The key to getting recruited is being proactive, and that means reaching out to college coaches to introduce yourself. Emailing college coaches is simple with Recruiting Wizard, the easy-to-use software that allows you to message college coaches directly, and in Part II of the Y1ACT Online Camp and Combine Mike Zalcman broke down everything you need to include in the email. But what should you say exactly?
Here's a template that you can use to email college coaches. Use it as an outline and plug in your own information and the things that make you a unique recruitable athlete.
Dear [Coach’s Name],
My name is [your name] and I’m in the class of [graduating class year] at [your high school] in [your hometown and state]. I’m contacting you to express my interest in [school].
[Say what interests you in their program]
I play [positions and team, starting with your main position in your main sport]. Some accomplishments I’m proud of most include: [list your top two or three best times or awards].
You can view my complete profile, including my highlight video, online at [Link your Youth1 Profile]. Please feel free to contact my coach references as well: [include the email and phone number for the coach of your main sport].
I also wanted to include my upcoming schedule for your consideration:
[Insert your schedule: date, location, name of event, time and team name]
I currently have a GPA of [#] and scored a [test score] on my ACT [or SAT]. I plan on retaking the ACT [or SAT] on [date].
[Here’s your chance to about what you like about the academic reputations of the school]
Thank you for your time. I will follow up with you shortly by phone. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
I look forward to hearing back from you and learning more about your program.
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