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i am goin to be a high school junior i play catcher,hit right throw right, i am lost on wut to write in my letters to colleges to get my name out there. i have run into trouble because one of my frends and former team mates has a lot of college and pro scouts talkin to him but hes 6'5 and throws 94 mhp and never had to write one so can someone tell me what i ned to have in my letter thanks
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I ran into your same problem last year. I never really wrote a handwritten letter to any school. All I did was wrote an email to several coaches that I had interest attending their school explaining where I was from what positions I played my accomplishments as a student and as an athlete and that I hoped to hear from them in the future. That is all you need to start basically. Shortly thereafter the schools that were interested started showing up and calling me. It does sound like writing one of these letters seems overwhelming but it really isn't if you put your mind to it. I was so overwhelmed writing my first one I needed my mom's help writing it.
SloppY and Logan15xx,
Now is a good time during your Junior year to send letters to baseball coaches.
Go to a sight such as US Universities by State find the schools that interest you, click on them to go to their website, go to baseball, then to Coaches to get the name of the coach. Most websites will have a mailing address and an email address in which you can contact the coach. While you are at the website, check out their baseball program and look at their roster to see how many players they already have that play your position. Lots of information on their websites.

The sample letter of introduction on the High School Baseball Web is a good one to go by. Basically, you just want to introduce yourself to the coach, tell him somethings about you (baseball and academics) and let him know that you are interested in playing in his program.

Get started right away, and good luck!
SloppY -
There really isn't any right or wrong format. With an introduction letter, keep it short; neatly written or typed; send a profile of your basic contact information and baseball stats and awards; let them know of your interest; provide a schedule and let them know if you will be attending any showcases or tournaments in their area. The Recruiting tips on the link provided will give you a sample profile. Here's an example of what you might put in a letter when returning a profile sent to you. Just keep the letter short (1 page), let them know of your interest in their program; provide basic baseball information, and reference contact information. You could also attach a baseball picture of you.

(Coach's first & last name)
(College address)

Coach ________ :

I want to thank you for your letter. It is great to have (school name) show an interest in my baseball ability. I am very interested in learning more about your program.

Attached is the completed information sheet you sent. Next month I will be attending the _____________________ tournament in _______ on _____ __, ____. I have also included my spring schedule. Please let me know if there is additional information I can provide.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

(player signature)

(player name)
(phone #)
(e-mail address)

Very good tips here, I had my son print out the Head Coach's bio and read it, and explain to me what significant things he found in his research.I then asked him to include a snippet in his opening paragraph.

Dear Coach Needles,

Congratulations on your 3rd straight College World Series appearance in just your 4th year as the Head Coach at Cactus State.I am looking forward to learning more about Cactus State and hope I might become a part of your program.

Last edited by catchersdad
I think that is great advice Catcher's Dad. We as parents expect a coach to have done his homework on our kid and to know what he's done, etc. In turn, if a kid is interested in a program, he should do his research and be familiar with coach and program. His letter and conversations with the staff should reflect this information. Recruiting is a two way street. Good advice!

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