EMAIL: Send an authentic, genuine email to every school on your top list telling them why you are interested in their school; written by YOU, not your parents and making sure it’s personalized for that specific school/program.
Create your game plan based on your top list and email often – the squeaky wheel gets the grease! Too much is never enough. Keep a history of your email communication to each coach/school in email folders and respond to your original email each time so they are familiar with your persistence.
Incl your Name, Grad Year, Club Team
Upcoming Tournament Schedule – let them know where you will be playing this summer
Always insert your SZ Personalized Weblink
Follow-Up in an email after tournaments
Send video clips, full matches or info for coaches to watch virtually pre & post event (your SZ profile will hold unlimited video footage)
Sample Email Below….
PICK UP THE PHONE: After June 15th of your sophmore year (summer before your Junior year) – 2-way communication is permitted
Coaches have different preferred methods of communication – text, phone, email; ask them!
DON’T BE AFRAID OF HEARING “NO”: No doesn’t have a be a negative thing. Hearing “No” helps you through the recruiting process and gives clarity on what a true “yes” is. Also helps to move through your top list and narrow down the “right” fit for you.