College coaches sit under a tent at a travel softball tournament on a hot May afternoon, talking amongst each other and jotting down notes as the action on the field unfolds in front of them.
Every game they watch is tightly contested and provides a stage for players to showcase their talents.
“The sad thing to say is (college coaches) don’t go to high school games. They come to games like this and players are able to display their talents,” West Florida Elite 18-and-under coach Tim Dunsford said. “I think we had six or seven here (Saturday) from Division I to junior college. That is a big advantage for the players.”
In order to ensure players capitalize on the advantage, strategy goes into planning the tournament schedule. WFE will play games in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia over the summer.
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