source This book is a valuable resource for anyone beginning a college search. If you want to make sure you're on track academically as well as athletically, Preparing to Play Softball at the Collegiate Level provides you with a detailed roadmap. High school and junior college athletes will learn how to meet academic and recruiting guidelines, how and when to contact college coaches, what to put in a skills video, where to find financial aid, and much, much more, including contact details for all of the four-year college programs in the United States. Softball players from middle school through high school should read this book. Parents, coaches, high school counselors, athletic directors, and anyone who works with college-bound softball players should consider it a must buy!