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By Molly Cernicek
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About this project

Molly, our Founder and CEO, understands the recruiting process well. She has gone through it personally when she pursued her Division I college career at UC Berkeley. She has coached youth soccer for years, helping several players along the way with their college recruiting efforts. 

It wasn't until her niece Catie asked her to capture video and create highlight reels to support her recruiting process that Molly realized capturing and choosing video highlights for the college recruiting process could be accomplished in far less time with much better results.

 

Molly and her niece Catie - after her first Division I soccer game last fall
Molly and her niece Catie - after her first Division I soccer game last fall

 

Today's youth and high school athletes work harder than any previous generation to meet their goals and expectations. They play in hundreds of games and dozens of tournaments during their sports careers.

We all know how hard it is to capture a game-changing play on video. Those are the moments that will be remembered forever by athletes and their family and friends. 

A day may come after a big tournament or game when your athlete gets an email from a college coach expressing interest. The coach wants to see a video highlight reel. Are you ready to send one? 

No? Now what?

  • Do you ask that parent who is always recording games for a copy? Will you spend countless hours watching and editing all of those games?  
  • Do you hire someone to record the next couple of games, and build a highlight reel that showcases your athlete's abilities? Do you think you'll have enough footage?

With SportXast, there is an easier way to:

  • Capture and share highlights in real-time with your family who can’t attend the game;
  • Build a digital portfolio of your athlete's best moments from their very first team to playing on the high school varsity;
  • Choose your favorite clips and create highlight reels in minutes that show off the best moments of a game, tournament or season.

To dramatically reduce the amount of time necessary to capture inspiring video highlights of your athletes and their teams by building an all-in-one solution to help you capture, share and manage your athlete's best video highlights.

 SportXast has three parts to its video platform: 

     1. The SportXast App

     2. The SportXast Athlete Channel

     3. The SportXast Team Channel

The SportXast app is currently available in the Apple Store. 

The SportXast Athlete Channel is the focus of this Kickstarter campaign.

We built the SportXast app to create hassle-free way of capturing and assembling the best highlights of a game with your smartphone. No video editing required.  Here’s how it works: 

  • Create an event that allows others with the app capture video highlights at the same game; 
  • Tap our patented button that captures the PREVIOUS 8 seconds of action to create a highlight with zero-editing; 
  • Share your favorite plays via Facebook, Twitter, Email and SMS while still at the game; 
  • Tag your player and the type of play they just made; Follow your favorite team and athlete channels.
  • Follow your favorite team and athlete channels.

 

 

Think of the Athlete Channel like a LinkedIn profile page for a young athlete. It is a portfolio of your athlete's best highlights, their teams and tournaments over their athletic career. These channels can be shared with family, friends and college coaches.

Athlete Channel Features:

  • Athlete information: A sports resume of teams, positions, academics and interest in the sport.
  • Game Clips Library: All highlights taken with the SportXast app are arranged by date and opposing teams. Users can add additional tags and easily share on Facebook, Twitter, Email and SMS.
  • Highlight Reel Tool: Highlights from the Game Clips Library can be quickly selected and made into a highlight reel. Text overlay and a circle to spotlight your athlete can be added easily and additional clips can be uploaded from your computer. 
  • Search: Quickly find highlights that are tagged.

 

 

 

  • Huge Discount: We are offering up to 40% discounts for our Channels for a year. 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

SportXast's Channel Platform has a great deal of complexity. In order to remove as much editing as possible from our end-users and customers when it comes to capturing and curating video, our code, databases and servers have to run seamlessly on many different devices. Our biggest challenges revolve around putting different parts of the platform together in the most efficient way possible that will allow us to scale the platform and add features that our customers most want to use.

We are confident that we will deliver on your Athlete and Team Channels because of the mistakes we made building the early versions of the SportXast app and again with the first prototype of the Channel platform. As a result, we have worked hard to find and hire well-trained and experienced developers who we believe will be key to launching and expanding our video platform and mitigating risks and challenges. We are very committed to making SportXast products easy to use and supportive of your needs and interests. There will be unexpected issues, but we are confident we have the team and expertise to handle the ankle-turners on the field.

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    Exclusive 4 month Athlete Channel

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    Starting on any day of the year, fill up your Athlete Channel during any 4 month period.

    All highlights taken with the SportXast App before you receive the Channel will be part of your Athlete Channel when you receive it.

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    • 1 Athlete Channel until June 1, 2018
    • Unlimited Game Clips taken with the SportXast app
    • Unlimited invites for fans and coaches to follow your channel
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    Early Bird Athlete Channel

    Capture and share the best moments of your athlete's game and season with the SportXast free app. Those highlights will copy directly into their Athlete Channel where you can build and share highlight reels in minutes with family, friends and college coaches.

    All highlights taken with the SportXast App before you receive the Channel will be part of your athlete's Channel when you receive it.

    Retail: $124.99

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    Athlete Channel

    Capture and share the best moments of your athlete's game and season with the SportXast free app. Those highlights will copy directly into their Athlete Channel where you can build and share highlight reels in minutes with family, friends and college coaches.

    All highlights taken with the SportXast App before you receive the Channel will be part of your athlete's Channel when you receive it.

    Retail: $124.99

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    Team Channel

    SportXast has a channel designed for the Team.

    Showcase your team with video highlights captured by team parents using the SportXast app. These highlights can be shared in real-time and used to create highlight reels for the whole team. Multiple administrators can be assigned to the Team Channel. The Channel can be shared with fans, sponsors, coaches and more.

    All highlights taken with the SportXast App before you receive the Channel will be part of your team's Channel when you receive it.

    Retail: $249.99

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    • Unlimited Game Clips taken with the SportXast app
    • Unlimited Highlight Reels
    • Unlimited invites for fans and coaches to follow your channel
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