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Winter 2017
BecomeASponsoredAthlete
FIvE RECOmmENDED STEPS TO BECOmING A A SPONSORED ATHLETE
It’s going on on on four years working with with the NGA providing competition Tan Tan with with P-Bronze Spa Tanning My journey has evolved into assisting bodybuilders figure/fitness and and physique com- petitors to to to compete create a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a portfolio and and gain recognition as as as natural athletes For the the second year I have hosted the the the NGA Lebanon valley Pennsylvania Pro/Am Figure Bodybuilding Cham- pionships with the the the help of of good friends: Jim Wilmer (Adonis photographer) and Bob Goldman editor of of the the NGA New Jersey magazine My goal is is is to to to to assist natural athletes to to to to earn contracts with financially lucrative sponsoring companies According to to to Jason Robillard (2016) there are five steps to to to becoming a a a a a a a a a a a a sponsored athlete athlete I hope this information will assist athletes to to to participate in in in in any event regardless of the the expenses and fees THE STEPS IN IN BECOMING A A A SPONSORED ATHLETE
ARE:
1 UNDERSTAND WHy COmPANIES SPONSOR ATHLETES
Many supplement/apparel companies companies are are looking for an an an an an an athlete to to represent their public image image The desire of many companies companies is to to sell products and services but always consider their image image 2 BUILD AN AN AUDIENCE – BRAND yOURSELF
Sponsors prefer an athlete who has a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a current large following Consider creating a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Facebook page website youTube video getsponsoredfast com com or or or makeachamp com com to share a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a digital resume of of your your achievements When you you you you you develop an an audience you you you you you increase the number of of people who add work to to your your opinion and name The final way is to to create a a a a a a a a a a a a a marketable business I I have a a a a a a mobile competition tanning service and Shar Legree is co-owner of She-Is-Compe- tition fashion jewelry 3 WHAT TyPE OF SPONSORSHIP ARE yOU SEEkING?
There are many ranges of of sponsorship sponsorship but the the main goal is is is to to earn discounts or or or or or have all expenses paid The The most crucial part of of asking for sponsorship sponsorship is is is to to find the the the the right words and connect with the the the sponsor sponsor Have your goals goals mirror or or or or or or or enhance the the the company’s moral goals?
4 HOW DO ATHLETES
CONTACT THE COmPANy?
The logical solution to to to contracting a a a a a a sponsor is to to to speak to to to one of their clients Always be respectful and humble 5 mAkE THE THE SALE – GET THE THE CONTRACT
Make your your your your interests clear and and concise in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a presentation about your your your your goals as a a a a a a a a a a a a a a sponsored athlete athlete Keep your your your your your pitch to to describe who you you you you you you are and and your your your your your demographic Congratulations on on on on on on on your your journey to to become a a a sponsored athlete!
Reference:
Robillard J (2016) Five Step on on on Becoming a a a a a Sponsored Athlete
Active com/fitness/article/how-to-become-a-sponsored-athlete-in-5-steps
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