BUIES CREEK, NC – Campbell Athletics has extended its partnership with NextPlay to continue providing career development support to student-athletes through the Campbell MADE program.
Launched in 2019, Campbell MADE’s mission is to prepare student-athletes for life after sport. The program features career development content designed specifically to meet the unique needs and experiences of the athletes. Hands-on workshops and educational topics ranged from resumes to networking to interviewing.
“NextPlay is revolutionizing both career and student-athlete development as they help our athletes to transcend sports,” said Dr. Andrew Carter, Assistant Athletics Director at Campbell. “In these uncertain times, NextPlay is setting themselves apart leading a culture change around student-athlete development. I am ecstatic that we have continued our partnership with NextPlay to build a better future for our athletes here at Campbell and beyond.”
Building on the foundation that was established last year, the 2020-2021 variation of Campbell MADE will also leverage NextPlay’s customizable software platform to expand the impact of the program for athletes living in a digital world. The newly launched Campbell MADE mobile application allows athletes to engage with career development content on their own time, explore job opportunities specifically for athletes, and directly connect with alumni mentors on a private social network.
The NextPlay mobile app infrastructure provides an expanded opportunity for alumni engagement through the Campbell MADE program. Athlete alumni with subject matter expertise in subjects like LinkedIn or financial literacy have already been able to contribute to the program by sharing their knowledge with current athletes in workshops. Now, these alumni can take their engagement to the next level by directly connecting with current athletes through the app, which also provides them with a private social network to engage with former teammates and re-establish their bond with Campbell Athletics.
“We are thrilled to expand our customized engagement with Campbell Athletics.” said NextPlay CEO Kyle Mumma. “We received great feedback from athletes, alumni, and administrators who benefitted from the program last year. Introducing our mobile platform to the Campbell MADE program will amplify that impact and empower current and former Campbell athletes across the country to connect and take ownership of their lives after sports.”
ABOUT NEXTPLAY: NextPlay is dedicated to empowering athletes by giving them the tools and connections they need to succeed in life after sports. Based in Denver, Colorado and founded in 2018, NextPlay provides career development software and workshops specifically tailored to the needs of each individual partner athletics program. Visit www.nextplay.me for more information.
ABOUT CAMPBELL ATHLETICS: With 10 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams, Campbell University Athletics has a proud athletic tradition. Campbell is committed to promoting team and individual success, making scholarship and educational opportunities available to more than 400 student-athletes, and creating memorable experiences for Camel fans. A proud member of the Big South Conference, Campbell earned the Sasser Cup in 2019 as the conference’s top overall sports program. Campbell last earned this recognition in 1994.