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8.5 x 11, 145 pages

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Here's what people have to say about
Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level:

"Understanding the softball recruiting process is a very difficult task, especially if you listen to non-experts (like other parents and, unfortunately, some coaches).  I scoured the internet for information but nothing was as good as Cathi's book."    
Parents of a Div. I player.

"Solve the mysteries of the college search process with this step-by-step, easy-to-understand book that will give your athlete the best chance of being recruited to play softball in college. I am so glad to have found this resource!"      
Parents of a high school player

"This book helped guide our family through the complicated maze of collegiate recruiting and finding the right school for our daughter."       
Parents of a Division I college player

"Recruiting can make parents and players confused, frantic and anxious. This books clearly spells out each step of the process. It kept us on track, reminded us of our goals, and provided many good insights. It was money well spent."    
  Parents of an Ivy League student-athlete    

"Ms. Aradi seems to know literally everything about how the college search works, and she has no agenda other than helping young women find a place to play softball in college if that is their dream!"      
Parent of a Div. III college player

"I tell everyone who will listen that they have to buy this book. It's really the best softball recruiting investment you can make!"      
Parent of a Div. II college player

"Cathi's process as it's laid out in this book is spot on for the softball recruiting world these days. We are fortunate--as a well-established organization--to get into the best tournaments. But following Cathi's guidelines gets the coaches out there to specifically see our athletes!"      
Recruiting Coordinator for top California travel program

"The NFCA chose to endorse Cathi Aradi's book because it is a great tool for parents and players to use as they go through the collegiate recruiting process."      
Lacy Lee Baker, Former Executive Director, National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc.

"Coaches call
Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level the “Bible of Fastpitch Recruiting."     Students Sports Softball.com, now part of Flo Softball

It makes a great holiday gift for the college-bound softball player!
Click here to read a few sample pages.
An overview of collegiate fastpitch
How to decide if playing in college is right for you
What it takes to be academically eligible                               
Why putting yourself in front of coaches is the key to a successful college search
When and how to start contacting college coaches
How to identify your "wow factor" schools
How to showcase your softball skills in a video
What to expect during the recruiting process
The realities of softball scholarships and financial aid
A list of over 1200 colleges with softball teams
And much, much more...
Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level provides readers with a step-by-step guide to the college search. The book (which is updated annually) is considered by softball coaches everywhere to be the single best recruiting resource available for college-bound athletes and their families. It will also be valuable to youth coaches, travel organizations and guidance counselors who want to help their softball players find both the colleges and the teams that are right for them. It covers all aspects of the college search, including:
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