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How to Contact a College Coach the RIGHT Way

It’s October and by now you have contacted the college coach to introduce yourself, right ….

What!?! You haven’t done this yet???

No problem, I’ve got your back. I know it can be difficult to reach out to an adult because, I mean, this is your possible future coach we are talking about. So what do you do?

Many people have found success by using email, but there are a few things you should know before you hit send to ensure you are putting your best foot forward. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you craft a well written email that will let you successfully stand out to your future coach.

If you're nervous about sending that first email, the best method to ensure you don’t end up just another tryout candidate is by checking on these few things:

First, start by introducing yourself with the following information below:

  • Your First and Last Name

  • What year you are graduating

  • What school/studio/gym you currently participate in

  • If you are a cheerleader, let them know ALL the positions that you currently do and which your are best at

Next, discuss what about their team excited you and/or why have you chosen them and their school to potentially try out?

Add if you will you be attending a clinic? Which one? Let them know when you plan to be on campus for a visit, game, etc. so maybe you can plan to meet up and talk more.

Try to ask a question you may have about the team and/or tryout process, however make sure you have looked over their webpage and social media for any information they have already posted about tryouts, clinics, etc. The last thing you want to do is ask a question that they have already answered on cyberspace.

Finally, let them know the best way to contact you. Is this by phone or email? If email, then retype your email address for them to quickly add it to their list.

You are all set! Now that you have a few key pointers for your email, you can hit send with confidence.


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