For the last few weeks, the Baltimore Gaelic Athletic Association has adopted a unique way to get the word out on hurling.
The Q&A format lets the spotlighted player have a bit of fun too, thanks to questions such as “Best thing to shout at a game?” and “What would your wrestling name be?”
HOW THIS CAN HELP YOUR GAA CLUB
Offerings such as these posts from the Baltimore GAA can help your club too. In particular, they can make your website seem less static. If you post one a week or just one a month, it’s better than leaving a two-month old story as your top article.
In fact, posting anything new once a month is better than having your site sit unaltered for months at a time.
Sure, you still need to have some obligatory information on your site — practice times, invites for new players, game schedules and the “What is hurling?” text — but all of that should be buried under links. You want to give people an opportunity to wander around your site and get to know you.
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions on what to post to your team site, and all of these can be done in 10 minutes or less.
- PLAYER PROFILES. To gather them up, send out a mass e-mail to your players and tell them to have fun. (Ask them for a picture too!)
- HURLING VIDEOS. Not your videos, but videos from YouTube. There are quite a lot too. Here’s some ideas on what to look for in your hurling videos.
- PRACTICE AND MATCH PHOTOS. Post one or two at a time to spread it out over several months.
- QUICKIE EXPLANATIONS. Tell people what a sliotar is. Explain a rule. Just add something — anything — new.
- SOCIAL MEDIA. Post snippets, links and teases to your social media locations on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and whatever other services you maintain. Remember, your posts don’t need to be more than a few sentences. Just keep feeding them!
- FUNDRAISERS. Yes, it would seem obvious that these would be posted in an easy-to-spot location, but often times they are not. Just list the standard requirements: Place, time, date, cost and description.
Again, this helps keep your website looking fresh and lively. You don’t want it to look like you created it in 2003 and then forgot about it ever since.
Likewise, it shows your club is still vital and out in the community.Read More