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How Is COVID-19 Affecting the Softball Recruiting Process?

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2021

For many athletes, softball is more than a game. Being recruited to play college softball is not only a player's dream; but for many, it's their ticket to a college education and a promising future. Earning a softball scholarship was already challenging, but due to COVID-19 and the resulting...

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Dead Period Pushed Back?

Could the recruiting dead period be pushed back?

According to a CBS SPORTS Article Today, there are some discussions about pushing the Recruiting Dead period back to April 15th. If the dead period gets pushed back for football, it's likely the dead period will be pushed back for other sports like...

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DI Dead Period Extended

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2020

As most of you are aware, the DI Dead Period has been extended until January 1, 2021. What does this mean?

  • DI College Coaches are allowed to talk on the phone, text, offer & commit 2021s & 2022s. 
  • DI Coaches cannot have camps and clinics on or off campus
  • DI Coaches cannot physically...
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What is Exit Speed?

Uncategorized Aug 17, 2020

Exit speed is the speed of the ball after it hits the bat.

Bat speed creates exit speed. 

Generally, a high school softball hitter who can legitimately hit 70mph on the radar gun increases their chances of playing DI softball.

Many college players average in the 65-73 range. 

Exit Speed...

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Types of pitches

pitching Aug 11, 2020

Types of pitches


The fastball is typically the first type of pitch a player will learn.

Breaking balls

  • Dropball
  • Riseball
  • Curveball
  • Screwball
  • Drop-curve
  • Rise-curve
  • Backdoor curve (the pitch starts out of the strike zone and curves back over the...
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2020 Best NCAA Softball Players

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2020

This is an article about the best NCAA softball players in 2020

Whether they are smashing records or chasing home-run records, returning from redshirt seasons or preparing for Olympic experiences with teams that will hope to keep Team USA from the gold medal, the top 25 players in college...

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History of Softball

history of softball Jul 27, 2020

Softball is a game similar to baseball played with a larger ball (11 to 16 in. circumference) on a field that has base lengths of 60 feet, a pitcher's mound that ranges from 43–50 feet away from home plate, and a home run fence that is 200–220 feet away from home plate, depending on...

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2022 - Recruiting Update

2022 covid process Jul 26, 2020

NFCA Meeting (with College Coaches):

  • DI Dead Period will Probably be Extended
  • College Coaches (DI) talked about how they were focusing on 2022s they had built relationships with and watched before COVID happened. 
  • College Coaches talked about how they were watching highlight videos...
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2021s - NLI Signing, Admissions & Scholarships (Committed Athletes)


The NCAA has been talking about pushing the dead period back as well as pushing the NLI signing period back (currently November for Softball Student-Athletes).


  • Budget Cuts
  • Roster Sizes & giving all College Student-Athletes a 5th year

NFCA Meeting: College Coaches worried about...

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DI Recruiting - Possible Dead Period Extension & Sept. 1 Change


Watch recap of the NFCA Meeting Notes - Grass Roots where DI Coaches talk about the possible extension of the NCAA DI Dead Period as well as possibly changing the September 1 contact date for 2022s.

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