Cover Letter

How to Create a Scholarship Cover Letter for Soccer Coaches

03 July 2011

Cover Letter

Writing a cover letter is an essential part of emailing college soccer coaches. There is a crucial difference between lots of coaches ignoring your email, and those who will be interested to read it. We will walk through a few examples together and you can copy adjust them so it suits your needs.

If you’ve tried emailing coaches in the past and wonder why you don’t get responses, you may be writing in a style like the example below.


hey, i was wondering if i could play in your team nxt season? im pretty good, nd have god skills. thanks


Ask yourself, if you were a football coach that had a ton of other things to do, would you want to be spoken to like this? There are so many reasons why you should never write a email like this besides bad spelling and we’ll discuss this next. Here’s an example you should use below.


Dear Coach,

My name is [your name] and I am looking for a scholarship for the upcoming season. I would love to hear from you about the opportunities you may have at your school. Please review my online soccer profile which contains my recruiting information, recruiting video, and contact information at this link,

Thanks coach and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


[your name]


As you can see, this cover letter is,

  • To the point. It explains very clearly what you want from the coach.
  • You provide an opportunity for the coach to learn more about you.
  • You write with kindness and etiquette.

So next time you are writing a cover letter to a college soccer coach, make sure you use these tips! You’ll thank me later 🙂

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In 2009, I was an average soccer player with a dream. I started this blog to document my journey from local underdog to getting offered over $100,000 in soccer scholarships, a contract to play professionally and the experience of playing in Europe.
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