Interview With The CEO Of AllSportStars.com

jess July 9, 2015 0

 

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What is the mission of AllSportStars.com

The mission of all sport stars is to create and develop a social media platform for student athletes so that they can raise their level of visibility to coaches on all levels from pee wee to professional. The ultimate goal of All Sport Stars is to provide equal access and exposure for all student athletes. We want to level the playing field of recruiting. We want all Student-Athletes have easier access to all academic institutions of higher learning. We see athletics as a means to an end, Education. So todays student-athlete can become tomorrow’s productive member of society.

What is the philosophy behind AllSports.com

GET SEEN, GET SCOUTED, GET SIGNED is our philosophy. In order to get recruited coaches must know that you exist. More exposure attracts more attention. You could be the greatest Athlete in the world. But if no one has ever heard of you or have not seen your video footage your chances of being recruited are very low. Use the internet. Make it easier for coaches to find you on the internet join Allsportstars.com


What are your qualifications to create a network of this nature?

I have been coaching and training youth athletes in football, basketball and baseball for over 10 years. During this time I have developed relationships in all levels of coaching from pop warner, AAU, CYO, Travel league, summer league, High School and College. Furthermore as an investment Banker on Wall Street for over 20 years, I have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to assemble a team of qualified individuals to make this vision a reality. I look up to visionaries like Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), as well as WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum . These individuals I consider to be game changers, real role models in business. I’m following their blueprint.

What separates allSportstars.com form the competition? Why are you unique?

AllSportStars is an Athletic social network. We create inroads and access lanes for our members to develop direct relationships with anyone (players/coaches) on our network. By simply sending them a friend request. Educating our student-athletes and parent members about higher learning and what is expected from student athletes at the next level is a major priority for Allsportstars.com. We provide internet links introducing scholarship information as well as internet links to information about college saving plans through our newsletters. AllSportStars.com will also feature Athletes of the week/month when the fall semester starts. Giving our members a platform to be recognized and the opportunity to show case their Athletic abilities. AllSportStars will have giveaways and contest for our users who show excellence both in the classroom and on the field or court in their sport.

What is the fee to join the site?

No fee free – There are no fees to join the AllSportStars social Network
We worry about helping people first; we worry about making money later down the road. It is not our immediate goal to monetize the website. Investment opportunities will present themselves later. I love what I do. That is the key to success.

Tell us about the AllSportStars.com Mixtape series.

AllSportStars mixtape series is a contest to come up with a theme song or jingle for AllSportStars.com. The winner will have a professional video shot in NYC and have the song featured on the AllSportStars.com website. We at AllSportStars recognize the connection between sports and music. Athletes want to be rappers and rappers want to be athletes. After the first contest we will explore opportunities for possible placements on video games for songs and jingles. There are many talented individual out there who just need an outlet to be heard by a broad audience.

What can we expect from the site within the next 5 years?

Within the next five years we hope to become the primary international Social Media Network for student-Athletes, parents and coaches around the world. We want to be known as the best at what we do.

What is your advice to student/athletes and their parents? Any final words?

In parting I would just like to reinforce a few points to our audience. First education is the foundation for long term prosperity. Coaches want to make sure the student Athlete has the ability to succeed in a competitive environment and actually do the work. 80% of all college athletic opportunities are outside of division I programs. Students should maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. Because college is tougher than high school, students who earn 3.0 grade point average during high school can expect to maintain a 2.5 grade point average during college.

According to the NCAA Graduation rates summary, student athletes graduate at a rate 1 to 2 percent higher than the general student body. A survey of CEO’s found that 100% of employers would be more likely to hire a student athlete than a non-student athlete. It’s never too early to start packaging a student for recruitment. . Recruiters start the recruiting process as young as 7th and 8th grade some start earlier. 80% of all coaches identify prospects during or before the end of the athlete’s sophomore year.

Coaches like multiple sport athletes. They can get a two-sport athlete for the same cost as a single sport athlete. Almost 80% percent of collegiate athletic opportunities are available through division ll and lll schools, NAlA programs and juniors colleges. Communicating with coaches is the single most important aspect of the recruiting process. It should come directly from the athlete and it should come early.

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