★ How long should I expect to wait for my new website?
All websites are queued in order of completed registration and content submission. Please note that time frames are dependent on demand and your place in line. You will be notified of all updates regarding your website progress.
Custom Design Clients: Available for review in 7-10 days after all content is submitted.
Template Design Clients: Available for review in 3-5 days after all content is submitted.
★ What if I don't have enough photos to submit?
Simply grab your smartphone and take a few yourself! These days, smartphones have phenomenal camera capabilities that will give you great results. Pop on your competition attire to snap a few headshots, lifestyle pictures and handstands in front of a pretty background. It's as easy as that!
★ I chose a Template Website - Can I request changes or additions to the design, layout and what's shown?
Once an athlete selects their favorite Template Website, it will be customized to the athlete by incorporating their individual information, photos, videos and coordinating colors. Changes or additions to a website's design, layout or format is only permitted for the Custom Designed Website option.
★ I finished reviewing my new website, can I request changes before it's published?
Custom Design Clients: Heck yes! You're an important part of the design process as we create a totally unique website, so be specific with your change requests and email them over.
Template Design Clients: Once you receive your website for review, look it over to make sure everything is correct. With Template Designs, you have the freedom to change and update information, video links and photos only. Changes to the design, layout, format, etc. of the website are not available for the template option.
★ Am I allowed to update my website with new scores, photos and videos?
Absolutely! All content updates are included in your first 12 months. Send new competition results, photos and video links, anytime!
★ What email do I send my updates to?
Send to: JHCRecruits@gmail.com
Subject Line: Athlete’s full name - Your request
Include In Your Message: Please be as specific as possible when emailing your updates and information over! I will be able to better input your new content if I know exactly what it is.
★ How do I update my website with new videos?
Step 1: Upload the new videos to your personal Youtube account.
Step 2: Include a descriptive title and caption so I have all the information needed to add to your website.
(Example: Make sure to give each video a descriptive title and caption on Youtube. If it's a routine from a recent competition, include... a. the meet name, b. the meet dates and location, c. scores and results, etc.)
Step 3: Shoot me an email! Let me know that you've got new videos you'd like added to your website, and include the links to each video. Send it here: JHCRecruits@gmail.com
★ I am training a ton of new skills this summer, does that mean there will be tons of video on my website? Will too many videos be overwhelming for college coaches to watch?
Based on my discussions with former teammates who are now collegiate coaches, this is my recommendation for recruits who know they'll be working tons of new skills over the summer:
What to do:
Create event-specific highlight videos as the athlete progresses, showing multiple new skills in a single video. I recommend this for both Template and Custom Design Website clients!
One of my athletes recently created a "New Beam Skills Update: April 2023" video that includes clips of her training all these new skills: Back handspring layout step-out series, side aerial, front aerial, switch side leap, double turn, roundoff double twist dismount.
How to edit a highlight video:
Athletes have found it easy to create these highlight videos using iMovie straight from their phone (as nearly all of them have edited videos using iMovie previously and know how to do it already!) Videos should be simple, showing quick clips of all your new skills (no need to be fancy or complicated!)
Frequency of creating new highlight videos:
In reality, athletes can create as many highlight videos as they'd like, as often as they'd like: Monthly, weekly, even daily! Anytime an athlete wants to post a new video to their site, all they have to do is upload it to their YouTube then send me the link and I'll post it on their website. Athletes can choose to show all their highlight videos on their website, or only their most recent highlight video. You choose how much you want to post!
Why highlight videos are effective:
By showing 1:30 - 2:00 long highlight videos of new skills and your current training, coaches stay engaged on the website because everything they need to see has been condensed into a single video, versus having 8-10 different "individual skill" videos to scroll through.
★ Will my website be automatically updated after my competitions?
No — Athletes are responsible for submitting new scores, photos, videos, etc. after a competition. All you have to do is send me an email with your results, photos and/or videos you'd like to post from the competition, and I'll update your website ASAP!
★ My website is already published, but I'd like to make a few changes to how it looks. Can I request changes to the design?
Once you approve your website and give me the 'Go!' to publish it, changes to the design of your website are available for an additional fee. Contact me for more details.
★ What happens after the first year of having my site?
Everything (website design and launch, plus all content updates) is included for the first 12 months of having your new recruiting website. After the first year, a $50 annual maintenance fee will cover your entire next 12 months of updates, keeping your website in tip-top shape! We’ll send you a reminder closer to your anniversary date. Don't need your website anymore? Email JHCRecruits@gmail.com to cancel your site's annual maintenance, anytime.