Building a Blog for your Athlete

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by Laura No Comments

siteLast week we discussed the importance of recruiting videos. If you’re new to the sports recruiting process, this may come as a surprise to you. BUT, recruiting videos are an essential component to any good athlete’s portfolio.

Today, I’m taking it one step further. I think a blog or website is a great additional component to any good athlete’s portfolio.

That’s because college coaches can’t physically get to every player across the country. So having a video online and even better, posting it on your athlete’s blog can be a hot recruiting tool! Show the video along with stats, photos, articles, schedules bio and more!   This can be very impressive to recruiting coaches and give your athlete and edge up on the competition.

Did you know you can build your own site for free? My son is a freshman, so he really doesn’t need a professional website/blog yet. So I built a quick and free blog for him on Blogger, more for him and the family to keep track of his work on the field. You can see it here. As we get closer to recruiting time, I plan to really clean it up, add stats and more. In the meantime, it’s really fun for the family across the country to check in on Nick’s blog to see his progress.

If you don’t want to do it yourself, there are places online where you can pay to have it done. I liked this option from Next Athlete:

Next Athlete is the first online service of its kind to allow athletes in all stages of their development to create a website with zero design or programming experience required. Athletes can create a website in minutes with our easy to use service, and personalize the layout to make it their own.  (It looked to me that costs were around $8/month).

 

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