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How To Contact a College Coach for Recruiting

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Published on Mar 29, 2017

Today we are learning how to contact a college coach to help get recruited.
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Key Points:

1 - Create a Professional Email

2 - Find Emails

3 - Have a Great Subject Line

4 - Write a Personalized, Professional Email

5 - Do a Spell Check.

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Exercise to Practice:

An exercise to practice on your own is to write an email to your high school or club coach. Text your coach ahead of time and let them know you are practicing emailing college coaches and would like their feedback.

Simply email your coach as if they were a college coach by following the key points. Ask your coach to critique it so you can improve your writing before sending emails to college coaches.

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What’s Wrong:

If coaches are not replying right away and you’re not getting 20 scholarship offers in the mail every week, don’t panic! Double check your emails are personalized and similar to the key points above.

Be patient. Recruiting takes time, which is why you should start sooner than later.

Plus sometimes certain rules prohibit coaches from contacting players before they get closer to their junior and senior years, but they still want to hear from you.

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Bonus Tip!

Schedule a follow up! Coaches are busy, really busy. If they dont reply to your email after two weeks send it again. Go into your sent mail, click reply and politely let the coach know you are following up your email from two weeks ago and wanted to see if they got it. Don't be rude, but one follow up after two weeks shows initiative and most coaches like that.

Second bonus tip. Email schools you are a less interested in first. This will give you a great head start and help you practice without much risk. As you improve the way you market yourself and communicate with coaches begin writing to your dream schools!

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