Below you’ll find some basic guidelines that define what college softball coaches look for when evaluating prospects. They are exactly that though - guidelines; not hard and fast requirements that a prospect must meet to play at a certain school. There are going to be plenty of players that fall below certain measurables even at the highest levels.
Softball recruiting can be fickle, so if you really want to play for a certain program, be sure to contact them, but understand that they might be looking for something a little different in a prospect - it’s not personal. For example, if you are a 5’1” 110 pound rising senior catcher, you may be an excellent player that will go on to have a great college career - it just may be that an SEC school is not right for you. However, if you’re dead set on playing at Alabama because that’s your favorite school and you believe you can play there, then go for it. Send them a profile with viewership-enabled video by clicking here. As a backup plan though you may want to focus on schools outside of Division 1.
Remember these are just guidelines, players will come in all shapes and sizes and beauty is ultimately in the eye of the college coaches that offer the scholarships. That being said, here are your recruiting guidelines.