Posted on December 30, by d3recruitinghub When I was in 9th grade, my English teacher, Emma Jean Baker, taught me to be a clear, concise writer.
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. The recruiting process is starting earlier than ever. In an effort to lock up the most talented recruits, the top colleges are recruiting and offering scholarships to athletes in the 8th and 9th grade.
NCAA rules prohibit coaches from initiating contact with a recruit before their junior year of high school, but, they can talk to you if you if you contact them first.
Email is just an introduction The email you send to a coach should serve as just an introduction. You want to show the coach you have researched their program, have the potential to be a college athlete and a give them a schedule of where they can watch you.
College coaches receive hundreds of emails each week. They can tell when an athlete has taken the time to write them a personalized email and when someone is using a form letter, just changing the name of the coach and school.
Include the contact information for your coaches — If you are emailing a college coach before they are allowed to respond to your email, they need the contact information for your coaches so they can let them know they are interested.
Here is how it works, you email the college coach, and if they are interested, they will contact your coach and let your coach know when to call them so you can talk. Include your basic info, there is no need to detail every award or stat from the last few years.
They need to know where you are playing so they can add you to their list of players to watch. I am interested in [The Name of The University] and learning more about your program. Some of my best accomplishments to date are [list your top two or three best times, awards or recognitions].
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]. Here is my schedule: 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.This should give you some do’s and don’ts when sending out emails to college coaches as part of the recruiting process.
Make things clear and concise because our time is valuable. Just like the rest of the world, we like to get personalized email, not spam so take that extra effort- it goes a long way. Finding a College. If you want to play collegiate softball, there is a school for you. But you may need to roll up your sleeves and do some work before finding it.
The very first thing you need to have on hand is a college guide. Give yourself weekly assignments of finding at least colleges that interest you. Choosing schools is a process.
Second choice: Decide on a division of play in which you can honestly compete and the location where you’d like to attend college. Locate schools that fit your criteria. Third choice: Venture further. In the same division of play, locate schools in areas you might like to attend college.
Fourth choice: Keep Going!
Sticking to the same division of play, find . College coaches need to know you will be an asset to their program. The best way to get their attention is to show them.
Start by emailing them your sports resume and links to your video footage. College coaches need to know you will be an asset to their program. The best way to get their attention is to show them.
Start by emailing them your sports resume and links to your video footage. When you send an email to a college coach be confident, but not arrogant. Make sure you are polite and respectful and don’t ask about a scholarship.
Make sure you are polite and respectful and.