CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameday Connections (https://www.gamedayconnections.com/) is giving coaches and athletes a new way to expand their professional networks and learn about the latest opportunities. But the site aims to be more than a career board – it also features insights for pro athletes retiring from sports and looking to pursue an equally successful second career. Gameday Connections is the brainchild of former NFL player and coach Corey Chamblin, who experienced firsthand the challenge of discovering "life after the game."
"Our goal is to increase connections between coaches, athletes and employers for opportunities on and off the field," says Chamblin. "We've created an environment that is focused on promoting growth, interaction and opportunities for those who have shared the same game day experiences in the sports industry, from high school to the pros.
Chamblin brings a definite insider's perspective to Gameday Connections. He played for several NFL teams over the course of his pro career before moving on to coaching. As coach of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, Chamblin reached the top of the mountain – winning the league's Grey Cup and the 2013 Coach of the Year award.
Coaches who register with Gameday Connections get access to a powerful staff recruiting tool . No longer will they have to rely on the "grapevine" to find candidates for coaching and support staff positions. Prospective employees will likewise benefit from being visible to entire world of coaches and teams.
Professional playing careers are short, allowing plenty of time to pursue a second career inside or outside of the sports world. That transition can be tough, but Gameday Connections has positioned itself as a top resource for both current and former athletes. The site enables retired pros to build impressive online portfolios, touch base with other former pros, connect to employers looking to hire motivated staff, and create and upload leadership videos and video references.
Gameday Connections also offers a professional services directory for individuals and businesses in the sports industry looking to be part of a winning effort. There's no listing fee, and the directory is searchable by service type and location. Currently, listed service providers include realtors, financial planners, pro and semi-pro leagues and teams, performance consultants, and agents and managers. Chamblin expects this aspect of Gameday Connections to expand quickly based on the breadth and depth of the network he's already put in place.
Gameday Connections has several more announcements planned for the coming weeks, so Chamblin and his team ask that the industry stay tuned.
About Gameday Connections
At Gameday Connections, we are committed to working with coaches, athletes and recruiters to build a quality platform that promotes interaction and growth of coaches and athletes on and off the field through education, career development, networking and recruiting.
Corey Chamblin, Team Leader
1-888-313-2454 ext. 700
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