Whether you're an 8th grader with dreams of making the high school softball team next year, or a senior in high school who still hasn't yet been recruited... you should start contacting college coaches like, now.
It's never too early, or too late my friend.
A hitting coach at one of the Universities here in Utah just told me they committed an 8th grader to their university (wowza!!!!). Trust me, these coaches are looking, and the earlier they start keeping an eye on you, the better.
On the other hand, I just had TWO girls I've been working with at our local high school get signed at the end of their senior year. They thought all hope was gone and it was too late to get recruited. They were straight up WRONG!
So if you think it's too early, or too late, or somewhere in between... keep reading because today's post is just for you ;)
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I want to start off by saying, the earlier the better when contacting college coaches. That said, if you're a senior in high school and are just now reaching out, don't let that stop you from starting now. In other words, don't give up just yet.
There's no feeling worse than regret (am I right?). The feeling of putting off a task you've had on your to do list. Then a week, maybe even a month passing by and you're stuck thinking to yourself... if only I had done this a month ago when I was thinking about it, I could've already crossed it off my list.
If you had already reached out to 5 college coaches last month, you'd have 5 under your belt that you could be sending follow up emails to already. And you'd be THAT much closer to getting recruited. I always say, start today and you won't be sorry tomorrow.
You may be younger and thinking it's too early to reach out. Definitely NOT. You may not be college material today, but in 5 years from now... you WILL be. And there's nothing better than showing college coaches your progress.
Recruiters aren't just looking at how awesome of a ball player you are right now, they want to see how you progress, how quickly you learn, how coachable you are, etc. If you contact a coach today as an 8th grader, and keep in contact until your sophomore year of high school... recruiters are much more likely to pay attention to you, to see your progress and how far you've come (trust me, they'll be impressed).
If last year you weren't the best base runner and this year you're killin' it with the most steals in your league... Trust me, recruiters will take notice. Thinking to themselves, "man, this girl works hard at her weaknesses", or "she's a quick learner", etc.
A great perk of reaching out early on, is most coaches will invite you to their camps. This way they can see your abilities in person and get to know you. There's nothing better than making contact in person, and getting them to know you as a youngster that dreams of playing for them one day... get's them pretty excited.
They'll start rooting for you :) The little girl who first came to their camp as a shy little 8th grader with big dreams... grows up to be an amazing ball player who gets signed to their program. They want to make your dreams come true, as long as your ability aligns with their wants and needs.
Now on the other hand, you might be a senior. Probably thinking it's too late to reach out... "if no one has reached out by now, I must not be college material". Stop it right now!!!
Just because you haven't heard from anyone yet, doesn't mean you're not college material. Ask yourself this question, have you done anything on your end to get recruited? Chances are, probably not.
There's no better time to get started like, TODAY! So don't waste anymore time. download my player profile by clicking the banner below and start reaching out NOW!