Is your son or daughter hoping to play college sports?
Not to be negative nancy, but let’s face reality: an average of 8% of high school athletes earn athletic scholarships for college. The competition is tough, to say the least. But I also know, from personal experience, that if your child is determined–as mine were–there are many opportunities besides Division 1 sports.
Whether your child is a D-1 prospect or not, I believe I have found a great tool to help your young athlete as they strive to achieve their college-playing goal.
Let me introduce you to The Play Book, the #1 largest social network dedicated entirely to your athlete. This site is a social network for high school athletes seeking recruitment from college coaches and universities of all levels.
Your son or daughter can connect with fellow players from other teams, schools, or sports. After building a personal profile, including videos, your child can have a following of fans and show off skills to college recruiters and coaches at schools across the country.
Featuring 16 sports, The Play Book can become the new online best friend for your aspiring college athlete.
Gymnastics, soccer, hockey, cross country, cycling, football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, wrestling, cheerleading, swimming, tennis, track and field, golf and ice hockey.
Note to parents of small kids: there’s college playing opportunities outside of the “main sports” of football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball. Let your child follow his own interest and who knows…he may excel in one of those “less glamorous” sports like golf and play college someday!
Meet 17-year-old baseball player, Travis Hall; 16-year-old volleyball player Natasha Gold; and 14-year-old football player Jaylon Rankin. They are just 3 of many athletes who are seen on The Play Book.
The Play Book is also designed to help college coaches with the scouting and recruiting process of new athletes for their teams. Online recruitment saves time and traveling costs. Coaches can search The Play Book database of potential recruits and directly connect with these students.
The Play Book also features a blog with helpful info for your athletes. The most recent topics include:
- 5 Tips to get recruited
- College application writing tips for athletes
- Importance of marketing yourself as an athlete
- The impact of social networking on your chance at scholarship
- Why is online networking important for athletes?
Check out The Play Book and encourage your athlete to start their own profile page.
Here’s to making dreams come true.
This is a paid review. But please be assured of this fact: I only review products that I feel will really be helpful for sports parents, athletes and coaches.
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