You probably spent years practicing softball and competing for your high school. Now is the time to ensure all that work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them pay for their higher education. For most, it can mean the difference between obtaining a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you intend to be a competitor for one of the many women's softball scholarships that are available you have to know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in contact with them. In some cases, joining a network of student softball athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help a great deal. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and receiving a women's softball scholarship.

Women's Softball Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Softball
Average Number of Athletes 18
Total Number of Athletes 29,455
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $2,624
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $48,452
Total Full Time Head Coaches 395
Total Part Time Head Coaches 514
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 356
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 1,428
Average Total Revenue $177,493
Average Total Expenses $206,051

Use the women's softball athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This informs you of approximately how many female athletes are on women's softball teams around the country, which will help you see how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for making it on a college softball team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This describes how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a women's softball team for things that are required for example uniforms and equipment. The amount a university invests in you as a player should help figure out how important they feel you're to the softball team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they offer each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost typically for a college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the softball program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's softball programs, facilities and training personnel at colleges throughout the country. The more colleges commit the higher quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are necessary to assisting you develop your talent and help you remain track educationally and athletically so you can keep your softball scholarship every year. The more women's softball coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one training and attention that will help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges can make off their women's softball programs the more likely they are to grow them. When women's softball programs tend to be profitable and popular colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other colleges will establish a new softball teams to get in on the action. More softball teams usually means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in encouraging and growing women's softball teams? Are colleges aggressively recruiting women's softball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will provide you with a good idea of how much colleges around the nation are investing in women's softball programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not softball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you are aware of the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Choose a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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