Quote from FDthrower
This sounds like an amazing project and one that I think we will all enjoy once the hard work is finished. Thank you for compiling these lists.
How about using the website kickstarter, in which you can put expenses up and people can contribute. It is an all or nothing type of project starter, which helps to create a buzz as people need to be involved to fully fund it or it doesn't get approved.
It is a new way of project funding, people use it for books, movies and other projects.
published at Dec 22nd 2013 6:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Dre
I had considered something like that. I was leaning toward gofundme.com instead. Basically, that is more of a donation system instead.
There are 3 main reasons why Kickstarter doesn't seem ideal for me:
1) I don't really know how much it'll cost for me to get this going.
2) I don't really know what the interest levels are
3) Kickstarter, I believe, requires a working prototype. Or perhaps that is only for physical goods.
I do really want to get this moving. I've recently moved, and as a result, I'm taking a year off from coaching to try to build this. I've got so many ideas that it sometimes feels like I'm drowning.
Some of the things I want:
-create, share workouts (to make long distance coaching easier, and also for off-season workouts for athletes, etc)
-easy input of results and practice distances (for individual or entire team - throwing and lifting results), including progression charts, etc
-An official ring database (probably with an Amazon-style rating system and photos)
-following athletes or fellow coaches (get updates as they happen, or as posted)
-ability to cross-post anything onto Twitter, Facebook, etc.
-I'd like to make iphone and android apps as well, otherwise... whats the point?
Again, the goal is to make something that we will each want/need to use every day. The all-time lists I'm working on have a much bigger purpose. Each individual I'm adding to my database is the beginnings of a personal profile. If you have thrown far enough to get on my radar, then you will already have a profile on this site, and you will simply link up to it upon sign-up.
This is basically a social network for throwers. The way I'm building it, it is feasible to make for other events as well, but I'd prefer to get it right for the important events first, and I just may keep everything on separate sites as well. This will all take a long time, but I am definitely capable.
As far as personal data goes... I don't want it. I want throwing, training and lifting data. I have no interest in personal information beyond your name and school/city. Publicly available information.
I'm currently not planning to host much video or pictures (except maybe a profile pic, because hosting vids and pics is super expensive), but there are other ways to get video and photos on a website, which I will explore later.
Give me your opinions/thoughts. If you agree I should start crowd funding, please let me know.
Happy holidays, everybody!
published at Dec 22nd 2013 9:42am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/