Before you attend one of these recruiting camps, you should remember to show up in shape just as if softball season was starting that day, be ready to be at your best, make sure your skills are sharp before attending and bring a copy of your athletic resume with you.
They find players at camps. Recruiters go around the country searching for promising young and hungry talent that could be a major addition to the respective universities they are acting on behalf. They also find players at showcase events which gives them a good opportunity to see the young talent in action and have their judgment made easy about the abilities of a certain prospect.
Try to get as much game film as you possibly can showing you in action while playing your best. The more film you have, the more selective you can be about what game film you will send to a coach or post online for him or her to watch. Coaches want to see you in action in order to compare you to other university softball recruits they have on their radar and determine the level at which you are and your abilities as a whole.
They get recommendations from high school coaches who give a true account of the student and his athletic abilities. They find out about some athletes because they market and promotes themselves to the coaches.
Getting Noticed – Sadly, some very good recruits have all of the first three factors going for them from the list above, but they never get recruited by any university coaches! Why does this happen? It can happen because they play on a bad team, they are at a very small or rural school, or their high school coach doesn’t help them get recruited.
When you attend one of these events, the spotlight is directly on you. You need to be in great shape and prepared to play at your highest level. These events are run by coaches who know what they are doing and they will put you through drills which will show what kind of athletic talent you really have. One of the worst mistakes you could make would be to show up at one of these events not prepared to be at your best. It could end up being hurting your chances of getting the recruiting attention you have been looking for.
After leaving these recruiting camps, you can take your chances of being recruited to an even higher level. How? Glad you asked! You can do that by marketing and promoting yourself to university coaches. Coaches at all division levels need good players who are also good students. When you make direct contact with coaches, you could end up being just the student athlete they are looking for. The recruiting camps are a good way to get exposure. An even better way to make sure you get the attention of college coaches is to contact them directly. Direct contact is the best way to make sure coaches know about you and what you can potentially do for their program.