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Emailing A Coach For The First Time


by Laura Nixon

Last week we asked our BeRecruited Facebook fans what recruiting questions they had for us. Today, we’ll answer one question –

“What do you say to a college coach when emailing him/her for the first time?”

When emailing a coach for the first time…

First, introduce yourself, and express your interest in learning more about his/her program.

Next, talk BRIEFLY about your athletic skills. List the position you play, some worthwhile statistics, and any awards you may have received. Also, be sure to include your current coach’s contact information.

One suggestion we came across was to “find out what your coach would tell a college coach about you and include that statement in the email” (studentblitz.com) [Great advice!]

Discuss your academic history. Again, very briefly. List your high school, the year you expect to graduate, your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, along with your high school’s address.

Next, include a link to your BeRecruited profile, and offer to follow up with additional film and game/tournament schedules.

Last, thank the coach for his/her time.

A few more tips:


  • Make sure you include your contact information – this includes name, address, telephone number and email address.

  • This is an INTRO email and should NOT be a novel, chronicling your entire career. Highlight the most important parts!

  • Check for spelling and grammar. It’s important!


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