When is the Best Time to Contact Coaches

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When is the best time to contact a college coach?

September 2017

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So you want to contact a coach…. seems intimidating doesn’t it? First things that probably comes to mind is what do I say? Then you’re going to think, when is the best time to contact them.

Well, it really depends on how you are trying to contact him or her. If you are making a phone call, you should do it in the late afternoon or early evening. Coaches check their e-mail at different times, but we recommend e-mailing them in the morning; that way, they have all day to check their e-mail and see yours. If you are trying to contact a coach via social media, such as Facebook or Twitter, the best time to do that is in the late afternoon into evening hours. Now, let’s take a closer look.

 

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Calling a Coach
When you start planning to call a coach, it is extremely important you pay attention to the contact rules <LINK> for your sport; you can call a coach at any time, but they may not be able to call you back. To increase the chances they will pick up the phone, call a coach early in the evening, when they are most likely to have time to answer the phone. If they do not pick up the phone, it is extremely important that you leave a detailed message and tell them what day and time you plan on calling them back. It may be a time of the year that they are not allowed to call you back due to recruiting rules. If they know exactly when you plan on calling them, they can be prepared to take your call.

You should take steps to prepare yourself before you call a coach. Also, read these seven questions to ask when calling a coach for the first time.

E-mailing a Coach
Coaches can respond to an e-mail at any time, but it is a good practice to send your e-mails in the morning. This allows coaches all day to go through their e-mail account and respond. If they don’t respond to your e-mail after a few days, then send them a follow-up e-mail. If you still haven’t heard from them after following up, read this article for more help. You can also try these tips to get your e-mails opened.

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Using Social Media
Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are becoming increasingly popular in college sports. You should utilize them to get in touch with coaches. Late afternoon and early evening is a great time to contact coaches via social media. It gives them a chance to take care of their day-to-day coaching responsibilities before they start reaching out to recruits. Before contacting coaches on Facebook or Twitter, make sure you don’t have anything that would negatively affect your recruiting prospects.

NOTE: if you have a derogatory user name or wild nickname, you may want to change it before contacting a coach.

Do you have questions about contacting college coaches? Leave your questions in the comments section below or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+!

 

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