In your letter, it needs to contain these things:
Something like this to start the letter…pick one and write it in your own words.
An opening paragraph…
--I am interested in your school and baseball program and would like to tell you about myself.
--I would like to be considered as a candidate for your school and your baseball program, and I am writing to tell you about myself
--Your school and baseball program is one that highly interest me. I am taking this opportunity to begin contact with you in order to tell you something about myself.
Then write about yourself:
First paragraph continue
--Outside coaching you have received
--Strength and training you have received
--Honors you have received
--Contact with professional scouts you may have had
--Prospect camps or showcases you have attended
--Years on the varsity
--Other teams on which you have played
--And if you have won any championships in High School or Legion Ball
--Give your class rank
** Check with your guidance counselor for any other pertinent information needed **
--You can add a personal note about how you feel about the game, what interests you about the particular school you are contacting, and what further preparation you are making during the next year or two to further develop your game and your scholastic achievement.
--The letter need not be long, but have it proof read by your parents or someone smart like your girlfriend or older brother or sister. Remember you only get one chance to make a first impression and this letter is it. Write it in your OWN WORDS where possible .You certainly can send the same letter to different schools and coaches. Just make sure you change the necessary names and schools for the coaches and university. E-mailing or sending by the old fashion mail is certainly acceptable.
Please keep me posted if there is anything I can do, or coaches you need me to call.
DO YOU WANT TO PLAY BASEBALL AT THE NEXT LEVEL, IF YES…
--What the distance from home
--Do they have your major
--Do they have a secondary major, as a backup plan, in case you do not like your first choice
--How much will it cost
--Is there any academic money you can receive
--Can you play baseball there
--Do you like the coaching staff
--Do you like the campus
--Can you see yourself at that institution for 4-5 years
--Have you visited the university
--Have you seen a practice
--Do you know anyone on the team
--Have you spoken to current players about the baseball program and coaching staff
These are all vital questions to ask, when going through the college process. You should make a checklist with these questions so that you can make sure you are making the right decision. Obviously there can be other questions you may have and can add them into your chart. Create as much information about a specific university as you possible can, so that you can make the right choice for your and your family.