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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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College Softball Recruiting-The Bigger Picture

College Softball Recruiting


The Bigger Picture

by NCSA

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.

How Important is Location to You?

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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Early Recruiting: A big threat to softball

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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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College Softball Recruiting-The Bigger Picture

College Softball Recruiting


The Bigger Picture

by NCSA

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.

How Important is Location to You?

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.

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

Build a FREE recruiting profile…learn how HERE!


NCSA college softball recruiting- A top sports scholarship, a life-changing education, a fulfilling career; all are possible when you join the NCSA Network, the country’s leading athletic recruiter. Learn More…


2019 Midsummer Collegiate Clinic

2019 Midsummer Collegiate Clinic Virginia Beach, VA - All…

Early Recruiting: A big threat to softball

Early Recruiting: A big threat to softball Coaches, student-athletes,…

26th Annual Ronald McDonald Tournament- 2018

26th Annual Ronald McDonald Tournament- 2018 For over 25 years,…

Things Every Softball Player Must Do

Things Every Softball Player Must Do Here are five things you…

College Softball Recruiting-The Bigger Picture

College Softball Recruiting The Bigger Picture by NCSA Athletes…

Straight Talk from College Softball Coaches for Every Student-Athlete

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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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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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2015 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships

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2015 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships- July 25th through August 8th.

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The 2015 Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) National Championships begin July 25th in sunny Southern California. This highly regarded tournament is well known for attracting the top elite girl’s fastpitch softball teams in the country. Entering into it’s sixth year, an expected 415 teams are schedule to compete for a national title in the annual PGF National Championship Series.

This is the first year PGF will introduce a 10u championship age division. The overall tournament will run over a two week period beginning with the 10u, 12u and 18u age divisions playing the first week, July 25-31 and the 14u and 16u age divisions competing in the final week of August 1-8. All games will be played at three Orange County venues, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Irvine.

Recognized as one of the biggest and most significant events in girls fastpitch softball, the team competition draws hundreds of college coaches, all with a close eye…scouting players and looking for the next super talent to add to their college rosters.

Including players, parents, coaches and spectators, an estimated 32,000 people will be in attendance over the two week tournament.

OC Batbusters won the 18u National Title in 2014. So Cal Athletics 18u previously won back to back titles for the first four years of the tournament. 2014 National Champions in other age divisions were: 18u Platinum- OC Batbusters-Briggs, 16u Premier- So Cal Athletics-Myers, 16u Platinum-Cal Cruisers Evans, 14u Premier-Corona Angels Tyson, 14u Platinum-Courage, 12u Premier-So Cal Athletics Mercado.

Each tournament week kicks off with a spectacular Opening Ceremony in Huntington Beach with guest speakers, vendors, live music and entertainment.


 

10u, 12u, 18u Game Schedules- Click Here.

14u, 16u Game Schedules- Click Here.


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Friday, July 31st –
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
•12u Premier Championship game – 11:00am. Nationally Televised on Fox Sports West Prime Ticket and Comcast

•18u Premier Championship game – 2:00pm. Nationally Televised on Fox Sports West Prime Ticket and Comcast

•10u Premier Championship game – 5:00pm. Nationally Web Streamed on PGF YouTube Channel

•18u Platinum Championship game – 8:00pm. Nationally Web Streamed on PGF YouTube Channel


 

Saturday, August 8th –
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
•14u Premier Championship game – 11:00am. Nationally Televised on Fox Sports West Prime Ticket and Comcast

•16u Premier Championship game – 2:00pm. Nationally Televised on Fox Sports West Prime Ticket and Comcast

•14u Platinum Championship game – 5:00pm. Nationally Web Streamed on PGF YouTube Channel

•16u Platinum Championship game – 8:00pm. Nationally Web Streamed on PGF YouTube Channel

All games will be tape delayed.­


 

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The mission of Premier Girls Fastpitch is to provide a national platform on which fastpitch softball players can demonstrate their individual and team-enhancing skills, competing against the Best of the Best players and teams.

The objectives include upgrading those skills through the ultimate developmental step of games and showcasing those skills at the highest possible level of competition, so that both players and college scouts are afforded the most viable evaluation of their talents with bat, ball, and glove.

The Premier offers a competitive stage for players at ascending age levels. Teams are invited from around the country to the national games on the basis of proven performance, and/or, qualifying tournaments. Premier employs a championship format, which tests player and team endurance and capability, and is a vital preparation for the college years to come. Premier pursues a standard of excellence on and off the field, for players, coaches and umpires.

The team and players which stand on the top tier of this competition as national champions are truly the Best of the Best.

Finding the Best Fit for College

Finding the Best Fit

Deciding which college to attend is a difficult task, and often students discover that the decision they made during high school was not the best for them. In the rare case, a transfer might make sense. But transferring colleges is not a decision to make lightly. For starters, student athletes’ scholarships do not transfer with them. Moreover, depending on the relevant rules and regulations, students who transfer schools may be prevented from playing, at least temporarily. The first principle of transferring schools is: Students should not transfer unless they cannot meet their academic or athletic goals at the current school.

Avoid making one of the biggest mistakes in the recruiting process and consider every school at every division level that contacts you. Click here to create a free recruiting profile and start connecting with over 42,000 college coaches nationwide.

 


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Things to Know in Softball Recruiting

Things to Know in Softball Recruiting

Here are answers to the top five questions NCSA scouting experts receive on the softball recruiting process—the five things every college softball hopeful must know.

 

When does the softball recruiting process start?

1. The recruiting process starts in middle school. Softball recruiting starts earlier than almost any other women’s sport. Competition for scholarships is so high—both on the athlete’s side and the school’s—that coaches are now starting to identify recruits in the 7th and 8th grade and have even started to offer scholarships to prospects before their freshman year of high school.

 

How do I get discovered?

2. College coaches scout based on verified information from neutral, independent sources like NCSA. Play your game well and you’ll be discovered—right? Wrong. College coaches identify softball prospects using online tools and databases well before they attend softball tournaments, games, and camps. Occasionally someone else will catch their eye, but they are primarily there for the prospects they have already identified.

 

How do coaches evaluate prospects?

3. The Internet is your best recruiting tool. College coaches don’t have time to attend every high school softball game. The majority of them identify top prospects by watching video highlights that they request or receive from a trusted third party. This is what will convince a coach to come out and watch you in person.

 

Where am I qualified to play?

4. Less than 1% of student athletes get a full ride to a D-1 school. Set your expectations accordingly. There are over 1500 US colleges and universities that sponsor collegiate softball and offer financial aid packages—and more than 80% of these are not DI schools.

 

What is my coach’s role?

5. Don’t leave your future solely in the hands of your high school coach. Getting recruited is a full-time job, and your coach has a whole team of players who will ask for their help. One coach does not have the time, resources, or relationships to get a scholarship for each of his or her players.

 

Know your stuff?

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