Centenary's Montgomery and other Regional Softball Coaches to Take Part in Recruiting Seminar for Athletes on Oct. 14th
Thursday, September 4, 2008

SHREVEPORT—Centenary softball coach Mark Montgomery has joined forces with coaches Kevin Blaskowski of West Texas A&M and Mike Reed of UT-Tyler to offer a one-of-a-kind recruiting seminar for regional softball players on Oct. 14th. The seminar will be held at the Airline High School Auditorium at 2801 Airline Drive in Bossier City (zip: 71111) from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. with the cost of admission being $20 per recruit/family.


The focus of the seminar is to provide important 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. High school coaches interested in learning how to better guide their players through the recruitment period are also encouraged to attend free of charge.


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.


Montgomery will speak specifically to matters at the Division I level, while Blaskowski will address Division II details, and Reed will talk about the Division III process. Immediately following the presentation, there will be an open question and answer session with the entire panel.


“This is a tremendous opportunity to help young ladies who otherwise might not be able to obtain this kind of valuable information,” said Montgomery. “Knowing this information could play a major role in allowing these players the chance to fulfill their dreams of playing college softball.”   


All those attending can register at the door. Contact event host, Tracey Rambin, at Airline High School at (318) 564-2381 or tracey.rambin@bossierschools.org for more information.