The mission of this web site is to help parents through the Softball Journey, from the youth recreational leagues to school ball to college. Softball is a journey, not a destination. It begins and ends at different stages for everybody. The Softball Journey is an ongoing collection of experiences of mine and other parents who took the journey before you and those who are still living it today. I will share my experiences with you, the problems I encountered, how I handled them and maybe most importantly what I would do differently. (Greg Cruthers)
Our product was built by former college athletes to empower student-athletes to pursue their dreams of playing collegiate sports.
If you search the internet for recruiting assistance, you will come to find almost as many recruiting services/websites as there are colleges offering scholarships. Many promise they will help you find an athletic scholarship because they have access to people and information you don’t. Others promise college scholarships based on relationships, online profiles and/or networks. Playced.com was created to level the playing field in college recruiting and to offer an affordable alternative to well-meaning parents and trusting high school athletes looking for recruiting advice and counsel.
College recruiting can be an emotional process, to say the least. In fact, of all the experiences an athlete goes through in his or her playing career, college recruiting can be among the most stressful. Kind of like a buzzer-beater, only to be decided with the final shot! Unfortunately, there are recruiting services out there preying on that very emotion. They want to make you believe that college recruiting works in a way that it really does not.
These services lead you to believe that assistance from one of their “college scouts” (“sales rep” would be a more appropriate term) is the only way for you to earn a roster spot. They claim the schools you dream of playing for are in their “coaching network”, actively searching their player database. Both are misleading and that is NOT how it works. This is the ugly side of college recruiting and again is the reason Playced was created.
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
Any athlete looking to play collegiate softball at the NAIA level, must clear through the eligibility center prior to playing.
Here you'll find college-based summer, fall, winter and spring softball camps. Plus, Softball showcases and training from all across the USA. Each softball and fastpitch camp is hosted directly by the coaches and staff at each of the following schools. CSC softball camps offers a complete selection of College hosted camps. From Elite College Softball Clinics, High School Softball Showcases, College Prospect Camps & College Showcases.