Sports Thread Announces Version 5.0 – New Social Media App Combines Youth Athlete Self-Promotion and Sports League Communications

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“Sports Thread 5.0 enhances its services for high school athletes pursuing college scholarships, college coaches looking to identify potential players, and tournament, club and league organizers that need a highly engaging communications platform for event staff, players, coaches, parents, and fans."

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“Sports Thread is the most innovative App ever for high school athletes to achieve their goals of playing at the next level.” - Three-time Super Bowl winner Roger Craig of the San Francisco 49ers.

Sports Thread today announced Sports Thread 5.0, the most comprehensive social media-based, self-promotion and communications software platform for the 40 million youth athletes in the United States. The app is available for download for both iOS and Android devices. (Click here to view Sports Thread on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store)

“Sports Thread 5.0 enhances its services for high school athletes pursuing college scholarships, college coaches looking to identify potential players, and tournament, club and league organizers that need a highly engaging communications platform for event staff, players, coaches, parents, and fans,” said Sean Leary, founder and CEO of Sports Thread.

SPORTS THREAD 5.0 PRODUCT FEATURES

Sports Thread 5.0 product enhancements include:

A new, sleek layout and design to enhance ease-of-use.

A new Player Profile design template that makes it easier for athletes to showcase their talents.

Sports Thread Stories featuring the best content from Sports Thread users and the entire sports world. Hear from pro athletes, coaches, trainers, and Hall of Famers.

Enhanced Chat enabling users to send pictures and videos.

Dark Mode for enhanced visibility and reduced eye strain.

WHAT SPORTS THREAD 5.0 OFFERS ATHLETES/EVENT PARTICIPANTS/COACHES

FOR ATHLETES

The Thread: Where student-athletes can interact with other athletes, coaches and fans.

Profile Pages: Athletes set up their Athletic Profile to showcase themselves to college coaches for instant evaluation.

Contact Me: College coaches, athletes, and fans can instantly contact each other through Sports Thread Chat.

Biography: Basic player information, personal statement (achievements, skills etc.), high school and club coaches’ contact information, and game schedules.

Videos: Athletes can showcase their athletic ability to be evaluated by college coaches. Upload unlimited game film, training, etc. Video is compatible with Hudl and YouTube. Athletes can also upload any video from their iPhone’s camera roll.

Stats: Upload stats from any stat reporting entity (Maxpreps, etc.) for college coaches to quickly review and track.

Academics: Athletes can upload their unofficial transcripts, GPA and test scores so college coaches can qualify them for admission into their school.

Recruiting: Links athletes to the “Recruiting” Tab for selecting colleges of interest, contacting college coaches, learning recruiting rules, and researching colleges of interest.

Search: Easily research information on thousands of colleges and their respective sports programs.

College Tours: Take virtual reality tours of hundreds of colleges and athletic facilities through YouVisit. View videos from college athletes and students at their colleges.

Sports Thread Chat: Read notifications to see if college coaches have reviewed a message. Group messaging for sports teams, friend groups etc.

FOR EVENTS

Scheduling: For reviewing tournament schedules, game times, real-time scores, standings.

Game Details: Access to full team rosters, notes on players and scores plus push notifications about a game.

Push Notifications: Urgent updates from event organizers for field changes, weather delays, scores, schedule updates and more.

FOR COACHES

Digital Coaches Book ("Events" Tab): Find athletes at events and view their profiles to evaluate and communicate with them.

Coaches View ("Athletes" Tab): Search and filter for athletes by location, age, sport and other criteria.

Sports Thread Chat: College coaches can initiate conversations with high school athletes directly from the coaches book, or simply click “contact me” on an athlete's profile.

ABOUT SPORTS THREAD

Sports Thread, based in Denver, Colorado, offers a free social media-based, self-promotion and communications software platform for the 40 million youth athletes in the United States regardless of their individual skill level, socioeconomic status or geographic location. Founded in 2017 by Sean Leary, a 28-year old former college baseball pitcher, Sports Thread was recognized as a “Top 50 Tech Company” by Intercon. The company’s mobile App is used by more than 300,000 individuals in the youth athletic community.

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Contact:

Sean Leary, Founder and CEO, Sports Thread, sean@sportsthread.com 720.544.3828

Lauren Knight Hughes, Director of Operations, lauren@sportsthread.com 720.240.6923

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