"If you are passionate about sports or dream to work in the industry, we’ve got the place for you”- Jerry Robinson (College Football Hall of Fame member and 13 year NFL veteran)
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
NextStepAthletics.com, a web based company out of Birmingham, AL has revolutionized the Sports Business Industry. A former NFL Player and two recent graduates of the University of Miami have joined forces to tackle the issues that have plagued the Sports Industry for far too long. Say 'goodbye' to the "Good Old Boys Network" and say 'hello' to the only dedicated online community built specifically for those wanting to succeed in the Sports Business Industry. Are you ready to take the Next Step?
There is a growing population of sport administrators and professionals in this world whose needs are not being met. People whose passion and drive stem from the very belief that athletics extends far past the field of play and into the realm of livelihood. This growing mass of people are hungry to take the Next Step off of the field of play and into the administrative side of the industry. Lack of precedence and little direction as to the proper method of getting their foot in the door has left these people frustrated.
The overwhelming majority will desperately compete for entry-level internships or positions with any company willing to take them, with hopes they may be lucky enough to meet a handful of people whom may one day serve as a reference. On the contrary, most people whom graduate college with a degree in business, marketing, finance or similar fields, have little trouble findin employment because there are hundreds of resources for them to exhaust. When you juxtapose the two circumstances, the opportunity is not in favor of those wishing to become sport professionals. That’s where Next Step Athletics come in...
Next Step Athletics was created to better serve the Sports Business Industry by giving those people interested in the field, all of the tools they will ever need to succeed. These people need more than a job board, they need an online community of people just like them; an environment full of individuals focused on the same vision, becoming the best sport administrator they can be.
Next Step Athletics is dedicated to serving this massive and growing population. They were founded by three individuals who have a ton of experience in the field. They have played intercollegiate sports, studied the curriculums of sport administration at the finest institutions and earned gainful employment in the sector. From NCAA Compliance Officers at some of the biggest Div-I institutions to playing in the NFL, they have the experience. Their founding members have been through the struggles described above and are fed up with nobody taking action!
NextStepAthletics.com hosts the only one-stop-shop for all levels of sport professionals and they do it for free. Whether you are in high school looking for a university that offers a sports management curriculum, or a college student looking for that great summer internship opportunity, they are the place to go. If you are that local high school administrator that is thinking about building a new weight room and want to find an adequate vendor, or perhaps the Athletic Director of a small Division III institution who wants to hire a consultant to discuss making the jump to Division II, they are the place to go. The nature of the world is such that people will do what they are passionate about; the Sports Industry is no exception. Publications and other media outlets have impressive levels of followers with a desire to be kept informed about the industry, however, they cannot connect with one another. For that smaller vendor who wants desperately to get the attention of some of the big potential clients but cannot really afford the ad space in major publications, how can they get the word out? They can go to NextStepAthletics.com and post their company as part of their Resources Database. What about that young professional with three years of experience but wants some advice from colleagues on what their Next Step should be? They need to visit and use the forums and networking tools found there. Of course, Next Step Athletics also satisfies the basic need of a user friendly Job Board wherein employers can not only post open positions, but search their Resume Database, which is full of qualified and available candidates who can be the right person for the job.
This new website offers all of the afore mentioned resources and more to anybody wanting to be a part of the Sports Business Industry and it's offered for free. It's clear they don’t want to deter people from joining their community but encourage it. While in the future they will charge low rates to those members wishing to take extra advantage of the opportunity to advertise, post a job/event/listing/etc., they are proud to announce that from today until June 14, 2010, they are allowing all members to take part in their "Extra Features" for free as well.
Jordan Redavid (native of Port Jefferson ,NY), sisters Jill Robinson , Jacque Robinson Huggins (natives of Merced, CA) and former college Football and NFL great Jerry Robinson (native of Santa Rosa, CA) have developed NextStepAthletics.com to be the most effective resource for those interested in successfully working in the Sports Business Industry and its all at no cost. Come see what everyone is buzzing about and take the Next Step in your sports career with Next Step Athletics.
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