Hey Remartin…hope things are going well, here is a sample of how to lay out a recruitment letter for a coach:
How to Format Your Resume
[All instructions not intended to be on a final resume draft will be bracketed]
Your Name Graduating Year: 20XX
Dear Coach (coach’s last name),
Introduce yourself here. Tell coaches why you are contacting them, and why you would be a good fit for their program or school. Use this paragraph to highlight either your academic
Online Video Link: Include a link to your online video in-between your athletic and academic paragraphs.
Your second paragraph should highlight the part of your profile you didn’t cover in the first paragraph, whether it be academics or athletics.
Thank the coach for his or her time and let him know you are excited about learning more information about their program.
Sincerely, Your Name
[This is a good area to include your measurable statistics such as height and weight. Other measurables will be more sport specific. The titles below are there to give you some ideas. You may need to add some information depending on which sport you play.]
Height: Weight: Bench Press Max: Squat Max:
City, State, Zip Home Phone: Second Phone: Date of Birth: Parent’s Names:
Future Events/Competitions Event
Wingspan: Position or Event: Broad Jump: 5-10-5 Shuttle:
High School Name High School Address Cumulative GPA SAT Score
ACT Score (if necessary) Honors Classes
￼￼￼[Now you should include your sport-specific statistics. Statistics vary by sport, so this table is meant as an example]
Points per Game
3 point %
Rebounds per Game
Assists per Game
Steals per Game
Blocks per Game
High School Coach Name
Travel or Club Team Coach Name
This example was using basketball as a templet but you can get the idea.
If you include a video keep it short. Coaches get tons of letters, emails ect., and most won’t take the time to watch an 8 minute video. All the extras on video (people using graphics or adding music) mean nothing. A coach isn’t going to think, “Well, this kid has a major hole in his swing, but, dang, I love that Journey song…bring him in.“
This letter gives a lot of room for stats and stuff, I don’t think that is that important. When my son made a few recruiting trips he was asked about his stats (era, whip, K per inning ect.) exactly ZERO times. He was asked about his velo and his throwing program.
The reason coaches don’t get hung up on stats is it is very hard for them to know how accurate they are and the level of competition a guy was playing against. If coaches are interested they will want to talk to your coaches in most cases I would imagine. Coaches generally are looking to see how a player projects at the college level (whatever level at is) not where they are now necessarily.
It is not going to hurt to send a letter to every school you are interested in, but, finding a good academic match cannot be overstated.
A friend of my son was set on going to LSU. Ok, who isn’t? He had the grades, but, again, tons of kids have the grades. He is 5’ 8” with solid speed and movement ability in the field, has a good compact swing ect. He was sort of delusional about going there or another major D1 because he hit .480 or so in high school.
Problem is there are a bunch of OFs who LSU is talking to that have just as good a swing, are 6’ 2”, 240 LBS and run like the wind. I talked to him about considering a switch to second base. Physically he has the speed, lateral movement for second base and is a hitter that would be better slotted there…a contact hitter who can hit for average with marginal power. He is currently redshirting at a JC trying to be an OF.
My point is do an honest assessment of yourself and your skills as they are now and where they will be in a year, your academic desires and target those schools…the more the better.