COLLEGIATE SPORTS ADVOCATE
Collegiate Sports Advocate was created to help Student Athletes find the RIGHT FIT and they are committed to helping them through the entire experience and to see them GRADUATE from college. It's about the journey and the experience not just signing day! CSA wants our Student Athletes to have a successful career.
CSA has over 20 advocates nationwide. Their advocates have played in College, coached in College or have been through the experience with other Student Athletes. They are all about the RELATIONSHIP with the College Coaches and the Student Athletes and their families!
In over three and one half years, CSA has placed over 142 athletes in collegiate programs.
CSA develops an individual plan for each Student Athlete that helps them navigate the recruiting experience as each Student Athlete has their own path and their own journey. CSA proactively communicates with college coaches by attending major tournaments and events.
CSA utilizes updated marketing and training techniques to provide the student-athlete with the most dynamic exposure in the industry. They are truly an Advocate for the Student Athlete guiding the entire family through the process. Their goal is to see the Student Athlete graduate college and "enjoy" their student-athletic opportunity by helping them find the right match!
For more information, please go to the CSA website -
Take Charge Recruiting
Take Charge Recruiting has been working with student-athletes and their families through the recruiting process for the past 9 years, including: softball (9yrs), baseball (4yrs), and men's/women's volleyball (2yrs). In that time, they have helped their athletes receive over $10.6 Million in Athletic Scholarships.
Take Charge Recruiting is going back to where they started and focusing on softball only.
Take Charge Recruiting uses a proactive approach to help student-athletes get noticed by college coaches through email and skills videos. Being a former collegiate coach and knowing many coaches, Christine Summers, the director of TCR, knows first hand their time is limited. Each coach's time is very valuable and most do not have time to spend searching through website's that use databases with hundreds of athletes that might not be interested in their program or at the caliber the coach is looking for. Many coaches do not have the resources to see all players in person as well.
That is why TCR is different. With their proactive approach, they get the student-athletes information sent out directly to the coach's inbox in the geographic areas chosen by the athlete. This helps target the geographic area interested and allows the coaches to know who the student-athlete is, that they are looking to play collegiate ball, and why they should consider the student-athlete as a prospect.
Take Charge Recruiting is also able to help with the skills video portion and have filmed over 1,000 of them since 2011! They are also able to travel anywhere in the country for groups/teams looking for skills videos.
HEADFIRST HONOR ROLL CAMPS
ACADEMIC SHOWCASE PARTNER
Headfirst Honor Roll Camps are the longest-running, best attended and most popular academic showcase camps for baseball and softball in the country. Founded in 1999, their unique formula combines the most quality access to college coaches with insight, guidance and inspiration for the journey ahead from a team of experienced Headfirst staff, who have been high-academic student athletes themselves.
Headfirst currently offers five camps at three locations in the country. Their flyer is attached below. They will have 50+ college coaches, representing some of the top academic universities in the country, at each camp. They keep their camp numbers below 200, campers must register by position. The format for the three-day camp includes skill evaluation, showcase games and practice sessions with college coaches. All college coaches will receive detailed evaluations on each camper.
As a partner with Headfirst, AF players will receive discounted rate. They will also host our athletes for a meet and greet with the college coaches during the event.
SOUTHERN COLLEGIATE SPORTS
SHOWCASE TOURNEY & CAMP PARTNER
The Southern Collegiate Sports Softball Camp series will feature expert training from College Coaches. The collegiate coaches will provide hands-on softball instruction for experienced athletes. The primary emphasis is to prepare athletes for advanced level of competition. But, if you are serious about the game and/or playing at the next level, sign up and attend an event.
The Southern Collegiate Softball camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by grade, age, gender or number.
SCS administers the American Freedom Summer & Fall Showcases and Camps.
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Swing analytic Partner
American Freedom Softball is proud to have entered into a partnership with BLAST Motion, the leading swing analytic tool on the market.
Blast Motion technology will be a great tool for all American Freedom players. Blast Motion sensors will allow them to capture data and video of every swing onto their mobile device, iPad/iPhone, Android, etc. and shows their swing plane, rotation, bat speed and more. It's accessible for team practices, games, private lessons, really whenever they want to use it while hitting.
Blast Motion Premium Players Account allows players to send their Blast Motion coach any swing they want and receive instant feedback on it with a full, video analysis - also known as virtual video lessons. These lessons can be conducted with their coach in person or solely via the Players Account portal (ie. at a game, tournament or remotely by just sending/sharing their video).
Many top collegiate softball programs are using BLAST Motion and American Freedom players will be able to share their swing information with coaches at colleges who use the product.
For more information go to the BLAST AF portal -
Uniform, Equipment Partner
WILSON Sports is the leading equipment company for baseball and softball and American Freedom Sports is very fortunate to be a partner with them.
WILSON includes, Demarini, Louisville Slugger, Evoshield and ATEC equipment. American Freedom teams wear WILSON apparel and use equipment produced by all of the providers under the WILSON umbrella.
The AF National 18U softball team is a Demarini Diamond Squad. They swing Demarini bats and use all WILSON products exclusively.
All AF softball teams receive discounted pricing on WILSON, EVOSHIELD, DEMARINI and LOUISVILLE SLUGGER equipment, when purchased through Legend's Athletic Supply.
New Balance is one of the leading athletic shoe companies in the country. New Balance cleats and turfs are some of the most comfortable shoes in baseball and softball.
American Freedom athletes receive discounted pricing on New Balance shoes.
Teams may purchase the red, white and navy model shown above or solid white cleats.
Sports Eyeware Partner
OAKLEY Eyewear is the leading sports eyewear company in the country. All American Freedom players, coaches and fans will be able to purchase OAKLEY Eyewear at a discounted price.
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TRAINING EQUIPMENT & NET PARTNER
BOWNET is one of the leading providers of training products and nets for softball. American Freedom teams can purchase BOWNET equipment at discounted prices.
Team orders are processed through Coach Blaskowski, AF National Director, 469-536-9800.
Legends Athletic Supply
Legends Athletic Supply, in Denton, TX, is the official equipment vendor for American Freedom Sports.
AF baseball and softball coaches, players and fans can order team equipment and spirit wear through the Legends online store on the AF website.
Team uniform orders must be made through the head coach of the team. Parents should not order jerseys.
Fan wear Link: https://americanfreedomfastpitch.itemorder.com/sale
Team Apparel/Equipment Link: https://af-uniforms-coaches.itemorder.com/sale
ATHLETES GO LIVE
Live Streaming Service
Athletes Go Live is the leading sports live streaming service on the market today. American Freedom teams use AGL to live stream games along with team and individual workouts. AGL provides live scoring of games, stored games and a recruiting profile for subscribed users. Family and friends can subscribe to AGL on a game to game basis, monthly or annually. College coaches can view content to assist in the recruiting process.
Hitting and Pitching Analytics
RAPSODO is one of the leading hitting and pitching analytic tools in the game of softball. Instructors are using RAPSODO to improve their students skills and efficiency in their mechanics. College Coaches have access to the RAPSODO National Database of certified scores to use in the recruiting process. The Warehouse Training Facility is a RAPSODO Certified facility which allows it to offer testing opportunities for all American Freedom players to have their results posted in the national database.
ON DECK MEASUREMENTS
In fastpitch softball, OnDeck Measurements (ODM) is the recognized authority in objective measurables - comprehensive raw softball athletic data. Individual objective scores and the corresponding Allister Index (AI), have become the most important objective statistical measurements in player assessment, self-evaluation, and player development.