The video uploaded to TAKKLE each week rivals the top college and pro highlights in the country. Now, via the YouTube sports category and TAKKLE's YouTube channel, millions of users have the ability to check out the best in high school sports video content.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2007 –-
TAKKLE, Inc. (http://www.takkle.com), the premier online social network for high school sports, has launched a YouTube video channel (http://www.youtube.com/takklesquad) to showcase its rich depth of high-quality high school sports content. In addition, YouTube's Sports category now prominently features TAKKLE video content – including user-submitted videos and TAKKLE PRIMETIME, a TAKKLE-produced webcast spotlighting the top high school football players across the U.S.
Now, millions of YouTube users will be able to see the best hits, the best scores, and the best action uploaded by TAKKLE's loyal base of high school athletes. YouTube members can also watch TAKKLE PRIMETIME, a recently launched TV show hosted by NFL veteran Gus Ornstein which features extensive video footage and analysis of the top high school football players across the country.
"Since our launch, I have been consistently amazed by the quality of high school sports videos our users have submitted," said David Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of TAKKLE. "The video uploaded to TAKKLE each week rivals the top college and pro highlights in the country. Now, via the YouTube sports category and TAKKLE's YouTube channel, millions of users have the ability to check out the best in high school sports video content."
Previously, high school sports were primarily a local phenomenon. However, through TAKKLE's platform, high school athletes can connect with their teammates and check out their cross-town, in-state, and national rivals. TAKKLE users can also check out the best athletes in over 30 sports, and easily upload their best plays and video highlights.
"YouTube is the home for original, user-generated sports video content which appeals to a wide spectrum of interests and passions," said Andrew Bangs, Sports Community Manager at YouTube. "TAKKLE's high school sports videos feature some of the most talented amateur athletes nationwide, and will no doubt capture the interest of sports fans who use our site."
The debut of TAKKLE's YouTube channel follows the successful launch of the Sports Illustrated – TAKKLE Top 100 High School Football Players rankings (http://www.takkle.com/rankings). Powered by Offense-Defense, a leading organizer of football camps and the All-American Bowl game, the SI-TAKKLE Top 100 ranks the top 100 high school football players nationwide and features an interactive platform to watch extensive video content highlighting the biggest hits, catches, and the best high school football action from around the country.
TAKKLE.COM, the premier online social network for high school sports, connects athletes, coaches, fans, friends and recruiters for all high school athletics. On TAKKLE, high school athletes can track and compare their stats, post team schedules, scout rivals, and share videos and photos with their teammates and opponents.
TAKKLE offers advertisers and marketers the ability to strategically target an engaged audience of high school athletes and fans. TAKKLE's investors include Wasserman Media Group LLC, Greycroft Partners LLC, , Jack Schneider, Managing Director at Allen & Company, Inc., Sports Illustrated, IJ Smith Enterprises LLC and the New York City Investment Fund.
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