As the preferred scouting and player evaluation partner, OnDeck Softball will continue to oversee the AFCS Seeding Committee and the Player Selection Committee for the Alliance All-Star Game. Additionally, OnDeck will oversee the Player Selection Process for the newly formed Stars of Tomorrow Series, working with the data and scout evaluations collected from Stars of Tomorrow combines to select the top 60 athletes from the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes to compete at the Stars of Tomorrow Games in August.
OnDeck Softball is the most trusted resource of player evaluations in softball. For 21 years, they have helped youth softball players and college coaches connect through events and the OnDeck national database. OnDeck Softball has built a reputation for recognizing and identifying outstanding players, and have helped thousands of athletes reach their dream of playing college softball.
About OnDeck Measurements (ODM®)
OnDeck Measurements is the creator of athletic testing metrics in the sport. ODM® is also responsible for the Allister Index, softball's most predictive measurement tool. Started in 2011, ODM® has tested thousands of softball athletes providing them verifiable and reliable data that helps players develop their athleticism and coaches identify talent.
Jamborees & Elite Camps
Held nationwide to showcase athlete's talent and measure their athletic ability
OnDeck Softball's Jamborees and Elite Camps are designed to connect PSA's and college coaches. These invitation only events are held throughout the recruiting period. College coaches attend and evaluate players a workout specifically designed by OnDeck Softball to maximize the player's evaluation. We do not limit the player's defensive positions and coaches are able to watch every aspect of their game.
Organizational testing and evaluation events
A two day competition featuring 16-24 teams. All players will be evaluated by OnDeck staff and get ODM Level I testing. The structured workouts and competitive play will take place in front of all attending college coaches. It is important to know, coaches are only evaluating and will not be instructing players.
About OnDeck 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.
10-20-40 Yard Dash
Uses a laser timing device to ensure the most accurate time, the 10-20-40 yard dash measures explosiveness and acceleration. It also gives the player their home to first time.
Uses a laser timing device to ensure the most accurate time, the agility shuttle is a 5-10-5 yard test measuring the player's quickness, ability to change direction and body control.
A player's swing analysis consists of bat speed, hand speed, time to impact and ball exit speed.
Overhand Throwing Velocity
Measures the player's arm strength.
Testing the player's hand and forearm strength, using medical dynamometers.
WHY PLAYER'S NEED ODM NUMBERS
- A player can use these numbers give her a clearer idea of what she needs to do to reach her goals and which college program might be a good fit.
- A parent can have an objective understanding of their daughter’s raw abilities, giving them a better idea of what needs attention and development.
- A coach can use these averages give them an idea of their teams overall athleticism and where a recruit fits.
Over 35,000 athletes have been tested, from 7th graders just starting to play serious travel ball, to college players from all levels, and some USSSA Pride players. Now players can set a measurable benchmark and compare their numbers as they grow and become more athletic and also compare them to players at the collegiate level.
The Allister Index
This is a measurable snapshot of a player's softball athleticism. The number is generated from the individual's scores and put into a proprietary algorithm, giving players clear, tangible and achievable goals.