Collegiate Softball Connection is run by noted recruiting expert, Catharine Aradi. Through her book, clinics and consulting service, she has helped thousands of softball players successfully "make the cut" at the college level! CSC works with softball players and college softball teams around the U.S. and Canada.  CSC alumni are playing at all levels of collegiate competition.

CSC's primary goal is to guide you and your family through the college search process. CSC's secondary purpose is to enable college coaches to broaden their recruiting base by sending them information on great prospects. CSC works directly with 450 to 500 colleges providing them with player bios, video links and reminders about tournaments CSC clients are attending.

CSC’s Target Zone schools represent a cross section of programs increasing your chance of finding the best collegiate fit.  (Remember, 75% of all college players will compete at the Div. II, Div. III, or NAIA level. As an athlete, you need to explore as many of your options as possible.)

CSC offers several levels of service and will be helpful to any serious ball player who wants experienced, knowledgeable guidance through the college search. Athletes are encouraged to sign up for the
Fast Track option as a high school junior (or senior). Sophomores can choose the Head Start option and continue with the Fast Track as juniors.  Teams can join the Basic Connection at any time.  (Ask about team/group discounts!)  Download a CSC brochure.

Collegiate recruiting is extremely competitive, but if you know how to identify your "Wow Factor" colleges and how to aggressively market your skills and experience, you'll be the prospect college coaches want to recruit! By choosing to partner with CSC, you will have the resources you need to find the college and team that are right for you!  Remember, college coaches aren’t recruiting fancy web pages, and most of them don’t have the time to surf the web looking randomly for players. They want to know that you’re interested in their school, their team, their game. CSC can help you make this happen! 

For more information about CSC (including the expanded
Fast Track or Head Start services), for questions about pricing, or to sign up, please email or call 415-456-6449.


•  TALK IS CHEAP…GOOD ADVICE IS PRICELESS!    If you feel in charge of your player’s college search, but have questions you want answered by an expert, consider a phone consultation!  The cost is $30.00 per 30-45 minute call. Once the fee is paid, Cathi Aradi will set up a time to discuss your athlete’s college search.  For more information email

EXCEL SPREADSHEET.  If you would like to purchase an Excel formatted version of the college list from Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level, please email: for more information. (Proof of purchase of the book is required, and there is a $30 processing fee.)

CSC SERVICES  For an explanation of CSC's fee structure, click here. To purchase any CSC service, please use one of the PayPal payment options below. If you have problems, please phone 415-456-6449 or email: Thanks!

•  If your organization would like to offer your families a Zoom Recruiting Meeting, click here.

CSC: Educating Families, Empowering Athletes,
Ensuring A Successful College Search!

"Parents pay for a pitching coach, a hitting coach, a travel coach, a conditioning coach and/or a tutor. Don't shy away from paying for a recruiting coach because that may be the coach your daughter needs the most!!!" 
Dad of a CSC alumnus

Payment Amounts
To Purchase a Phone Consultation: $30.00  --OR--
A Spreadsheet: $30.00
(proof of book purchase required)
Basic Connection: $130.00
(Team registration starts at 6 or more players and is $100 per family.)
Fast Track: $550.00
Partial Payment Options

Educating Families, Empowering Athletes, Ensuring A Successful College Search!
To order my book, PREPARING TO PLAY SOFTBALL AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL, by itself, please go to the book page. Thanks!
Head Start: $300.00
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