USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO MARKET YOURSELF

1.

Create an appropriate email address. Keep it simple and professional. Firstname.LastnameGradyear@gmail.com

For example Rachel.Quintero2000@gmail.com

2.

Create a twitter account for recruiting purposes only. Again, keep your account handle as straight forward and professional as possible. If it can be same as email address, even better. 

In your account profile provide team name, jersey #, positions, grad year. If you have a skills video post the link here.

Follow colleges you are interested in and follow coaches accounts. DO NOT TAG COLLEGES OR COACHES. Tagging them shows other coaches where your interest is and may limit you recruiting.

Follow and tag accounts @ondecksoftball, @powerlinesball, @rectuitedapp, @uncommittedbsb, @recruit_tc, @coastrecruits, @ihartfastpitch @gamedaybbsb

Hash tag as many different things regarding your video as you can  to reach as many different searches as possible. For example if you are a catcher #catcher #poptime #blocking #2022grad #2022catcher #gameday #gamedaysoftball #recruitme #studentathlete DO NOT HASHTAG D1 unless you are hash tagging every division. 

3.

Create an Instagram account. Follow same guidelines as twitter

4.

Create a facebook account

5.

Your coach should have set up a FIELD LEVEL Team account and added you to roster. Make sure you update the online profile as much as possible.  

6.

Create a youtube channel 

7.

Complete your player profile sheet for the website and showcases. Try to fill in as much as possible. Think all accomplishments, no matter how small they seem to you. Team accomplishments, camps attending, event invites, HS awards, HS stats, any and all community service. academic accomplishments. 

8.

So now you have created all the appropriate accounts. NOW TIME TO USE THEM!

Post on all platforms. Every coach is different and uses different sites to find recruits. Post clips from lessons. Post game highlights. Post workouts. Re post clips. Re organize clips to repost, for example pull doubles from several tournaments and make a new highlight reel of doubles only. 

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