A few quick tips for improving your coach communications etiquette

Email Etiquette:

  • Always address the coach specifically and have a greeting to start the email
  • Check your grammar and spelling
  • Make sure you attach any documents
  • Have an appropriate email address
  • Create multiple paragraphs instead of one big chunk of an email
  • Reply in a timely manner
  • Reply to coaches with a nicely written email saying thank you but that you aren’t interested for schools that reach out but that you aren’t interested in pursuing

Phone or Video Call Etiquette:

  • Sit up straight and be attentive and enthusiastic
  • Smile and be engaging (even on a phone call)
  • Try to avoid the Uhs and Ums
  • Have questions and topics to discuss
  • Good manners and show gratitude for their time
  • Don’t have a lot of background noise

Etiquette on Visits:

  • Be on time
  • Good handshake, look the coach in the eyes, and smile
  • Sit up straight
  • Speak for yourself and be prepared with questions and answers
  • Be enthusiastic and engaging
  • Yes sir/ma’am, thank you, please, you’re welcome¬†
  • Limit cell phone use
  • Dress appropriately
  • Send a handwritten thank you note after

If you need any assistance please contact Recruit PKB College Recruiting Consultant Brandi Jackson at bjackson@pkbgt.org.