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“For parents of prospects, it is difficult to discern which companies are verified, objective and accurate in the recruit education space. As an education partner with NCSA for over 8 yrs. there is no doubt they are the No. 1 most trusted brand in educating prospects and their families in their path to college. The differentiator for me, is the people of NCSA and their process that separates them from the industry competition. They’re customer service (a live voice) to walk you through the recruiting process is the best in the industry. Their best in class technology solves the recruiting puzzle, which makes for an enjoyable journey. If I had a daughter or son navigating their path to college, NCSA would be my first call to help me assess their talent fit and prioritize what schools are TRULY interested in her/him as a student athlete. NCSA has partnerships with multiple college coaching associations, as well as, the NFL Players Association. NCSA has sustained success over decades, because they deliver results to sport families and their prospective student-athletes. Simply, they are trustworthy.”

– Sue Enquist, 11x National Champion UCLA Softball

Want to get recruited for college softball? Coaches are known for starting the recruiting process early. At the Division 1 level, coaches begin evaluating athletes as young as seventh and eighth grade. While recent NCAA rules have banned all D1 recruiting conversations until September 1 of an athlete’s junior year, coaches begin scouting talented players and refining their lists of top recruits well before then.

Getting a softball scholarship isn’t easy. The softball recruiting process is highly competitive. Only 8% of high school softball players go on to compete at the college level, and only about 1% of these athletes play D1 softball. Plus, many college softball players don’t receive an athletic scholarship. To make the cut at the college level and receive and athletic scholarship, softball players must have strong academics, athletic talent and recruiting expertise. If your dream is to play D1 softball, you need to create your recruiting profile as early as possible and post your skills video online to gain as much exposure as possible. By your sophomore year of high school, many D1 softball coaches will have finalized their roster for your recruiting class.

While D2 coaches tend to begin their recruiting process slightly later than their D1 counterparts, the most competitive programs start scouting athletes very early. D3 and NAIA programs start scouting and recruiting prospects even later still, typically finalizing their lists of recruits by junior year. At the D3 and NAIA levels, softball coaches typically spend extra time to make sure their school is the correct fit based on academics and social factors as well as athletics.

If you’re a late bloomer or you get a late jump on your recruiting process, focus the majority of your efforts on D3, NAIA and NCJAA schools. While getting last-minute D1 or D2 interest isn’t outside the realm of possibility, your chances of snagging an open roster spot at a D3 or NAIA school are much greater.

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