HDI Project: STAR Recruiting Service
STAR Recruiting Service, a new service that makes connecting high school athletes with college coaches easy, is the brain child of Chris Swezey. Â He came to HD Interactive with an idea to simplify and modernize the college sports recruiting process in a way that hadn’t been done before. Â Chris’s vision targeted players, coaches, and parents in every state and from every college in order to ensure that each athlete was placed in their optimal college with the most scholarship money possible.
Students sign up for the service and immediately get STAR help. Â The company films the athlete in action and edits the video to show the student at his or her best. Â The athlete also creates a personal profile that lists their personal information, game stats, extracurriculars, GPA, and more so that coaches get a full view of the student.
The young man or woman also has access to the STAR Search College Locator function to find schools that offer their sport, desired major, etc. Â He or she can then denote schools of interest in their E-STAR Recruit Profile preferences. Â STAR sends their profile information and 90 second highlight video to the coaches at the athlete’s desired schools.
For the scouting coach, STAR offers a way to find talent without expensive travel. Â Coaches simply log on and search by sport, high school, etc. to find their perfect candidates. Â Coaches are able to watch the short student game highlights video and introduction without downloading anything onto their computers. Â And coaches use STAR for free.
Parents like the STAR system because it not only relieves some of the stress of college hunting, it helps ensure their children are going to the right school. Â STAR even helps the students get sports scholarships, eliminating some of the financial burden.
We built STAR using PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Flash, and FlowPlayer.
Chris has already received testimonials from happy customers and we are pleased that we had a part in STAR’s success. Â If you have an idea for a new site, email us and find out what we can build for you!