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.
Talent – First of all, you must have the talent to play at the college level. No matter if you play at the high or ever junior university level, you must be a step above your high school competition if you are going to play at the university level.
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?
Visit The Schools that you have your eye on joining. Coaches take their interest in you a step higher when you get out and visit them. Going to visit a school and meeting the coaching staff can really raise your chances of getting an offer and put you ahead of the other university softball recruits.
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.
After leaving these recruiting camps, you can take your chances of being recruited to an even higher level. How? Glad you asked! You can do that by marketing and promoting yourself to university coaches. Coaches at all division levels need good players who are also good students. When you make direct contact with coaches, you could end up being just the student athlete they are looking for. The recruiting camps are a good way to get exposure. An even better way to make sure you get the attention of college coaches is to contact them directly. Direct contact is the best way to make sure coaches know about you and what you can potentially do for their program.
College Softball Recruiting – Making It To The University Level