Hi Nancy: I am a former college volleyball/softball coach and owner of femaleathletesfirst.com. Yes, there are ways to get seen by coaches out of a school sponsored program. Many coaches recruit out of junior olympic programs and from select soccer programs and leagues. You can also send info. yourself to college coaches or use a recruiting service. A lot of recruiting is done on-line now, so network there. Have your coaches or guidance counselor call college coaches also. Hope this helps.
I am head coach of the San Jose Lady Sharks fastpitch organization 12U team and our org. sends 8 to 10 players to college with scholarships on a yearly basis. We have 2 18 gold teams and they play showcase invitational tournaments around the country, where there are college scouts from every major university there just to look at the talent available if you want more info go to www.ladysharks.com
Hello Nancy -
Great question....many colleges now recruit at Soccer Showcases. Your club team may enter them in November - June and this is where many college coaches go to recruit. In addition to that - ODP is a great venue too...Obviously US Developmental Academy is a way to go...but I wouldn't be too worried if you don't play high school....as a matter of fact many kids opt not to play high school and play club year round.
Yes! You need to have a plan. Getting yourself in front of the coaches is important. Make sure you get a video done, send your schedule and play club/travel ball. But no matter what, if you don't let a coach know you exist...you don't. If you have any more questions, let me know. I'm a former DI Coach and Player. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, there are a few ways. I don't even go to college and I'm too young to worry about it too, but I know tips.n
First, try to get on a premiere team.
A premiere team is when you play harder teams, plus u get all this cool stuff.
When ur in premiere, you can call a college scout to come watch u play.
If they have time, they could come watch u play. If they think you're good enough, they could give u a thing that gets u into the college.
That was the first way.
Another way is you can recordnu playing ur best and send it to a college.
Again, if they think ur good enough, u can get into college.
They last way I know, is if u get so good, they might recommend u into a college.
I hope these work out for u, but remember, I'm only a kid, and I'm trying. Ive been giving out advice all day trying to help people. Im giving u what I know.
yes. actually there is collage show cases for you to go to to get looked at by collages. for example, the gator showcase in gainsville is a tournament for players looking to get picked up by collages and just play the game. there is also alot more for you to go to in all different places. hope this helps!