St. Louis, MO, May 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Getting a sports scholarship from a college or university is as competitive as the sport in which an athlete competes. With so many high school athletes vying for scholarships, it is critical that each athlete does everything he or she can do to market themselves and maximize their visibility and talents to college coaches.
Emmett Pyatt, owner of Chesterfield Video Services specializes in creating sports scholarship videos to make each athlete look as desirable as possible to college recruiters. Pyatt recognizes that there are thousands of college scholarship dollars available to quality athletes in several different sports. About $1 billion in athletic scholarships are awarded each year. Over 126,000 student-athletes receive either a partial or full athletic scholarship
“Getting collegiate coaches to notice you is critical,” says Pyatt. “And there is no better method of getting noticed, than to send a sports highlight video to as many colleges and universities as you can.”
A sports scholarship video will not necessarily get a young athlete a scholarship, but in today’s competitive environment, it is a necessary tool to start the recruiting process. Even if an athlete intends to walk on at a university or college, most schools require a highlights video.
College scouts from the schools with the bigger sports budgets generally recruit the best athletes in the top sports. But there are many mid-size universities and colleges that do not necessarily have the scouts or recruiting budgets. There are also schools located outside of the St. Louis area that might not even recruit here. In order for an athlete to become visible to these schools, he or she needs to send a DVD highlighting their best performances claims Pyatt. A professionally created sports scholarship video can be the difference between having a college coach or recruiter contact you or not even knowing that you exist.
Title IX has also created more scholarship opportunities for women athletes. Pyatt recently produced a sports scholarship video for a local high school female tennis player and she received four college scholarship offers in the first month.
“If the parents will take the time to market their son or daughter with a video to as many schools as they can, their chances of getting a sports scholarship are greatly enhanced,” Pyatt says. “My UPS man sent videos of his daughter’s diving accomplishments and son’s tennis accomplishments to 50-plus schools and she is now on a full-ride scholarship at the University of Florida, and his son received scholarship money in a university in Indiana.”
Chesterfield Video Services custom creates sports scholarship videos for each athlete, including video footage, sports statistics, contact information, scholastic achievements, and a custom label printed directly on the DVD. The client can supply the footage for the video or Chesterfield Video Services will film the athlete in action.
“We use the same video software that Hollywood studios use to create feature movies. On request, we will even encode and upload highlight videos to online video services such as You Tube,” adds Pyatt.
Chesterfield Video Services can be contacted at 866-DVD-9322 or via email at email@example.com. You can also visit their website, www.chesterfieldvideo.com.