A frequent poster here asked if I would post again with some advice on e-mailing college coaches about girls' upcoming tournaments First, if a girl is interested in a school, she needs to e-mail that school every time she is playing in a tournament. Most girls are hit and miss, which is a big mistake. Include all of the following in every single e-mail (whether for a tournament schedule or not)... Name, grad year, position(s), travel team, high school and contact information. As far as a pool play schedule, this is about what it should look like: "My name is ____ and I play for the (16-U or 18-U or even 14-U) (EXACT team name as it is listed on the tournament schedule). I am a (grad year) grad from (town and state). I play (positions). My jersey number is (number). My head coach's name is (name). Our schedule for this weekend is... (Date) 9:00 a.m. - vs. (opponent), (field number), at (name of park or school or whatever). 1:00 p.m. - vs. etc, etc 5:00 p.m. - vs. same as above (Date) 11:00 a.m. - vs. same as above 1:00 p.m. - vs. .... Beekman (or Berliner or whatever) Park is located at (address). Bracket play begins Saturday afternoon." Many girls fail to include their jersey number, field number (this is usually left out, making it extremely difficult on college coaches, as we do not want to sort through the official schedule 50 different times to try to find every girl who writes to us), exact team name, grad year, and even what tournament they are playing in. When girls fail to include any of this information, they risk college coaches not bothering to put them on their list to watch. Picture a college coach on Wednesday or Thursday putting together their list of girls to watch for the weekend. When any items are missing from the girls' e-mails, the coach has to decide whether to start clicking around online to find that information or to just skip the girl. Every time a girl fails to include field numbers, we can skip her or we can start trying to figure it out. If a girl fails to include her jersey number and her team does not have profiles on the fence at the field, I have no idea who I'm watching and I'm highly likely to move on. I could go on and on, but the point is to include all information and make it easy for college coaches to get you on their schedule and to find you.