The youth basketball Academy goes online the initiative it is both the quality promotion of basketball talent in the region to professionalize to animate as many young people to the basketball and to accompany her sporty way. In addition to the EnBW Ludwigsburg the clubs Kirchheim Knights, BSG Ludwigsburg, BG Tamm/Bietigheim, Marbach of TV and BG Remseck as well as numerous schools and the Baden-Wurttemberg Basketball Association partners include the NBA. The heart of the website, the NBA community, offers its members all important functions to communicate and to exchange with each other. Each user can set his profile including his club information, invite friends and manage buddy list, send messages, manage images in photo albums and set up teams. Also, each Member can write a personal blog, open discussion forums or publish interesting links as bookmarks.
The community solution was based on the open source platform elgg developed and by reseen on the individual Adapted to needs. Editorial content such as lists of results, match reports, event data and Association information are entered by the NBA partner offices via an individually developed content management module, which is specifically designed for ease of use – the training is not required. Mario Probst, team manager of ENBW Ludwigsburg to the new website: “the new homepage, where all information about teams, events, clubs, and much more can be found serves as a central medium of the NBA. Also can all register interested by young and old in the community extensively discuss favorite themes and communicate with each other. We Internet thus take full advantage of the potential of the medium and optimize communication between all parties of the concept of youth basketball Academy.” The site as a central communication platform will be gradually developed and extended: in addition to new, current content should in the future also new features like for example a “Court – database” to the search and evaluation of public Basketball equipment or a live video chat system be integrated.
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