If your goal is to play Fastpitch Softball in college, your game stats become important. Coaches know that your game stats could be skewed due to score keepers not knowing how to score properly or even parents fudging numbers to make players look better.
Coahes use other numbers to determine if players are capabale of playing if playing at their level of competition. These numbers such as home to first speed, pop time for catchers, and pitching velocity are a major part of the evaluation process.
Fastpitch softball is a fast paced game requiring speed and power. Foot speed, hand speed, and throwing/pitching velocity are skills college coaches recruit. With new technology, launch angles, exit velocity and spin rate will soon be added to the list of recuritable measurable.
Overall, Fastpitch Softball college coaches are looking for atheltes #1, then position specific skills #2. The strongest, fastest, and most flexible players will always rank as the most atheltic. Position specific skills are defensive qualities and high offisive numbers. Game knowledge, such as knowing to steal on a change up, is a component of position specific skill set that college softball coaches assess.
Typicalky, college coaches are looking for the 5 tools of a Fastpitch softball player.
At Empire Sports Performance Lab, we evaluate atheltes for strength, flexibility, and power. All atheltes receive custom programs to improve atheltic performance based on their extensive evaualtion.
DI programs require very different numbers than a DIII program.
Want to play Division 1?
Pitchers - 63+ mph
Catchers - 1.8 seconds or less pop time
Middle Infielders - 10+ Stolen Bases
Corners - 20+ RBI's
Outfielders - 15 stolen bases
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