Become a New Football Fan, the Easy Way!

www.rookieroad.com American Football Launch.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website www.rookieroad.com and content for the sport of American football. There is so much content for you to explore:

What Is Rookie Road?

At Rookie Road, we create engaging educational content to teach people the basics of sports and how to be a fan of the games that define us all. What separates us from all other sports content you’ll find on the web is that our content is tailored to new fans who want to learn more about sports, but don’t know where to begin.

Rookie Road Content

Our content is structured in a way that allows anyone, even experts, to find and learn specific concepts about sports.

Football Basics Tutorial

In this tutorial we cover the basics of football and everything you need to know as a new fan. There are twelve (12) chapters of content:

Rookie Road Football Basics Course

We recommend reading them in order, but you can also skip around to the parts that you don’t understand.

Football Glossary Terms

We have hundreds of glossary terms available for you to look up for reference. Each comes with a custom graphic and definition like the one below for the 1st down line.

Rookie Road 1st Down Line Glossary Term

Football Interactive Graphics

We’ve also created a unique way to explore our content library with interactive graphics. You can highlight over parts of the graphic with your mouse (touch on mobile) to reveal a custom Rookie Road definition.

Rookie Road Interactive Graphics Feature Video

Search Feature

We built out search on www.rookieroad.com to help our users find what they’re looking for quickly. In the example below, a user searches for “football hash marks” and finds the relevant information. This is great if you need a quick look up on the go!

Rookie Road Search Feature Video

Mobile Responsive

We’ve also made www.rookieroad.com completely mobile-friendly for our users on the go. Check it out on desktop, tablet, and mobile. In addition, we’ve worked hard to make our pages load quickly and reliably.

Rookie Road Mobile Friendly View

Why Did We Build Rookie Road?

Our founder Doug, built Rookie Road when he was a student attending the University of Michigan. He didn’t like sports in high school and when he got to college he realized how important it was to understand them. Doug attended his first Michigan football game at the Big House and was blown away by the passionate sports culture in Ann Arbor. People of all ages were unified and rooting for the same team. Everyone had a story behind why they were a Michigan fan.

It was then that Doug decided he would teach himself sports and Rookie Road was born!

“I didn’t know the first thing about Michigan football, but the fans were just incredible. I truly felt like I was a part of a community for the first time in a while.
I built Rookie Road to show people how rewarding being a sports fan can be. I was never a huge sports fan and it was hard to relate to people who were. I just didn’t understand sports and always avoided conversations about them. I taught myself by reading the rulebooks and creating my own content. It was hard work. Let me save you some time!”
-Doug Gursha, Founder + Product Architect Rookie Road

Why Should You Care?

Learning sports can be a daunting challenge, especially when you don’t know where to begin. There is so much material to understand and it all builds upon each other just like math, science, or any other academic subject.

“Have you ever wanted to learn a sport, but didn’t know where to start? At Rookie Road, we’ll teach you the basics and get you up to speed in no time! We make learning sports easy and fun. We hope you will enjoy our content and product as much as we’ve enjoyed building it for you!”
-Mike Gursha, CEO Rookie Road

Sharing Rookie Road

We decided to make Rookie Road FREE because we strongly believe that it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to get access to great content.

We ask in return that you help us spread the word! Together, let’s show the world how awesome it is to be a sports fan. Share Rookie Road with a someone you know that could benefit from learning sports (a friend, co-worker, family member, or significant other).

Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on social media for daily tips on everything you need to know as a new sports fan.

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Linkedin, Medium

Sign up for our newsletter to get notified when we launch new sports! We will be launching basketball, ice hockey, soccer, and baseball in the next few months.

TLDR;

www.rookieroad.com is a website where you can learn the basics of sports and how to be a fan. We just launched content for the sport of American football. Become a fan and learn the basics of football today with our FREE content:

Help us spread the word and follow us on social media:

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Linkedin, Medium

Sign up for our newsletter to get notified when we launch new sports! We will be launching basketball, ice hockey, soccer, and baseball in the next few months.

Cheers,

The Rookie Road Team :)

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