This page is designed to help college-bound softball players gain a competitive edge while searching for the right college. The information provided here will help athletes as well as their parents and coaches. It includes: 
To order the 2014 edition, link to the NFCA's online store.
“Coaches call Cathi Aradi’s book the
Bible of Fastpitch Recruiting!”


                         Educating Families, Empowering Athletes, Ensuring a Successful College Search!

If you want a knowledgeable expert at your side throughout your college search, read more about how CSC can help you beat out the competition and fins a spot on a college team. There are lots of multi sport corporate web sites to choose from, along with many for-profit recruiting camps, but only Collegiate Softball Connection works one-on-one with families to help you navigate the often complex maze that is the college search.

Families have three levels of service to choose from.  In addition to the Fast Track and Elite Level options, teams and players can choose the Basic Connection.  (Sign up six or more team members and get a $20 discount per player.) The Basic Connection offers a low cost way to expand the player's direct exposure opportunities (to over 500 colleges!)  Download a CSC brochure and check out these references from happy clients.
(Recent CSC signings/commitments are listed on the references page.)

Talk is cheap. Good advice is priceless!  Sit in the softball stands, and you'll hear all sorts of stories and opinions. But how do you separate fact from fiction?  If you or your parents have questions you would like answered by an expert, call Cathi Aradi for a phone consultation!

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About the Author

I'm Catharine Aradi, softball recruiting consultant and owner of Collegiate Softball Connection. I'm an active member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, and I work with athletes and colleges all over the U.S. and Canada. For over twenty years, I've worked directly with thousands of softball players, and I have helped many more through my book,
Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level. In addition, I conduct workshops on the college search process, and I am considered one of the best resources in the country on collegiate (softball) recruiting by players and their families, youth and college coaches alike. 

Several years ago, (now Full Count Softball) polled over 250 of the top youth coaches in the country to find out who they consider to be the most influential people in fastpitch. On their list of the “Ten Most Influential People in Softball,”  I was number eight. Others in the top ten included Olympians Jenny Finch and Lisa Fernandez, former UCLA head coach Sue Enquist, and USA Olympic coach Mike Candrea. 

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