The messaging system is where you take control of and attack your recruiting process! It is what allows us to track all of the interactions between a coach and your profile. Each time you send a message to a coach through your profile, a link to your profile is automatically embedded at the bottom. That link is personalized to the recipient of the email. So, when they click on it, it automatically logs the coach into his or her SportsRecruits account and takes them directly to your profile! This allows us to track which part of your profile coaches are viewing and when. This is why it is essential to do all of your outreach through our platform instead of your personal email. Our messaging system combined with your proactive outreach as an athlete will provide you with the transparency you are looking for throughout your recruiting process!
It’s not enough to just research a couple programs and go to a few tournaments. You will be successful in your recruiting process if you use this messaging tool to reach out to coaches before and after events or whenever you want to express interest. Sitting back and expecting coaches to come to you is not the way the process works.
It's essential to reach out to college coaches. This outreach is about forming a relationship, not negotiating a transaction - it’s really a process of finding someone you're comfortable with in a coach. After all, you're going to be spending a lot of time with this coach throughout your college years, so you want to make sure it’s someone you trust. Parents, this coach needs to be someone you trust with your children. Athletes, look for a coach you can learn from and respect. This is a process that doesn’t come overnight, so be patient but remain diligent in your efforts. Every college coach is on the platform ready for you to message them in just a few clicks!