Prepare yourself to speak with college coaches. They
can now email you and speak on the phone if you call
them. They cannot initiate or return calls, but if you reach
them they can speak with you. Use the Internet to
research questions to ask a college coach. Speak with
players who have gone through the process already.
Revise your skills video. You have matured physically as
well as improved as a player. Make sure you have an
updated video for coaches to see.
Register to take the SAT. The SAT test changes to a new
format January, 2016. Register to take SAT Subject
Tests as soon as you complete a class. Remember to
designate that test scores get sent to the NCAA eligibility
center by entering a 9999 in the score recipient field
when taking tests.
Research college clinics and camps
Continue to send out update letters to college coaches.
They can now send you recruiting material.
Continue to monitor and review career options. Are there
any changes in career outlooks for 6 to 7 years from
Consider your previous decisions. Do they still hold?
Which criteria are still important?
Narrow your list of schools down to 10 or so. Use your
revised career outlook and revised criteria decision
making to narrow your list.
Send out update letters to your narrowed down list of
Take unofficial visits to as many of the schools on your
narrowed down list as possible in late winter/early spring.
Prepare yourself to accept calls from college coaches
who can now speak with you after July 1st.
September 1st: Prepare yourself to speak with college
October 1st: Revise your skills video and post online.
October 1st: Register to take the SAT.
October 1st: Send out update letters to college
November 1st: Sign up for 3 or more college clinics for
the fall/winter season. The clinics should be held at
schools you are interested in.
November 1st: Complete your previous decision review
(criteria that you used in prior years to make decisions
December 1st: Further narrow your list of schools.
Send out update letters to college coaches every month
once your list is further narrowed. Include academic and
Take unofficial visits before school ends.
July 1st: Prepare to answer college coach phone calls.
Division I coaches can call you once a week starting July
1st, and twice a week starting August 1st.
Our Mission: To help high school softball players find their way through the complex and confusing maze of identifying careers, finding colleges that are a good match, and navigating through the recuiting process.