2019 Midsummer Collegiate Clinic

2019 Midsummer Collegiate Clinic

Virginia Beach, VA

– All participants will automatically be registered for the exposure game included in the price of the clinic.
Exposure Game Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
– All coaches listed have CONFIRMED to attend clinic and showcase
– The MidSummer Collegiate Clinic is run in conjunction with the Mid Summer Showcase/Tournament. You will not have to worry about the clinic interfering with any Showcase or Tournament Games.

Payment by PayPal & Check available Team Discounts Available!!!

Website info: http://www.galaxystarsevents.com/collegiate-clinic.html


College Coaches Confirmed Attending :

Virginia Wesleyan University – 2x DIII National Champions !
Longwood University
James Madison University
George Mason University​
Roanoke College
Christopher Newport University
Florida Institute of Technology
UVA-Wise
​University of Lynchburg
Greensborough College
Pfeifer University
​Randolph Macon College
Averett University
Barton College
Norfolk State University
​ North Carolina Central University
​Frostburg State University

Early Recruiting: A big threat to softball

Early Recruiting: A big threat to softball


Coaches, student-athletes, parents and administrators explain why they want the NCAA to pass legislation to end early recruiting in softball. (from NFCA.org)


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26th Annual Ronald McDonald Tournament- 2018

26th Annual Ronald McDonald Tournament- 2018

For over 25 years, the softball community has looked forward to the Ronald McDonald tournament in Houston, Texas as an opportunity to get college coach exposure and give back to charity. This is one of Triple Crown’s finest fall events, long ago becoming a mandatory stop for college coaches from all levels looking to recruit quality athletes.

In addition, this event benefits the Ronald McDonald House (Houston), an organization that helps families with seriously ill children stay close together during difficult times by providing a “home away from home” while their child receives the treatment they need. In 2017, we donated $26,000 and plan to top this amount in 2018. The event assists the charity by donating $100.00 per team, along with 10% of vendor revenue and T-shirt sales.

The 2018 Ronald McDonald format for 14U, 16U and 18U consists of six showcase games played on standout facilities in greater Houston. All showcase games begin on Saturday, October 20th. There will also be practice games offered Friday, where teams will have the option of 1-2 games for $100 each (umpires included). There will also be three Power Pool groups per 16U and 18U at the Scrap Yard. These will be chosen by TCS National Club Rankings.

The following weekend will host the 10u and 12u teams in Woodlands, Texas. The 4-game guarantee begins Saturday, October 27th.

For more details and to register, visit https://www.tcronaldmcdonald.com/.

 

Things Every Softball Player Must Do

Things Every Softball Player Must Do

Here are five things you can do to make sure you’re on the right track to getting a softball scholarship.

1. Know the game. Develop a clear understanding of NCAA rules and core course requirements. Create a recruiting game plan, then execute it with the same dedication you bring to your sport and your academic work.

2. Get verified. Make sure to have information about your athletic ability and academic qualifications verified by a source that college softball coaches trust, like NCSA, and make sure it’s available online. This can vastly increase your chances of being “discovered.”

3. Get your video out there. Make sure that your highlight video and full game footage is viewable online or available in a format that can be easily distributed over the web as soon as a college coach requests it. Use our tools to get evaluated—this will help you target the right softball programs and help coaches find you more easily.

4. Contact 50-100 “right-fit” schools. Take a realistic look at your academic qualifications and athletic ability and set your recruiting targets accordingly. There are 289 Division II and 412 Division III schools that offer softball scholarships, and they can be great options for student athletes with the commitment and drive to play at the college level. Then go after them – you need to contact 50-100 realistic programs to get recruited.

5. Take control. You and your family – and not your high school coach – are ultimately responsible for the outcome of your recruiting process. This is why many families turn to NCSA. We help you take control, put the tools in your hands, and match you with our network of 2,000 college softball coaches.

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College Softball Recruiting-The Bigger Picture

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The Bigger Picture

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There are over 1800 colleges and universities, which one is right for you? Start finding scholarship opportunities so you can get an education and play your sport at the next level. Click here to build your athletic and academic resume to share with college coaches.

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1.) Do I want to be in a rural, suburban, or urban setting?
2.) Is there a particular climate I would like? Switching from a warm southern climate to a weather-bound city like New York or Chicago can often have a profound affect on a child’s spirits.
3.) Is there public transportation or will I need a car?

Location might play a big factor in choosing the best fit for you. Click here to create a free recruiting profile and start learning about open roster spots.

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Straight Talk from College Softball Coaches for Every Student-Athlete

Straight Talk from College Softball Coaches for Every Student-Athlete


By Garland Cooper

I recently attended the NFCA National Convention in New Orleans, the annual gathering of the Who’s Who in softball. Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) spoke at the Grassroots Seminar for travel and high school coaches. We were followed by a panel of college coaches comprised of coaches from every division and junior colleges. The coaches shared some important thoughts and advice. Here are a few of their key takeaways.

Don’t specialize in one sport too early

Coaches agreed they all see too many kids with over-use injuries. There is no need to play competitive softball year-round through high school, and the college coaches preached that travel/high school coaches should encourage players to participate in other sports during the off season. One coach mentioned she occasionally travels to high schools to watch prospects compete in their second sport. In these situations, she looks for mental toughness, how the player relates to teammates, awareness, and athleticism.

Parents should love and support their kids…not try and solve their problems

Several coaches told stories of parents who would jump in and try to “fix” a tough situation for their student-athlete, which often lead to a more troublesome situation. If your student-athlete calls home and is upset about something that happened with their coach, parents should be a sounding board and support their child, and should not side with their student-athlete listing all the reasons the coach is unfair or incompetent. Love and support will empower the student-athlete to work through the situation on their own, and will also enable the coach to do their job without distraction.

Student-athletes must find the RIGHT college fit

Travel/high school coaches and parents should remember every student-athlete is unique, and they need to find the college that will best suit their wants and needs. Kids should pick a school where they would feel at home even if they were to suffer a career-ending injury. Coaches and parents should help their kids find the school that is the best fit for them, which likely is not the school with the best name brand.

Verified measurable stats are a must

The Division I coach joked about a travel coach who told her that a girl was “fast as heck.” What does that really mean?! College coaches rely on verified measurable data, and they also want to see more video. Coaches do not have time or budget to travel to as many games or practices as they would like, so skills videos are essential.

Be tough and understand the game

All the coaches echoed the fact that too many high school and even college players today lack the mental toughness needed to be a great athlete. They also would like to see higher softball IQs. These are traits that can be developed at an early age. You never know what may set an athlete apart from her competition. It may not be her home to first time, but perhaps her reaction to a strikeout.


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College Financial Aid Resources

College Financial Aid Resources


Federal grants, loans and scholarship assistance:

For 2016-2017, $5,815 is the maximum Federal Grant amount an individual student may receive based on many qualifying factors. Don’t put off earning your degree because it seems unaffordable—it may be time to find out if you qualify for any type of financial aid. Here are the popular types of financial aid that may be available to qualified students to help pay for college:

Grants: Schools may award grants to qualified students in addition to those available through the government to those who qualify.
Scholarships: Your grades, heritage, religious affiliation, and other factors may qualify you for these.
Student loans: The advisor you speak to may know if the school you are matched with offers private loans and which federal loans you may be eligible to pursue.
Military options: If you are or were in the military, be sure to ask a representative at the school you plan to attend what your funding options may be. More info… Education Connection– 2016-2017 year


**Data collected and distributed by the National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016144.pdf
***Data collected and distributed by the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013165


Federal Grant information:

• Federal Student Aid- Office of US Department of Education

• Government Loans and Grants

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Three Things to Avoid In Recruiting

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Three Things to Avoid in Recruiting: Ways  to Get Blacklisted by College Coaches


By Laura Chmiel, NCSA

I prefer to keep things positive: reminding you of ways to take charge of your recruiting process, offering parents tips on how to best support their student-athlete, helping you decide why to attend events. But I’ve been noticing a couple things we want to bring to your attention.

Three things, actually.

As you execute the ways you can leave a positive, lasting impression on a college coaching staff -potentially your future coaches–and begin to take a crack at the many “do‘s” of getting recruited, I thought I’d break down the “don’ts” in a simple top three: 3 Easy Ways to Get Crossed Off a Recruiting List.

So. Here we go. Things to avoid in recruiting:

A bad recommendation from your high school coach

Think of the amount of time you spend with your high school team.

This isn’t just time on the practice field or during a game. This is time in the weight room, the film room, on the bus, around the locker room.

In any given stretch of the year, you spend more time with your high school coach than with your family. They see how you study, how you communicate with others, how you dress, what your table manners are. If there is anything coming in the way of a positive, productive relationship with your high school coach at this time, fix it. Call them today or set up a meeting for tomorrow.

No matter what the issue(s) you or your parents may have with your high school coach, their recommendation could make or break your future.

Inappropriate, insensitive, or vulgar social media posts

Ladies and gentleman: Isn’t this a no brainer by now?

There is absolutely nothing to gain from posting the wrong kinds of material on your social media feeds. If there is a shadow of a doubt that what you say could be offensive to anyone, or even misinterpreted by anyone, it’s not worth posting.

Who is in the picture you are posting and what are you doing? Coaches nowadays head straight to your social media accounts to gain knowledge about your character and the way you choose to represent yourself.

Like it or not, this is a fact. If you’re worried about any of your social media accounts, deactivate them or clean them up immediately. If you are a prospective recruit, colleges are already monitoring your tweets and Instagram pics. Don’t let this be the reason you don’t get offered a scholarship.

Uneasy first impression – via phone, email, or on a visit

No matter how you contact a coach, you need to put your best foot forward.

When emailing a coach for the first time, use spell check, and ask at least one other person to review what you wrote before sending.

When calling a coach for the first time, do so from a quiet place where you can take notes on what they tell you. Have notes in front of you with questions, personal stats, or talking points should you need them. When meeting a coaching staff for the first time, look your best.

When visiting a program, err on the side of caution. Tone it down and keep it classy. Caring about how you sound and the look you present to a coaching staff isn’t dorky. It’s respectful. And it’s taking your future seriously. Make your coaches, teammates, teachers, and family members proud of the person they will soon send out into the world as an adult.

Still have questions about things to avoid in recruiting? I promise our scouts aren’t nearly as doom and gloom as I am — they’re actually nice! One of them gave me a piece of chocolate. Just think of how helpful they’ll be about how you can get the most out of your journey to college.


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NCAA Division I Softball Recruiting Calendar

NCAA Division I Softball Recruiting Calendar
August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017
(See NCAA Division I Bylaw 13.17.7 for Softball Calendar Formula)


(a) August 1 through November 23, 2016 [except for (1) below]:* Contact Period

(1) November 7-10, 2016: Dead Period

(b) November 24, 2016, through January 1, 2017 [except for (1) below]: Quiet Period

(1) December 7-10, 2016: Dead Period

(c) January 2 through July 31, 2017 [except for (1) and (2) below]: Contact Period

(1) April 10-13, 2017: Dead Period

(2) May 30 through June 8 (noon), 2017:** Dead Period

(d) During high school regional and state championship competition that does not occur during a dead period: Evaluation Period
(e) The following state specific contact/evaluation periods are permissible:

(1) In Hawaii, contacts and evaluations shall be permissible between November 24, 2016, and January 1, 2017 [except for (a) below].

(a) December 7 through December 10, 2016: Dead Period

(2) In those states that play high school softball season in the fall, evaluations shall be permissible during those seasons, except during dead periods.

* Each institution is limited to 50 evaluation days (August 1 through July 31) per NCAA Bylaw 13.02.7.2, which do not include employment of coaches in instructional camps/clinics or the observation of prospective student-athletes participating in high school softball competition.

** Dates are based on the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Softball Championship. Dead period remains in effect until noon the day following the conclusion of the Women’s College World Series. If the championship series ends after two games, the dead period ends on June 7 at noon.


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Student Registration
If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org. You should plan to register during your sophomore year of high school. If you have questions about your eligibility or the registration process, call toll free at 877-262-1492. International students should call 011-317-917-6222.


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Bad Grades = No Scholarship

Bad Grades = No Scholarship

Make sure you’re working just as hard in the classroom as you are on the field. Map out your recruiting game plan and start seeking out scholarship opportunities by clicking here and building your free recruiting profile.


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GAIN EXPOSURE to over 2000 college SOFTBALL COACHES…learn how HERE!

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