Cover Letter

  • 6 Oct, 2015

There are many ways potential recruits can approach college coaches by introducing themselves before meeting in person. One of the best aproaches is to write a thoughtful cover letter that quickly introduces yourself, outlines your interest, qualities and why you think you are a great fit for the program. Of course, there is no specific formula on how to best approach the coaches but there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances of introducing yourself and making a lasting first impression. Your preparation and strategy has to be second to none. But of course, it all starts with a professional introduction of yourself. A well written “Cover Letter” followed by an online resume can help you to a great start. As you read the sample cover letter please feel free to use it and make any changes you want to better fit your needs, goals and objectives.

Good luck!

Dear Coach (First Name),

I’ve been researching colleges for the last few months and have identified the University of (Name of school) as an ideal school that could be a great fit for me because it has a great (liberal arts) program and a beautiful campus in (City, State). I’ve always dreamed of living in such a beautiful place and explore the endless opportunities it has to offer.

I currently have a (3.5) GPA out of (4.0) and I am a member of the (list the program). In the future I hope to go to (medical/law school). I am versatile on the (sport field/court), having played every position at some point over the past two years for (High School Name and Club team if any).

Ideally I play (position/specialty). My coaches regularly compliment my (qualities – work rate, speed vision and passing), though they agree that my greatest strength is my (technical ability).

My club team, (Name), plays in the competitive (Name of League), which is comprised of top teams in the region. We’ve really turned a corner this year and established ourselves as the team to beat in the league.

I have attached the link of my online sports/resume profile on WeGotPlayers and there you can view my academics, athletic achievements, stats, videos, photos and much more. I am excited about the possibility of playing for you and am looking forward to moving along with the application process. Please let me know if there’s anything in particular that you need from me at the moment.


(Player’s First and Last Name)

Graduation Class of 20XX

Note: Change the orange text by adding your own personal information.

Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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