The SportzVentures Network of High School Activity Websites
Jeff Becker, Founder, SportzVentures
The Activities Network Mission
To provide an online initiative which enables high schools to promote their extracurricular programs, events, athletes and the work of their student body online.
To showcase high schools and their students by providing comprehensive coverage of school events with the resources of our digital media platform.
To engage the larger student body in sports media internship training that directly benefits extracurricular programs and provides students with a body of work for college applications and skills for careers.
To engage sponsors who bring value to the students, their parents and the athletic program
High School Activities and the Web
Value in an activities website
Evaluate where you are currently
Determine available resources
Discuss various levels of content
Advertising on the web
>> GIVES YOU A DIRECTION TO GO!
The Athletics Network The Program
The activities website and internship program are provided to schools at no charge and include site development training, and technical and editorial support.
A template approach enables schools to publish videos, photos and text that highlight the success of high school programs and individual students/athletes, within days of signing up for the program.
Internship Program Ensures Fresh Content
The student journalism internship program ensures that content remains current and relevant for repeat visits from students and families 2-3 times per week
The Athletics Network The Network
SportzVentures brings a college level activities website to high schools and their communities
Initial Deployment is focused in the Northeast and Florida and is comprised of over 500 official high school activities sites today
Affiliation with state athletic directors and education associations
The site facilitates coach-athlete-fan communication and incorporates features including:
One centralized location for your athletic program
Navigation bar for easy access to information
Listing of your Athletic Teams
Most recent updates about your athletic program
Announcements & Promotions
Athlete of the Week
Alumni Updates / College players
News added to specific team pages
Instant alerts via website or SMS message
Larger fan base and community involvement
Increased recognition from the media
More exposure for athletes
Builds school spirit
Increased attendance at games
Sports Performance Expert Panel
Optional Placement & Content Depth
Hydration and Sponsor Focus
Sponsorship of the entire Sports Performance Expert Panel including the network of blogs, widgets, and podcasts
Strength & Conditioning
Injuries & Rehabilitation
Athletes & Education
Student Sports Information Director (SSID) Internship Program
Program trains students interested in sports journalism, photography, videography and online marketing to run the site
The SSID promotes the athletic program, its athletes, and the work of the student body… AND creates a portfolio of work for his/her future career.
Promotion of high school activities through digital literacy and media training.
Student contributors gain valuable experience in the fields of journalism, events planning, broadcasting, videography, photography, public relations and management.
The SportzVentures PR team promotes the stories through its usual outlets including local TV, YouTube, newspapers and school magazines