Apr 23, 2017

College Softball Recruiting - Making It To The University Level


By Richard Adams

If you find yourself among the college softball recruits from around the country you could be on the path to playing in university. You should take great pride in the fact that your talent, skills, and hard work have gotten you to this step in the process. The question you need to ask yourself is: How do you go from being a hopeful in college softball recruiting from all around the country to actually getting a scholarship offer?

Before you attend one of these recruiting camps, you should remember to show up in shape just as if softball season was starting that day, be ready to be at your best, make sure your skills are sharp before attending and bring a copy of your athletic resume with you.

Put all your documents in order. You need to become really good at documenting all your success and accomplishments. Keep any articles or other documentation that show your accomplishments on the field. Arrange them in order from your oldest to your very latest achievements so that it is clear for the recruiters to follow them up.

They attend tournaments and scout for players who have been provided with a platform to showcase their might and also gauge their mental stamina towards handling pressure from crowds and general unfamiliar environment.

Grades - With so many good recruits available to coaches, grades are extremely important. Contrary to what many friends and other so called "experts" tell you, grades are very important. Coaches want players who can stay academically qualified to play, so if two players have pretty equal talent yet one has far better grades, which one do you think gets offered the spot on the roster?

Getting Noticed - Sadly, some very good recruits have all of the first three factors going for them from the list above, but they never get recruited by any university coaches! Why does this happen? It can happen because they play on a bad team, they are at a very small or rural school, or their high school coach doesn't help them get recruited.

When you attend one of these events, the spotlight is directly on you. You need to be in great shape and prepared to play at your highest level. These events are run by coaches who know what they are doing and they will put you through drills which will show what kind of athletic talent you really have. One of the worst mistakes you could make would be to show up at one of these events not prepared to be at your best. It could end up being hurting your chances of getting the recruiting attention you have been looking for.

If you are fortunate enough to be among college ball recruits from around the country, you just might fulfill your dream of playing at university level. However, you need to take the five steps recommended above to give yourself the best chance of signing a scholarship offer or earning a roster spot with a non-scholarship school. If you are not currently being recruited to play and you think you have the talent to play college softball, you need to start marketing and promoting yourself to university coaches.

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