CoachTube.com, a startup founded last year by Wade Floyd in Austin, provides a platform to connect athletes with coaches via video tutorials.
Some of the instructional videos are free. Others charge prices ranging from $10 to $100. The site offers hundreds of videos in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, football, martial arts, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more.
The site officially launched in February.
And now CoachTube.com is expanding further. Forbes is reporting that CoachTube.com acquired “PlaySportsTV to enhance the quantity and quality of its offerings” on May 15th. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
PlaySportsTV has more than 3,000 videos and provides its customers with access to more than 7,000 coaches.
“I created CoachTube.com for the kid in me that wished I could have learned from the best growing up. The expensive sports camps were not in my parent’s budget, so it just made sense to create an affordable option for aspiring athletes of all ages. After talking to hundreds of coaches, from pros to parent volunteers, I realized the impact CoachTube could have in today’s online-learning atmosphere, especially because there isn’t an online marketplace for coaching and learning sports skills like there is in academic and technology learning,” Floyd said in a news release. “Growing up, I often wondered why there wasn’t a place online where the best coaches from each sport could showcase their talents. What I’ve learned in the process of building this site, is that my curiosity was shared by other coaches who not only wanted to share their knowledge of the game, but also to help other athletes reach their goals.”