What To Do With The Subject Line

What To Do With The Subject Line

The subject line of your email can encourage a coach to open it – or not. Always include these two things; your graduation year and position. Beyond that, add at least one thing that you feel makes you stand out; a grade point average (if above 3.0), your height (if you’re tall and height is important in your sport), a stat that makes you shine or an award you’ve earned, etc… You can also add a word or two indicating the purpose of your email, such as a “new highlight video” or “game update.”

One of the most valuable things a coach can receive from a recruit (in most sports) is highlight film, so if you’re including a link to video in your email, mention that as well.

Here are some sample Subject Lines:

2023 6’0″ Middle Hitter / 3.8 GPA / Honor Student

2022 1st Base / Pitcher / 3.5 GPA / All State Division 2 – Michigan

’23 Forward / 14 PPG / HL Video / KC Elite Club Team

’22 High Jump (6’09”) / Triple Jump (49’08”) / Church Volunteer

Things That Can Make You Shine In Your Subject Line:

Height (if important in your sport)
Grade Point Average (If above a 3.0)
Athletic or Academic Honors
High School or Club Team (especially if has competitive reputation)
Recent wins or top 3 finishes (games or tournaments)
Highlight Video
Community Service / Volunteering
Personal Records (PR’s) if you’re in an event sport (Track & Field / Swimming)
Captain Honors
All Tournament Honors

Things Not To Put In Your Subject Line:

Emotional Pleas (“Don’t Pass Me Up!”)
Your Name (this should be included in your email, not in subject line)
Grade Point Average if Below 3.0

Good Luck!! (You can do this!)



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