(Updated for 2020) 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. The D3 college softball teams are concentrated in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. + Read More
When people talk about college visits, it’s usually to give advice about questions to ask and places to visit while you’re on campus. There’s also the issue of how much importance to place on the official campus tour and student guide. No one stops to ask what “kind” of college visit is intended. Yes, there are different kinds of visits. There are actually three different types of visits.
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I’ve already listed four of the nine things that you can do that will improve your chances of playing baseball at the college level in a previous post. These tips aren’t going to make a D2 player into a D1 player. They will give the D2 player a better chance at actually playing college baseball on a D2 team. These are the things you can do off the field that will set you apart from other players. It isn’t just about having the best skills; it’s about making it as easy as possible for coaches to know that you have the skills and choose you over another player. + Read More
(Updated for 2020) For real. There are 362 colleges where the average institutional grant/merit scholarship is over $20,000. What’s the catch? There are only 250 schools where 90% or more of freshmen receive institutional grants. Surprisingly enough, there are only 26 schools where 50% or fewer of freshmen receive an institutional grant of $20,000 or more.
If at least 90% of freshmen are receiving institutional grants at 250 schools, that means a significant number are receiving merit scholarships. So wouldn’t they be worth looking into if you’re interested in cutting the cost of college? If you did, you would learn the following: + Read More
Here are nine things that you can do that will improve your chances of playing college baseball. These aren’t about improving specific baseball skills, although that may happen. It’s about giving you the edge over another player who has the exact same stats and ability ratings as you do. In other words, these suggestions aren’t going to make a D2 player into a D1 player. It is about making it as easy as possible for a college coach to recruit you from the hundreds of other players that he has to choose from. + Read More