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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Socks View Post
    DD's former Catching and Hitting coach shared with me her year to year scholly progression. 50-50-75-100. She also set the all time HR record (55) for the program! Be productive and be rewarded. Her twin sister was the Pitcher for the program too. Wonder if that made any difference.
    Was the increased progression in scholarship money set in stone ahead of time?...At the time she signed her NLI?
    Did she re-do her scholarship every year based on yearly performance, almost like a bonus?
    Or did the coach offer up the increased money on their own do to the fact that the player was an All Star and proving herself every year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger3 View Post
    Was the increased progression in scholarship money set in stone ahead of time?...At the time she signed her NLI?
    Did she re-do her scholarship every year based on yearly performance, almost like a bonus?
    Or did the coach offer up the increased money on their own do to the fact that the player was an All Star and proving herself every year?
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    I am not privy to all of the details as to why they increased her scholly other than what she told me. Maybe there were discussions during the recruiting process prior to NLI signing.
    Who knows? Being named conference player of the year might have something to do with her increase in monies which would then be tied to her performance. Playing great does not always get your more money. So many factors in play for each program.

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    This will vary by division and conference. The P5’s and I think a few others have four year guaranteed scholarships now. However any increases are year to year. So an athlete is guaranteed to get at least the amount they signed for, but an increase for their sophomore year might not be awarded again for her junior year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by learning View Post
    My DD is a recruited walk-on at her D1 school. We are happy with that and it is in state for us so it was still cheaper than other options we looked at. But I am curious about how it might work in future years - I've heard that in year 2 or 3 if a walk on is playing and playing well, they may get a scholarship. Is this something that the coaches then have to take away from other players or from their incoming player budget? I'm assuming the player works hard and does all they can for the team etc. but that the coaches would be fair and would decide whether or not they're doing it and the player should not discuss it. Does anyone have experience with this who could tell me how it worked for them (or what they've heard)?
    This is completely up to the coaches, but if you DD has become a key member of the team most coaches like to reward hard work. As for the money, most teams bring in 6-8 recruits per class, and only have 2-3 seniors graduate, so there is attrition along the way that can free up some scholarship money. I have also heard of new recruits who either switch their commitment, get cut before signing day by the coaches, or cannot qualify academically and that can free up some scholarship money in that calendar year.
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