Interested in getting recruited but don't know where to start? We have compiled the best list of resources we have found regarding recruiting education.
Recruiting is a complex process. Gone are the days of some college coach randomly looking at your field, seeing a play and offering you a full ride by the time you get to the dugout. There is just too much talent out there. We surveyed hundreds of college coaches and the number one reason for over 80% of them to attend a tournament is BECAUSE A PLAYER/ATHLETE HAD CONTACTED THEM AND INFORMED THEM THEY WERE INTERESTED IN PLAYING SOFTBALL AT THEIR SCHOOL AND THAT THEY WERE PLAYING IN A SPECIFIC TOURNAMENT. How big the tournament is? Doesn’t matter as much. Whether or not the coaches get free food.? Not even in the top 5. Even how centrally located the tournament is? Not the number 1 answer. By far the most motivating factor in getting a college coach to attend a tournament is WHETHER THEY HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY A PLAYER IN THAT TOURNAMENT. If you want a college coach to come to your game, it is your responsibility to let them know where you are.
We know this whole process can be confusing and intimidating. So we have compiled a list for players, parents and travel ball coaches of what we think are the best resources out there for navigating this process.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you have any suggestions of resources you have found that are helpful for recruiting, we would be happy to add them to the list. Please email all recruiting questions, concerns and suggestions to Recruiting@fastpitchshowdowns.com.