How to get evaluated for a softball scholarship
To begin you have to understand the only evaluation that even matters is from a college softball coach.
However, to make matters worse for you is having a recruiting service tell you they will evaluate you and refer you to softball colleges where they think you belong. STOP right here, think about this for a bit. Here are the problems with that kind of softball evaluation thinking.
1) What is the softball expertise / certification of the evaluator?
2) A good sales pitch to get you to talk to the recruiting service.
3) What if they rate you and pitch you to the wrong softball colleges? The colleges who wanted someone like you but still don't know you existed.
4) What if they lump you with other athletes to the same softball coach?
5) Do you really think a college softball coach will give a full ride scholarship to any athlete based upon a recommendation from a service sight unseen?
6) Point again, the only softball evaluation that even matters is from a college softball coach.
Another point, how will you or could you prove or disprove the recruiting service did anything? Maybe a good question to ask or quietly move away and chose another service.
Combines and camps is another debunked recruiting myth of college softball coaches evaluating athletes. They are needed to heighten the skills of athletes and to raise money for the college or organization putting them on or just to promote their shoes. Regardless, I sent my son to every one I could because they are great skill builders.
Beware, yes there may be softball coaches attending camps or combines or just helping (coaches have to learn as well or part of their job) but you are so limited on the real decision makers. The old saying "Don't put all your eggs in the same basket" comes to mind. You need to do more to help assure your softball success.
Compare, let's say your camp had 20 softball coaches looking at everyone at once compared to eScout4u's presenting you to thousands of softball coaches, staff and recruiters one on one (no one else included). Varies per sport, so Login to see how many we have for softball.
Ask, or challenge the next person that want to evaluate you with this question - "Who makes the final decision on softball scholarships, you or the collegesoftball coach?"
Bottom line: "Evaluation for softball" is a loosely tossed around. Evaluation is something you might believe will happen at a softball camp or combine or by a salesperson patting you on the back knowing all the long it is a good way to get you to spend money. You don't need to be patronized, you need a softball scholarship!!! College softball coaches and only college softball coaches will award scholarship, not a friend, referral, high school coach, club coach, combine event or recruiting service. The only evaluation that even matters is from a college softball coach.
eScout4u eliminates all the problems above and take you one on one with college softball coaches nationwide. Plus, you will have proof something was done. A claim no other recruiting service can make. Plus, Jan 2017 our success rate hit 98%. Login to see the details.
Think like a softball college coach™ topic! What would you do?
If you were a college coach you would look at every athlete that comes to you just because your job depends on your winning record. So you have to do your best to pick a winning team. To do so every athlete that send you something is a candidate. You would then put them through you evaluation procedures and rank them for your position planning board. Even if they don't make the board they may be a walk-on.
Athletes, cover all your bases, athletically and academically. Parents, you can be a big help now.
Again, print, share and discuss between parents and athlete! Use the information to plan your recruiting strategy.
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