Developing and Empowering Student-Athletes
NAFBF x SportsRecruits Press Release – March 1, 2023
The National Amateur Fall Baseball Federation (NAFBF) and SportsRecruits are excited to announce their partnership. This partnership embodies a commitment to empower student-athletes with the tools needed to reach their recruiting goals through the Complete Athlete Program. The NAFBF Complete Athlete Program strives to develop student-athletes through positive reinforcement with a focus on character development, fostering critical leadership skills and encompassing a competitive spirit, on and off the field.
“Ultimately, our work goes much deeper than the delivery of programs.” said NAFBF President and Founder, B. Colin Smith. “The NAFBF and SportsRecruits have formed a partnership that shares best practices, strategies, and information. [Through this collaboration we can] help members of the amateur baseball community to continuously improve their capabilities while utilizing the services provided by both organizations.” At the core of this work is the desire to both ease the stress of the recruiting process, and develop “trusting, caring relationships that let young people know they are valued.”
All student-athletes (in participating sports) who register for the Complete Athlete Program will receive access to best-in-class sport recruiting technology through the SportsRecruits platform. This includes access to a recruiting profile housing everything a college coach needs to evaluate a student-athlete. Student-athletes can upload or embed video and build unlimited highlight reels to showcase their skills. From athletic stats and accolades, to academic and contact information, these athlete profiles are built to college coach specifications and optimized to help them discover and evaluate prospective student-athletes. The SportsRecruits search and discovery tools assist student-athletes in finding schools which meet their specific academic, athletic, and social needs, and allows them to easily connect them with college coaches by way of a powerful Messaging System. In addition, SportsRecruits will offer exclusive webinars and recruiting guidance materials to NAFBF Complete Athlete registrants.
SportsRecruits Chief Operating Officer, Mike Robinson, had the following to say about the partnership: “We’re thrilled to partner with the NAFBF in pursuit of our aligned missions to develop and empower student-athletes on and off the field. Each year, SportsRecruits helps thousands of athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially, geographically, and financially. The NAFBF Complete Athlete program focuses on the development of athletes and a curriculum of life skills that extends beyond the playing field. Together, we hope to equip the next generation of athletes and leaders with the tools they need to be successful far beyond the last whistle of their athletic careers.”
While the NAFBF is a baseball organization, the Complete Athlete program is available to athletes from a number of sports and across genders. Registration for the program officially opens March 1st, 2023. To register or learn more about the offerings, visit the partnership landing page here: NAFBF Complete Athlete x SportsRecruits
The National Amateur Fall Baseball Federation (NAFBF) is a premier national organization that combines baseball and leadership opportunities through a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and achievement. The organization places a strong emphasis on the quality of character and leadership being as important as the quality of game skills. The three core value concepts driving their approach are: Leadership, Character, and Excellence.
SportsRecruits is a network that connects clubs, athletes and their families with every college program in the country. Club organizations use our platform to empower their athletes in the recruiting process and oversee their efforts and communication with complete transparency. Connections made on the platform have resulted in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions across the country. SportsRecruits is headquartered in New York City.