Starting the conversation is your responsibility. Make sure that you give the best impression that you can with your first email-- use correct grammar and be respectful.
Also, try and research the college a little before you send the coach(es) an email. Have a vague idea of what you want to major in and mention the college that would have your major.
Example: At the University of Maryland, you would want to study in the School of Public Health.
this is just a template-- don't use it word for word! put it into your own words.
Hi, Coach [Last Name of Head Coach] and Coach [Last Name of Assistant Coach],
I am writing to express my continued interest in [College/University] and the women’s crew program. Currently, I am a student at [insert your school's name]. My GPA is [put in your GPA], and my SAT/ ACT is [blah]. I am very interested in studying [major] at [specific school at your university]. This link lists the regattas in which I will be racing and my contact information is listed below.
Baltimore Rowing Club [year graduating]
My contact information is:
My Coach, Judd Anderson, can be reached at:
Thank you, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!