You’ve all heard by now that the best way to get your recruiting process started is to reach out to college coaches. By getting in contact with college coaches first, you aren’t waiting around for them to contact you, which is unlikely to happen in the first place. You are taking control of your recruiting and you help determine where you will end up at college.
After you’ve done a school search and determined the list of schools you are interested in, written your resume to send to coaches, and finalized your highlight video, you are then ready to email college coaches. Believe it or not, there are right and wrong ways of emailing coaches; do you know what they are?
Here is an email that got sent to us from a prospect looking to contact college coaches. His mistakes are marked in red, correct approaches were marked in green.
In short, here are the do’s and don’ts when emailing college coaches: