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A Day in the Life of a College Softball Player
After working many camps, one question Fastpitch Masters coaches get asked frequently is what a college softball player’s college schedule looks like? This article will discuss the daily schedule of a collegiate softball player and what you can expect at the college level. We’ve created a mock-up day similar to what a player can expect to see.
8:00 AM Weights/Conditioning. All collegiate levels want to improve their player’s strength, and athleticism so expect to work out. Programs require players to work hard on the field and in the weight room.
9:00 AM Class/Lunch. Remember that being a college softball player also means being a student, so the class is necessary. Coaches at this level take academics very seriously, and athletes need to make good enough grades to play when the season comes. The GPA requirement may vary depending on the school, but most require a certain amount of credit hours and a passing grade to be eligible to play the upcoming season. Coaches may even do classroom checks to ensure all players attend class regularly.
2:00 PM Practice. The length of practice will depend on the coach but expect to practice at least 2-2 1/2 hours Monday-Friday. Depending on game schedules, coaches may give off days in the mid-week, but once the season hits, you can expect to possibly practice on the weekend as well.
5:00 PM Dinner. Coaches will always find time for their athletes to eat because they want their athletes to fuel themselves.
6:00 PM Study Hall. While this is usually a once-a-week thing, study hall is held as a team to help students have the mandatory time to get their work done. Coaches hold study all for all incoming freshmen to get adjusted and anyone who is struggling.