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College Softball

There are 1600 universities who play softball in the USA, with over 30,000 players. In Division 1 (D1) and Division 2 (D2) of the NCAA, each team is only allowed 12 scholarships. Due to this limitation, coaches often award partial scholarships to recruit the most amount of players, meaning scholarship offers will generally not cover the full cost of attendance. To obtain a full scholarship, softball players will need to pursue academic scholarships too. Getting good marks and scoring high on your SAT exam, is equally important as your softball achievements.

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Video Requirements

For international athletes, video footage is the only way your talent will be evaluated by USA coaches. Below is a list of requirements for your highlights video.

How to film for Softball

  • Only Skills Video no Game Situation
  • Should not be longer then 20 minutes unedited
  • Dress properly – (Training or game kit with shirt tucked in and helmet on, no casual clothes)
  • Camera should be 5 feet off the ground
  • Camera must not be obstructed
  • Do not zoom in and out
  • ​Focus on the player but not too close
  • All videos must be taken from two different angles (behind and side)

60 Yard Dash​

  • Footage should be filmed at a facility that is large enough
  • Measure 60 yards (54.86 meters) from the outfield foul line towards center field
  • Run this at least 2-3 times and send the footage of your best run, showing running form and speed

What To Film

Pitchers

  • Only record after warm-up
  • Must be able to see the catcher catching the ball at all times
    Camera angle must be from the side and from behind
  • 15 – 20 Pitches with at least 7 fastball pitches ​

Third Basemen​

  • 4 – 6 Slow Choppers hit directly at you
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit directly to your right/backhand
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit directly to your left
  • 8 – 10 Ground balls hit directly at you

Catchers

  • 4 Framing Pitches (2 pitches on each corner)
  • Blocking Pitches (4 directly in front of you, 4 to your left, 4 to your right)
  • 10 Pop and Throws to 2nd Base
  • 4 Throws to 3rd Base
  • 4 Mock Bunts and Throws to 1st Base

Shortstop / 2nd Basemen

  • 4 – 6 Feeds to 2nd Base for double plays
  • 4 – 6 Feeds from the 2nd Base coming across the bag and making the throw to 1st Base.
  • 4 – 6 Slow Choppers hit directly at you
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit 2.5m feet to your right.
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit 2.5m feet to your left.
  • 8 – 10 Ground balls hit directly at you

​First Basemen

  • 2 – 4 Slow Choppers hit directly at you
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit directly at you
  • 2 – 4 Ground balls hit directly to your left
  • 2 – 4 Ground balls hit directly to your backhand

Outfielders

  • 4 Ground balls hit directly at you and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Ground balls hit your left and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Ground balls hit to your right and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Fly balls hit to your left and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Fly balls hit to your right and return throw to 3rd base ​
  • 6 Fly balls hit directly at you and throw to home
  • 6 Ground balls hit directly at you and throw to home

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