Jan 7, 2018



Edited: Jan 7, 2018

It’s tough coming up with good reasons to reach out to a college coach. There’s only so many times you can tell a coach you’re interested in the coach’s program. Below is 25 reasons to message a college coach:

  1. You have a new highlight video to send to the coach

  2. Your travel/club team just released its schedule, and you want to invite the coach to upcoming games and tournaments

  3. You want to tell the coach that you will be at their camp, and you’re looking forward to meeting them in person

  4. You just received a new accolade or recognition that you’d like to tell the coach about, such as all-league, all-region, all-state honors, (also academic recognition)

  5. You got a new personal best that you’re proud of (assists, bench press, rebounds, etc.)

  6. You recently got new combine numbers, which reflect that your off-season training has really paid off

  7. You have your ACT or SAT results to show that you’re academically eligible

  8. You want to congratulate the coach after one of their athletes received a prestigious award

  9. You were impressed by a coach’s recent win

  10. You’d like to schedule an unofficial visit at the school, and want to know the best time to meet with the coach while you’re on campus

  11. You just applied to the school

  12. You received a scholarship offer from another school and would like to know if this coach is close to offering before you make your decision

  13. You just had your best game of the year and want to share the footage with the coach

  14. You developed a new skill that will make you an even more valuable recruit

  15. Your team just won a championship

  16. You’d like the coach’s advice on skills or training to work on

  17. You have a new reference you want the coach to contact

  18. You’re emailing the coach to set up a phone call

  19. You want to know what tournaments they will be attending this summer to see if your schedules align

  20. You’d like to know what camps, combines and showcases they will be attending so they can watch you compete

  21. You are congratulating the coach on winning an honor or award

  22. You received your eligibility stamp of approval from the NCAA Eligibility Center or the NAIA Eligibility Center

  23. You noticed that the university just won an award and you’d like to congratulate the coach

  24. You’re visiting the campus and want to confirm your meeting time

  25. You’d like to know if they need more video in order to better evaluate you as a recruit


Source: USA Today High School Sports. Want to know how to use these conversation starters in your recruitment efforts, click on the source to view the full article.

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