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5 Ways to Get Smart About College Softball Recruiting

Looking for information on college softball recruiting is a frustrating experience. It seems that there are lot more websites out there interested in selling you their recruiting services than providing information. But such informative sites do exist and some of them are actually recruiting services. However, before you decide to hire a recruiting service, use … Read more

College Softball Teams by State

(Updated for 2021) If you want to play on a college softball team, you should probably be looking in California, Pennsylvania, or New York. However, if you’re looking specifically for Junior College teams, you should be focusing on Illinois and Texas. The states with the most D1 softball programs are California, Texas, and New York. … Read more

College Softball Recruiting Timeline

According to an NCAA survey, 43% of D1 Softball players had their first recruiting contact in ninth grade or earlier. Another 35% had their first contact as sophomores. That means over 3/4s of all D1 sophomore players are being recruited by their sophomore year. This explains why, on average, D1 Softball players make their verbal … Read more

What Do College Softball Coaches Want-2016

Three years ago I wrote a post on “What Do College Softball Coaches Want?” and with the new year, I thought I would revisit the topic and see what, if anything, has changed. This time I looked at the recruiting questionnaires of the top 13 D1 softball programs. Why 13 instead of 12 as before? … Read more

What Do College Softball Coaches Want-2015?

Three years ago I looked up the college softball recruiting questionnaires for the then top 12 rated D1 softball programs in the country. The idea was to see what college coaches wanted, or at least appeared to, based on the information they asked from their prospects. This could help players make sure their athletic resumes … Read more

DIY College Rankings College Softball Recruiting Resources

This is a guide to the website resources for college softball recruiting. Spreadsheets DIY College Rankings Softball Spreadsheet Spreadsheet with over 1600 four and two-year institutions that have softball programs. College Application Tracking Spreadsheet (free) Spreadsheet to track your college application deadlines. Just sign-up for the up-dates using the box to the left. Posts

What Do College Softball Coaches Want?

Click here for the most updated version of this article. I looked up the college softball recruiting questionnaires for the top 12 rated D1 softball programs in the country. Why 12? It was going to be 10 but apparently the University of Texas and the University of Arizona don’t bother with such things so we … Read more

D2 Softball Colleges and Conferences

(The list of D2 softball colleges is at the end of the post.) Of the three NCAA divisions, D2 is the smallest for softball. The advantage of playing at a D2 college is that they still offer scholarships unlike D3 schools. While the number of scholarships may be fewer than those in D1, D2 softball college … Read more

NCAA D1 Softball Colleges Opportunities

High school softball players looking to compete at the highest level in college will be targeting NCAA Division 1 colleges and universities. These schools offer the most scholarships and the most competitive level of play and is the second largest of the NCAA softball divisions. The table below is a listing of all D1 softball colleges. Share86Tweet1FlipEmailPin50137 … Read more