EMAILING A COLLEGE COACH
Tips from our resident scouts.
1. Email Address: Best if it contains your name and if possible your graduation year.
2. Subj Heading of Email: Your Name & Year of Graduation
3. Be Personal: Address the coach (do not mass email coaches)
4. Be Concise/Short: College coaches receive a lot of emails. Get to the point quickly.
5. Compliment & Show Interest: Let the coach know you know something about her/his school/program.
6. Introduce Yourself: Your Name, Year of Graduation, GPA/Test Scores
7. Your Why: Why are your interested in this school. Acadmic program? Soccer program? Location? Type of School? What do you plan to study/major in?
8. Your Club Credentials: Jersey #, Club Coach Reference (contact info for club coach), Schedule, League
9. Action Plan: Let coach know you'll be "back in touch" with your revised schedule. Provide a "reason to contact" the coach again.
10. Be Persistent: Email a coach on 7-10 day intervals attempting to get a response and engage the coach. Copy the assistant coaching staff as well.
11. Email #2: Be brief. Follow up with your schedule and continued interest. Ask a new question: When is your next ID Camp? Will you be hosting any visits this semester?
12. Highlight Video: If you have a highlight video of 2-4 minutes include this. Try to keep highlights to under 4 minutes. Have a longer highlight video ready if asked. And have a half of a game ready. Be sure you IDENTIFY yourself in the videos (either with technology, subtitles, or by providing info, i.e. Jersey #, Uniform Color, when you enter and exit the match, identifiers (red shoes, blue pony tail, position).