Email has become the preferred method of introducing yourself to college coaches. Just having talent, playing for a travel team and attending showcases does not guarantee you will get discovered. Using email and some hard work, you can ensure college coaches know who you are and how to contact you. Below is an email template we put together that is a good starting point when reaching out to your coaches. Please copy and paste this email template below and fill in the necessary information when contacting college coaches. Here are a few things to remember when you begin your recruiting process:
- Have A Professional Sounding Email
- The Title Needs To Make The Coach Want To Open It
- Do Proper Research About The Current Team
- Collect The Coaches' Email And Phone Number
- Spell Check And Use Proper Grammar
- Follow Up Your Email With A Phone Call
Dear [Coach’s Name],
My name is [Your Name], I am part of the class of [Your Graduating Class] at [Your High School] in [Your Hometown and State]. I am interested in [The Name of The University] and learning more about your program.
[Include information here about the research you did into their program]
I play [List your position or best events here and the name of your team]. Some of my best accomplishments to date are [list your top two or three best times, awards or recognition]. You can view my complete online profile here [Link to your online profile if you have one]. Here is a link to my highlight tape [link to your online highlight tape]. Please feel free to contact my coach(s) [List the email and phone number for your high school and/or club team coach]. Here is my schedule:
Date Location Name of Event My Team Name
6/17/2017 Farmingdale, NY LI Lax Fest LI Empire Varsity Green
[List your GPA and test scores here if you have taken them]. [Talk about what you like about the academic reputations of the school].
I will be following up this email with a phone call. I look forward to hearing back from you and learning more about your program.