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    Florida Eels Take Aggressive Measures To Combat Covid 19 Coronavirus For The Protection of It's Players

     

     

     

    The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) and the Florida Eels are committed to keeping a safe environment during these trying times. Here's the latest on the steps we are all taking.
     

    Fort Myers Florida – The USPHL announced on Friday the formation of the ‘Player Safety Task Force’. The task force will consist of Rink Owners, Team Owners, General Managers, Coaches and Medical Professionals.

    Per the league, the USPHL Player Safety Task Force will research and review all aspects of player safety, including Local, State and Federal guidelines for all League Members pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Game day protocols, on-ice play and rules and regulations of the game will all be under review to ensure the health and safety of every USPHL player at all Youth through Junior levels. The USPHL Player Safety Task Force will present its findings on June 1. 

    The Florida Eels have always placed the health and safety of our players first. No doubt the Eels have been the leaders in the fore-front here over the years implementing the highest hygiene practices for our program.  Our concern and attention is even more heightened this year  particularly true when it comes to the Covid-19  Coronavirus. This year we will be working with the USPHL League task force to ensure the safety of our players in a variety of ways taking many precautions and steps as delineated by health professionals across the USA and the world and league officials .

    In addition, the Florida Eels  organization continues to work tirelessly to keep our facilities at the Fort Myers Skatium safe and ready. Since the onset of this outbreak in March, the City of Fort Myers and the Florida Eels organization has taken numerous steps to keep the Fort Myers Skatium Ice Arena in clean and in good condition.

    The  City of Fort Myers  continues to regularly clean the Arena. They have a full custodial staff consisting of 6 full time personnel to systematically and continuously beach and disinfect its complete facility.  The disinfectant used is designed to kill cold and flu viruses and can kill noroviruses in just four minutes. In addition, the solution kills 99.9% of Bacteria, viruses, fungi & molds.

    The solution has been recommended for use in places like schools, classrooms, airports, ambulances, restaurants, health care facilities and public buildings. It is being regularly used at Fort Myers Skatium Ice Arena in an effort to keep the building clean and safe for when our visitors can return.

    Moreover, the Eels have already preempted steps that it deems necessary to ensure the safety of its players and staff. The Eels will be doing the following:

    1. Purchase a disinfecting fogger and equipment. This is the same fogging machinery used to sterilize and disinfect restaurants, hotels hospitals schools and airplanes. All players’ locker rooms will be disinfected on a regular basis. 
    2. Purchase disinfecting sprayer. This is the same spot machinery used to sterilize and disinfect restaurants, hotels hospitals schools and airplanes. All players’ locker rooms will be disinfected on a regular basis. 
    3. Lysol and Clorox Bleach wipes will also be used to wipe down surface areas in locker rooms common areas and on the bus.
    4. Player practice jerseys will be washed daily in hot water with regular detergent and boosted with OXY clean by Eels staff. 
    5. Game jerseys will be washed after each game by Eels staff.
    6. The Eels will be discontinuing the use of standard sports water bottles for use by players
    7. The Eels will be purchasing over 100 cases of water 35 bottles per case for use by players during practices and games. 
    8. Eels staff will provide separate sandwiches individually wrapped for players in between periods to ensure safety and freshness. 
    9. The City of Ft Myers will be doing the highest standard of cleanliness on a daily basis which includes disinfecting all common areas and bathrooms. 
    10. The Eels will be hosting weekly and sometimes daily discussions with our players on personal hygiene and precautions to ensure safety of its players.

    Florida Eels Will Be Hosting 2 Teams at the Pro Am Sr Chowder Cup 

     

    The Florida Eels Junior Program will be hosting two prospect teams at the New England Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup. One on the Junior A Top Division and one in teh College Open Division. This will be 3 decades in which the Eels have placed teams in the Pro Am Chowder Cup.

    The Showcase is the most prestigious showcase in North America. It will be held on July 23-26th in Foxboro Canton and North Attleboro Mass. 

    Below are the rules set out by Pro Am 

     

    RULES

    2020 Senior Chowder Cup Rules

    The Chowder Cup will once again have two Divisions. One will be called the Jr.A  Division with Elite Brackets within the Division, with players mostly 18-20 years old. 

    All players in the Jr. A  Division must be born in 2000 or after. NO player born in 1999 will be allowed to participate. Eligible ages 2000–2003 (2 players born in 2004 are allowed on a Jr. A roster if you wish).
    All players in the College Open Division must be born in 2001 or after. No player born in 2000 can play in the College Open Division. Eligible ages 2001-2003. ( 5 players born in 2004 are allowed on
    your College Open roster if you wish).

    All teams will play three games within their bracket consisting of two 25 minute stop-time periods. Only the winner of each bracket will advance to the playoff rounds on Sunday, except in the Elite Brackets of the Jr. A Elite in which both the first and second place teams advance to the playoff rounds.

    All Playoff games will consist of one (1) twenty-five stop-time period. If games are tied at the end of playoff rounds, a 5 minute sudden death period will take place. The 5 minute sudden death period will be played        3 on 3. If nothing is resolved after 5 minutes, a shootout will take place. The shootout format will consist of the first five (5) players designated by each coach who will shoot until one team has a goal advantage. If it is still tied, the SAME five shooters will shoot again in same order. If still tied we would now be in Sudden Death shootout. In sudden death, if the first team scores, the second team will always get their last shot to try to tie the game. If the first team misses, and the second team scores, the game is over. If nothing is resolved after the second time around, then coaches must pick a 6th, 7th, etc. shooter to try and resolve the game. This number will go up to as many skaters as there are on the bench for a team. But, if a team has 15 skaters for example, and the other team has 18 skaters, after the 15th shooter, both teams would go back to their very first shooter.
    There is NO Sudden Death during the first three regular rounds of play.

                                                                                         

    **If you want to protest a player on another team that you feel does not belong on that team, you must let the Timer or On-Site Director know BEFORE the game begins to make a determination. Otherwise you cannot protest that player once the game begins. Once a player plays his first game with a team, that is his team for the tournament and he cannot play for anyone else. All players must play at least one game during the first three rounds with his team or he is NOT allowed to play in the playoff rounds on Sunday.
    If a Coach has two teams, and brings up a player from a lower Division, that player can be challenged as well. He also can only play on one team.

    All games will be played by NCAA Rules.

    These will be the Exceptions to the NCAA Rules for all of our Tournaments:

    Automatic Icing – No Hybrid

    Teams are allowed to change on icings.

    Coincidental Minors- Teams play 5-5

    Individual Major Penalty-If a player has been removed from the game for a 5 minute Major Penalty, no player has to serve in the box. The team plays short a man, and when the five minutes are up, they go full strength. They just won’t have their man coming from the penalty box.

    All Minor Penalties have to be served.


    For any player(s) involved in a fight and removed from the rest of the game a decision will be made by the Tournament Director, the Head of Officials, and discussion with both coaches, to determine if that player will be allowed to play in his next game.
    **The clock will continue to run during a fighting altercation and only allowed to be stopped within the last five minutes of a game due to referee’s discretion.
    **All teams are required to have two goaltenders dressed for all games. If a team only has one goaltender dressed the team is not penalized however if that goaltender is unable to continue play due to injury or otherwise, the team is NOT allowed to borrow a goaltender from the other team, from in the stands, or dress another player not in goaltenders equipment. The game would become an IMMEDIATE FORFEIT and the score will remain as it stands. At start of a game, if one team does not have a goaltender, the game is a forfeit even if the other team loans them their spare goaltender so they can have a game. And you cannot put 6 skaters on the ice without a goaltender. The game is OVER.

    **All players must wear a face mask.
    Junior Teams will be allowed to wear a Half-Shield if they do so in their League during the season. Any player without a Face Mask or a Half-Shield will be removed from the game.

    How to Advance to Sunday’s Playoff Rounds:
    Only the Winners of each Bracket advance except in the Jr. A  Elite Brackets where both the first and second place teams advance.
    The winners of each bracket are determined in the following manner:
    1.  Best Record
    2. Least Goals Against. For example, if two teams are tied at 2-1, the team that has the LEAST GOALS AGAINST advances. Even if you beat the team that is tied at 2-1 with you. Least Goals Against Counts First.
    3. Plus/Minus Ratio- Goals For vs. Goals Against
    4. Head on Competition
    5. Flip a Coin

     

    For Over A Decade, Both Eels Teams Advance To The Playoffs

     

    Check Out This Article Appearing in the USAJHM About the Eels  Very Impressive 

    By USAJHM Staff, 02/25/20, 2:15PM EST

     It is indeed impressive when you have an organization make the playoffs for over a decade.

    When it is not just one team, but two, advancing to the playoffs each year for over 10 years, it spells consistency.

    When those teams systematically also advance to Nationals, now that is impressive.

    “It isn’t easy to reach this plateau. To the contrary, it requires enormous determination and hard work and many hours on behalf of the hockey operations: the General Manager, his Premier and Elite coaches and staff to go out and recruit,” said Eels GM Frank Scarpaci. “It is not just a matter of attending postseason showcases and scouting and signing players. That is the easy part, albeit expensive. Anyone can scout. The key is ‘recruitment.’

    “For the Eels, that involves scouting, yes, but equally important doing due diligence on a player,” Scarpaci added. “Does he have the skill set? Does he have the character to play in your organization? Does he fit into the Eels work ethic culture? How would he fit in with the existing players? What type of commitment does this individual have? How has he shown it before?”

    After recruitment, the next step is player development. That is one of the hallmarks of the Florida Eels program. 

    The program includes over three hours per day of training five days per week; 8-10 scrimmages in addition to regular season games and three days per week of video and analytics. The Eels program requires fitness training five days per week.

    “These endeavors all require a dedicated coaching staff that places the interest of development over a win. In the end, we know with our formula the wins will come. We are looking for long-term results not short-term gains. And they have,” Scarpaci said. “The proof is well over a decade of playoff appearances and a plethora of National appearances for our teams.”

    The USPHL Premier Eels have led the Florida Division wire to wire, and they have been in the top five of the entire league throughout the season. Additionally, the USPHL Elite team has led all season, and has been between first and seventh all season.

    “This year, once again, the Eels will be advancing another host of players to college. Again, this does not happen simply because they are there,” Scarpaci added. “It is a full concerted effort as well as a partnership between the organization and the players. It is a commitment to the advancement of our players.”

     


    Eels Premier Team


    Eels Elite Team

    A Message From GM Frank Scarpaci 

    Hello Guys

    I want to drop you all a note to say we are thinking of you and your families. These are very trying times and our strength and resolve are truly being tested. None of us could possibly have predicted this Global Pandemic. It has taken the lives of so many around the world and infected so many people. All we can do is take in the advice of our Federal, National State and local leaders as well as health care workers to self-quarantine and social distancing. My God, words none of us even echoed a week or two ago. How rapidly this fluid situation is. 

     

    The one “positive” out of all of this, is it will require you to spend valuable time with your families your love ones. Let’s face it those are the most important people in your lives. We all have Facebook Twitter Instagram and other forms of social media to keep in contact with your friends and teammates. Yes, your Eels extended family. Let’s all be here, virtually, to support one another. We all know how important and supportive the Eels family is and has been to all of you, be it this year or for those who have been with us for several seasons.

     

    For those planning on attending college this would be a great opportunity to jump on the SAT ACT Tofel studying. I know it is not what you want to hear but it is something that you need to hear. Indeed, you have hours and days and weeks to tackle this. 

     

    I know in my heart of hearts we will all get through this. I have seen witnessed and experienced your incredible dedication and determination you expended this season. You have laid out unwavering commitment this season to be the best and both teams realized this finishing in first place. You should be very proud of your accomplishments this season.  But now is a new commitment. A new opponent. A new adversary. One that has never been thrusted upon us or on mankind. But let this be just another detour that we all over come and conquer. Hell, one thing you have been taught this season is to face and overcome adversity. But let’s not be careless and foolhardily. We cannot be reckless and allow this virus to overtake us. Be smart prudent and careful. Let’s us pray for all of us and our citizens around the world. 

    We Are Thinking Of You And Your Family Message From Frank Scarpaci General Manager

    During the past several weeks we all learned some very valuable lessons. These are lessons many of us have forgotten or have never known. What a dramatic turn of events and downright upheaval not only in our lives but also across the USA and the World. The things that were so important to all of us in the ice hockey world have become trivial. Just think of it. Simply 2-3 weeks ago we were planning and playing in our playoffs. For those who advanced we were competing in the Nationals. Indeed, during the weekend of March 16th my team was about to play in its first game at Nationals and it was canceled. We got word that not only was our little world of junior hockey being canceled or suspended but so wasn’t the NHL the NBA and virtually every sporting event and major event in the USA. Days later cities and counties were being quarantined and Stay at Home Quarantines were being triggered. Who knew what these terms and decrees meant? 

     

    Then CCN, Fox News and all media outlets stared reporting. Not just in China Italy and South Korea but in our very country. For athletes we are used to competing on a daily and weekly basis. We train and plan to take on our adversary. But here we learn from our medical experts and healthcare providers as well as our national, state and local leaders that this is a new foe: a formidable opponent that leaves us no game film or data in how to combat its strengths. But as Americans and World Allies we see an incredible effort to band together and mount an offensive attack and establish defensive fortresses like never before. We see, the medical research and testing by scientist and chemist and medical experts, by doctors, nurses and all the medical staffers. The calling in of the National Guard and the Army Corp of Engineers, in building temporary hospitals and medical centers…. OMG the real heroes here: a new definition of Super Stars and MVPs. It’s funny, who scored what goal and who made that save or who captured that win is clearly irrelevant. We all have our eye on the big prize now. That is a cure! That is saving lives One by One!  That is garnering masks and Ventilators; the building of Medical Centers; protecting the first responders and medical staff who is laying their lives on the line every second of every day. 

     

    Then there are the unsung folks: the grocery store clerks and pharmacy workers who have little or no protections. Let us all pray to whatever faith and to whichever GOD. 

     

    This letter to you is not about hockey. Far from it. Except in one area. I want to call on all of those who I may have met over the years through scouting, recruiting, or who may have played on my teams or against my teams, please take a moment right now and say a prayer. Those days were for fun and games. This is not. Indeed, this is the most serious time in our lives.  You know what to say. In closing I echo the words you are hearing every day:

     

    Take care of yourself, your family, your friends and the people where you live.  Be smart and continue the social distancing. Be compassionate have more patience, as we don’t know what others may be going through…. be considerate. We will soon be back to hockey, but things will never be quite “normal” as we won’t as a collective society allow this virus to creep back upon us. We will be better for it. A better person and better in mankind. 

     

    My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you!  

     

    Frank Scarpaci

    General Manager 

    Florida Eels Junior Hockey Club

    United States Premier Hockey League

    Telephone:  941-400-9023

    Email:  eelshockeycoach@aol.com

     

    SAT ACT and Tofel Training 

    Guys throughout the season I have sent out constant reminders for you to prepare for SAT ACT and Tofel training.
    This does not happen by itself. These are standardized TEST that are door openers for the colleges. The better the test scores the more money available as well as college acceptance.

    There are many options available 
    !. Study on your own
    2. Attend formalized classes locally
    3. Online classes some free some cost

    For those in your last year it is critical for you to do this
    For those who are 2000’s it is also important that you study and prepare as well as taking the Test, so you have a yard stick of where you are at and what you need to do to advance your scores. 
    I have given the name of a commercial company that has been herald in the news and academic world to help students achieve some impressive results.
    The ball is in your court and you need to take action. 
    Coach Frank 

     

     

    The Fort Myers Skatium is Now Open !!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Open For Business

    Home James..........

    Our Rink Is Open After 76 days the Fort Myers Skatium Is Open For Business 

    The Eels are all excited 

    USPHL Announces 2020-21 Season Start Date September 25th 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The United States Premier Hockey League has announced its starting dates for the 2020-21 season for all Midget and Junior divisions. 

     The  Tier-3 USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite Divisions, will open play on the weekend of Sept. 25-27, 2020. 

    The United States Premier Hockey League of 2020-21 will be the nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States and parts of Canada. The USPHL will field approximately 550 teams representing over 100 organizations comprised of 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20.  Overall, across all of its divisions, the USPHL had more than 1,200 alumni playing college hockey in 2019-20 and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.  Learn more at USPHL.com. 

    Six Florida Eels Alumni Earn NCAA Hockey Conference Awards

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nick Magill-Diaz Curry College First Team All Star ALL -ACC

    Joey Colatarci Adrian College AHCA/CCM American First Team

    Corey Richardson Finlandia University All American Academic

    Robert Cerepak Colby College All American Academic

    Matthew Schneider SUNY Brockport Third Team All Conference

    Petr Strait Worcester State University All Star Mass Conference

     

    NEARLY 400 ALUMNI OF USPHL ORGANIZATIONS EARN NCAA HOCKEY CONFERENCE AWARDS

     


    With more than 1,200 former players in college hockey in 2019-20 alone, the United States Premier Hockey League continues to be a leader in advancement to the next level beyond Junior and Midget hockey.

    Not only do our players move on to the best educational institutions to continue their hockey careers, they also excel once they reach that level.

    Nearly 400 NCAA players from USPHL organizations past and present earned honors from their home conference and beyond during the 2019-20 season.

    View the Full List of USPHL and Member Organization Alumni NCAA Awards

    Highlights:

    More than 50 NCAA Division I players and close to 340 from the NCAA Division III level brought in honors.
    Four alumni of the USPHL and its current Member Organizations also earned Hobey Baker Award nominations, including two who were Top 10 Finalists. 
    The Sid Watson NCAA Division III Player Of The Year Award was won by USPHL Premier alum Tom Aubrun, of Norwich University. 
    Former Hampton Roads Whaler Brandon Osmundson (Utica College) was recognized as the National Division III Rookie Of The Year. 
    At the NCAA Division I level, alumni of USPHL organizations also earned two Scoring Championships, two Rookie Of The Year Awards and one Goaltender Of The Year Award.
    At the NCAA Division II and III levels, Players Of The Year in nine conferences hailed from the USPHL and its current member organizations.

    The USPHL and its Member Organizations congratulate, and are proud of, all of their alumni who are #CommittedLeaders!

    Pictured Players: Top Left – Drew O’Connor (Dartmouth College/Boston Junior Bruins), Ivy League Co-Player Of The Year; Top Right – Tom Aubrun (Norwich University/Rochester Jr. Americans), Sid Watson National Division III Player Of The Year; Bottom Left: Conlan Keenan (SUNY-Geneseo/Jersey Hitmen), REPEAT SUNYAC Hockey Player Of The Year; Bottom right – David Farrance (Boston University/Syracuse Stars), Hobey Baker Award Top 10 Finalist. 

    Sarah Wood Returns to Florida Eels Social Media Staff and Public Relations Manager

    Nick Roesch Returns For Next Season

    City of Fort Myers Video

    Link to video of Fort Myers

    United States Premier Hockey League Forms Player Safety Task Force

     

     The United States Premier Hockey League has announced the formation of the USPHL Player Safety Task Force as the Nation’s Largest Amateur Hockey Organization prepares for the 2020-21 season. The Task Force will consist of Rink Owners, Team Owners, General Managers, Coaches and Medical Professionals.  

     

    The USPHL Player Safety Task Force will research and review all aspects of player safety, including Local, State and Federal guidelines for all League Members, pertaining to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. Game day protocols, on-ice play, and rules and regulations of the game will all be under review to ensure the health and safety of every USPHL player at all Youth through Junior levels. The USPHL Player Safety Task Force will present its findings on June 1. 

    The Eels are the only program to have both its Premier & Elite teams to win their Divisions.

     

    Premier

    In First 44 GP 32 wins 9 losses 1 sow 1 sol 67 pts

    Elite

    In First Place 44 GP 26 wins 14 losses 2 OTL 1 sow 2 sol 56 pts @FloridaEels @USPHL

    Congrats To Adam Burtzlaff and Gavin Medina Being Selected as Year End All Stars 

     

     

    Two Florida Eels Forwards Chosen By League as All Stars 

    USPHL Elite South Region 2019-20 All-Stars: Forwards

    By USPHL Staff, 03/19/20, 6:15PM EDT

     

     

    Congratulations to all of our USPHL Elite South Region All-Stars from the 2019-20 season. The All-Stars were selected by coaches from the region. 

     

    Forwards

     Gavin Medina, Florida Eels

    1999/Lockwood, Colo. - 44-16-33-49-1.11

    Medina has been an Eels staple literally since 2015-16, and he’s especially been the heart and soul of the Eels Elite team, scoring 116 points in 132 games going back to that first season. He’s also played two full seasons with the Premier team over the years. He was the Eels leading scorer this season. 

     

    Adam Burtzlaff, Florida Eels

    2000/Broomfield, Colo. - 41-15-34-49-1.20

    Burtzlaff came back from a Nationals run in 2019 to go for it again with the Eels. Though they were shocked by the Charleston Colonials in the playoffs, the Eels were still a powerhouse all season. Burtzlaff led the team in assists, game-winning goals (5) and tied for the lead in power play points (11). 

     

     

     

    CONGRATS TO MIKHAIL MELIKOV, FLORIDA EELS DEFENSEMEN FOR BEING SELECTED AS YEAR END ALL STAR 

     

      

    USPHL Elite South Region 2019-20 All-Stars: Defensemen and Goalies

    Congratulations to all of our USPHL Elite South Region All-Stars from the 2019-20 season. The All-Stars were selected by coaches from the region.

    Defensemen

    Mikhail Melikov, Florida Eels

    2002/Moscow, Russia – 34-21-15-35-1.03

    The third-leading scorer in the USPHL Elite among defensemen, Melikov was also the most productive offensively in the South Region.

    Additionally, no other Elite defenseman came within eight of his league-leading 21 goals. That sum was even good enough for top 10 overall in the league among all skaters. 

     

     

    Congrats Two Florida Eels Selected : USPHL Premier South Region All-Star Defensemen And Goaltenders Jakub Kostelny, Defensemen  Egor Nosov, 

    USPHL Premier South Region All-Star Defensemen And Goaltenders

     

     Congratulations to all of our USPHL Premier South Region All-Stars, representing the Florida and Southeast Divisions, and looking strictly at regular season performances. 

    Best of luck to all of these players as they move forward in their hockey careers, either to collegiate hockey, to higher levels of junior hockey or returning to their teams for further development in 2020-21. 

     

    Goaltenders

    Jakub Kostelny, Florida Eels

    1999/Trencin, Slovakia - 27-21-6-0-0-2.85-.915

    Kostelny was the regular No. 1 for the Florida Division champions, posting 21 wins for the runner-up honors to Riedell in that category. For almost three months, he was nearly unbeatable, earning 14 of his 21 wins between Sept. 14 and Dec. 13, during which he posted these 14 wins in 15 games! His 813 saves on the season were good for 10th in the Premier Division. 

     

    Defensemen

     Egor Nosov, Florida Eels

    1999/St. Petersburg, Russia. 43-7-27-34-0.79

    There are many reasons why the Eels have lost only 22 games in regulation the last two seasons, and Nosov has been chief among those reasons. Nosov was the Eels leader in time on ice (1182:24 over 807 shifts), and he was also their leader on the power play. Opponents didn’t have much of a chance to have the puck on their stick, as he was good for 707 takeaways for the season, as well. 

     

     

    TWO FLORIDA EELS PREMIER FORWARDS Demeed Podrezov and  Jared Figueroa SELECTED AS YEAR END ALL STARS

     

    Congratulations to all of our USPHL Premier South Region All-Stars, representing the Florida and Southeast Divisions, and looking strictly at regular season performances.

    Best of luck to all of these players as they move forward in their hockey careers, either to collegiate hockey, to higher levels of junior hockey or returning to their teams for further development in 2020-21.

    Forwards

     Jared Figueroa, Florida Eels

    1999/Scotch Plains, N.J. – 44-21-29-50-1.14

    There’s hardly a more ringing endorsement of a program than when someone spends four junior seasons with the same organization. Figueroa certainly benefited from the Eels’ comprehensive development system since 2016, culminating in this final season of his in which he’s been named a USPHL Premier All-Star. Figueroa spent a year and a half with the Eels Elite team, and he’s been with the Premier side since 2017-18. He’s increased his points output each season from 20 to 40 to 50. He ended his career in the top 40 all-time for the USPHL Premier in scoring and games played.

    Demeed Podrezov, Florida Eels

    2000/Muskegon, Mich. – 30-15-31-46-1.53

    A midseason injury that caused Podrezov to miss all of December merely paused his season – it certainly didn’t slow the second-year Premier Eels player down. Upon his early January return, he torched the USPHL Winter Showcase for seven points in the three games he played. He finished the season on fire as well, posting 18 points in eight straight games from Jan. 16 to Feb. 21.

     

    NCAA College Hockey

    NCAA College Hockey

    Division 3 College Hockey

    NCAA Division 3 College Hockey

    HELPFUL LINKS TO FREE SAT PRACTICE TEST AND TEST PREP 

     

     

    Guys here is a valuable link to the college board They have quite a bit of information on SAT and ACT test prep and practice test They also have links to Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org a fee test prep site
     

     

     

    IMPORTANT INFO RE SAT PREP COURSE

     

    21 NOV | BY FRANK SCARPACI

    Players and Parents
    I have a telephone conference with the SAT Prep Expert Company today 
    You have had over a month to discuss whether you will be taking it. They want a final count and you will need to register
    It DOES NOT MATTER TO ME WHAT OPTION YOU CHOSE. I simply want to make sure you are doing something or are satisfied with your scores. 
    This is a major company that has had enormous success nationwide. I caution those who try to do this on your own. It is risky and you need the highest scores possible. This company or the many others are experts in the SAT ACT test taking process.
    All Premier players see me today if interested 
    Elite guys see me Friday

    Coach Frank 


    You Decide But Take The Prep Very Seriously These Test Matter Probably More Than Grades


    The #1 Reason For playing Junior Hockey is To Get Into College and That is why you come to the Eels

    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:

    Quick Links

     

    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 (https://www.getvero.com/resources/inverted-pyramid-method/). 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: www.recruit-match.com
    Video: www.youtube.com
    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: www.myNCSAprofile.org.

    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: www.myNCSAprofile.org
    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.

    Helpful Tools College Application

     

    College Application Hacks

    By Kyle Winters, Next College Student Athlete10/02/19

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    Starting to apply for college can be an exciting time in a student’s life. Add in sports and things become just a tad bit trickier. You have to qualify academically and athletically if you want to be a college athlete. We all know there’s a hack for everything, but do you know any good hacks for college applications? NCSA shares a few below.

    COLLEGE APPLICATION HACKS THAT CAN HELP YOU GET ACCEPTED

    Most student-athletes who are aiming to get recruited and compete for a college roster spot are hyper-focused on improving their athletic skills to grab a college coach’s attention. However, all that effort may not help much if you can’t get accepted into the college you’re targeting. At many sports programs, if you can’t get admitted to the school based on your academic merits, your athletic background and the coach won’t be able to do much to help. Academics should be a top priority when you’re thinking about becoming a college athlete.

    That’s why it’s not only important to keep up your grades and study for standardized tests but to also put effort into the college application process. Start researching colleges early to identify the types of school that may be a right fit. NCSA encourages student-athletes to make a list of dream, target and safety schools. Once you have your list of schools, you want to make sure that you begin applying to them early because it could increase your chances of getting accepted.

    GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR ADMISSION ESSAY

    College admission essays can be a lot different than the essays you’ve written over the past years. They aren’t like the research papers you’re used to writing, instead they’re the perfect place to creatively tell the story of who you are and why a school should accept you. In fact, it may be creativity that increases college admission rates. Of course, creativity is subjective, so this really comes down to a few factors.

    First, college admissions professionals wade through giant stacks of essays, many of which are boring, typical and forgettable. You want to captivate your reader’s mind. They are reading thousands of applications so you want to pick a topic that isn’t common and display your personality as creatively as you can within your essay. Write about something that matters to you and don’t force something that isn’t you. And if you think your chance of getting in is a longshot, maybe it’s time to write something that will blow someone’s mind. After all, what do you have to lose? It’s a perfect chance to throw a Hail Mary.

    APPLYING EARLY CAN BOOST YOUR CHANCES

    The saying, “To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unacceptable” is extremely true when it comes to applying to college. Some admission experts argue that applying early during the early action period boosts your chances of getting in at certain schools. Some also say that this is a result of stronger candidates applying early, but CollegeVine argues that “data shows that applicants across the board have a higher chance of gaining acceptance when they apply through early decision, even when differences in candidate strength are accounted for.” Applying early can not only boost your chances of being accepted but it also gives you time to apply to more schools if you aren’t accepted into one of your dream schools. Be sure to apply to enough dream, target and safety schools.

    USE THE COMMON APPLICATION TO SAVE TIME

    Currently, 872 colleges use the Common Application (also known as the Common App) and it can help you save a lot of time throughout the application process. You can fill out general information like GPA and your extracurricular activates and use the Common App to apply to your dream, target and safety schools instead of filling out this information each time you apply. Common App is helpful because it makes sending out your admission essay very convenient. You’re able to keep everything organized and send your essay out to multiple colleges. And the best part about the Common App is that it’s free!

    APPLY WITH A SPECIFIC MAJOR TO IMPROVE ODDS

    Some majors have stricter admission requirements than others. For example, it can be easier to get admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences than it is to the College of Engineering. Assess where you are academically and what your potential career goals are before applying to schools. A hack to getting into your dream or target school may be to choose a major that has less restrictions and requirements. Some colleges have varying admission standards among their different schools. Your best bet? Do your research ahead of time and if you feel like you may have slim chances of getting into a reach school, this may be a strategy worth trying out.

    Are You Planning On Playing Junior Hockey?  Why? I will give you 250 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 250 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

    BETHAL College NCAA DIV. III

    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

    MIKWAKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING NCAA DIV. III

    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

    RPI

    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 Canton NCAA DIV. III

    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?

     

     

    NCAA Div. 3 Links

    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

     PLAYERS NEED TO  WATCH GAMES OVER AND OVER AND OVER

    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.

     

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

    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. 

    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.

    College scholarships and Grants

    HAVE YOU PURCHASED THIS BOOK ON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS?
    6 FEB | BY FRANK SCARPACI

    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

    USPHL

    usphl.com Click green above to link to USPHL.com


    NAIA Men's College Hockey Conference

    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:

    Quick Links
    Craft a subject line
    Personalize the body of the email
    Use our email templates
    Edit your email thoroughly

    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 (https://www.getvero.com/resources/inverted-pyramid-method/). 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: www.recruit-match.com
    Video: www.youtube.com
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    Thank you,

    John Smith
    Class of 2018
    Senior LH Pitcher
    GPA: 4.0 | ACT: 32
    Generic High School, Chicago, IL
    Online profile: www.myNCSAprofile.org
    Phone number: 333-555-1234
    Social media @john_leftpitcher
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