AthleticLink.com, the Internet site developed specifically for athletic job postings, camp advertisements and competition open dates, is the newest NFCA partner.
Linked directly to the NFCA Web site, AthleticLink.com will provide online services to NFCA members and all those interested in fastpitch softball. Services include: job announcements, resume posting, competition date scheduling, athletic camp postings, clinics and seminar schedules, and consultants and speaker listings. As an introductory offer, NFCA members will receive two free postings in each category through Dec. 7, 2002. Access codes will be E-mailed to NFCA members October 7.
"The NFCA and AthleticLink.com have recognized the benefits that a partnership in online postings can create for each organization," said Sandra L. Vivas, president of AthleticLink.com. "The NFCA provides the conduit and the direct contact to users, while AthleticLink.com provides the technological capability to add value to NFCA's current Web site and accomplish mutual goals. Increased search capabilities, E-mail notification, resume listings, and separate sections for various types of postings will provide the membership a comprehensive site."
The parties will be partnering, as well, on marketing initiatives and membership development. For example, the resume section of the site is geared directly to people seeking jobs in the athletic field, and joining their professional association (such as the NFCA) is an ideal way to network and learn more about the sport. Student-athletes also can have access to the resume posting section.
Links to the NFCA Web site will provide that opportunity instantly. The open competition date section of the site allows tournament directors, coaches, and administrators to easily match dates and times for games. An E-mail notification function drastically reduces time spent on this laborious task.
"AthleticLink.com is the ideal niche Web site for sports-specific postings and information," said Lacy Lee Baker, NFCA executive director. "The search capabilities and ease of use particularly stand out. I know our members, as well as the entire community of fastpitch players, coaches, and administrators, will find this site a time-saver and assistant to their work. We are pleased to have AthleticLink.com as an Internet services provider."