Recently, I’ve had athletes request requesting help with emails to college coaches. So what information should be included in an email to college coaches? Today, I want to share a useful outline and examples of seven details that should be included in a short initial email to college coaches.
- First, break the ice with a note of thanks,
- in the introduction of the email always thank the coach for contacting you
- for example, “Thank you for taking the time to contact me… write me…..email me..send me a postcard….
- Next, introduce yourself and, if applicable, remind them where/how you met
- Include name, from High School or City, State
- We met at the (camp, combine, event, location)
- Then give them some specifics about you
- for example graduation year, sport, position, height, weight, academic interest
- I attended the (camp/combine) on (date)
- To impress them, tell them something about their program and/or college (doing some quick research will help)
- Ex. “Your school has both a great (sport) team but also a top-notch (subject) program”
- Now, request information about the athletic and academic programs be sent to your home
- Ex. “I would like to know more about….
- As you wrap up, make sure to include your contact information (i.e. address and phone number) in your signature after the salutation.
- “Sincerely”, “thanks”, or “Best regards”
- Address, phone number
- Finally, in your signature include how they can connect with you on social media
- hyperlink your Twitter handle or Instagram profile info at the bottom of your signature.
Keep in mind any email to a college coach should be fairly short, but detailed enough to give the coach enough information to put you on the recruiting radar.
In addition to an email it is extremely helpful to have a player profile to share with coaches so they can see your accomplishments and monitor your future progress. I would love to offer you a free player profile to help you with this. You can get started here: www.csaprepstar.com/coachmike