:  Will remain eligible through spring 2020.
NCAA Eligibility Center: Registered in December 2017.
Bachelor’s Degree:  Will earn a bachelor’s degree in June 2018, three years after enrolling (fall 2015). Has not played intercollegiate volleyball.

English Proficiency

Good to excellent. Far above average for a non-native speaker.

Academics and Exams

High School:  Gymnázium Přípotoční (Prague, Czech Republic).
Graduated in May 2015. GPA 3.x/4.0.
Website (Czech language only):  https://www.gsgpraha.cz

Current University:  Policejní akademie České republiky v Praze.
Translation:  Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague.
Enrolled in September 2015.
Will complete a bachelor’s degree in Security and Law in June 2018.
GPA:  3.x/4.0 through spring semester of 2017.
Website:  http://www.polac.cz (click British flag at top-right for English).

TOEFL (April 2018, iBT version):  Total xx.
Section scores:  Reading xx, Listening xx, Speaking xx, Writing xx.
Earlier TOEFL (December 2017, iBT version):  Total xx.
Section scores:  Reading xx, Listening xx, Speaking xx, Writing xx.
Languages:  Native language is Czech. Speaks elementary German.

American Degree Plans

As a graduate transfer she may pursue a master’s degree or a second bachelor’s degree. She’s open to both options. Her interests include psychology, sociology and criminology.

Indoor Experience

Senior, Junior and Youth National Teams (2011-present):
2017 Under-23 National Team/Summer Universiade (Taipei).
2015 Under-20 World Championship (Puerto Rico).
2015 Women’s World Grand Prix (training team).
2014 Under-19 European Championship.
2014 Women’s World Championship/European Qualifier (training team).
2013 Under-20 World Championship (Czech Republic).
2013 Under-18 European Championship.
2013 Women’s European Championship (training team).
2012 Under-19 European Championship.
2011 Under-18 European Championship (training team).
Club:  PVK Olymp Praha (2014-present). Competes in the top women’s league in the Czech Republic (extraliga).
Previous Clubs:  VK Brno (2011-14). Happy Sport Opava (2004-11). Started playing volleyball at age 8.

Beach Experience

Trains and competes at a recreational level in the Czech Republic.

Description and Analysis

• Marie is an unusually mature and stable recruit. Personally she’s an adult. As a setter she’s a veteran of elite women’s club teams and national teams. Her skills, savvy and poise are firmly at high-Division I levels.

• Technically and tactically she’s steady and intelligent. She rarely makes amazing plays, but she commits few major errors. Her set location is good, and set selection is excellent. She plays within herself and her team.

• Physically her best assets are her strength and agility in setting the ball, including long jump-sets to both pins. Foot speed is only fair, but sharp reactions and decisions give her great range for generating offense.

• Temperamentally she’s an easy fit as a setter. She maintains an even, unforced authority. She’s a natural facilitator with healthy independence.

• She has lived away from home as a volleyball player for six school years, starting at age 15. She has thrived in a variety of training systems, travel schedules and academic programs.

Video

Setting highlights: Spring 2016. Setter #10. Time 3:43.
Full matches:
February 2018, Czech Extraliga. Red shirt #10. Match starts at 4:10.
February 2018, Czech Extraliga. Red shirt #10. Match starts at 1:25.
October 2017, Czech Extraliga. Red shirt #10. Match starts at 5:25.
March 2017, Czech Extraliga. Blue shirt #10. Match starts at 6:15.
August 2014, Under-19 European Championship. Red shirt #10.