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    Parents Weekend and Important Dates


    Parents Weekend:


    A Parents Weekend has been planned for our home games against the Atlanta Mad Hatters the weekend of October 19th– 20th, 2019.  More information will follow.


    Thanksgiving Break:

    We encourage all of our players who can go home to go home and spend the Thanksgiving Holidays with their families. When planning your son’s flight home, please make arrangements for them to leave anytime after 6:00 pm on November 24th. With a return date of November 30thor December 1st.  Practices will resume on December 2nd Flights should be made from Ft Myers Southwest International Airport (RSW) we have no way to transport players to Miami Ft Lauderdale Punta Gorda or Tampa. 


    Christmas Break:

    As of right now we will be at the USPHL Florida Showcase in Wesley Chapel (Tampa), Florida from Friday December 13ththrough Sunday, December 15th. . However, this showcase runs until the 16thand it not unusual as we get closer to the showcase for the schedule to change.  These showcases are an important part of why your son is here – to be in front of college scouts.  We therefore want you to book your fights for your son for December 17th. All players will need to be back in Fort Myers by December 30th.  Practice will resume on December 31 and then the boys will board the bus for Boston on January 1st.  Please make your flight arrangements from Southwest International Airport.

    The USPHL Florida Division Playoffs  February 29th– March 2nd, 2020









    Location Fort Myers Skatium

    2250 Broadway 

    Fort Myers Florida 33901



    Best 2 out of 3 in playoff games. Top teams in the seedings will advance to USPHL Nationals in Boston. 



    Day 1 Saturday February 29th

    Day 2 Sunday March 1st

    Day 3 Monday if necessary, March 2nd


    Day 1 Schedule:


    9:00 am Elite 1stseed vs 4thseed

    12:00 noon Elite 2ndseed vs 3rdseed 

    3:00 pm Premier 1stseed vs 4thseed

    6:00 pm Premier 2ndseed vs 3rdseed


    Day 2 

    9:00 am Elite 2ndseed vs 3rd seed

    12:00 noon Elite 1stseed vs 4thseed 

    3:00 pm Premier 2ndseed vs 3rdseed

    6:00 pm Premier 1stseed vs 4thseed


    Day 3 if necessary

    9:00 am Elite 1stseed vs 4thseed

    12:00 noon Elite 2ndseed vs 3rdseed 

    3:00 pm Premier 1stseed vs 4thseed

    6:00 pm Premier 2ndseed vs 3rdseed


    However, if game 3 is not necessary we will make adjustments in the schedule to accommodate new times to better help the teams.  


    Teams will go on the ice for warmups 30 minutes before the game.








    Check Out the 3 interviews by Nick on today's twitter

    Three nice interviews on twitter 


    Interview Series with Eels New Goalie Jesper Ahlberg from Sweden

    Come Meet Jesper Ahlberg Eels New Goalie from Sweden

    Interview Series with Eels goaltender Jakob Kostelny.

    Come see More interviews coming your way! We continue the afternoon with a brief chat featuring Eels goaltender Jakob Kostelny.

    Are You Planning On Playing Junior Hockey?  Why? I will give you 236 Reasons Why To Select The Florida Eels As THE Junior Program to Play For. 


    The Eels Are The Most Aggressive College Placement Program in Junior Hockey

    The Florida Eels Have Advanced An Unprecedented 236 Players Into College.  The Florida Eels are the pinnacle of Premier and Elite Junior Hockey. Moreover our players average over $25,000 in scholarships and grants per year. That is over $100,000 for four years. This year alone with 12 plus players advancing to college this season our players will garner in excess of $300,000 per year and over a million dollars during their 4 years. 

     Both our Elite and Premier teams advanced to the USPHL Nationals. We have a direct Affiliation with its NCDC Affiliate the Islanders Hockey Club. 

    The USPHL is the best league in the Nation.  2,500+ NCAA Division. 1 and 3 Alumni. 1,100 currently playing college hockey.  Those are incredible numbers. Only the USHL has more. Simply put the USPHL is known as a college placement league. No other Tier II or Tier III Junior league can come close its accomplishments. 

    Every year the Eels are at the top of their Divisions and perform incredibly at playoffs     

    GM Frank Scarpaci often echoes, “ The true statistic in judging a team is how many players a program places in college.”

    The Eels Program is all about player development. As you can see some programs say this but the Eels go beyond lip service… it defines excellence. 

    This is what the Eels are all about: Player Development; and move players to college. It is most impressive to see our program accomplish this mission.

    The Eels no doubt have a rich and storied history of college placement. To date the Eels have 236 alumni who have gone on to play college hockey.These include some of the most prestigious schools in the USA. 


    The following colleges have committed to our players:

    Adrian College NCAA DIV. III

    Alabama Huntsville NCAA DIV. I 

    Albertus Magnus College NCAA Div. III

    Aurora University NCAA DIV. III

    Arizona State University ACHA

    Babson College NCAA DIV. III

    Becker College NCAA DIV. III

    Bentley College NCAA DIV. I


    Boston College NCAA DIV. I

    Boston University NCAA DIV. I

    Buffalo State NCAA DIV. III


    Bryant University ACHA

    Canisius College NCAA DIV. I

    Castleton State College NCAA DIV. III

    Colby College NCAA DIV. III

    Colorado State University ACHA

    Columbia University ACHA

    Concordia University Wisconsin NCAA DIV. III

    Curry College NCAA DIV. III

    Daniel Webster University NCAA DIV. III

    Davenport University ACHA Div. I

    Drexel University ACHA

    Finlandia University NCAA DIV. III

    Fitchburg State University NCAA DIV. III

    Florida Atlantic University ACHA

    Florida State University ACHA

    Framingham State University NCAA DIV. III

    Franklin Pierce University NCAA DIV. II

    Florida Gulf Coast University ACHA

    Grand Valley State University ACHA

    Hamilton College NCAA DIV. III

    Hamline University NCAA DIV. III

    Hobart College NCAA DIV. III

    Hudson Valley Comm. College

    Indiana University ACHA

    Johnson and Wales University NCAA DIV. III

    Lake Forrest College NCAA DIV. III

    Superior State College NCAA DIV. I

    Lawrence University NCAA DIV. III

    Lebanon Valley College NCAA DIV. III

    Lewis University ACHA

    Manhattanville College NCAA DIV. III

    Merrimack College NCAA DIV. I

    Michigan State University NCAA DIV. I


    Minnesota State University NCAA DIV. I

    New England College NCAA DIV. III

    New York University ACHA

    Nicholas College NCAA DIV. III

    Northeastern University NCAA DIV. I

    Northern Arizona University ACHA

    Northern Illinois University ACHA

    Northland College NCAA DIV. III

    Post University NCAA DIV II

    Plymouth State University NCAA DIV II


    Sacred Heart University NCAA DIV. I

    Salem State University NCAA DIV. III

    Salve Regina University NCAA DIV. III

    Skidmore College NCAA DIV. III

    Slippery Rock University ACHA

    Southern New Hampshire University 

    St. Anselum NCAA DIV. II

    St Mary’s College NCAA DIV. III

    Stevenson University NCAA DIV. III

    SUNY Brockport NCAA DIV. III

    SUNY Broome NCAAA Jr. College


    SUNY Plattsburg NCAA DIV. III

    Thomas College ACHA Div. II

    Townsend College ACHA

    Trine University NCAA Div. III and ACHA Div. II 

    U Mass Boston NCAA DIV. III

    U Mass Lowell NCAA DIV. I

    University of Central Florida ACHA

    University of Connecticut  ACHA

    University of Florida ACHA

    University of Indiana PA

    University of North Colorado ACHA

    University of Maine NCAA DIV. I

    University of Maryland ACHA

    University of Maryland Baltimore ACHA

    University of Minnesota ACHA

    University of New Hampshire NCAA DIV. I

    University of Notre Dane NCAA DIV. I

    University of Oklahoma ACHA

    University of Rhode Island University ACHA

    University of Central Florida ACHA

    University of Southern Maine NCAA DIV. III

    University of Southern New Hampshire ACHA

    University of Vermont NCAA DIV. I

    University of Wisconsin NCAA DIV. I

    Utica College NCAA DIV. III ACHA

    Waldorf University

    West Michigan State University ACHA

    Westfield State University NCAA DIV. III

    Worcester State University NCAA DIV. III



    Additionally, four Eel players have been drafted into the NHL (Teddy Ruth, (Notre Dame) (Washington Capitals now with the Columbus Blue Jackets) RJ Boyd(Michigan State Univ.) (Florida Panthers) Brad Peltz(Yale) (Ottawa Senators) Cam Darcy (Northeastern Univ.) drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning 2014 and another three were in attendance at NHL Prospects camps   Malcolm Lyles(Florida Panthers), and Bennet Sneider(NY Islanders) and Clay WhittTampa Bay Lightning.   


    The Eels continue to be the pinnacle of excellence. Don’t you feel YOU deserve this?



    Interview Series with Eels New Defensemen Regnars "Reggie" Udris from Latvia

    We now speak with Eels defenseman Regnars "Reggie" Udris, a Latvian who spent last year in the NCDC!

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    Our Florida Eels Summer Training not only brings about our veteran players, new recruits and prospects but it all includes many of our college alumni who return to get great training each week. This is one of the biggest compliments we receive. It is great to see these players once again. Moreover to see how they integrate with the junior players is incredible. They have not only ripened into solid college hockey players, they have matured as terrific young men. Men I am proud to have had in my program and to have had a small part in their development as individuals and citizens. 

    Player Development 1 Step At A Time

    Coaches often get it wrong "They tell players they will make you 25% better if you play for them"  The Eels try to make our players 1% better every  time they hit the ice  - practice  every game Do the math that is 200 times = 200 % 

    Developing Hockey Intelligence Attend Hockey University


    The difference between being a top end player and the one who floats in the middle - is the player who develops his intuitive knowledge. Well how does a player develop this Hockey IQ. How do you gain this hockey IQ or Hockey Sense? He needs to attend: The Hockey University. Where are these classes held? The Classroom is your living room broadcasted via your TV. Yes the lessons are watching games. Over and over and over. Young players fail to do this on a regular basis. Sure they watch the games and look at highlights of specular plays but that isn't what is needed. You need to WATCH the game. You don't need to master plays and drills. You need to know what to do in game situations. Some of you get what i am saying and for some, unfortunately it is going over the rafters.

     The Florida Eels are proud to  announce that ALEX QUINTAL has committed to WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY ACHA Division I hockey program. ALEX is the  9th college commitment for this season.  He marks the 242nd Florida Eels Alumni to advance to college

    CCM Junior Showcase

    The Florida Eels Coaches and scouting staff head to Denver CO May 24-27 for one of the largest Junior Prospects Showcase in North America The Eels have recruited and signed over 30 players from this event over the past 10 years.


    Congratulations to Eels forward Nikita Pinimyasov and broadcaster Nick Roesch on being chosen for @The_DanKShow's Premier All-Star Team! 

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    NCAA Approves Sweeping Changes to Recruiting Timeline

    CHN Staff Report


    NCAA legislation approved today by the Division I Council will significantly change the recruiting calendar for college hockey teams and players. This issue has been on the table for the better part of two years, and was first discussed by CHN at length last November.

    The most significant change regards verbal commitments, which now will not be allowed until August 1 of a player's junior year of high school.

    While the National Letter of Intent locks a recruit in to a school, that doesn't come until a player's senior year of high school. However, teams could give a "verbal commit" offer to a player at any time. Over the years, college hockey has seen players verbally commit at younger and younger ages.

    Another change involves the timing of when coaches can contact players.

    Coaches were always prevented from initiating contact with prospective players until Jan. 1 of their sophomore year of high school. But a player could always initiate the contact on their own, which would then lead to verbal commits. Now, a coach may not talk to any player until Jan. 1 of the sophomore year, even if the player tries to initiate the contact. Unofficial visits are also barred.

    “The college hockey community recognized recruiting has accelerated to a point that isn’t healthy for prospects, our programs or the sport as a whole,” NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton, who led a committee of commissioners, coaches, and administrators that developed the rule change proposal, said to College Hockey Inc. “Our underlying goal is to improve the recruiting landscape for prospects, families and coaches, and we believe these changes will make a significant impact.”

    The rule changes for men’s hockey recruiting vary slightly from another set of changes approved for most other NCAA sports, including women’s hockey. Each call for two recruiting periods, with the men’s hockey dates including the following:

    The changes will take effect May 1, which means that some players who have already verbally committed to schools, may be too young to continue interaction with those schools until Jan. 1.

    “As a coach, I’m very excited about these proposed changes,” Minnesota-Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin told CHI. “As a parent of a hockey player who went through the recruiting process, I’m even more excited. A 14- or 15-year old shouldn’t feel the pressure of deciding what college they want to attend.”

    In other sports, contact will not be allowed until Aug. 1 of the player's upcoming junior year of high school. But hockey was able to succesfully get that pushed back to Jan. 1 of the sophomore year, accounting for the sport's unique circumstance of competing against Canadian Major Junior leagues for players.

    “Our sport faces unique challenges in recruiting but our committee, and the men’s hockey community as a whole, did not want that to deter us from making a positive change for all involved,” Fenton said. “We feel strongly that these changes strike the right balance, allowing for a recruitment period to take place prior to a prospect making a significant decision while also slowing down the recruiting process.”

    On a story at CHI, the NHL expressed its support of the changes.

    “We are confident that rules which support and promote college contacts later in a player’s development will reduce many of the unnecessary pressures felt by young hockey players, and will provide them better and more enjoyable experiences playing the game," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. "These are precisely the types of changes that hockey organizations like the NCAA and the NHL pledged to pursue when we signed onto Hockey’s Declaration of Principles.”

    The Florida Eels Announce The Return Of Spring Off Ice Training For the Month Of April


    Folks as all of you know off ice Strength and Conditioning Training is just as important as ice sessions for players to reach the Next Level in high level hockey. This is why so much attention is given at the USA National team and NCAA Div. I and III college hockey programs. Indeed, it is during the off season that players need to build strength in their upper and lower body, to increase endurance and develop explosive speed. 

    Good luck to Eels alumnus Kellen Crowther as Marian University begins their competition in the ACHA D2 National Tournament. They are currently competing in their first game of the Round Robin against Florida Gulf Coast University.

    Best League USPHL Best Coaches Frankie Scarpaci and Alex Sanchez Best Teams - Florida Eels Jr Hockey


    USPHL advanced 2,500 players to college hockey

    USPHL has over 1,100 players actively playing college hockey

    Florida Eels provides Its players over 600 hours of training annually

    Florida Eels plays in 44  regular season league games 20+ extra scrimmages during the season 4 in season showcases 2 post season showcases. 

    Florida Eels has advanced 233 players to college hockey programs

    Our Coaches are amongst the best in Junior Hockey. Head Coach Frankie Scarpaci has over 200 wins as a head coach or assistant coach in the league.

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    There are thousands of scholarships and over a billion dollars in scholarships grants and prizes
    So many of our Eels players and alumni have garnered thousands of dollars in funds
    Together with Fastweb team apps that we send out almost every day Each day i send you scholarship info You need to get on these.
    No other program works as hard as we do in advancing our players to college and assisting them getting-scholarships-than the Eels
    Players See me Parents feel free to call me for more info
    Coach Frank

    Florida Eels Coverage In Florida Hockey Life Magazine

    Check out the media coverage on the Florida Eels in the Florida Hockey Life Magazine 


    Hayden Haldane Commitment

    Hayden's Interview on Twitter

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    Test Centers and Dates for the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

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    See a list of Test Locations and Dates or check the online registration system for the latest information.
    Not all test centers are open for every test date.
    Test Dates and Deadlines
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    10 Nov 2018 24 Sep 2018 12 Oct 2018
    9 Feb 2019 24 Dec 2018 11 Jan 2019
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    Florida Eels College Prep Agenda

    Note The Dean of Sylvan Learning Center will be visiting the Ft Myers Skatium on Monday September 10th at 2:34 pm. All players are required to attend this session. They are experts in this field and you should hear their presentation.

    1) College Hockey Is a process. It takes time determination and patience
    2) All players need to take SAT or ACT (and I recommend both).
    Foreign players are strongly urged to take the Tofel test as well. Tofel however is NOT and replacement or substitute for SAT or ACT testing. It is only a supplement or augmentation to reflect and demonstrate your abilities to comprehend the English language and your proficiency to understand English for college level work. 
    a) Formal Prep for test: High school, specialize schools. In person example, Sylvan Learning Centers. 
    b) Online prep classes Princeton Review Kaplan etc. Google search 
    c) Purchase Study aides Kaplan Princeton and a ½ dozen others
    d) You must spend minimum of 2-3 hours per day studying for SAT ACT. Example, One Day Math one day Language One day reading. These test have so much info. There are new versions of the test so you cannot take it for granted that you do not need a program of study. You cannot do this alone!!!!!!!
    e) Every week you must take a practice test. No ifs ands or buts
    3) Have your school go on and obtain NCAA Clearinghouse. This is Mandatory if you are going NCAA Div. 1 Men’s ice hockey
    4) High School and Part time college grades. You Need to obtain a copy of your transcripts whether you graduated or not. When you make formal application to a college you will need an official transcript sent form the college. You cannot personally send it. It must come directly from the college. It must have an official seal. Do not assume the college sent it. 50% or better colleges fail to send it on a timely basis. This can cost you admissions and financial aide. You need to verify they sent it and that the college received it. 
    5) Target schools look at multiple schools these man s for academics, right fit Hockey wise. You should identify 10 colleges 3-4 wish list 3-4 medium and 2 sure things. Then the Eels coaches will augment this list by 5+ The Eels GM will add an additional ½ dozen. This means we will start with approximately 20 colleges. 
    6) Review the extensive materials provided in this meeting
    7) Players need to send a preliminary letter to admissions department copy the college coaches. Then send a letter of interest see forms being supplied. 
    8) Start making videos and upload to YouTube. No waiting. See Hayden Haldane. He has experience making these.
    9) Bi-weekly meetings with Eels GM
    10) Write a personalize essay for colleges
    11) Review college scholarship hand books
    12) Carefully review all team app Fast web scholarship
    13) Review of info provided
    14) Obtain email addresses of each college coach you wish to target 
    15) Write formal letter to college coaches. CC with an email. But they cannot delete a letter you send them
    16) Send follow up email with videos attached
    17) Write to ach coach before showcases. Send a post showcase email 



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    Coach Frank

    How To Email College Coaches



    How to Email College Coaches

    How to email college coaches.
    Sending an introductory email to a college coach can get your foot in the door with a program you’re interested in and give a coach the opportunity to conduct their initial evaluation of you. However, emailing college coaches as a means to get discovered isn’t as effective as it was five years ago. Coaches are getting hundreds—if not thousands—of emails from recruits. Simply sending an email isn’t enough to get a coach’s attention. You need to create clear, concise emails with attention-grabbing subject lines to give yourself a chance at the coach opening your email, reading it and responding.

    Before you start firing off emailing college coaches across the country, there are a few specific details you need to know first. Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be covering to help you better understand how to email college coaches:

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    What subject line is best when emailing college coaches?
    In talking about how to email college coaches, the subject line always comes up as one of the most critical pieces of the email. Without an eye-catching subject line, a coach won’t even open your perfectly crafted email.

    To get started on writing your subject line, there’s a few key pieces of information you need to include: Your grad year, your position, state (if you’re emailing a local coach) and a piece of information that’s unique about you. Do you have a lightning fast 40-yard dash time? Are you looking at an academic-focused school that will be impressed with your ACT score? If you compete in a sport in which club teams are really important, consider adding in your club team and/or the tournament you’ll be at next. Once you determine that, take a look at just a few examples of well-crafted subject lines:

    2020 Linebacker, 6’2” 220lbs, 4.6 40yd dash
    2018 LH Pitcher, 90 MPH FB, 33 ACT
    2021 from IL, 23.25-second 50 free
    2019 Center-mid, Premier Academy, MLK Tourney schedule attached
    2019 OPP, 9'8" APP, Premier VB Academy, video attached
    Here are a few general tips to consider when creating your subject line for emailing college coaches:

    Think about what would be important to the coach. Generic subject lines like “football recruit” or “looking to play for you” and even “talented high school football prospect” are going to blend into the background of the coach’s inbox. Instead, do you have an interesting stat? Do you play a unique position? Is your height and weight important for your sport and position?
    Keep your subject line to 50 characters or less. Coaches are on the go and probably read the majority of their emails on their phone. An extremely lengthy subject line will only get cut off, so you need to maximize the space you have.
    Use numbers and stats in your subject line. We’ve hinted at this before, but including key stats in your subject line can really make an impact. Plus, numbers set your subject line apart from all the words crowding the coach’s inbox.
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    What to say when emailing a college coach
    You’ve laid down the ground work, now it’s time to write the email! Think about your email like an inverted pyramid ( The top of the email is where you need to grab the coach’s attention. You can use a stat about the team that interested you or why you’d like to play for them. The next section is to give a little more information about yourself and to show the coach why you would be a good fit for their program. Here is the key information you want to be sure to include when emailing college coaches:

    Your general information: Name, graduation year, high school and club name
    Academics: GPA, test scores, if they would be important information for the coach you’re emailing
    Athletics: sports specific stats and relevant measurables
    Contact information: your phone number and email, as well as the contact information for your coaches 
    The last section should be giving them a specific next step, such as letting the coach know you will be giving them a call at a specific date and time or inviting them to come see you compete. Whatever you do, avoid sending mass, generic emails out to all the coaches you want to contact when emailing college coaches. The coach will know if you took the time to personalize your email, and it will make a difference. Coaches want to recruit players who are genuinely interested in their program—most don’t have the time and resources to recruit an athlete who is not likely to commit to their school.

    How to start an email to a college coach

    Similar to your subject line, your opening needs to be attention-grabbing. Depending on the type of school and the coach—here’s where your research comes into play—your opening will change. If you’re looking at academically-focused schools, lead with how impressed you are by their academic record when emailing the college coach. If you’re emailing a school with a winning record, point out that you’d love to be part of such a successful legacy. There are numerous reasons you would be emailing a college coach. Here are a few examples of ways to open an email:

    “I wanted to connect with you after speaking with Amber Brown, an athlete on your team. She told me about your coaching style and I believe that, based on your emphasis on work ethic and training, I would be a great fit for your program.”
    “I’ve been following your program for a while, and recently found an article about you that inspired me. I wanted to connect with you because I think that I would be a great addition to your team.”
    “In researching your program, I noticed that you will be graduating 5 seniors this year. I would love to help bridge the gap left by those departing seniors.”
    How much information do I need to include in my email to college coaches?

    This is an introductory email, so you don’t need to give the coach your whole history. Instead, tease a few key stats that you think this coach would be interested in knowing. Are you the ideal height and weight for your position? Include that. Do you have an outstanding GPA and test scores and you’re emailing an academically-focused coach? Include that. Also, make sure you include contact information for your current coaches: your club coach, high school coach, persona trainers, and anyone else that you have worked with for your sport. Then, link off to your NCSA recruiting profile where the coach can find your highlight video, all your stats and your personal statement.

    At the end of your email, tell the coach what you’re going to do next

    At the end, you want to specifically let the coach know what you’ll be doing next. If you’re planning on following up the email with a call, let them know to expect a call from you in the next few days. If you’d like to visit their campus, tell them you will give them a call to schedule a time to connect. You don’t need to use generic language like, “If you’re interested, feel free to call, email or text me.” If the coach is interested, they will contact you. Instead, tell them the next step you’re going to take, and then what they need to do in response.

    Insider tip: Turn on your “read receipt” function to see if a coach has opened our email. This feature is really helpful for athletes who are too young to be contacted by a coach yet. Read receipts will let you know if a coach has received and opened your email, so you can be sure to follow up accordingly. Learn more about how you can enable this feature for your next email.
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    Sample email 1—Athletic-focused email
    Dear Coach Smith,

    I’ve been following your team for a while now, and was really impressed by your team’s performance in the championship game last year—congratulations! I wanted to connect with you because I would love to be part of this competitive team.

    My name is Jane Doe and I’m a 6’2” forward at Generic High School in Chicago, IL. I was recently honored by being been named the Gatorade Player of the Year. I am currently a starter on my AAU basketball team and am a four-year varsity starter for my high school team. I think that my work ethic and talent would be a great match for your program.

    For the rest of my athletic stats, highlight video, academic stats and personal statement, please visit my online profile at: [link to NCSA profile].

    I will be competing in an AAU tournament near you on September. 5, 2017, with my first game at 1p.m. CT. I would really appreciate it if you would could see me compete in person.

    Thank you!

    Jane Doe
    Class of 2018
    Senior | Forward | 6’2”
    Generic High School, Chicago, IL
    Online profile:
    Phone number: 555-555-1234
    Social media @janedoe_forward
    Sample email 2—Academic-focused email
    Dear Coach Johnson,

    I’m really impressed by your athletes’ dedication to both their athletics and academics. I noticed that you not only have a winning record, but you have set the school record for graduating the most athletes! As an aspiring college athlete, I am driven to excel both athletically and academically, and I believe I would be a great fit for your program.

    My name is John Smith and I’m a left-handed pitcher with an 85-MPH fastball. My biggest asset is that I’m a team player who focuses both on the field and in the classroom. I’m currently in the top 5% of my class with a 4.0 GPA and a 32 ACT. I’d like to major in prelaw, and I’ve been researching your school’s well-known prelaw program.

    You can view my profile for more information about my athletic and academic qualifications, as well as my skills video here:

    I’m planning a trip to visit your campus this September, and I would love to meet you or another member of your coaching staff. Can you please let me know if you have any availability to meet with me? I will also be calling you tomorrow at 5p.m. CT to schedule a meeting!

    Thank you,

    John Smith
    Class of 2018
    Senior LH Pitcher
    GPA: 4.0 | ACT: 32
    Generic High School, Chicago, IL
    Online profile:
    Phone number: 333-555-1234
    Social media @john_leftpitcher
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    Before you send, edit, edit, edit
    You’re so close to sending that email, but before you do, run spell check and re-read. A great way to catch strange wording or grammar errors is to read your email out loud. When you hear a phrase that sounds wrong, you’ll know you need to fix it. You can also cut and paste your email into Google Translate and listen for any errors.

    Still not sure if the email is error free? Have your parents take a look to double check. Make sure that you have included all your contact information, your call to action and a link to your full recruiting profile

    Insider tip: Try sending your email between 4-8 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. Our data show that this is the best time to send an email to college coaches.
    Congratulations—now you know how to email college coaches, from the research to the subject line, from address to the email body! But your work is not done yet.


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