Troy, OH (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
With the limited time college coaches have in their schedules to conduct on-site-recruitment visits at high schools, coupled with the fierce competition to get noticed for recruitment purposes, “waiting on the sidelines” isn’t an option for high school athletes who are serious about securing a coveted spot on a college sports team. High school athlete recruiting on a mass scale is limited due to time constraints.
However, high school athletes wanting to “up their game” in the recruitment dance with college coaches just got easier with the introduction of custom websites where athlete profiles are created and take center stage for the world to see.
ProspectSites.com, an Ohio-based sports marketing company, has developed a web-based solution to help high school athletes put their talent on display and, ultimately, land in the “inbox” of college coaches.
The company, which offers professionally designed websites at an affordable price, provides high school athletes an opportunity to gain visibility with college coaches and get a jump on the competition. Each personalized website details the athlete’s story, scholastic and athletic achievements, statistics, news coverage, recommendations, and includes the capability to upload actual videos showcasing his or her talent.
John Swigard, the founder of ProspectSites.com, saw a need for this service after facing the challenge of helping his own sons get noticed by college coaches. He used his nearly 30 years’ experience positioning consumer products as a sales and marketing executive with major and midsize corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Nielsen Global Automotive, and American Trim, to help his sons gain exposure to college coaches by designing and developing eye-catching, information-packed websites for them.
“Both of my sons are accomplished high school baseball players. However, they were not getting access to college coaches. We changed all of that by developing strategic websites to showcase their talents and sent those links to college coaches,” Swigard recalls. “During the process, it occurred to me that there were likely other great athletes out there who are in the same position. Thus, prospectsites.com was born.”
Getting started is easy. Once players enroll on the site, they will have their own personal website set up within 24 hours. At the same time, they will receive instructions on how to update their site.
The websites have already begun to produce results for several high school athletes.
A great example of what can happen with one of these websites is his son, Michael. He received interest from several college coaches and received an $11,000 scholastic scholarship offer on his very first visit to a Division III school since he was accomplished on the field and in the classroom. Prospectsites.com is already attracting high caliber student athletes. Just visit the site to be introduced to students like Kaley Bell from Miamisburg, Ohio http://kaleybell.prospectsites.com , Josh Wall from Kalama, Washington http://joshwall.prospectsites.com and Case Harrison from Gainesville, Florida http://caseharrison.prospectsites.com to get an example of three great stories. All of these students have generated interest from several college programs.
“That is what is so special about prospectsites.com. I get the opportunity to help some of America’s best and brightest young people put their story together and then market themselves to college coaches,” stated Swigard.
High school athletes who are interested in attracting the attention of college coaches can visit the website at http://www.prospectsites.com.
About John Swigard and ProspectSites.com
John Swigard, founder of ProspectSites.com, has spent more than 30 years as a domestic and international sales and marketing executive with major and midsize corporations.
He is currently a Vice President and Account Director for an Automotive Advertising Company. In addition, he spent 23 years with Ford Motor Company, where he served in brand management, product marketing, and sales positions on a global basis. Most recently, he initiated the first-ever marketing department for American Trim, an Ohio-based manufacturing company.
For more information:
You can call John Swigard at (248) 974-4495 or email jswigard(at)prospectsites(dot)com.