Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
The potential to have a database that can service all team sports for athletes, as well as offer advice such as questions to ask and things to look for throughout the recruiting process would be invaluable to young athletes. It will allow them to explore and pursue options that may not have known were there or existed otherwise.
Our goal with Elite Prospects Canada is to provide opportunity for as many high school athletes as possible to continue playing at the next level.
We want to become the #1 recruiting database for Canadian coaches to look for future players for their programs.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
Over the next 5 years, we would like to expand to include all high school team sports across Canada so that we are the biggest recruiting database in all of Canada.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The largest barriers are going to be:
1. The cost involved in developing the website to launch
2. Creating awareness and a popularity of the site amongst both players as a tool to get recruited and among coaches to use as a tool for recruitment.
Awareness of the site will largely be marketed through our partnership with sportscanada.tv. We will also create social media followings through twitter and facebook. We can put advertisements in programs for Provincial tournaments as well.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Have at least one hundred athletes from each of the mainstream team sports within BC registered with our service
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Elite Prospects Canada will expand across Canada, developing a nationwide recruiting database