If you are a college coach, you have the ability to message any athlete that is playing the sport that you coach, as long as they are an active athlete on the SportsRecruits platform.
The SportsRecruits messaging system works just as any other mailing platform. You will have three main mailboxes: Inbox, Sent and Drafts. You can see exactly how this appears below.
When you feel compelled to contact an athlete, click "compose."
Here is an example of how a college coach would message an athlete.
Anytime an athlete emails a college coach, the email will be delivered to their .edu mailbox, as well as their SportsRecruits mailbox.
Any "sent" mail that has not received a response will remain solely inside of your sent mailbox. Once the athlete replies, not only will it show up in your inbox, but it will create a thread. This thread will keep all replies from the original communication between the coach and athlete in one place, creating great organization.
Below is an example of what that thread will look like:
If a coach opens an email from an athlete on their mail service outside of the SportsRecruits messaging system (.edu email inbox), they can reply to the athlete straight from there. This message will show up in the athletes' SportsRecruits messaging system.
In the event that the sender's name of the message reads: mailto:messages+t21b4ae....etc, don't worry, you can still reply to this email! This "address" is only an indication of a unique thread created from the communications on that email chain between that athlete and the coach. You would only see this occur in your mailbox outside of the SportsRecruits platform. On the other hand, you will always see the athlete's name when you are checking through the messaging system.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team would be happy to work with you!