If you emailed or called a college coach once and didn’t hear back them PLEASE don’t let that be the last time you attempt to contact them! Also, don’t fill your head with reasons why YOU THINK they didn’t get back to you. You don’t know the EXACT reason why they didn’t get back to you. Most likely it was because they were busy doing any number of things: running practices, watching film, administrative work, travelling to an away game, etc. Like most people who are busy, coaches don’t respond to every email or call that comes to them. If you sent a relevant, attention grabbing email or voicemail chances are the coaches have seen or listened to it. If you follow up with them again it will not only make them recall the original message but will show them you are genuinely interested in their program, making them more apt to get in touch with you. Being pro-active is a good thing and it is something that coaches want to see from a potential recruit.
Don’t let your mind play tricks on you, create a target list of schools and put together a pro-active strategy to contact these coaches via email and phone multiple times. Stick to this strategy no matter what. A lot of coaches may not get back to you, other may say they are not interested but if you understand that it is a NUMBERS GAMES (contact many coaches, multiple times), make it business, not personal, you will get more coaches to respond to you. In your recruiting process focus on doing MORE Pro-Active activity (on what you can control) and LESS negative worrying (on what you can’t control).
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