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Old 07-10-17, 09:11 PM
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How do scholarships work for softball?

If you've had a son graduate from HS that played baseball, you come to realize that scholarships are terrible for baseball players. One of the worst investments you can make is putting money into your son's baseball career and hoping to get it back through a scholarship. Less than 1/3rd of a D1 roster can get a scholarship or they have to split them up and get partial scholarships. They give out 11.7 scholarships and carry at least 35 players.

So the question is, how do scholarships work for softball? Are they as bad as the baseball side?
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Old 07-11-17, 07:00 AM
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Similar. Some good info here: http://www.scholarshipstats.com/softball.htm

"Softball is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the limit per school. For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 18 softball players each a 2/3 scholarship and still meet the limit of 12 per school."

D1 is limited to 12 team scholarships and D2 is limited to 7.2. From this site, average team size is 21 for D1 and 20 for D2.
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Old 07-11-17, 08:00 AM
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Also from what I understand not all players receive equal shares; it just has to add up to the 12. I know a lot of Freshmen that start with the 2 Bs, books and board, and had to earn their way to include tuition. Star pitchers and key players like middle of the line up HR hitters or good defensive catchers that can hit tend to get more than an average player or else they will look to transfer to a place that will pick up a larger % of the tab. Famously Barry Bonds didn't need a full scholarship as dad could have easily afforded ASU but he wanted to know that he was the "guy" so he made the coach give him a full ride as a point of pride.
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Old 07-13-17, 10:52 PM
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Sounds better than baseball but not as good as basketball or football.
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Old 07-14-17, 10:35 AM
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Sounds better than baseball but not as good as basketball or football.
College Athletic Scholarship Limits 2016-17

Softball
DI - 12
DII - 7.2
NAIA - 10


Women's Basketball
DI 15
DII 10
NAIA 11

Volleyball -
DI 12
DII 8
NAIA 8



Football
DI 85
DI Sub division 63
NAIA 25

Men's Basketball
DI 13
DII 9
NAIA 11

Baseball
DI - 11.7
DII - 9
NAIA - 12

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Old 08-01-17, 11:46 AM
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From this site, average team size is 21 for D1 and 20 for D2.
My kid got an offer from a D2, there are 42ish kids on their roster with no plans of reducing it.

Be careful and do your homework. Just because they are willing to come off of a little cheddar doesn't mean you're not about to walk into middle school or high school ball part 2.
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Old 08-14-17, 04:13 PM
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My kid got an offer from a D2, there are 42ish kids on their roster with no plans of reducing it.

Be careful and do your homework. Just because they are willing to come off of a little cheddar doesn't mean you're not about to walk into middle school or high school ball part 2.

More and more colleges are running a varsity and JV programs. Not all players get money and coaches are not upfront on if they are recruiting for the A or B team...So like Mike said do your homework...
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