The BSN Foundation is one of America’s first and only non-profit organizations dedicated to the facilitation of student-athlete careers in athletics. Through donations and sponsorships, the BSN Foundation will be able to provide professional testing, education, networking, and perhaps, most importantly, relationship building with the right people in the right positions, without the hassle of skepticism or fear of exploitation.
Today’s responsible parents of high school age athletes are vigilant and privy to literature, as they should be. However, they are assaulted constantly by an army of companies with lofty promises and few results. In conversation with any random selection of these parents, it’s not hard to ascertain that the culture itself is willing to spend considerable dollars for the opportunity to provide their child with a top-notch education assisted by even a marginal athletic scholarship because, quite simply, they believe that the risk is worth the reward and the numbers add up.
The unfortunate fact, however, is that often this is not the case. Scholarships are scarce comparatively to those who would attempt, and the cost of college can be high. Placement on college rosters is often left to “grass roots” recruiting. Let’s clarify. It becomes a mad scramble for athletes and parents to get the right information in the right hands and quite a bit of finger crossing that they may have an intimate connection to those who are viewing it. In other words, even in today’s age it’s the Wild West and they’re gambling, unless they have that one athletically gifted child on a transcendent level. Let’s face it, how many of these athletes are there? We hear the 1% narrative and there is truth to it.
The Beyond Sports Network Foundation, Inc. provides a unique opportunity to influence, inspire and educate young athletes within the local community. Your financial assistance helps provide free athletic combines and year round educational resources & information for athletes. Providing education to the high school athletes in areas such as Internet, technology & social media safety, nutrition, training & recruiting on a monthly basis is something we are extremely passionate about. We want to help build relationships with the coaches, parents and athletes to educate on how to promote oneself in a positive manner, protect their identity and stay safe online, using social media to create a positive “personal brand”, and how to become successful in sports and throughout life. The more we can interact and build personal relationships, the more we believe we can make a difference within each community.