Enjoy The Work today announced the addition of PlayerPager to its portfolio. PlayerPager is a social network designed to empower high school athletes to better control their own brand, narrative, and content.
Today, high school athletes typically turn to Instagram or Facebook to share content, whether it’s highlights from a recent game, a workout video from the weight room, or updates on college decisions. While useful for some of these purposes, today’s biggest social networks only allow athletes to scratch the surface of player empowerment. PlayerPager is here to fix that.
PlayerPager allows athletes to share their own stories through their own unique player cards and media walls. The platform is designed to be a hub for “day-in-the-life” videos from college and high school influencers, mentoring videos from pro athletes and recruiters, and advice from experts on nutrition, sport-specific training, college admissions, and more.
Through PlayerPager, friends, family, fans and (perhaps most importantly for some) scouts and recruiters have access to everything an athlete wants to share.
PlayerPager co-founders Adam Salazar and David Todd are excited by the utility of this platform for all high school athletes across sports. There are more than 10 million male and female high school athletes in the United States alone. Until now there has never been a social platform designed just for them, where they can come together to celebrate their love of the games and their passion for competition.
From football to softball to basketball and beyond, PlayerPager is built to serve the players. The company gives all high school athletes the opportunity to celebrate and share their athletic goals and achievements, helping them to pursue their dreams or just enhance their experience as they create a digital record of their athletic career.
“Just like several multi-billion dollar businesses have been created by unpacking Craigslist and improving the user experience, it’s almost inevitable that social networks follow a similar trajectory,” says Enjoy The Work partner, Ned Renzi. “People want to share content relevant to specific niches, and what PlayerPager is doing with high school sports is just the tip of the iceberg.”