Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level by Catharine Aradi
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Articles  Information relating to all aspects of the college search for athletes.
Sept.- Oct.    
Decide Why You Want to Play in College Before You Start
Recruiting FAQ      Q & A related to recruiting and the college search process for athletes. Post your recruiting questions here!   
Calendars  Suggested recruiting reminders for high school players.
Recruiting News      Updates on guideline changes from the NCAA or NAIA!   News Flash! NCAA "reboots" Div. I softball recruiting!
Collegiate Softball Connection    CSC offers "concierge recruiting services". For details, visit the CSC page on this site or download a brochure.
Phone Consultations       If you have questions about your college search, schedule a phone consultation and have access to the most objective recruiting advice available!  For info, email
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: 

COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL CONNECTION  Educating families, empowering athletes, and ensuring a successful college search for over 25 years!                                                  

If you're the parent of a softball player who dreams of playing in college, chances are you've heard every version of recruiting hype there is!
All too often, these statements turn out to be misleading...if not downright wrong! But by the time parents figure this out, it's usually too late. Multi-sport, corporate services and for-profit recruiting camps want you to believe being recruited is as easy as writing a check. Only Collegiate Softball Connection works one-on-one with families to help you navigate the complex maze that is the college search. Let CSC help you beat out the competition and find a spot on a college team.

Families have two levels of service to choose from. With the Fast Track and Head Start options, you receive personalized guidance through the college search from noted recruiting expert Catharine Aradi along with an introduction to between 450 and 500 colleges at all levels of competition.  Travel teams and younger players can choose the Basic Connection. This offers a low-cost way to expand a player's (or a an entire team's) exposure opportunities. For more information on CSC services, call CSC, email, or download a brochure!

If you or your parents have recruiting questions you would like answered by an expert, phone consultations are also available! 


I'm Catharine Aradi, softball recruiting consultant and owner of Collegiate Softball Connection.  For over twenty years, I've worked directly with several thousand softball players, and I have helped many more through my book, Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level.  

If you have recruiting questions or comments, please email:
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