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Coach Email Templates & Examples


College soccer coaches receive thousands of emails every year. It is important to email coaches in a way that will help you to stand out and get a response. Remember, only 5.6% of high school soccer players make a college roster. You need to engage in productive conversations with coaches in order to be one of them. Follow the templates below for your first email and follow up emails in order to improve your email conversations with coaches. 

Sample Email To College Coach: Introduction Email Template

For the following email examples, Zlatan Ibrahimović, a 2020 soccer recruit, will be emailing Coach Smith, Head Men’s Soccer Coach at University in Pennsylvania. Zlatan already has a highlight reel and Student-Athlete Resume, so he wants to introduce himself to Coach Smith and inform him of his interest in the University. Let’s take a look at Zlatan’s well-written email: 

Subject Line: Zlatan Ibrahimović | Forward | Class of 2020

Dear Coach Smith,

My name is Zlatan Ibrahimović and I am a 2020 Forward from Los Angeles, California. I play for the LA Galaxy Academy and attend LA Public School.

I am reaching out to let you know of my interest in ACA University and your program. Congratulations on making the NCAA tournament again last year and winning the Atlantic Conference for the second straight year. I watched a few of your games last season via Live Stream and really liked your system and style of play.

I have family on the east coast, so the University’s location really appeals to me. Also, I enjoy Math/Science and would love to know more about your highly ranked Engineering Program.

Please take a look at my short highlight video and let me know if you think I would be a good fit for your team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4faVkCbRG8

I have attached my Student Athlete Résumé to this email and I have filled out your Recruiting Questionnaire. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you,

Zlatan Ibrahimović
2020, Forward
Los Angeles, CA

Zlatan’s email is great because:

  • He made his Grad year and position very clear in the subject line and first sentence of the email.
  • He did his research on the University and told Coach Smith about his own program. He showed his interest by pointing out the University’s Engineering program, noting the soccer program’s recent success, and mentioning that he watched the team via Live Stream.
  • He included his highlight video link and attached his student-athlete resume to the email so that Coach Smith can quickly reference his athletic/academic info.
  • He put his cell number, city, state, grad year, and position in the email signature.
  • The email does not take longer than 30 seconds to read but yet still has all the necessary information.
  • The tone of the email is formal, yet conversational.

This template will assist you in emailing college coaches in a personalized and professional manner which will help you stand out from the crowd.

Remember – It is MUCH easier to engage in fruitful coach email conversations if coaches email you first. How do you get them to email you first? You play in front of them. At Future 500 you play in front of 75 coaches from a carefully selected mix of D1, D2 and D3 schools. In 2018, 94.3% of coaches at Future 500 contacted multiple players after camp. Learn more here.

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