Take a moment to check out PrepChamps.com, an online recruiting community for high school sports that helps athletes improve their chances of getting recognized and recruited by college coaches and recruiting coordinators.
The site serves as a FREE online platform for high school athletes who are looking to showcase their talents, seek out combines/events, and connect with others. High school student-athletes can create a customized profile that displays their pictures, statistics, highlight videos, and academic information for others to see (athletes can get an upgraded profile for $9.99/month).
In addition to offering services for high school student-athletes, PrepChamps.com serves as a valuable platform for coaches and marketers/advertisers to reach a valuable, hard-to-reach target demo:
- Coaches can use the site for free to save costs and enhance their recruiting efforts (coaches can sort by state, sport, etc.) and contact players they are interested in
- Coaches and athletes can use an NCAA Clearinghouse Checklist to track progress and eligibility
MARKETERS / ADVERTISERS
- PrepChamps.com offers a dynamic platform to reach high school athletes, coaches, and fans online and offline. PrepChamps enables marketers brand integration opportunities through email newsletters, blogs, headlines, banner advertising, and video.
- PrepChamps.com also offers marketers a way to connect with High School athletes through Facebook, MySpace, YouTube.com, message boards, and other niche communities
With a rising number of coaches, athletes, and fans logging on to use the site, PrepChamps.com is really gaining some steam and credibility in the high school/collegiate athletics space. PrepChamps.com recently formed a partnership with Sports International to help youth football players get recognized and recruited and also announced that Mike Trager, former Chairman of Clear Channel Entertainment Television, joined their Board of Directors.
A special thanks to Jason Peck for his contributions to this column... Best of luck with your continued success!