beRecruited is focused on continuing to bring value to our customers
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) February 9, 2009
beRecruited.com, the largest online recruiting network connecting high school athletes with college coaches, today unveiled the beRecruited Resource Center to provide high school athletes, their parents, and other interested parties a comprehensive online resource for information on the recruiting process, financial aid, eligibility, selecting the right school, training information and much more.
The beRecruited Resource Center is the latest addition to the site, which has more than 375,000 registered athletes, 14,500 registered college coaches, 14,000 registered high school coaches and more than 10,000 registered parents. The site has generated more than 5 million connections between high school athletes and college coaches, including 438,000 connections in January.
"beRecruited is focused on continuing to bring value to our customers," said Jeff Cravens, president of beRecruited.com. "The beRecruited Resource Center is a direct result of the daily dialogue we have with our users, as well as providing those with a vested interest in recruiting a comprehensive content area to get information on the entire process."
The beRecruited Resource Center will launch with five primary content areas:
beKnowlegable: Provides beRecruited users with information on how to learn about college programs, advice on how to connect with college coaches and suggestions from beRecruited users who have committed to a college program.
beEligible: Provides information on academic preparations, content and links to information on NCAA eligibility standards and other information to help high school athletes prepare academically.
beOrganized: Provides direction to high school athletes and their parents on how to utilize beRecruited's popular "colleges" area to research programs that fit their criteria, along with information regarding the admissions process.
bePrepared: Focuses on the various ways students can receive financial aid to assist with the rising costs of higher education. The majority of college student-athletes are not on full-ride athletic scholarships and finding other ways to supplement support is important for beRecruited users.
beFit: A comprehensive area focused on the physical training of a high school athlete for their next level of competition. Developed in conjunction with Stack Media, this area features video and contextual content from top athletes and coaches on the latest training tips.
"We have a terrifically engaged audience that is looking for information. The recruiting process can be challenging, and we want to guide parents and athletes through the process to better inform and empower them," said Cravens. "Our goal is to provide comprehensive information that is easy to navigate and further engages our audience to help them achieve the collective goal - which is to find the right collegiate opportunity and fit for an aspiring high school athlete."
By creating a profile with beRecruited.com, high school athletes can instantly connect with registered college coaches across America. Athletes update their profiles with recent statistics, videos and photos, and college coaches can view the profiles that fit their programs and connect with the athletes. Coaches are alerted via email when an athlete fits their parameters.
The company's service is free, maintaining the founders' principle of providing a free resource for athletes. For a one-time fee of $39.99 athletes can enhance their profiles by becoming a deluxe-user. Founded in 2000 by Ryan Spoon, a collegiate swimmer for Duke University, it was first created exclusively for NCAA swimming and diving and now serves athletes and coaches from 18 different sports. For more information, visit http://www.berecruited.com.