Is your high school student-athlete looking to get noticed by college coaches? Blazejowski Creative will set up a WordPress blog that features your student-athlete!
If you have a college-bound, student-athlete, it’s all about getting “looks” in high school. They have to stand out from the crowd and get the colleges to notice them! Creating an online student-athlete profile is the best and least expensive way to get college coaches to see stats, view highlight tapes, and remember your student-athlete’s name!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Blazejowski Creative can create a blog that features your student-athlete. This is an online profile where we post:
- Athlete profile
- Game photos
- Upcoming game schedules & showcases
- Game tapes & highlight reels
- Stats, Awards, and Accolades
- Contact information
College coaches expect potential athletes to personally email them and constantly stay in touch with them if they’re interested in attending their college and playing for them. Including a link in that email to an athletic profile blog not only makes it easier to keep college coaches updated, it also puts a face to a name and keeps your athlete in the front of the minds of those college coaches.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Simply download and complete the Student Athlete form (pdf file) and return it to me along with payment. Click the following link to download the pdf form:
Starting at just $249, I’ll work with you to set-up a WordPress blog in the student-athlete’s name. I’ll upload and format the information you provide on the initial questionnaire. Any schedules, photos, links to games footage, and links to highlight reels you provide will also be posted on your page.
Once the initial set-up is complete, I’ll instruct you how to publish the blog. I’m happy to show you how to update your own blog so you can keep it updated. Or, if you’d prefer, I can update the information for you at a rate of $60 per hour (min. 30-minutes).
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GET STARTED?
This depends on the student-athlete. Division I schools often seek the most desired student-athletes as early as their Sophmore year of high school. If you believe your student is one of those, it’s never too early to get started. Consider setting up the athletic profile blog in their Freshman or Sophmore year of high school and then continue to update it.
Most student-athletes set up their athletic profile blogs by the beginning of their Junior year of high school. This allows time for maximum growth and development while still allowing ample time to get your their latest high school achievements posted prior to the Spring of Junior year.
SUBMITTING PHOTOS & GAME TAPES
For athlete photos, I prefer high-resolution photos in the form of a .jpg file. Game video and highlight reels should be uploaded to YouTube so that I can link to the YouTube page.
HOW TO OBTAIN PHOTOS, GAME TAPES & A HIGHLIGHT REEL
There are many ways to obtain high-resolution photos and game footage if you’re not able take them yourself. Following are a few suggestions.
Local newspaper photographers attend high school games on a regular basis and many have websites where they sell their photos (usually for $1.00 per photo). Introduce yourself to them at a game and ask them to take a few photos of your student-athlete and ask them where you can view and purchase the photos.
I’ve never been to a game where there hasn’t been at least one parent with a high resolution camera. Offer to pay them a small fee to take a few photos and email them to you.
You can also contact the media center or photography club at your high school and ask them for the name of a student-photogapher that may be willing to attend a game and take photos for you.
If you’re not able to video a game yourself, contact the media center at your high school. Most varsity games are taped by either their own media center or local access television. For a small fee (ours charges $10 per game), they will provide you with a cd of the game and in many cases have staff that are willing to upload the game to YouTube for you.
FOR HIGHLIGHT REELS:
Once you obtain access to game tapes, go through them and make notes of the specific times you’d like to include on your highlight reel. The time is usually noted in the bottom-left corner of the video. Be sure to add a few extra seconds before and after the play so the viewer can see the play develop and follow through. Once you have all of the highlight times written down from a few different games, you can ask the media center at your high school to put together a highlight reel and upload this video to YouTube.
WHO WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW MY BLOG
You can choose to have your blog set to either Public or Private. The choice is yours. You can find information regarding this on WordPress Support here.
Unless you choose otherwise, the site visibility will be set to “discourage search engines from indexing this site”. Note, this setting does not block access to your site – it is up to search engines to honor your request.
ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?
Simply download and complete the Student Athlete form and send me an email.