As a high school student athlete, one of the first ways to get on the radar of college coaches in the recruiting process is by sending them a Letter of Interest – or, more aptly titled, an Introductory Email.
The letter serves as a starting point of your correspondence with that coach and school, while also highlighting your interest in the program. This is an essential step, as being proactive is the only way to ensure a coach is aware of you and your interest in their program.
Where to start when writing these notes? While there is no “right” answer, there are some things to be cognizant of when writing.
Here are some “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to consider. While by no means a comprehensive list, using them as guidelines should put you on the right track. We also included a sample at the bottom of this article for reference.