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C.H.A.M.P.S. Inc. Marketing Service For College Bound Athletes

  2. 2. “Compete at the next level”<br />Mark Gleason <br />Founder/CEO, <br />Atlanta, Georgia<br />E-mail champs@champs2.com<br />404-561-0803<br />
  3. 3. Get the Word Out..<br />If you want to compete at the next level, you should not wait for college coaches to call you. It is up to you to get the wordout about yourself!<br /> Too many high school athletes end their athletic careers prematurely because they were never approached by colleges. In fact, not all college athletic programs have large recruiting budgets; they are simply unable to see many qualified candidates.<br />
  4. 4. Be Proactive<br />Using a proactive direct marketing approach….<br />C.H.A.M.P.S. has helped many qualified high school athletes achieve their goal of competing at the college level.<br />
  5. 5. About C.H.A.M.P.S.<br />My name is Mark Gleason, Founder/CEO. When my son was a junior at an Atlanta-area high school, I hired a company to help us locate a compatible college baseball program. After a couple of months, I realized that they would not– or could not– do what they had promised. I took matters into my own hands and developed a marketing plan and strategy to get the exposure he needed.<br />http://www.champs2.com<br />
  6. 6. About C.H.A.M.P.S.<br />My `rookie` effort produced very positive results. My son received five offers to play baseball.  News of our success traveled fast among his teammates; several parents asked me to employ the same strategies to help their sons achieve their athletic goals. After several more success stories, I was convinced that my `game plan` would work for any talented and aspiring high school athlete.<br />
  7. 7. How the C.H.A.M.P.S System Works<br />
  8. 8. How the C.H.A.M.P.S System Works<br />We use time-tested direct marketing methods to approach college coaches and recruiters allowing them to preview talent without leaving the office; a multi-facetted approach that gets results.<br />Athletes are professionally packaged and marketed to include the use of : the internet – (web based profiles linked to skills/live game videos), direct email campaigns to any athletic program in the country, as well as direct mail and phone calls.<br />We maintain detailed records of our contacts with college program’s on the athlete’s behalf, and provide them and their parents with periodic updates so that they can monitor our progress while actively participating in the process.<br />
  9. 9. Detailed Notebooks…<br />
  10. 10. Notebooks.. Table of Contents<br />
  11. 11. C.H.A.M.P.S. Mailers..<br />
  12. 12. C.H.A.M.P.S. Mailer Player Profile<br />
  13. 13. Notebook.. Spreadsheets<br />
  14. 14. Notebooks..Information Logs<br />
  15. 15. Notebooks..Contacting Coaches<br />
  16. 16. Notebook.. Sample Scripts Email<br />
  17. 17. Notebooks.. Sample Phone Script<br />
  18. 18. Notebooks.. Scholarship Web Sites<br />
  19. 19. Notebooks.. Misc. Section<br />NCAA Eligibility Guide<br />
  20. 20. A Proven Record of Success<br />An aggressive, proactive marketing plan is the key to getting noticed. The C.H.A.M.P.S. System has helped numerous high school athletes continue to live their dream at the college level. <br />We can help anyone – anywhere – in any sport, who has the desire and ability to………..…”Compete at the next level.”<br />
  21. 21. C.H.A.M.P.S. Athletes have been placed with the following programs<br />C.H.A.M.P.S. Athletes are competing at:<br />“Compete at the next level”<br />Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA St. Bonaventure University, New York Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA University of Georgia, Athens, GA Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Appalachian State University, Boone, NC Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC Grambling State University, Grambling, LA Gardner-Webb Univ., Boiling Springs, NC Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN Albany State University, Albany GA Benedict College, Columbia SC Enterprise Ozark CC, Enterprise AL<br /> Oglethorpe University, Atlanta GA<br /> Chipola CC, Marianna FL<br /> Southern Union CC, Wadley AL Lagrange College, Lagrange GA Shaw University, Raleigh NC Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville GA Reinhardt College, Waleska GA NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA Peace College, Raleigh, NC College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA University of Alabama at Birmingham Colorado Northwestern CC, CO<br />
  22. 22. Testimonials…<br />Jen Sansano Committed St. Bonaventure University, N.Y. – SoftballClarence H.S. Clarence, New York   8.19.09<br />Any parent who has a high school student-athlete with scholarship potential at the collegiate level wants nothing more than to do anything possible to assist their child in making that dream become a realization.Most of us will only have one opportunity to make that happen and will read everything we can about the college recruiting process, talk to others who have already been through it for their advice and eventually formulate a plan of our own. While many have the time and talents to do the necessary daunting work, I did not. I sought out professional marketing companies to assist me and my daughter in our efforts and my search led me to Mark Gleason and C.H.A.M.P.S. Mark was straight forward, honest, flexible and sincere in all my conversations with him.<br />
  23. 23. Testimonials…<br />He was easy to get in touch with and responded quickly to any questions or concerns. Mark was easy to work with, insightful, organized and committed to getting the national collegiate exposure I wanted my daughter to have as an elite softball pitcher in WNY with Division 1 ability. Within days of posting her resume on the C.H.A.M.P.S. web site dozens upon dozens of colleges were responding requesting her video and information pack. All totaled were 118 colleges and universities within a matter of weeks. Her Youtube videos have had 2000 views. When my daughter had a (literally) last minute opportunity to play in a large college showcase tournament in California, I e-mailed Mark the details and schools attending the day before and he, I’m sure, worked tirelessly into the night sending out press releases to all the coaches and schools in attendance to inform them which team my daughter was playing on and her schedule so they might see her play.<br />
  24. 24. Testimonials…<br />And, in fact, many did follow through because of his efforts. Our dream was recently realized when my daughter verbally committed to play D-1 softball at St. Bonaventure University on a full scholarship in 2010.Choosing C.H.A.M.P.S. to assist us as part of our recruiting strategy was extremely helpful to getting the kind of collegiate exposure necessary to finding the right opportunity for my daughter. I would highly recommend any parent without reservation to work with Mark Gleason and C.H.A.M.P.S. and let him work his magic for your prospective student-athlete’s dreams.<br />Sincerely,Michael Sansano, Jr., M.D.E-Mail: eyeguy@roadrunner.com<br />
  25. 25. Jen Sansano, Clarence HS, N.Y.<br />
  26. 26. Testimonials…<br />Eric Jay Phillips Signed Georgia Southern University – Baseball<br />Second Team All America 2009Southern Conference All Freshman Team 2009<br />As a 3 sport athlete at Carrollton High School, Eric’s summers were dominated by his high school coaches, which gave him no time to gain exposure by playing travel baseball. Fortunately, he played in a high school program that made the playoffs each of his last two years. It was during his senior year of baseball that CHAMPS founder, Mark Gleason, saw Eric play in a playoff game against Dunwoody High School. When he asked those around him where Eric would be playing in college, Mark was surprised that Eric was unsigned and not being recruited heavily. Mark approached my husband and asked if he could promote Eric through CHAMPS. <br />
  27. 27. Testimonials…<br />We agreed! In just a couple of days, Mark had sent Eric’s profile out to over 100 schools and within 5 days, Mark had game video of Eric on his site. Eric was immediately contacted by over 40 schools in all divisions – D1, D2, and JUCO. Eric signed a D1 scholarship with Georgia Southern University in late June.<br />If playing college ball is a goal, then Mark and C.H.A.M.P.S. is a great way to showcase your child to many schools with relative ease, thanks Mark. We are very thankful for all Mark did for Eric!<br />Lisa Phillipslisa.phillips@carrolltoncityschools.net<br />
  28. 28. Eric Jay Phillips Carrollton HS<br />Second Team All America 2009<br />Southern Conference All Freshman Team 2009<br />
  29. 29. Testimonials…<br />Mike Yancey/Jennifer Yancey                                  1.23.09 CHAMPS<br />Mark Gleason brought instant recognition to my daughter, who is trying to extend her softball career at the college level. Mark makes us feel like we are his only client, even though he has many others. Whenever we have a request, he responds right away. He is very accessible. Mark put together a quality video that highlighted all of her skills. I highly recommend using C.H.A.M.P.S. to help your child increase their opportunities. The recruiting process is very competitive and requires a lot of time and effort. Mark will make the process easier.<br />Mike Yanceymikeyancey@mindspring.com<br />
  30. 30. Jennifer Yancey Dunwoody HS<br />
  31. 31. Testimonials…<br />Richard Pirkle Signed Georgia College & State University – BaseballAll Conference DH Freshman Year<br />Hope this helps get you lots of business.<br />We discovered Mark while Richard was in the 11th grade. Mark interviewed Richard, wrote a bio and went to many games taking pictures (offensively and defensively) that he used to make a CD of Richard. Mark continuously talked to Richard about what he wanted to accomplish and made suggestions as to which schools might be a good fit.<br />The fees that Mark charged were well worth it. Mark produced a great video and bio to pass out at camps and showcases. In addition, Mark sent copies (and e-mails) to schools we were interested in and many more we were not familiar with.<br />
  32. 32. Richard Pirkle Norcross, HS<br />He tracked all the responses and followed up when needed. All this information was reported back to us. All in all, our son was exposed to much more than we could ever have done on our own.<br /> Richard decided to attend GCSU and was given a scholarship to play baseball. Many thanks to Mark for helping Richard achieve his goal of playing college baseball.<br />Barbara Campbcamp3@comcast.net<br />
  33. 33. Testimonials…<br />Kevin Ruiz Signed University of Georgia – BaseballMerit Scholar – UGA Honors Program<br />Ivan and I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in preparing the video of Kevin. As I look back on the past year, I am still awed by the amount of time you spent coming to our games and filming Kevin. The end result was something that truly grabbed the coaches’ attention. Your loyalty to Kevin and your sincere desire to help him in his lifelong dream to play college ball will be something we can never repay. You truly care about your clients as is evident in the work you do.  Thank you so much for your kindness, your sincerity, and your friendship.  GO DAWGS!!!!!!Sincerely,Susan Ruizsusanruiz@bellsouth.net<br />
  34. 34. Kevin Ruiz – Wesleyan Norcross<br />
  35. 35. Testimonials…<br />Marissa Handley Signed Grambling State University Softball<br />I thoroughly enjoyed the recruiting process with Mark Gleason; he developed a strategy early and involved the parents and the athlete in the process.  He continuously kept us abreast of the number of schools that he sent the video to and the date and time that they reviewed it.  The video was very professional and we thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with others.  I would recommend C.H.A.M.P.S. to market your athlete without a second thought!<br />ValerieValerie.Handley@fultoncountyga.gov<br />
  36. 36. Marissa Handley Dunwoody HS<br />
  37. 37. Testimonials…<br />Landon Bennett Signed Wofford College Football and Baseball<br />Mark, it has been 2 years since I contracted with you to help me market my son Landon to colleges. That first experience was very successful & it gave Landon multiple choices for football & baseball. He chose Wofford because they would allow him to play football & baseball but we would have never looked at them if not for your help. He is doing great academically & athletically… in fact he will be on National TV (ESPN2) on 10/31/08 vs Appalachian State for the Southern Conference Championship rights.<br />Now it is time to market my other son Blake who is in his senior year. I would have gotten you involved last year but Blake was injured & did not have highlight film we needed for colleges. The reason I selected CHAMPS originally was because of your personal involvement & services.<br />
  38. 38. Testimonials…<br />No other recruiting firm could film my son at local games & add that film to the schools highlight film. Plus because you were on the field it gave the colleges a really nice birds eye view of my sons skills. In addition you did a great job of doing information update drops to certain schools & that really helped coaches stay in touch with Landon’s progress. What I have learned going through this process with Landon is these coaches have very little time to evaluate tons of kids so anything you can provide them to make their job easier will help all parties involved. <br />Give me a call & lets talk about what I need for Blake…<br />Regards,<br />Vic<br />vbennett@ymail.com<br />
  39. 39. Landon Bennett GAC Norcross<br />
  40. 40. Testimonials…<br />Connor Winn Signed Georgia Tech – BaseballTop 25 High School All American<br />When you have a son or daughter who may have the ability to “play at the next level” you never know what action might be the one that connects you with the college of your choice. If you are like me there is confusion as to which showcases to attend, how to contact colleges of interest, what those colleges will and won’t look at, and the list goes on and on. You will have many advisers such as coaches, friends and others who have been through the process. Mark will help take the confusion out of the process and give you clear answers to the best proven approaches. Mark will work tirelessly in recording game time action. He will compile the video in a format college coaches will appreciate. He will forward it to the coaches of colleges your child has interest in attending. He will be a good friend and have plenty of time for conversations regarding progress.<br />
  41. 41. Connor Winn Wesleyan Norcross<br />You never will know what will “work” in getting that scholarship but I suggest you consider Mark as part of your strategy.<br />I am pleased to say my son received a scholarship to play baseball at Georgia Tech.<br />Phil WinnPhil@ACG.US.COM<br />
  42. 42. Services Offered…<br />Constant Contact<br />Services Offered for 1,2 & 3 year packages<br />We consult, coach, advise and assist our clients. We are a one on one, fee based service that gets results. <br />Client participation is required.<br />Program consists of: (1,2 & 3 year packages) 1.)web based profiles with video (where available) - internet email campaign to any college in the country, 2.) direct mail - hard copy mailers, (2& 3 year packages only) letters and phone calls. We maintain constant contact with our clients so they are aware on a regular basis, what college coaches are looking at them and what they should be doing next. <br />Consult Coach Advise<br />Fees: Negotiable From DIY to 1,2,3 year packages<br />This can be a do it yourself program. But many of our clients know up front that they :<br />A.) don&apos;t have the time to devote to the <br /> marketing and research required<br /> B.) want to be coached and assisted by an<br /> experienced reliable company with a proven <br /> track record or<br /> C.) are overwhelmed with the process and <br /> don&apos;t know where to start.  <br />We are always looking to help others in their quest to compete at the collegiate level.  Our successes are many to date and we have helped many high school athletes around the country live their dream of competing in college athletics.<br />
  43. 43. C.H.A.M.P.S. Picture Gallery<br />Landon Bennett Greater Atlanta Christian <br />
  44. 44. Drew Morgan Norcross HS<br />Alex McMullen Norcross HS<br />
  45. 45. Robert Lowe Dunwoody HS<br />Scott Patterson Norcross HS<br />
  46. 46. Andrew Gleason Dunwoody HS<br />Johnny Curry Norcross HS<br />DeMario Cash Dunwoody HS<br />
  47. 47. John Manger Centennial HS<br />Ken Shigley Jr. Riverwood HS<br />Landon Bennett GAC <br />
  48. 48. Brian Hawkins Marist<br />Brittany Twymann Dunwoody HS<br />
  49. 49. Jen Sansano Clarence HS<br />Jennifer Yancey Dunwoody HS<br />Haley Stevenson Dunwoody HS<br />
  50. 50. Emily Gleason Dunwoody HS<br />Kahlil Islam Dunwoody HS<br />
  51. 51. James Ramsey Connor Winn Kevin Ruiz<br />
  52. 52. C.H.A.M.P.S. Inc.<br />Don’t wait for college coaches to call you…it is up to you<br />to get the word out about yourself… BE PROACTIVE!<br />Contact : Mark GleasonFounder/CEO<br />Atlanta, Georgia<br />E-Mail: champs@champs2.com<br />404-561-0803<br />