Boxford, MA (PRWEB) April 1, 2010
Extra Edge Training LLC (http://www.extraedgetraining.com) is a new online service that provides a way for ambitious athletes to seek out credible coaches for private training purposes. The service leverages the experiences and skills of current and past collegiate athletes to provide individualized coaching to promising youth athletes. The site’s main component is an online directory which is searchable by sport and location. The service is free to use by anyone and returns local results of quality coaching talent within 40 miles.
The majority of coaches in the Extra Edge Training directory will be current college student-athletes, or those within 5 years of their college graduation. Many of these past and present college-athletes have an interest in coaching, but very limited time due to classes, practices, or full-time jobs. Brendan Fitzgerald, CEO of Extra Edge Training, said about the service, “Money is a constant worry for this demographic due to student loans and a poor job market of late. This presents a problem of college student-athletes (and recent graduates) needing money, but usually not having enough free time to commit to an actual job. Extra Edge Training is the perfect solution for these current and past student-athletes because they can coach whenever they want, wherever they want, and charge whatever rate they want.”
Extra Edge Training solves a problem for another group of athletes- those in grade school and high school striving to fulfill their athletic goals. There is a huge discrepancy between the percentage of high school athletes who want to play sports in college (approximately 50%) and the amount of athletes who actually do play in college (approximately 4%). While high school athletes continue to spend resources to improve their skills in a variety of ways, it is widely known that a personal coach is often the best way to achieve actual results. Extra Edge Training is the first service that provides these athletes with an easy-to-use online platform for selecting the best coach in their area to help achieve their athletic goals.
Extra Edge Training will generate revenue through subscriptions from individuals who want to be listed in the coaches’ directory. In order to be in the directory a coach must fill out and submit a brief application on the website including details about their playing and coaching experience. This information will serve as the template for their profile, which will be viewable by athletes searching for a coach. Coaches approved for the service will have three options for their subscription: $15 for 3 months, $25 for 6 months, or $35 for 1 year.
Fitzgerald explained the value proposition of the service, “This offers a tremendous deal to the subscriber, considering the average hourly rate for a private coach is $35; in other words, an Extra Edge Training membership for one year pays for itself in just one session.”
About Extra Edge Training
Extra Edge Training’s mission is to provide serious athletes the opportunity to improve their skills to achieve whatever their athletic goals may be. Furthermore, Extra Edge Training wants to allow individuals with the skills and experience in a sport to enjoy the experience of coaching by connecting with a younger generation of athletes in a constructive, exciting, and mutually profitable manner. Extra Edge Training achieves this vision by connecting athletes and coaches through its online directory of coaches. For more information visit http://www.extraedgetraining.com.