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. SportsGist.com is designed to help athletes link up to discuss events, training methods, and even the competitive world of College Recruiting.
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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