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Video: College Softball Coaches Discuss Recruiting Do’s & Dont’s

Create a Recruiting Profile GCA I came across the above video on the NCSA Sports YouTube channel. I think the softball coaches make excellent points that can really help the high school athlete within their own recruiting process. Also, many of the things they mention are also items we write about here on the GCA website. Below I noted some key points in the video and where applicable added the related GCA link to help you in these areas for your recruiting process: 0:00 (Start of Video) – Amanda Lehotak, Head Coach at USTA (University of Texas – San Antonio), says coaches are watching your reaction after games, how you interact with your parents and respect for the game. 0:45 – Craig Snider, Assistant Coach at Florida State University, comments on high school softball players committing to early and not taking the time to find a school that fits best for them. He makes a very good point and I wrote a piece giving reasons why high school athletes should not feel pressure to commit so early. Continue reading →

3 Great Recruiting Tips From a College Softball Coach

college student-athlete advice From North Park University Assistant Softball Coach, Katie Anderson: I have done a lot of my recruiting online the past couple of years and sometimes it is great and other times it is not so great. The few things that I would stress to student athletes are: 1. Keep your video short and to the point. Coaches watch thousands of videos and we can find what we are looking for in little glances at your different skills. With that being said, if you are a specialty player such as a pitcher in softball, I want to see you pitch. My priority is not how well you hit or how fast you run, I want to see all of your pitches in real time to get a feel for what type of pitcher you are. 2. Don’t try to hide anything. If a student-athlete is keeping something out of their profile or trying to cover it up, the truth will come out Continue reading →