How to Get College Athletic Scholarships?
- do not contact coaches before the beginning of your junior year.
- address the coach by name
- use the name of the college or university when expressing your interest
- include, in resume form, your complete name, postal address, area code and telephone number, email address, high school name with complete address, year of high school graduation, prospective college major field of study, your position(s) or event(s), your years of junior varsity and varsity experience, your relevant statistics, academic/athletic/community service awards and honors won, and your current coach's name and full contact information.
- provide information about your GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and any honors, gifted, or AP courses you have taken or plan to take.
- include a statement about the level at which your current coach believes you have the ability to compete (Division I, Division II, etc.). Even better, if your coach believes you can compete at the college or university in question, say so (but avoid sounding "cocky").
- offer to provide complete statistics and film (if available).
- offer to provide a schedule of your games or meets.
- thank the coach for his or her consideration.
- check your grammar and spelling carefully.
- offer to provide recommendations and academic credentials.
- save and send the email again if you have no response within a month.
NAIA - National Association Intercollegiate Athletic
National Junior College Athletic Association