Here are some suggestions for athletes who are about to email college coaches to start their recruitment.
Your initial email to a college coach should be simple, concise, truthful, genuine and to the point. It’s best to introduce yourself in the first sentence of the first paragraph.
After that, it’s wise to include the following information.
- Year in school.
- High school and club team (if applicable).
- Height and weight.
- Highlight video. This is strongly, strongly recommended — even if it’s just a short video of a game or practice.
- GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT scores (if applicable). The better these three things are, the more options you will have.
- Any awards you may have received — on the court, in the classroom, in the community, etc.
Before you send your initial email, it’s best to have somebody — a teacher, parent, friend, coach, etc. — read over your message.
It’s also best to make sure your social media accounts reflect what you want a college coach to see. College coaches check social media accounts. A social media account that reflects poorly on an athlete can lead to the end to his or her recruitment, or prevent it from even starting.