A way to Communicate with Potential College Coaches
Personal Profiles are a must for potential student athletes to communicate with potential Colleges and universities. The profiles is the most effective way to have all of your athletic and contact information in one place, whether you are using it to e-mail a coach to have them assess you, scout you or to have on hand at showcases and tournaments.
It should contain all of your pertinent information in an easy to read format.
What to Include in Your Profile:
Address, City, Province, postal code
Home phone, cellular, e-mail address
Parent name, home phone, cellular, e-mail address (both)
Sport, Position, Jersey #:
Name the sport you are playing
Naming your position is very important, especially if coaches are trying to fill a specific roster spot. Also include secondary positions as it shows the type of utility player you are.
Jersey numbers let the coaches know what player they are looking for in a video clip, if it is a game highlight or if you are attending a showcase who you are on the field.
Are you registered with the Eligibility Centre yes/no
List your Highlights, Accomplishment, Player awards, Recognition
Provide a Video Link with URL to highlight your strengths in hte position(s) you play
Include important stats that highlight your skill as a player
Additional sports played. Coaches like to see a well rounded athlete. They can get a sense of your agility from list other sports.
Prospect ID Camps, and Showcases you have attended and will be attending
High school Coach:
School phone number, e-mail address
Comments from coach
Phone number, cellular, e-mail address
Comments from the coach
High School name, address, phone number
Counselor’s name, phone number, e-mail address
Cover Letters are an important piece of information to include with your personal profile. It is here you can introduce yoursellf and make known your intentions for playing a varsity sport.
What Should you Include in your Cover Letter?
Name of the Coach (do your research)
Thank them for the opportunity to present your information
State your intentions: what sport you are interested in playing, the academic program you interested in taking. List an important piece of information about your achievement in your sport to catch his/her attention
Attach your profile and a link to your video.
Let them know if you will be playing in the area, what showcases you are attending and invite the coach to come and watch you.
If you are strong academically be sure to include that information