COMMUNICATING WITH COLLEGE COACHES

YOU'VE IDENTIFIED A SCHOOL YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND WANT TO REACH OUT TO THE COACHES... NOW WHAT?

First, make sure you are aware of the rules regarding communication with the coach you are reaching out to.  This will let you know what you can expect in return and is a good place to begin your communication.  NCAA Division each have their own rules and NAIA and NJCAA are also different.  Know who you are talking to - research, research, research!!

Now that you've done your research, you may need to send an email.  In doing so, its important to know college coaches get hundreds of these emails each week!  You can differentiate yourself by keeping it short and simple.  If your email is too long or it is clear you haven't done your homework on their school and program, expect the coach to hit "delete."  Here are some general rules to follow to ensure they read your email and get the necessary info:

  1. When sending the first, introductory email, let them know what you like about their school & program and why it would be a good fit for you. Include quick items like your GPA and test scores.
  2. Give them a quick overview of your upcoming schedule especially showcase events you are attending.
  3. Let them know how to reach you and your Competitive Coach
  4. Keep your communication regular, but not overbearing.  Before and after events or games the college coach is attending is sufficient.

As always, if you have any questions contact your respective program director!