beRecruited offers student athletes a free, self-help digital toolset, enabling them to not only connect with coaches and seek athletic recruitment, but also research and learn about athletic and academic scholarships.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
beRecruited.com, the largest and fastest-growing online network connecting high school student athletes with college coaches, today announced it has surpassed 25 million direct connections between high school athletes and college coaches through its proprietary platform.
“Our primary objective is to connect aspiring high school athletes and college coaches in an efficient manner,” said Jeff Cravens, president of beRecruited.com. “We have proven to be an effective tool for both by providing a platform that is now an established, valuable part of the complex recruiting process.”
The college athletic recruiting landscape has dramatically changed over the last several years, influenced by the proliferation of the Internet and social networks, and the ever-present economic woes tightening athletic program budgets. beRecruited offers student athletes a free, self-help digital toolset, enabling them to not only connect with coaches and seek athletic recruitment, but also research and learn about athletic and academic scholarships.
beRecruited athletes have reported commitments to more than 2,000 colleges and universities, including NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA institutions from across the country. beRecruited offers students access to more than 30,000 coaches and recruiting programs in 31 sports across the U.S.
beRecruited defines connections as the total number of initial, and unique athlete-coach interactions attained directly through the site helping an athlete and coach connect. These actions include:
- A registered college coach bookmarking an athlete's profile, allowing the coach to receive notifications of any updates to that athlete profile
- A registered college coach viewing an athlete profile for the first time
- A coach receiving an alert regarding a profile that meets the defined criteria that the coach has set
- A coach receiving an invitation to view a profile from an athlete
Connections represent only the initial communication or action. Since January 2010, the site has generated more than 12.5 million connections and now has more than 20,000 active college coaches using the platform.
“We have had thousands of 2011 graduates report to us their college commitments, and most recommend that fellow student-athletes start the process early in their high school careers,” Cravens said. “We now generate a million monthly connections – and that only measures the initial interaction. That level of activity demonstrates beRecruited’s value as the place to start the recruiting process.”
College coaches benefit as well from this popular recruiting site. With budgets paper thin, coaches are limited in their face-to-face recruiting abilities and activities. beRecruited enables coaches a customizable way to search the large beRecruited student-athlete database based on their athletic programs’ criteria. With this feature, college coaches can scout, view and keep up with potential recruits online.
beRecruited.com’s service is free, maintaining the founders’ principle of providing a robust, cost-effective resource for athletes. For a one-time fee of $59.99 or a monthly fee of $14.99, student-athletes can enhance their profiles by becoming a deluxe-user. Founded in 2000 by Ryan Spoon, a collegiate swimmer for Duke University, it was created exclusively for NCAA swimming and diving and now serves athletes and coaches from 31 collegiate sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, diving, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
beRecruited.com has active athlete profiles representing more than 20,000 U.S. high schools and 180,000 high school teams. In the past two years, beRecruited athletes have reported commitments to more than 2,000 NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA institutions.
For more information, visit http://www.berecruited.com. Check out beRecruited.com on Facebook and Twitter.
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