As an grownup, shifting to a brand new metropolis and discovering new buddies, sports activities groups, and hobbies may be troublesome. Fortunately there are web sites for locating buddies and 1000’s of teams you’ll be able to affiliate with to satisfy new individuals. Nonetheless, there may be one group, or sport specifically, that does not have a robust on-line neighborhood. That sport is ice hockey.
The present downside with on-line hockey websites and communities is that they keep inside their respective golf equipment and leagues. This makes it exhausting for outsiders to study extra in regards to the group, and even to know the group exists. Why aren’t hockey groups branching out and networking collectively? Is it that manly testosterone and love for preventing that so stereotypically is related to hockey gamers that’s stopping this? No. Fairly merely, the issue is cash. Hockey groups have huge charges to pay: ice time charges, referee charges, insurance coverage charges, groups charges, and extra! Due to this, hockey groups that need a web site or place to be acknowledged on the net must resort to free webpages. These free webpages are greatest discovered on the group’s principal league and even ice rink websites. When a group makes a web page on their league’s web site, it’s just about recreation over by way of publicity. Very hardly ever do league or rink websites community with different leagues within the surrounding space. This in flip makes it troublesome for anybody to come upon the group’s web page and due to this fact that web page is barely utilized by the present group members.
The answer to this downside can be to have a hockey neighborhood web site that might deal with all these points. Would not or not it’s good to have a worldwide neighborhood of ice hockey groups that had been in a position to share photographs and information without cost? Certain you possibly can attempt do that on Fb, but it surely is not tailor-made to the wants of hockey groups. Hockey groups would want areas to show participant stats, group standings, and most significantly, a approach to be discovered by means of a search.
Fortunately due to the enhancements in internet applied sciences and the current growth of social media, we must always begin seeing websites providing these companies quickly. It’s turning into simpler and simpler to create web sites, and due to this fact it ought to immediate the much less technically inclined sports activities gamers to begin creating on-line gatherings. So cross your fingers and hold a watch out for sport networking websites, together with these for hockey, as they’re positive to pop up within the close to future.