The Scout Hub is disrupting the recruiting services industry Improved more affordable athlete promotional technology helping then showcase their game!
Frisco, TX–October 13, 2022– The Scout Hub, a Texas based multi-sport technology company that creates solution-based software products and programs helping organizations, teams and athletes develop, showcase and advance their game has developed a more advanced more affordable software solution helping athletes showcase more of their game to college coaches in a collegiate world that is overcrowded and changing in terms of how coaches are recruiting athletes.
The recruiting world drastically changed once Covid disrupted the world's sporting industry especially amateur sports with keeping players at home, and canceling months and even years of competitive games putting the athletes journey to the top on hold. Once the gates opened back up and athletes were allowed to compete again, and games resumed, NCAA gave the athletes affected from the world wide pause during that time, their years they missed...back. This did not allow high school athletes to repeat their years missed playing high school sports, it just meant that now you would have a backlog of athletes at the collegiate level existing of just graduated high school athletes becoming college freshman now playing with 6th year or even 7th year seniors. 17 to 19 year olds playing with 24-25 year athletes.
All this disruption in the field of sports due to Covid also created an opportunity for collegiate athletes to jump into the "Transfer Portal" and move from school to school with no penalty of missing a year of eligibility. So now you have athletes that have been at a college for 2-4 years leaving at the end of a season to find a better opportunity where they can play more, be closer to home or friends and live out their college dream of "playing" collegiate sports. This created and is creating today a backlog or dam in the industry where you have too many athletes with eligibility and not enough spaces on the fields for the up and coming newly graduated from high school athletes to play.
Now, nobody is saying that the athletes affected by Covid and had their most crucial and exciting years of their sports lives put on hold, do not deserve to play, because they most certainly do deserve to play and live out their dream of playing college sports. This backlog of players combined with the transfer portal however forced College Coaches to alter their traditional recruiting habits and now rely more on what the transfer portal would provide with experienced veteran college athletes along with becoming more creative in evaluating athletes through video, or digital means to see more athletes more quickly to determine where they would spend their travel and recruiting budget to go see and recruit their next wave of incoming younger athletes.
The Scout Hub, owned by Todd Blyleven, former pro athlete and Major League Baseball Scout combined with being a father of a high school sports recruit saw the distribution in the industry and wanted to help his son and other athletes showcase their game in a more advanced more affordable way that also gave college coaches more to see of that player in less time than traditional "Player Profiles". The Scout Hub's "Athlete Resume" is designed to showcase an athlete's total game, academics, social links and lots of videos that are viewable all on one page giving coaches everything they need and want to see to determine whether they need to see that player play live along with saving them time too online viewing athletes profiles due to the ease of use and many features the Athlete Resume provides all on one scrollable page.
Todd Blyleven says, "It is sad and unfortunate how athletes during Covid times were affected and also now how athletes trying to get recruited in an industry that is backlogged with older players are affected as well with trying to get seen and noticed by college coaches to hopefully one day be recruited. Showcase companies and traditional recruiting companies are all working hard to try to get players seen... I just built a more easier to use platform that showcases the athletes "total" game all on one online page making it easier for college coaches to see more in less time and didn't want to charge families over $100 per year to use this system. Plus, we are giving athletes access to thousands of college coach contacts and giving colleges a better way to have direct access to the Athlete's Resume again while not charging an insane amount of money. I would rather spend my hard earned money on private coaches or pay my son's travel organization more to help my kids develop their game mechanically and analytically than have to pay hundreds or thousands for recruiting services. If my son can't play well, then he is not going to get recruited anyways, so we just wanted to build the best software for parents and organizations to help their athletes get better and showcase their game the right way and make it affordable for everyone. Our new Athlete Resume Bundle program is $100 per year!"
Todd concluded with this, "I think there are some great handheld recruiting services and people out there that truly help the families that need more of a boutique service and help. I just wanted to create a great platform at a low cost to help all athletes get seen and maybe get that chance to play college sports to live out that childhood dream."
For more information on The Scout Hub and this news please visit: www.thescouthub.com
About The Scout Hub:
Ther Scout Hub Is a sports technology company born and raised in professional and amateur sports using their lifelong experiences and innovative technology to support and advance the development and exposure of athletes by producing full solution evaluation, tracking and promotional tools for coaches & organizations helping them help their athletes succeed.
The Scout Hub® creates new Athlete Resume Web Pages!
Helping athletes expose their game to college coaches with a customizable sports resume.
DALLAS, TX (September 10, 2021)—The Scout Hub® launched a new product helping athlete showcase their skills to college coaches and overall helping athletes get recruited. The new Athlete Resume is the most comprehensive athlete exposure tool on the market giving the athlete the ability to add highlight videos, analytical, athletic and strength metrics, bio information, academic info and so much more. This extremely affordable custom web page for athletes gives athletes the ability to add and update information anytime day or night. The athlete can also reference their existing player pages from other companies where they have received a online page post tournaments and/or showcases. The Scout Hub has also thrown in resources helping parents and athletes locate and learn more about colleges and universities along with helping them find the coaches they need to send their new Athlete Resume to in order to help them get noticed.
This new advanced, easy-to-use product shows the commitment from The Scout Hub® to promote and provide all student-athletes with an equal opportunity of playing at the next level.
Todd Blyleven, CEO of The Scout Hub®, added, “We are very excited to to provide our athletes with a premier athletic recruiting resource which helps athletes and parents create and build a professional resume to provide to college coaches hopefully allowing them to find the best match to further their academic and athletic endeavors. Our state-of-the-art advanced system is easy to use and provides an amazing platform for any athlete to showcase their talents to perspective schools. Being a dad and helping my son go through the recruiting process is not easy, but with the tools that The Scout Hub is now providing helps me help my son in his efforts to play college baseball. Our goal here at The Scout Hub is to help every athlete feel confident every time they take the field to perform at the best of their ability.”
Blyleven continued, “We place great importance within our team to provide the best developmental and sports technology platforms for athletes to better understand where their game is today – and how they can stay healthy, develop and play at their best in their game tomorrow."
About The Scout Hub:
The Scout Hub® was created to help organizations and teams better manage their development programs and help athletes learn more about their game to enjoy the sport they play. Our years of professional and industry wide knowledge of sports and athlete development gives us the expertise to create programs for organizations, schools, teams to help their athletes develop and learn more about their individual game. The Scout Hub® strives for perfection every time we put a program together because we understand the passion and importance organizations and teams have in helping their athletes grow and the athlete achieving lifelong dreams. It is our mission and love for sports to help every organization or team help their athletes feel success and enjoy the game of sport. For more information, please visit www.thescouthub.com/.
The Scout Hub® partners with Under Armour and BSN Sports!
BSN SPORTS expands Baseball and Softball Athlete Offerings in Partnership with The Scout Hub® and Under Armour
November 4, 2020, Dallas, TX -- BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands and the nation’s largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to school and league markets, today announced a partnership with The Scout Hub in conjunction with long-standing brand partner, Under Armour. Through this partnership, baseball and softball organizations utilizing The Scout Hub will benefit from team apparel and equipment discounts, as well as dedicated product selection serviced by BSN SPORTS.
The Scout Hub provides professional athlete development tools through their impressive team of professional baseball and softball advisory members who, collectively, possess more than 200 years of experience as collegiate and major league coaches, players, and scouts. By providing athletes the unique opportunity to have their game evaluated by renowned industry experts, The Scout Hub aims to revolutionize scouting and player development by infusing standard practices with new performance analytics platforms for the youth baseball and softball markets.
“BSN SPORTS is thrilled to add The Scout Hub to our steadily growing arsenal of athlete development tools available to educational institutions, organizations and team customers through this collaborative partnership,” said BSN SPORTS Baseball Category Manager Kyle Hancock. “Together with Under Armour, we will work with The Scout Hub to deliver brand and product expertise at reduced pricing to baseball programs across the country, while enhancing our service experience for baseball and softball athletes and coaches.”
Todd Blyleven, CEO of The Scout Hub, added, “We are very excited to align with Under Armour and BSN SPORTS to provide our athletes with a premier apparel brand and best in class distributor of sporting apparel and equipment, along with our athlete development programs. The combined strengths of these three amazing brands to help athletes develop and grow is truly amazing. Our new partners share The Scout Hub's passion for sport and helping athletes feel confident every time they take the field to perform at the best of their ability.”
Blyleven continued, “We place great importance within our team to provide the best developmental and sports technology platforms for athletes to better understand where their game is today – and how they can stay healthy, develop and play at their best in their game tomorrow. Our partnership with the Under Armour and BSN SPORTS allows us to continue reaching our key audience of passionate and devoted athletes, who deserve top training and development to perform at their best when it matters most.”
For Under Armour, this partnership with BSN SPORTS and The Scout Hub is yet another example of the company’s commitment to making athletes better. Through a myriad of school and club partnerships, or All-America showcases in football, baseball, volleyball and lacrosse, the brand is committed to athletic development at every level—all while specializing in revolutionary gear that raises anyone’s game.
To learn more about the partnership and unlock opportunities for your team or organization, please visit https://www.bsnsports.com/ib/thescouthub.
About BSN SPORTS
Dallas-based BSN SPORTS is the leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. A division of Varsity Brands, BSN SPORTS markets and distributes its products to over 100,000 institutional and team sports customers in colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States via catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales. Focused on providing game changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms, BSN SPORTS’ more than 3,000 employees have been helping elevate participation in team sports since 1972. For more information about BSN SPORTS please visit www.bsnsports.com.
About The Scout Hub
The Scout Hub, LLC was created to help organizations, schools and teams better manage their development programs and help athletes learn more about their game to enjoy the sport they play. Our years of professional and industry wide knowledge of sports and athlete development gives us the expertise to create programs for organizations, schools, teams to help their athletes develop and learn more about their individual game. The Scout Hub strives for perfection every time we put a program together because we understand the passion and importance organizations and teams have in helping their athletes grow and the athlete achieving lifelong dreams. It is our mission and love for sports to help every organization or team help their athletes feel success and enjoy the game of sport. For more information, please visit www.thescouthub.com/.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor, marketer and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Powered by one of the world's largest digitally connected fitness and wellness communities, Under Armour's innovative products and experiences are designed to help advance human performance, making all athletes better. For further information, please visit https://about.underarmour.com.
About Varsity Brands
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit. Together, these assets promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations. Through its 8,200 dedicated employees and independent representatives, Varsity Brands reaches its individual and institutional customers each year via catalog, telesales, ecommerce sites and direct sales channels.
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