There are just over 1,600 college softball programs across the USA. Not all softball scholarships are full rides, and the majority of programs split up their scholarships to give money to as many good players as possible. Each softball program uses its scholarship money a little differently depending on the program’s needs and financial abilities. Knowing how coaches typically use their scholarship money for each position will help you plan a successful application game plan.
While softball is a popular sport with a relatively high profile, it is not football or basketball. Most softball teams do not attract enough spectators to pay for the team travel and playing expenses. This means many softball coaches have smaller budgets than other, higher-profile sports when it comes to tracking recruits and going on scouting trips.
Most softball players who want to gain an athletic scholarship need to make the first contact with the prospective college coaches. This can be achieved by communicating effectively and knowing how to do it. This step is where College Connexxions can help young talented softball players looking for a scholarship in the USA. Our experienced team of consultants are prepared to connect some of the best universities in the US with some of the most talented athletes in Australia.
Making it to the college level is challenging. It requires hard work, determination and being proactive in your application process. But the very best athletes find the focus, determination, and consistency to get it all done.