KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Soon the public will have more access to the achievements of student athletes in the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools District.
Soon the public will have more access to the achievements of student athletes in the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools District.
The district’s board of education unanimously approved joining HSSportsTV.net, a service offering online streaming capabilities for athletic and school events inside the district.
The five high schools within the district will have the opportunity to have HS Sports TV upload highlights for four sports of the school’s choosing and the capability for students to upload videos of other sports and activities.
“We’re very excited to take KCK athletic programs to the next level,” said Travis Earlywine of HS Sports TV.
The schools will not have to pay directly for the service; the site will be supported by advertising.
Cynthia Lane, assistant superintendent in the district, said HS Sports TV will offer the district more opportunities to promote students.
“We’re very pleased with the opportunity to share this,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for us to have the students promoted and all the wonderful things they do. The whole purpose of this is to make sure the accomplishments of our students are well known and accessible.”
Earlywine said HS Sports TV will save coaches time and money in an effort to help students be recruited by colleges.
“Coaches don’t have to burn film for recruiters. What this service does is they can be their own recruiter,” he said.
Earlywine said the school could also upload videos of pep rallies and other student activities.
Board member George Breidenthal brought up a concern about the “minor” sports being left out, but Earlywine and Lane said the schools would aim to include all.
Along with videos, stats and rosters can be accessible on HS Sports TV.
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