The Initial Contact

For most high school athletes, the first contact they will have with college coaches is via email. Depending on their grade in school, the athlete is the one that must make the initial contact due to NCAA recruiting rules and regulations. The initial contact is important because it is the first opportunity you have to make an impression on a college coaching staff.

Where to Send the Initial Contact Email

For initial contact prospect emails, we suggest sending them to the recruiting coordinator. This is the person responsible for handling and organizing the recruiting efforts of a particular school. On most sites, they list the recruiting coordinator along with their email address on the coach’s page on a programs webpage. If you do not find their contact information on the coaches page, most colleges or universities have an athletic staff directory on their website. 

You can also send your email and prospect video to the coach in charge of your position group. For example, if you are a pitcher, you can send you email and prospect video to the pitching coach of a given school.

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What’s Inside the Initial Contact Recruiting Manual

The Initial Contact

Where to Send the Initial Contact Email

The Email Address

The Email Header

The Email Structure

Researching the School

Researching the Team

Double-Check Your Email

What to Expect

A Sample Email