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21' uncommitted advise.

Aug 27, 2019
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My DD is an uncommitted 21'. She is on a solid team and has a coach that knows how to get girls into schools. We just started the whole recruitment thing. She has a NAIA school in the Midwest interested in her. They are going to do a virtual tour with her and have discussed scholarship amounts (in a "this is the range" kind of way).

Not sure what my questions are really :D. We do't want to sign too soon, but we don't want to wait too long (I'm not talking about this first school but in general). Her "dream" school is a local D2 team. EDIT to ask question... When would an uncommitted need/want to sign?

She's a catcher and a good one. Good hitter too (7-8 in 5 games in the showcase we played last weekend).
While we know she is not realistically a P5 kind of player she is a good, solid catcher and a good student (3.6 GPA. SAT's got canceled and have not been rescheduled anyplace so that's up in the air). Going into her senior year I can only see her GPA improve.

She wants to be a HS teacher and coach so just about any school would fit the bill academically. She really just wants to have the collage softball experience, get an education and then start adult-ing. :ROFLMAO:
 
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With the COVID situation and things so much in the air I wouldn't pass up an offer that she's happy with, but also wouldn't rush. Despite what you hear, PLENTY of seniors get signed in the fall, many more still sign until January, and I know several who just signed this month. Don't pass up an offer that checks most of the boxes, but don't sign out of fear that nothing will come.
 

RADcatcher

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With the COVID situation and things so much in the air I wouldn't pass up an offer that she's happy with, but also wouldn't rush. Despite what you hear, PLENTY of seniors get signed in the fall, many more still sign until January, and I know several who just signed this month. Don't pass up an offer that checks most of the boxes, but don't sign out of fear that nothing will come.
Agree ^^^ Add >>>
The D3 and lower recruitment pool is full'er than previous years because of Extended D1 eligibility.

Consider a good fit seriously !
Others will be as well....

Good Luck & Enjoy 👍
 
Try to schedule a face to face or mask to mask with the dream school coach bring all the stats videos grades you can and let coach know you are available. I have a friend that is a college coach he showed me his email list he scrolled and scrolled through his email list and then ask me was your kid in one of those. He gets hundreds of emails a day from recruiting companys coaches computer generated emails. He said none of the emails stand out. He said the kid that stands out the most is the one who is willing to get in their car and stand in front of him and shake his hand. Now they still have to have the talent to make the team. But if it comes down to 1 of 10 players with similar skills the 1 who I have had personal contact with will get the spot. Good luck
 
Aug 27, 2019
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Lakewood CA.
If your DD gets an offer and she likes the school, take the offer. You'll save yourselves lots of anxiety...and your DD has other things to worry about.
She has two (virtual) tours scheduled for next week and based on what her coach knows I anticipate some more. If she receives multiple offers is it proper etiquette to do the "we like your school a lot but xxx is offering xxxxx.xx" ?
 

sluggers

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She has two (virtual) tours scheduled for next week and based on what her coach knows I anticipate some more. If she receives multiple offers is it proper etiquette to do the "we like your school a lot but xxx is offering xxxxx.xx" ?
What do you mean 'we'?

This is a discussion between your DD and the coach. You should advise her, but she needs to be doing the talking to the coach. You don't have place in the conversation.

Make sure your DD likes the school, and the school fits with her career goals. That is much more important than a few bucks one way or the other.

As to your question: The coaches have a spreadsheet with how many scholarships they have and how they are allocated. So, if your DD wants more, then they will have to take it from someone else.

She can get "help" with other things...like getting a campus job during the summer.
 
Aug 27, 2019
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Lakewood CA.
What do you mean 'we'?

This is a discussion between your DD and the coach. You should advise her, but she needs to be doing the talking to the coach. You don't have place in the conversation.

Make sure your DD likes the school, and the school fits with her career goals. That is much more important than a few bucks one way or the other.

As to your question: The coaches have a spreadsheet with how many scholarships they have and how they are allocated. So, if your DD wants more, then they will have to take it from someone else.

She can get "help" with other things...like getting a campus job during the summer.
We as in we have to figure out the finances. If we don't have a place in the conversation and she agrees to a school/deal we can't afford then she can't go there.
 

Vertigo

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When dd recently verbally committed the HC asked for at least one parent to be on the call with her to outline what the whole process involved. Another school asked for the same thing via Zoom meeting.

All exchanges prior to those calls were only between dd and the coaches.
 

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