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  1. Hey Coach, I just saw your video, about responding to coaches correspondence. I don’t get any recruiting emails, I get tons of invitations to come to camps, some from big scouting camps, some from individual school camps. I have only been able to make 2 showcase camps this summer, and no showcase tournaments. So should I respond when CFU, RADNOR, ELON, WITCHITA STATE, KANSAS STATE, BROWN, and others, invite me to their camps. I think I’m just a name on a pass around list. What do you think?

    Rico

    • Rico-

      You may feel like that, but it sure doesn’t hurt to send a 2 second email to each saying, “Thanks for the invite. I am very interested in your school, but am going to be unable to attend your camp. I have attached a video below. I hope to attend a tournament next summer where you will be.

      Thanks!”

      Coaches don’t get very many of these and it shows a lot of character. You NEVER know when that 2 second email will help you down the road.

      Hope that helps.

  2. Does your “always reply” advice apply to emails from coaches to attend their camps? I can maybe understand your advice to fill out questionnaires they might email you….but an email asking you to attend their camp seems like nothing more than an attempt to generate money.

    • Eric-

      Camp is definitely a way to generate money BUT coaches also do recruit players from their camp.

      In my opinion, it is worth the time to shoot a quick email back saying:

      “Thanks for the invite. I am very interested in your school, but am going to be unable to attend your camp. I have attached a video below. I hope to play in a tournament next summer where you will be watching.

      Thanks!”

      This tells the coach you are interested and it also helps you begin to build rapport with that coach/staff.

      The more interactions you can have with a coach the better…you never know when it can pay off.

      Hope that helps.