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    Tell me about the myths of softball recruiting

    I believe a player should go wherever is the best fit. I think D3 is a great place to play softball. The academic argument is not really valid for most schools. Sure there are a few schools that have the "best" specific program,. There are a lot of really good schools with really good...
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    Tell me about the myths of softball recruiting

    A very good post. Thank you. At the end of the day if your DD gets to play softball in college and is happy with where she landed everyone should call that a win. I have my own personal feelings about playing at the highest level you can. Funny how a D3 team stacked with D1 and D2 players is...
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    Tell me about the myths of softball recruiting

    The transfer portal exists! Some D3 coaches forget they are coaching D3.
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    Tell me about the myths of softball recruiting

    I am not hung up on anything. Perhaps "too low" was a bad term to use. I get that there is demand for teams. I get that players want to know they have a spot on a team. I am not trashing D3 softball. I have a kid who went to a D3 school. My experience is with a perennial top 10 type team...
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    Tell me about the myths of softball recruiting

    The good D2 will beat the good D3. A freak pitcher who is pitching at too low a level can be an exception. There are terrible teams at every level but the best D2 teams are pretty darn good. The best mid-majors are pretty darn good as well. Yes the best D3 teams are good teams. If your kid...
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    Tell me about the myths of softball recruiting

    D3 schools absolutely recruit. They were at every significant tourney my DDs played in. D3 is also D3. If your DD is good they will make room for her. D3 teams don't have rosters stacked with phenomenal players. My DD1 had decided not to play softball in college and then changed her mind...
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    Grandparents who are "Boosters"

    Should not be any problem due to the relationship. Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk
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    Righty to Lefty slapper

    I always love the term "lefty" slapper. Do you know a lot of "righty" slappers? Just giving you a hard time. If you are turning them around start them early if they are fast and then hope they stay fast when they get older. How fast they need to be depends on their age and what level they play...
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    Coach Assaults Ump

    His DD must be the #1 pitcher and #3 hitter. Maybe he has twin pitchers. Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk
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    Dirtbags

    I don't understand the dislike of the "Lady" names. The Lady Vols always seemed fine to me. Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk
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    Non-athletic campus visit and swag

    I would have your DD email the coach and let the coach know you are coming to visit campus. Even if they don't know who she is it might spark a little interest and coach might hook you all up with a tour of the softball facilities and your DD could get some good 1 on 1 time with one of the...
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    Slapper attempting bunt with 2 strikes

    That is one reason why a slap-bunt is a deadly weapon. It is not a drag. They slap at the ball but stop the bat right before impact and just tap it. It is not a soft-slap and it is not a drag bunt. It is a slap with a bunt result. Tough for the umps to call that a bunt.
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    Slapper attempting bunt with 2 strikes

    Yep. It is a tough call for the ump and with the slapper moving and slapping at the ball it is tough to call an out. I have seen a lot of umps rule it by how far the ball travels. If it drops and rolls a few feet then goes foul and dies you might get a K called.
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    Non-athletic campus visit and swag

    What year is she in HS? Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk
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    Coach missing at tournaments

    Things happen and there are life events that take place that nobody should have to miss for softball. It is just a game after all. Capable assistant coaches are key. As long as the coach doesn't make it a habit, all is good. Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk

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