Young athletes should dream big dreams. They should foresee themselves playing in a big time game or in front a large crowd.
As the popularity of college softball continues to grow, young girls get the chance to envision themselves playing the game they love while getting a college degree. Those young, aspiring athletes should be asking themselves: What will it take to get there? What will be different once I get to the next level?
There are hardly any rule changes that occur between high school softball and the collegiate game. However, if you ask any collegiate softball player, past or present, they will tell you there is a vast difference between playing for a high school or club team versus playing in college.
As a player, coach, or parent of a high school softball player, let’s take notes of these differences in order to be fully equipped for the next level.