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Understanding the Softball Recruiting Process

Hitting a home run in your softball recruitment takes persistence and planning. Building a personal connection with coaches and putting together your highlight tape are critical early steps in the recruiting process. The right pitch will eventually come from a college softball coach, but you have to prepare for your opportunity like every at bat. Knowledge of the recruiting process, your ability to showcase your strengths, and solid relationship building with coaches are all important pieces of the recruiting process. The first crucial part of this process is understanding how softball recruiting works. Watch the short video below to get started!


It’s important to understand that softball recruiting is different than other sports. Softball recruiting starts earlier than nearly every other women’s sport. Competition for scholarships is so high, both on the athlete’s side and the school’s, that coaches are now starting to identify recruits in seventh and eighth grade. So, it’s never to soon to start learning about the recruiting process. Check out the answers to the top five questions in the softball recruiting process in this short video. These are the five things that every college softball hopeful should know.



Now that you understand a little bit more about the recruiting process, check out the softball recruiting guidelines that show what it takes to qualify at each college level.




What is the role of NCSA in the recruiting process?

NCSA Athletic Recruiting, the nation's leading provider of college recruiting and scholarship technology, has partnered with Planet Fastpitch  to make the recruiting process more manageable and easier to understand. Since its inception in 2000, NCSA Athletic Recruiting has become the most trusted source of online recruiting information for more than 42,000 college coaches and 800,000 prospects. Through a high tech and high touch approach, NCSA has helped more than 60,000 athletes commit to college; saving them more than $2 billion in financial assistance. Learn More About NCSA here!

NCSA connects committed high school athletes with college coaches.

Over 90% of our verified athletes play in college with the help of: 

1) An unmatched network of relationships in the sports community 

2) A passionate team of hundreds of former athletes and recruiting experts 

3) Cutting-edge technology that makes the recruiting process easier and more efficient 

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