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CA$ 60.00 pledged of CA$ 10,000 goal
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About this project

What is it?

Our dream is to help Canadian athletes unleash their full potential and get the recognition they deserve. Talent is everywhere, but the lack of opportunity is equally present. Simply put, it’s all too common to be unable to achieve your dreams because of the lack of money, resources, and structure. This is a common theme for many who have fallen short. Imagine if you could change that reality? 

At FlexSports Inc, we’re all about building something that will give many Canadian individuals the necessary outlet for marketing their athletic abilities. FlexSports will be home to Canada’s first web application geared towards all athletic recruitment for Canadian athletes looking to play collegiate sports in either America and Canada. What we offer is the perfect platform to connect with prep and collegiate coaches from all across North America. It’s a simple procedure to get started. The user friendly app will allow anyone to sign up and the amount of content enabled on your profile will vary depending on which package you select. The app will help in determining an individual's talent, personality, and potential, where they will then be connected with the schools that best fits them. FlexSports Inc will also act as a database for coaches, as they will be able to select a need and position, which will them prop up suggestions for players which fit their criteria. This will prevent the tedious hassle of having to search through a list of players that fit a certain system. 

Problem

The percentage of athletes participating in their respective sports declines dramatically after the athletes hits 16 years old. Rising costs of universities have made it the norm for a student to graduate with tens of thousands in debt. we've witnessed high level caliber athletes give up on their dream simply because of the travel cost and the lack of exposure they need in order to succeed. Travel costs have crippled many opportunities for athletes as many fly to American universities for trials or showcase tournaments. This project has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for students and their families. One of the biggest kept secrets is the abundance of talented athletes that Canada has to offer. What better way to promote it than combining the physical activity involved with traditional sports with new technology.  Our team is hoping to help Canadians succeed in the world of sports and this web application will help solve that issue, one province at a time.

How it all started

The idea came to mind during my sisters recruitment process. Coaches were surprised by the level of athletic talent here in Canada and spoke to her about the frustrations of not having a user friendly web app that would save them from the tedious travels. That's when I started brainstorming and forming a team. 

Risks and challenges

We're working with a very reliable company to build and deliver a user friendly system that anyone could figure out how to use.

Because our focus is so strong and specific, it's hard to lose traction of what FlexSports is all about.

Although we're new to the app world, we're extremely determined to deliver quality and consistency through our hard work.

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    Flexsports founder's handbook; The Secret to Success - With acknowledgements from the author. Complimentary t-shirt and poster. Will receive email updates regarding the app. Thank you for your support!

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    Be the first to receive the premium package of this web app. On top of this you will receive a personal signed copy of the Founder's handbook; The Secret to Success. Flexsports t-shirt, poster and updates through email will also be included. Thank you for your contribution!

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    Be the first to receive the premium package of the web app as well as Flexsports' mini documentary. On top of this you will receive a signed copy of the author's handbook, as well as a Flexsports t-shirt and poster. You will be kept updated with the app. Thank you for your contribution!

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    Pledge CA$ 2,500 or more About $2,314

    Get flown into Ottawa (from anywhere in North America) to attend The Official Flexsports Launch Party. Spend an all inclusive weekend with the founder of Flexsports. On top of this you will be the first to receive a premium package of the web app, a signed copy of the author's handbook, a personal copy of the mini documentary, consistent emails about the app, as well as a complimentary t-shirt, poster and hoodie. Thank you for your contribution!

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