WEB DESIGN FOR PROFESSIONAL COACHES AND SPORTS ACADEMIES
SPORTING MEDIA BUILDS WEBSITES FOR PROFESSIONAL COACHES AND ACADEMIES
Sporting Media designs and builds websites for Professional Coaches and Sports Academies. We are passionate about sport and its development and we can provide a wide range of functionality to suit individual coaches as well as National Sports Academies.
We deliver websites for:-
- PGA Golf Professionals
- Golf Academies
- Personal Fitness Instructors
- Football Academies
- Tennis Coaches
- Athletic Coaches
- Professional Cricket Coaching Academies
For coaches and academies a well-designed website is now an essential marketing tool to help you communicate with your customers, students, the clubs that you work with as well as communicating with the businesses you trade with. Sporting Media is passionate about sport and we understand that you need strong strategic partners with the same values, vision and desire that you have to help to achieve your online goals with the same level of success you champion day in, day out.
We build websites that give your customers and athletes the capability to: –
- Watch instructional videos
- Sign up to newsletters
- Book coaching sessions
- Book lessons online
- Find out about coaching qualification and badges
- Find out how to join up to the academy
- Learn about what facilities you have at your disposal including sports therapy and rehabilitation
- Find out where your training centres are located and learn about what challenges, tournaments, competitions or matches they could to be involved with and apply for any trials that are coming up
Your website can also link with your Twitter, Facebook and other social media places so you’re always connected to your customers, pupils and those interested in trails. We can also cover your activities outside the sports coaching itself such as any activities linked with major clubs, community events, pro-am challenges or charitable work and other projects that you may be involved with. You will be able to take membership fees online, send out automated renewal messages and send out any discount vouchers such as online stores vouchers that may apply.
Sponsors want to see an official website that is cutting edge in the way that it looks so they are happy with running their ‘brand positioning’ across your media platform. A great looking, functional website that attracts a high volume of traffic shows that you have a strong team behind you and that can greatly help in securing the quality sponsorships you are looking for you as a coach or for your Academy.
As a guideline, according to your requirements, content sections for your website may include:-
News and Blogs
Update news and blogs with our easy-to- use content management system. You or your team can even update news and blogs from your mobile phones and you’ll be able to decide which news and blogs items can invite comments and you can mange comments administration and moderation through the administrative area.
Calendar of events, coaching sessions or lessons
With a calendar or timetable system your website visitors can see at a glance exactly what events are scheduled for every day of every month and they can link directly from the calendar or timetable to the relevant page for that particular event. The calendar can be updated by your or your management team at any time through the content management system. The calendar could list the lessons, matches, tournaments, trails, meetings or competitions that you are staging or that you are linked with.
Site Registration and Log-in
With this system athletes and customers can register with your website for free to receive newsletters and emails as well as to be able to get log-in access to certain sections of the website that aren’t available to the general public.
Email Distribution System
Enabling your management team to deliver various volumes of batch emails directly from your website or via specialist high volume email marketing providers. As well as being able to communicate with your athletes, customers, and coaching teams, you will also be able to send emails to press contacts to announce press previews, issue press accreditations and announce press calls and photo opportunities.
Academy Application Forms
Your new website will contain any online application forms you need.
Course details and options
In this section you can list all the courses and qualifications you or your academy offer including application details, entry requirements, fees and timetables.
Player and Coaches Profiles
Academies can feature players and coaches individually with a breakdown of their professional details and achievements
Links to Facebook, Twitter and others
We can build social media buttons built into your site, setting up RSS news feeds from your site into various social media websites such as Facebook so that you or your academy are communicating with a whole range of social media websites whenever they post news on their main website. We can help you share image galleries with websites such as Flickr and set up social media pages for your coaching work or academy within Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and others, thereby maximizing your reach to all as well as driving traffic back to your website.
Online shops can add profits to your coaching work, your fitness centres or your Academies keeping participants and sponsors happy.Shoppers from the UK bought £44 billion of goods online in 2010 spending more online than any other European country and these figures are set to rise for the next 5 years so it’s essential that your online shop makes it easy for those wanting to make purchases from you
We apply the level of time and professionalism required in building your online store so that it appeals to your online buyers. Your team will be able to update your shop through the content management system giving you the capability to sell merchandise including any clothing, books, dvd’s, or gift vouchers through your online shop. We can also apply special codes for any items that you may be selling where proceeds go to charities.
If you are a PGA Head Golf Professional for a club then you may require an online shop that has a large range of equipment from various manufacturers and we can build this shop for you in a way that is easy for your team to update and manage.
All our online shops are scalable upwards to the level of being able to deliver enterprise grade e-retailing solutions in multiple currencies and languages with country by country tax codes and including the management of fulfillment houses. For more details on our e-commerce solutions please click here.
We can provide numerous photo gallery styles and as part of the design process will be to choose the style of photo gallery that suits you best. The photo galleries are easy for your team to update and this is a great way to keep your customers and athletes up to date on all that is happening. We can show you how to optimize your images for the web as part of your initial training so that people in your team can update your photo galleries.
Through the content management system you’ll be able to add videos directly to your website at any time without using Youtube or other networks or by hosting videos directly within your website.
Advertising and Sponsor’s Logos
We can build your site in a way that creates space to run advertising and to run your sponsors’ logos that link to their own websites. If required we can swap these adverts over on a regular basis for you or even set up an advertising server that gives you or your management team the ability to manage your advertising through an easy to use control panel.