Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? The Athletes Village has the answers. Check out some of our frequently asked questions to find out more about The Athletes Village and the sports help we can offer. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’ll make sure you get your questions answered.

Who can benefit from The Athletes Village?

The Athletes Village is for everyone in need of sports help! Whether you’re a concerned parent, a little league coach or an athlete who’s simply trying to improve, we have created a community that supports you.

Why was The Athletes Village created?

The Athletes Village was created to do 3 simple things:

  1. Keep kids in sports.
  2. Cut down the rising youth sports injury rates.
  3. Provide an easy way for elite athletes and sports experts to give back and inspire the next generation of athletes.

How many sports are discussed in the community?

We have started this movement with 5 sports: Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field/Cross Country and Lacrosse. Let us know what issues and sports matter most to you and we’ll prioritize our efforts.

How do I qualify to be a verified expert?

Verified experts at The Athletes Village are people with specialized knowledge who provide in-depth answers to sports help questions in their field of expertise. If you feel that you qualify to be an expert and would like to be verified, go to your Profile Settings page and click the button “I want to become a verified expert.” You will receive an email that will direct you to the expert form to fill out. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by one of our team members. You will be notified through The Athletes Village and we’ll send you an email to let you know you have been approved.

How do I earn points to compete in the monthly competitions?

Points are automatically tallied in response to the following villager actions:

  • Uploading a picture to your profile (50 pts – one time only)
  • Filling out your profile (50 pts – one time only)
  • Answering a question (15 pts)
  • Asking a question (10 pts)
  • Sharing questions on Social Media (2 pts per share)
  • Fist-bumping a question or answer (1pt – maximum 50 pts/month)
  • Getting flagged for breaking any of the 9 best practice rules (lose 25 pts)

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