Athletes need a place to call their own. We at 9INE POINT are starting the Athletes Create Athletes Community (ACA) to bring together athletes in a supportive driven, athletic community. – Jacolby Gilliam
In episode 38 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast we are doing a thing today, we are finally launching the Athletes Create Athletes Community. Had this whole thing built since the summer but was too scared to launch it because it wasn’t perfect.
But yesterday I had an unfortunate reminder of why 9INE POINT was started in the first place; to make sure no athlete has to feel alone on their journey. So many of us face battles that we deal with alone because we don’t want to bother others with our problems. We are going to change that with ACA. We want athletes to have a place that holds no judgment, saying you’re struggle doesn’t make you any less of an athlete it makes you human.
I remember being that 17-year-old kid that tore his ACL thought life was over. It’s dramatic but when I had my whole life planned around the game and when I thought it was gone. I didn’t know who I was. Selfishly I don’t want another athlete to go through that.
Not sure where this platform goes but I know our mission behind it to impact athletes around the world.
Why We Built Athletes Create Athletes
We at 9INE POINT Mag built the Athletes Create Athletes Community to bring together athletes in a way that’s focused, valuable, authentic and––most importantly––athlete-driven.
Right now, We’re juggling a bunch of platforms in different places. It doesn’t necessarily allow us to create the best experience for athletes. By launching this community, We can introduce you to more athletes, unlock valuable collaborations and exclusive content.
We’re fired up to bring you new, fresh ideas and practices to take into your daily life beyond just sports.
Whether you are a junior high, high school, college student-athlete, semi-pro or professional athlete; the 9INE POINT Athletes Create Athletes has a place for you.
What You Should Expect From The Athletes Create Athletes Community
We’re aiming to make your experience here awesome. We want you to get five key things from The 9INE POINT Mag Athletes Create Athletes Community:
- Experience exclusive content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else.
- Meet athletes who share your interests who live near you, who do the same things, or who care about the same topics.
- Make better, more well-informed decisions about the things that are most important to you.
- Swap stories, experiences, and ideas (not necessarily advice) around our shared mission.
- Find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversations, and expert perspective each and every day.
To make this a reality, We’re going to need your help. Each time you contribute a story, experience, or idea, you’re building a knowledge base every member of this community can tap to make better decisions. And when you invite in as few as two new members to Athletes Create Athletes, you’re adding rocket fuel to what this athlete-driven community can accomplish together. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Let’s Dive In!
You might be asking yourself what’s the best way to get started in ACA. The answer is simple. Add your first Post by telling us what goal you’re most excited about right now.