NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apr. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Athletes and sports enthusiasts seeking to bring their athletic relationships and careers to the next level will find an appropriate platform at SportsGist.com – the Internet’s leading sports social network. SportsGist is a premier provider of web services supporting the success of serious athletes and their communities where sports enthusiasts and athletes are able to interact with professional athletes, coaches, and scouts.

Sportsgist - (c) Send2PressInteractive activities include: chatting with friends; customizing personal profiles; designing personal sports pages; creating blogs; watching videos; uploading photos; finding a coach; recruiting new athletes; listening to eChats with sports celebrities such as Cat Osterman, and more.

“There are so many reasons that I enjoy SportsGist.com,” Shelly Thomas of Franklin, NC, explained. “The first is the connection with athletes in various sports. The other is that my 12-year old daughter is able to showcase her talent through blogs, videos, and pictures.”

Currently, 250+ colleges are represented on the site making it an effective source of information for athletic college scholarships; page views have doubled since March.

The popularity increase is mainly due to the site’s design and functionality. It also serves as a hot spot for athletes to commiserate and to celebrate.

“There is no better place to visit to celebrate when your team wins, or to sulk if they lose,” Daniel Kowalski, four-time, Australian Olympic-swimming medalist, said. “People on this site understand. It is also fun to have a tongue in cheek dig at those who are experiencing this pain! I now enjoy so many friendships that I would not have made if it was not for SportsGist.com.”

Another member, Justin Andrushko from the University of Waterloo in Canada, is impressed by the site’s capability to unite players, fans, and coaches from around-the-world. He explains that it also opens up opportunities for young athletes to gain exposure through their in-depth profiles.

Founded in late 2006, SportsGist.com has experienced rapid growth (62 percent); improvements continue to be made and high-profile sports celebrities and coaches are added to the membership roster on daily basis.

SportsGist.com is a subsidiary of Sportz Ventures, LLC and membership is free. The CEO of SportsGist.com, Jeff Becker, was a baseball player in the Cleveland Indians’ Organization.

For more information, visit: www.SportsGist.com.

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