It is important to make a good first impression when you send a message to a college coach!
Each message you send automatically includes a direct link to your SportsRecruits profile. Coaches are only one-click away from seeing your potential as a student athlete, so make sure you keep your profile accurate and up to date. Our system tracks when a college coach views your profile and watches your video!
1. Keep it short and to the point!
- Coaches get hundreds of emails from athletes each year, so refrain from telling them your entire sports history.
- If you received a noteworthy award, mention it, but don't list every accolade you have ever received - they can see that on your profile!
2. Include important information about yourself!
- Your Name – you would be surprised how often athletes forget this!
- Your Position – so coaches can determine if they need to fill your position, or not.
- Your Club Team and Number – Be specific because your club program likely has 2-5 teams per age group. Also include your jersey number so coaches can find you if they want to see you play in person
- Your Graduation Year – This is VERY important because coaches can only contact you after September 1st of your junior year (per NCAA rules). YOU can contact a coach as much as you like. If you call a coach and he / she picks up, the coach can speak with you for as long they want since the athlete is the one who made the initial contact. Take advantage of this by being proactive through the SportsRecruits Platform.
3. Make it Personal!
- Coaches recognize blast emails.
- Write a personal email to each coach.
- This shows coaches you are genuinely interested in their program, and they will spend more time reviewing your profile as a potential student-athlete for their program.
4. Reference the Video on your profile!
- Video is an important aspect of an introduction letter!
- You may sound great on paper, but coaches need to SEE you play.
- This is why SportsRecruits allows unlimited video uploads.
- No video? Obtaining video should be your #1 priority!
- Make sure you have the correct program name.
- Check for spelling errors.
Click here to see a sample email template!