Thursday, 9 October 2008

Social Networking off the field for Athletes

Sites like Facebook, Myspace, and Bebo are still the most popular in the online world of Social Networking, but a growing number of websites are aiming to make their mark by targeting niche groups.

One of the latest is a Sports Social Networking Site aimed specifically at athletes and sport fans. is designed to help athletes link up to discuss events, training methods, and even the competitive world of College Recruiting.

The sports social networking site encourages its sporty users to stay in touch by uploading photos, videos, and blogs. is looking to attract users through good coverage of High school sports live and video highlights from college athletic events.

Users can join groups specific to their sports or interests, and check the Stats of friends (or rivals) across the network. Members can also connect with experts in their sports, to help them "take their game to new heights", with Podcasts from top Coaches and athletes, and useful information on nutrition, strength & conditioning, and injury prevention and rehab.

The website is aiming to become a serious promotional and network tool for athletes looking to take their sporting hobby to the next level, by letting other coaches and talent scouts see their talent in sports videos, and by offering College recruiting video for athletes looking for future opportunities.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    Considering that there are now so many social networks catering to such a wide range of niches, my biggest problem is finding ones relevant to me and related to my specific interests or product niches. Google seems to be inefficient and returns alot of irrelevant results. A good resource that I use to find them is this search engine for social networks called

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Another social network geared around youth sports is TeamPages ( I've been using it for two of the soccer teams I've been coaching and it has been a great tool for posting my teams' schedules, photos, and communicating with all the parents. Maybe one day we'll move up to something like Sportsgist.