Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013
The School District of Philadelphia recently announced a new strategic partnership with athlete recruiting company inRecruit which will enable all of Philadelphia’s high school and youth athletes to market themselves via mobile devices and online at inRecruit.com to colleges across the country. In this age of social media and electronic self-marketing, it is becoming vital for youth athletes to seize control of their online and mobile brand-image and to build resumes in a digital format highlighting their positive qualities and attributes.
Through its strategic partnership with inRecruit, all of the athletic coaches, youth athletes and responsible guardians within the School District of Philadelphia will become members of inRecruit.com and will have online and mobile marketing capabilities directly to colleges nationwide. With the rising cost and importance of a college education, this strategic partnership signifies a very proactive approach by the School District of Philadelphia in thinking outside the box to help its student athletes promote themselves directly to colleges and universities with the hopes of being discovered and/or obtaining an athletic scholarship.
“The youth athletes within the School District of Philadelphia will now be able to market themselves directly to and be able to form real relationships with colleges and universities all over the country, said Robert B. Coleman, Executive Director of Athletics for the School District of Philadelphia.” “Our student athletes can utilize these personal relationships to reach beyond the typical video or email mass mailers usually sent to colleges to provide a real identity for themselves. We believe is a significant advantage for our student athletes,” added Coleman.
“inRecruit is thrilled to enter into a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia which is one of the most prominent school districts in the country. Through this partnership, the colleges and universities on inRecruit will now be able to form trustworthy connections with thousands of student athletes and responsible adults from Philadelphia which is fantastic,” said Malik Allen former NBA player and co-founder of inRecruit.
The inRecruit sports network and recruiting software has been featured nationally by NBC Sports and Comcast SportsNet and has also been embraced by youth athletes and college coaches worldwide.
About the School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the United States based on enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, the School District of Philadelphia provides a high-quality education that prepares, ensures, and empowers all of its students to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society. For more information on the School District of Philadelphia, visit http://www.philasd.org/
inRecruit is a mobile and online sports social network which has been dubbed the “LinkedIn for Athletes” by many national journalists. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes and social media experts. Follow inRecruit on Twitter at @inRecruit. To join inRecruit as an athlete, parent, coach, sports media member or general sports fan, visit http://www.inRecruit.com.
Robert B. Coleman, Executive Director Athletics
The Philadelphia School District
440 North Broad Street, Suite 212
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Joseph D. Rocco, Co-Founder