“This is breakthrough technology for amateur, professional players and coaches alike” said Ken Valdiserri, former President/GM of the Chicago Rush. “We used this forum to resource players for the Chicago Rush. With social networking being such a viable way to connect people to people and people to organizations, BSN is clearly on to something revolutionary here as this will only further augment the scouting process and become a user friendly tool for anyone in the professional football business.”
I feel that BSN provides a unique service within the football community. When you look at a player like my son from a D3 school you wonder whether he could aspire to the next level if he is good enough. You hear the mantra "if he is good enough they will find him". Well, BSN provides these men from the smaller schools to be found if they want to be found. The format of the site, based around social networking, allows the player to be a part of the process in a familiar setting. The advice available, recognition through the All-American teams, and the process that culminates in a weekend event in which the finest of these players can showcase their skills, proves to me that BSN has been, is and will be a great resource for my son Trey (Otterbein University) to maximize his opportunities to accomplish his dream to play professional football. Thank you Jimmy and Dan for your mission to provide this format.
Sincerely, Jerry Fairchild (Parent of BSN Member Trey Fairchild)
“Beyond Sports Network has provided me with the great opportunity to connect and network with not only great college athletes, but also some great professionals in the industry. Specifically on the College Network, I have been able to personally talk with and interview athletes while also reaching out to athletic departments from some great schools. This has provided me with tremendous hands-on experience.”
~ Kerry Gibbs (WVU Intern)
"BSN has allowed me to get an in-depth perspective into the world of collegiate football. Everyone always discusses the FBS division, but I have truly learned to appreciate the talent out there from the "lower levels." The work I have done for BSN from marketing the Collegiate Showcase to hosting the weekly radio show has allowed me to hone my skills as a sports management major. I believe BSN has the diversity to help any student's needs, but more importantly allows them to express their creativeness. Jimmy and Dan have both given me the green light to get creative to help make the site better. BSN has changed so much from the time I joined roughly 8 months ago. I am happy I have this internship with BSN because it has truly given me a great starting point to enter the world of sports."
~ Justin Pacovsky (WVU Intern)
Beyond Sports Network has provided me the opportunity to network with notable sports figures, coaches and college athletes. It encompasses all media tools, utilizing radio and television to promote upcoming events, feature athletes of all ages and chat about the hottest sports topics. It has taught me the importance of building connections and promoting through various types of media. I've gained invaluable advice and made personal friends with the athletes and coaches I've interviewed while being an intern with BSN. I was able to talk about my experience I've had at the network during my internship interview with ESPN, which helped build my credibility and showed that I knew how to network in the sports industry. BSN is a great network for anyone looking to pursue a career in sports!
~ Perrin M. Raudabaugh (VT Intern)
Beyond Sports Network has given me a great opportunity to become learn more about professional sports. I have been a huge sports fan my whole life and want to have a career in sports in some way. I am interning for the Charlotte Bobcats as a Beat Writer, and the interviewing of athletes that I do for BSN has prepared me greatly for this opportunity with the Bobcats.
~ Mark Kern (Kansas State Intern)
BSN opened up a door for me to see and learn about leagues I never would have heard of, and plenty of opportunities to showcase my skills as a designer for them.
~ David Alger (Towson Intern)
#1 “Beyond Sports Network is a great avenue for me to promote my bio and film, contact with coaches and agents, and talk with other players. The more people who see my film and the more solid relationships I create, the greater my chances of making it to the next level.”
“The facts are hard to handle but true: It is a small percentage of athletes who make it from DI schools to the NFL, and an even smaller chance a DIII athlete will sign with a team. I think in the past few years, about 2-5 DIII athletes sign with an NFL team, per year. For these facts alone, Beyond Sports is a necessary tool for every DI, DII, and especially DIII athlete if they want to have a shot at making it to the pros. I highly recommend it!”
#2 “Jimmy has created a great platform with Beyond Sports Network. I used his network when I was trying to move up to the next level- from collegiate to professional football. He provides the best site online that helps athletes promote their talents and connect with the scouts, agents, and coaches who can help them achieve their goals by becoming a professional athlete.”
~ Lewis Howes – Founder of The Sports Networker & Former Wide Receiver
Beyond Sports Network is a great site to get your name out and to network with players, coaches, and agents. I have networked with players, coaches, and agents on this site and it has really put my name out more than I could have done on my own. I’m starting to see more and more coaches on this site and this will give players the opportunity to tell coaches what they are all about.
~ Rico Reese – Linebacker/ BSN Member
Well, it helped me find, what I consider, one of the best agents in the business. He made every call and did everything he needed to do, to get me to the next level. Had it not been for my off season shoulder injury I would have had many opportunities because of him. Also it gives me a chance to help my team better by seeing guys and telling my coach about them. I wish I had something like this when I was coming out of college because it really gives you a lot of exposure all over the world. To me, it is the best thing for a player “who needs a little extra help”.
~ Robert Garth – Wide Receiver/ BSN Member
“While the NCAA mantra is that most of us are going pro in something other than sports and that is absolutely true, it's also true that there are many opportunities for Division III graduates to continue competing after their college days are over. So while we hope to bring these people and their stories to the general public, I'm hopeful that BSN can take these young men (and hopefully women soon) and help them find their way to great playing and educational opportunities overseas and here in the USA. There are so many professional leagues and the ones in Europe and elsewhere overseas, especially, really fall in line with the concept of the well-rounded student-athlete that Division III is known for.”
~ Pat Coleman – Founder D3Sports.com
“I definitely support this site. When I came home from canada I had a fallout with my previous agent. So I was looking to get my name back out there when I found this site. Soon after I got in touch with the barnstormers and the rest is history. You guys do a great job of letting the athletes build there profile add there highlight tapes view other member files and its absolutely free. It looks like you even got high school kids logging on. In the long run I definitely think beyond sports is gonna be one of the best networking sites to help athletes get the attention they deserve. Im glad I found this site. I hope a lot of athletes feel the same way.”
~ Bryan Pray – Wide Receiver/ BSN Member
“Already I have received strong interest from the arena football leagues and have some agents that are interested in representing me. I am currently trying out for the new AAFL, so we will see how that goes. I have some good interest out there. Not only has your site given me some playing options and help from agents but it creates an awesome players network of players all across the country at different levels. I like how I’ve received emails from guys asking how the road has been, and as well Im interested in how other athletes are doing. I currently train one of the athletes in the system, so Ill look forward to see how he progresses and makes contacts on your site. I would encourage all athletes to join your site for sure. The athlete’s network is stronger when everyone works together. The road traveled is much easier too, trust me, haha.”
~ Mike Marker – Wide Receiver/ BSN Member
“I feel that the benefits are endless for the partnership of AFX and BSN. Both organizations have top professional people that want to put the best product out there possible. Through BSN’s screening process, AFX will have the very best candidates from which to build its teams. The experience that BSN brings to the table will be a big draw for AFX coaches and athletes alike.
AFX will greatly benefit from the phenomenal network that BSN has built as a means to promote both the entertainment and football aspect of the project. BSN certainly understands the importance of coupling technology and marketing in order to reach the widest and most enthusiastic potential fan base.
AFX and BSN have a tremendous journey ahead and I am humbled to part of the team.”
~ Wayne Anderson - AFX Advisory Board Member
There have been many attempts to “lure” future college players into the paid recruiting services. Many of these “services” were a sham. Our club is so excited to partner with the Beyond Sports Network. We have carefully studied the company, and have had several incredible conversations with Beyond Sports. Jimmy Kibble is a proven big time athlete, and knows what is required to take players to the next level. We are 100% convinced that this program will elevate our players to that level of national recognition. We’re anxious for our players to post their profiles.
~ Mike Moyer – FC Revolution Coach/Part Owner
It is one of the most detailed recruiting tools I have seen thus far. Coaches can create a profile for themselves or their team that allows prospective players to access the information at anytime and anywhere. Also, having the ability to download video and pictures helps as well. In conclusion, BSN gives the coach the access to network on a daily basis with players and coaches all over the world.
~Tavares Bowens (coach in (now defunct) AIFA)
“Jimmy is a passionate leader whose vision is cutting edge in the realm of professional sport networking. His instinct for developing cutting technology in sports networking coupled with his integrity and courage place him at the forefront of our business.”
~ Mike Feldman - High School Football and Track Coach
“I was lucky enough to have played on the same team as Jimmy. I had come to know Jimmy quite well and think very highly of him. He was a leader and a friend. Jimmy has a professional demeanor and is always willing to help out in any way possible. Jimmy has a great work ethic and strives to achieve at a high level, whether on the field or off. He possesses the qualities that are prevalent in all successful people. There truly aren't enough Jimmy Kibbles in the world today. I am extremely excited about his new venture; Beyond Sports Network.”
~ Chad Clark - Arena Football Player, Arena Football League (colleague)
“Jimmy Kibble is a visionary. He always comes up with creative ideas and then follows through on creating great products based on those concepts. He is trusted by many in the business of sports.”
~ Darren Heitner, Esq., CEO, Dynasty Athlete Representation
“Jimmy is a hard worker an a great business man. He know what he wants and know how to treat player with the respect they need. He also know how to promote players, coaches, operations, ect. personal to get them in contact with the right people. If you get a chance to talk with him you well be surprise on what BSN can do. Thanks Jimmy for BSN and many more years of coming announcements with your organization.”
~ Joseph Riker - Assistant Video Director-West Coast Operations, United Football League
“Jimmy is a true professional and entrepreneur. BSN is a leading edge platform with unlimited potential for a great future to for athletes, coaches and agents. I highly endorse Jimmy.
~ Roger Mussa - Wealth Advisor & Retirement Planner, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
“Jimmy shares a passion for people and football and is a tireless worker. He continues to impress with his never ending energy to be bring the best network to athletes and coaches supporting those that are motivated to advance. I would highly recommend Jimmy Kibble and Beyond Sports Network (BSN) to athletes and coaches for his honesty, work ethic and in giving us a product tailored for us in a very competitive industry.”
~ Dan Lamagna – Owner/ Founder NEPA Miners
With this partnership I’m hoping that professional organization will see that the old minor league stereotype is just that a stereotype. Sure their are poorly run leagues and team at this level, but the PFL and it’s members are trying to operate in a professional manor, and should be recognized for their efforts, and given a chance to network with professional teams looking for talented players, coaches, and staff members. Just because our teams don’t have the budgets to pay coaches, staff and players doesn’t mean that you should close the door on what opportunities that we can provide a pro level owner or a coach. Think of this what really separates our level of football with theirs? The answer is money, and the ability to pay staff and players the only reason they have the talent and staff is money “as they say money is what makes the world go around”.”
~ Dan Todd - Founder Premier Football League
“We feel our partnership with BSN will help our personnel and coaches with finding top quality players; by the AFX working with BSN all the players are right there for our coaches to find and evaluate the players quickly to get them over to Europe and playing on the various AFX Teams.”
~ Greg Anderson - AFX CEO