Girl who wants to play college softball

Girl who wants to play college softball

Post by Betsy Johnque » Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Hello to all you college scouts.  I have this girl who plays every position and
is quick to learn knew skills.  She is a Junior in highschool.  She's great with
the bat and a great defensive player.  The problem is that this girl is not being
recruited.  Our team is not a very good one and this girl is not getting the re-
cognition she deserves.  If any scout is interested in trying to find this girl
a suitable scholarship, please reply.  Like I said before, she is very quick to
learn.
                        Coach
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Girl who wants to play college softball

Post by Darrell Snid » Mon, 03 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Hey Coach, ever heard of travel ball, the best way to expose your player.

find out what travel teams are in your area and ask for a tryout.

Where do you live?

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Girl who wants to play college softball

Post by CA Sto » Mon, 03 Feb 1997 04:00:00

The only way to truly get it done is for the girl and her family to do the
work themselves, with whatever help they can draw upon.  That means making
a video of her skills....batting, throwing, fielding, etc.  It means
contacting whatever schools she is interested in directly, by letter or
phone.  It means sending that tape to any coach who has an interest.   The
interested coaches will find a way to see her play after that.  Sometimes
you can gain extra help from one of the recruiting services available, as
Cathi Aradi's Collegete Softball Connection for example.  These often
advertise on the Web or in Fastpitch magazine.  

Coaches at the college level have so many girls to see now that they will
tell you that it is the girl who makes the effort to contact them, to
convince them that she really is interested in them and their school, who
will be followed up on and perhaps recruited.  Not even the top caliber
California athetes can sit back today and rely on their "reputation" or
their team's to be recruited by a school that they would like to attend.