College Information Tips
We want to make
sure that our club members have all the
information they need to be able to
effectively approach the college of their
choice. Below is a collection of
documents and links, that you will find very
beneficial. These documents will help
and teach you how to properly approach
colleges, coaches, and how to present your
portfolio in a very attractive manner.
If there is any other information you would
like to see on this page, feel free to
let us know.
Personalizing a First Contact Email or
By now you know that the first rule of
college recruiting success is be
proactive. Make your first
impression a good one! Consider these
tips when writing your first communication,
the objective of which is to let the coach
know that you want to play for him or her.
short; you can elaborate in later
honest; 99% is not good enough.
the coach know that you know
about the school, even if it's only the
team name - Longhorns, Aggies,
etc. Mention if you've visited the
campus, watched the team play, etc.
coach your high school, grade and
graduation date - in one sentence.
coach where she/he can get more info
about you and your team - Eclipse
website, your personal website, etc.
(Make sure your team trainer is aware of
coach when he can see you play - save
the details for a follow-up
coach that you will be contacting him or
Make sure there are no spelling,
punctuation, syntax or grammatical
small picture ID (100 x 150 pixels) as
part of your signature. A simple
graphic signature can also add a
personal touch to your email.