Sept. 8, 2008
CANYON, Texas - West Texas A&M University head softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has been selected to serve as a clinician at a Recruiting Seminar sponsored by Centenary College, in Shreveport, La., on Oct. 14th.
The focus of the seminar is to provide relevant information about the recruiting process to softball players and their families who have aspirations of playing at the collegiate level. The event is specifically geared towards players who reside outside of major metropolitan areas in the East Texas, North Louisiana, and South Arkansas regions, who many times "slip through the cracks" on the recruiting trail.
Topics to be covered include the importance of club/travel ball, camps, and clinics, as well as contacting coaches, how to market yourself to a coaching staff, and specific differences between the recruiting processes of the multiple NCAA divisions.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to help softball players understand the process in a region of the country that may not be heavily recruited," said Blaskowski. "Hopefully, these players, their families and coaches will receive some information that can assist the players in pursuing their dreams of playing college softball."
Blaskowski, who is returning to the region where he spent five years as the head coach at Southern Arkansas University, will speak about the recruiting process at the NCAA-II level. Mark Montgomery, the head coach at Centenary, will report specifically on matters related to the Division I level, while Mike Reed, the head coach at the University of Texas-Tyler, will focus on the Division III process.
laskowski hopes to schedule the same type of seminar later this fall for players in the Panhandle region.