Emailing College Coaches Before An Event: Template & Guide
One of the most important components of getting recruited by college coaches is by playing in front of them at ID Camps, showcases and tournaments. Future 500 National ID Camps for instance, features 60 top colleges from a variety of D1, D2 and D3 colleges.
Heading into an event where college coaches will be present, it is important to prioritize pre-camp communication. You should be emailing college coaches before you go to the event they are attending. Below you will see what a good email looks like when communicating directly with the college coaches that will be at one of Future 500’s camps (or another event). Take a look and incorporate your own information.
Here are also some tips you can use when forming your email:
Pre-camp: In your pre-camp communication the email should include the following information.
– Name & Age Group
– Graduation Year
– Cell Phone
Below is a sample email template to send to college coaches before a Future 500 Camp. Feel free to use this sample and include all of your own information.
SUBJECT LINE: JOHN SMITH FORWARD CLASS OF 2022
Dear Coach Robert, Coach Jackson & Coach Holland,
My name is John Smith and I am a 2022 forward from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I play for the Philadelphia Futbol Academy 2004 and attend City High School.
I am reaching out to let you know of my interest in City University and your program. I have been following the success of your program over the last few years and City University offers my major of interest which is Urban Development. I noticed that you will be attending Future 500 and I will be there too. I will send you my schedule a couple of days before camp when I receive it.
I have included my player resume link, transcript, SAT and a short highlight video. I have also filled out your recruiting questionnaire.
I look forward to having you see me play this weekend and good luck recruiting this weekend!
John Smith 2021, Forward
When you email college coaches before an event you put yourself on their radar, establishing a connection before you play in front of them. This gives you a greater chance of having a successful recruiting event, particularly if the colleges are organized to watch every player – as is the case with Future 500’s ID Camps.
To see the list of 60 coaches attending Future 500’s National ID Camps in the summer, click here.