High School Training

A few Recruiting Tips for Potential College Athletes

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When a college coach receives an email from a prospective player, he is more likely to push it off on his assistant coaches or delete it rather than read the entire email.

Coaches will usually make a decision on what to do with an email within ten seconds of opening it. It is important to write it in a way that will make coaches know why a prospect could be a good fit for their school and why they should try to learn more about that player.

Let me fill you in on some recruiting tips regarding why the subject line and first paragraph in any email is important, what to include (and not include) in a well written email, and what should be attached to every email that is sent to a coach.

About the author

Terry Mangan

Currently the Training and Curriculum Manager at Trilogy, Terry comes from over 10 years of experience as a head coach at the Division 1 level. Mangan coached the Lafayette Leopards to their first Patriot League Tournament birth in 2010.

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