College Coaches get hundreds of emails a day from high school athletes and recruiting services. The majority of them never get opened or responded to. Why? Because they know its going to be some standard, generic email giving stats and information on a self-proclaimed “great recruit”. They have received countless emails like these, most of which will not help them.
How do you write emails that coaches will respond to? MAKE IT PERSONAL for the coach. Find out things like:
-What kind of characteristics the coach looks for in a player? (What do they want?)
-How their season is going (i.e. Did they win a big game? Is there one coming up?)
-How many players are they graduating the spring before your freshman year (can you fill the void)?
-Do you know a player on the team or someone who know the coaches that you can refer to?
If you can find some personal information that the coach and his staff care about and use that in the subject and the body of an email you will be much more likely (not guaranteed, but much more likely) to get a response.
Check out the links below for examples of how to write more personalized emails to college coaches: