How to Email a College Soccer Coach (The Right Way)

A question I’ve been asked thousands of times by players and parents is, “How to email a college soccer coach”. 

There are some very basic, necessary steps that you need to make sure your email provides the right information and gets the attention of the college soccer coach.  

One thing to keep in mind and think about is, college coaches get 100s of emails a week from players similar to you.  Those coaches, usually the assistant coaches or recruiting coordinators have to go through those emails and figure out which ones would be a good fit for their program.  

You have to find a way to stand out and also be unique and authentic in your interest.  College coaches are not looking for players that are spamming 100s of college coaches weekly.  They are looking for players that are specifically interested in their program, for specific athletic, academic and social interests.  They want to know that you have done your...

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Top 10 Action Steps for Players to Get Recruited!

COVID-19 has had an impact on the College Recruiting Process but there is a lot you can be doing to get ahead of the game!

The majority of the fall college seasons were cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.  Some colleges are playing their fall season in the spring or having non-conference games.  

NCAA also established a Dead Period, which means DI college coaches are not allowed to attend “live recruiting” events until May 31, 2021.  DII, DIII and NAIA college coaches can do “live recruiting” and they are attending games, showcases and ID Camps.

Once May 31, 2021 hits, DI college coaches will be out in full force recruiting for their upcoming seasons.  Do your best to get on their list so they can come watch you plan in action!  


1.  Update Your Player Profile 

 College Coaches look at your profile to ensure you have a...

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Make sure you update your Player Profile for college soccer recruiting.

College Coaches receive hundreds of emails from potential recruits.  When you send an email to a college coach, it is very important to include your Player Profile so the college coaches can start to put a name with a face.  In addition to being able to see your face, college coaches will also want to see your Academic and Athletic Accomplishments and Achievements.   

These are the basics that your Player Profile should include:

Headshot Picture - I recommend being in your uniform for this picture and making it look very professional and high quality.

Personalized college soccer recruiting email address - For example, [email protected] or [email protected] 

Academic Achievements - High School, GPA, Honors, Awards etc... 

Athletic Achievements - Team Name, Position, Level of play, Jersey Number, Awards, ODP, US National Team/Pool experience, Rankings etc...

Highlight Video - This is huge and I will talk more about this...

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