How many college softball coaches does you high school or club coach know on a first name basis?
A word of praise, softball coaches are important in sharpening your athletic skills.
Scholarships is another story. Let's cut to the chase. Since a full ride scholarship could be worth around $250,000 and if your high school coach is going to help then don't be embarrassed to ask the coach, "What college softball coaches do you know on a first name basis?"
We are not trying to put any high school or club coach on the spot but you need to exactly what the possibilities are. Now, not when it's closer to signing day. This way you will be able to gauge your possibilities, a few or hundreds of softball college coaches. You owe it to yourself, after all that is a lot of potential softball scholarship money.
In your high school or club coach's defense, their job is to make you a better softball athlete so you can achieve the next level in softball. Most have families they want to spend time with. Most have a main job like teaching. After their job, family and coaching there is not much time left to spend much time helping athletes you get a softball scholarship or all the others on your team.
It is in the softball college coaches best interest to always look for better talent and fit, if found someone else on their position planning board (PPB) will get bumped down or completely off.
Think like a softball college coach™ topic! What would you do?
If you were a softball coach you wouldn't care where your talent came from. Yes, you would look at athletes referred by your friend but since your job requires you to be a winning softball coach you will have to pick the best athlete and your friends referral may not make the cut.
Athletes, cover all your bases, athletically and academically. Parents, you can be a big help now.
Again, print, share and discuss between parents and athlete! Use the information to plan your recruiting strategy.
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