Thursday, 17 November 2011

Twitter for Athletes

Note: if you're looking for best practices on using Twitter with a sports team, click here.

Practice makes perfect

It takes a lot of work to stay on top of your game as an athlete. First you've got to stay healthy and focused. But then there's all the rest: staying in touch with teammates and friends, keeping your fans happy, and even running other businesses and charities. Here's the good news: from your sport to your passion, Twitter gives you one place to bring it all together.

We're providing you with these best practices to help guide your use of Twitter. The truth is, it's different for everyone, but no matter what, your Tweets should reflect the things you're passionate about. Just like any sport, Twitter has a learning curve, but that's why you need to practice and find what works for you.
While a lot of the following examples are from professional athletes, these best practices can (and should be) applied to all ranges of athletes: from the minor league shortstop to the amateur gymnast. You're ready to start tweeting when you want to jump into a conversation with your sport's community.

To go further, here's extended highlight reel of best practices for athletes on Twitter:

Don't forget to have fun and try new ideas. Follow other athletes who inspire you on Twitter and watch what they do. But ultimately, the best way to practice is by tweeting. Your followers are on your team, and they all want to see you bring your A-game, 140 characters at a time.