Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2009
Finding Athletes (http://www.findingathletes.com) announces their partnership with U.S. swimming legend, Josh Davis. Josh Davis brings to the table a highly decorated Olympic career of 5 medals (3 gold and 2 silver) and an extensive knowledge of sports. He continues to serve as an ambassador to the sport of swimming as a motivational speaker and master clinician.
Finding Athletes is an internet based student athlete recruiting firm, whose network enables college coaches/recruiters to locate and research high school athletes desiring to play college sports. The service provides an innovative and comprehensive recruiting platform accessible to every college recruiter at a price that is affordable to every family.
"I learned over the years that it's not as much what you know but who you know. Any successful business professional will tell you the same. Your resume has to reach the right person. Having a broad network of coaches and athletes and developing those relationships can be the factor that sets you apart," explains Davis. "Few decisions in life are as important as where you go to college. Why not increase your exposure and network so that you are better equipped to make that decision, while helping the right college coaches discover you?"
Most families simply do not know when, or how to start marketing their student athlete. In addition to connecting athletes with colleges, FindingAthletes.com includes access to a comprehensive, step-by-step Athlete Resource Guide that presents a four-year plan and outlines NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA academic and amateurism eligibility requirements, regulations and recruiting timelines. The guide clearly defines rules governing contact with coaches and visits to college campuses, so that parents do not accidentally jeopardize their child's eligibility.
Free to qualified coaches and recruiters, the Finding Athletes program streamlines the recruiting process. Instead of spending hours combing through meet results, traveling, and making phone calls to attract the best athletes for their team, they can just click on the website to determine which athletes satisfy their athletic program's needs.
Hans Dersch, 1992 Olympic swimming gold medalist and former Texas A&M swim coach agrees, "Most families with kids looking at college athletics don't know where to start. I certainly didn't. Later, as a coach, I saw the other side of this problem. I used to spend hours at home cold-calling athletes who had no idea what to expect. FindingAthletes.com saves time on both sides."
Coaches can review stats, rankings, test scores, grades, and even watch video clips. Finding Athletes can also provide a complete contact list of all persons (coaches, counselors, parents etc.) associated with the athlete. Unlike any other source, FindingAthletes.com introduces athletes to college coaches and recruiters in all 30 men's and women's scholarship sports.