Purpose: Develop Invaluable impact varsity baseball players through innovative training, weekly development ​workshops, and game day experience

John 15:5, "I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing."

Below is an example and suggestions of how to respond to a college coach:

Good morning  Johnny,
I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that the XYZ University baseball program is interested in you. We are a NAIA school that competes in the KCAC, and have been to the world series in 2014 and 2017. We are looking for good young men who are passionate about baseball to get us back to the world series! If you would be interested in exploring this opportunity, I need you to please begin to explore the admissions process on our website www.XYZadmissions.com and let me know when you do! Also, you can check out our baseball program at https://www.XYZathletics/team/baseball/. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Coach Harmon - Assistant Baseball/recruiting coordinator

A couple of things come to mind regarding follow up with this coach. I  encourage you to poke around on their website (both baseball site and general University site). Look into what degree’s they offer to see if one matches up with your academic interests. Things to look for when researching this opportunity:

  • Do they offer the degree program/path you are interested in?
  • Does the University culture seem to be a good fit?
  • Are the financial obligations within your families budget?
  • Do you find that the baseball culture is attractive?
  • Are others areas of priority and interest to you met?

From there you go one of two directions. You respond to the coach with either a “general” thank you for reaching out to me and for your interest; or, with a more specific “what are the next steps” type email. Meaning, if you do not have any interest then say thank you for reaching out and you plan to follow the program this spring. Let them know you are working hard this fall/winter to help prepare to lead your high school to a District Championship and you will follow up with your fall game schedule so they can come watch you play (all this conveys a positive message and leaves the door open). If you are genuinely interested in pursuing this school as a student-athlete option, then you lead with the same statement(s) above, but then share that you have been researching the baseball program and school culture online; you request information regarding any camps that are scheduled to be held on campus for prospects, recruits, and/or your grad class (because you would like to attend); ask if he or any of the baseball staff will be participating in any showcase events hosted by third parties where you can attend and have some face time with them. You want to be able to say you have begun the admissions process so start filling out the online application (or print a hard copy); include my contact info for them to follow up with and let them know they can expect me to reach out to them as well.

Use my ideas as a guideline then craft an email in your own words so that you make it your own.