I also like the fact that the site is secure and that only legitimate registered college recruiters have access to our personal information.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 11, 2008
FindingAthletes.com announces the launch of a new website that revolutionizes the collegiate athlete recruiting process. Developed to fill a void in the student athlete recruiting world, findingathletes.com networks college coaches and recruiters with parents of high school athletes who want to compete at the college level. Finding Athletes provides the student athlete and parent with a step-by-step Athlete Resource Guide that encompasses the major rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
"As a parent, it was hard to know how NCAA rules apply, and how I could best help get my daughter's name out there to coaches. Finding Athletes is a godsend," says Anna Wessels whose daughter, Jenna plays golf at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. "I also like the fact that the site is secure and that only legitimate registered college recruiters have access to our personal information."
For coaches, no other tool streamlines the recruiting process like Finding Athletes. Instead of spending hours combing through meet results, traveling, and making phone calls to attract the best athletes for their team, coaches and recruiters can just click on the website to determine which athletes satisfy their athletic program needs. Hans Dersch, former Texas A&M coach and Olympic gold medalist said, "I used to spend hours at home cold-calling athletes who had no idea who I was or what to expect. Finding Athletes.com saves a lot of time and frustration."
Coaches can click to see stats, rankings, test scores, grades and highlight clips. Finding Athletes can also provide a complete contact list of all persons (coaches, counselors, parents, and trainers) associated with the athlete. Finding Athletes includes all 30 scholarship sports. No other website introduces athletes to college coaches and recruiters in every men's and women's scholarship sport.
"An athlete's chances of obtaining a scholarship are dramatically increased by maximum exposure. The key to achieving this is by ensuring the accessibility of a large number of recruiters to an athlete's accurate profile," says the organization's president, Jason Green. With tuition costs on the rise, at a rate of 40% in the last five years alone, and recruiting budgets on the decline, Finding Athletes is a welcomed vehicle for parents, coaches, and athletes.
As an additional innovation, Finding Athletes is provided free of charge to all qualified coaches and recruiters, unlike some recruiting networks which charge colleges and recruiters in excess of $20,000 per year to access athlete profiles. Athletic directors can use that money for scholarships instead of recruiting expenses.