The most important part about communicating with college coaches is providing them with information they will be interested in. You do not want to bore coaches with meaningless lines of communication and you do not want to bug them. You want to WOW them, right?
Do this by providing them with valuable information about yourself which will help you get recruited.
Think of recruiting as if you were applying for a job; you want to like the place you are going to work, you want to make a good first impression, and you need to meet the job qualifications. Get how the two are similar? As the recruit you want to go to a college you like, you need to make a good first impression so coaches will want to contact you, and you need to have the athletic and academic skills to make it to the college program.
So you have done your research
You know what the eligibility requirements are for your top schools and you meet or exceed them, you have researched all the programs and know the coaches names and some basic team and background information. It sounds like you are ready to reach out and talk with coaches.
What to send College Coaches
The cover letter: This is the beginning section of your first email to coaches. It is here that you give a proper salutation to the coach; “Dear Coach Smith” or “Coach Anderson” what you do not want to do is start off with “Dear Coach,” “Coach,” “Dear Sir,” “To whom it may concern.” These are all impersonal ways of communicating and it sends a message to coaches that you did not even research enough to know their full name.
Begin the rest of the section with information you know or have learned about the team- “Congrats on the big win against SC last week” or “I was able to attend the game last season and am familiar with the offense you run.” This will show the coach you are knowledgeable about the team.
Finish your cover letter with your strong points. If your grades and test scores are above average start discussing them. Talk about your training, any awards or records you have or other sports moments which distinguish you from other recruits.
Keep in mind that coaches are being bombarded with the same type of information from recruits from across the country so make sure you make your resume stand out.
The information you include in your cover letter needs to be from you. The way to stay original is to make it come from you and you alone. Of course you should ask for help and assistance from you parents, teachers and even coaches, especially, when it comes time to proof read. Remember, it’s all about making that great first impression.
Anderson University Athletic Recruiting.
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|Every Junior Golfer should have a current resume of his/her golfing/academic/extra curricular activities and accomplishments. Below are samples of letters of introduction and golf resumes. You may want to add a picture and some more information. Be creative, but do not overload your resume with too much information. Tables are a great way to organize your information. Females need to list yardage information along with tournament results. Make sure and list all your multi-day events. Coaches are aware that there are good days and bad days. If you only show the good ones, you are not being fair to yourself or others. If you shoot a score under par, list it in red! Make your resume attractive, easy to read and include something that coaches can remember you by. |
|Sample Resume 1|
|Sample Resume 2|
Sample Letters of Introduction
|Reference letters may also be included, but you may just want to list your references and their contact information. A DVD or link to your You Tube video may be added also. Some players are creating their own websites so with just one link, coaches have all your info available.|