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Thank you for your interest in becoming a contributor to Elite Baseball Performance, the ultimate resource for baseball players, parents, coaches, strength coaches, and rehabilitation specialists.
Our mission is simple, we want to provide cutting edge, proven, and trustworthy information and programs to advance the game of baseball.
EBP is an open platform for baseball experts and professionals to share their knowledge of coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevent, and rehabilitation with athletes, parents, and peers from around the world.
There is a lot of garbage on the internet right now when it comes to baseball performance. We’re looking for people that share our mission of advancing the game of baseball. Our goal is to create the ultimate online resource of information from contributors around the world. We are looking for anyone that shares our passion and mission to become a contributor and share their knowledge and experience.
Becoming a contributor has many benefits including getting your name out there and improving your reach, increasing your brand exposure, associating yourself with the other baseball expert contributors, sharing your knowledge with our community, and promoting your website, products, or programs.
If you would like to become a contributor, please read all the information on this page and fill out the form below to get started.
EBP is looking for a variety of content that will be valuable to our readers, who are a combination of baseball players, coaches, rehabilitation specialists, and strength specialists.
If you have an area of baseball performance that you have experience and passion about, then you are ready to become a contributor.
We’re looking for engaging and actionable pieces of content. This is most often in the form of a written article or video. Written articles can be brief and specific, like a piece on your “Top 3 Drills to Enhance Hip and Shoulder Separation,” or longer detailed submissions with numerous discussion points, like “How to Enhance Pitching Velocity.”
It’s OK if you aren’t best writer, film yourself and submit a video instead. We’d love to see you in action. This can be a quick two clip of a drill with a brief written introduction, or a longer video going into much greater detail.
We want to see a broad range of topics and hear about new ideas and techniques, solutions to common problems, and tips from your knowledge and expertise that our readers will find useful. You can include worksheets, checklists, and other useful attachments for the audience to download as well, things like a downloadable version of your pre-game arm warm-up program or a printable version of your inseason throwing routine between starts.
Articles should be written in what we call a “smart conversational” tone. It shouldn’t be like a medical journal article, but it also shouldn’t filled with slang or cuss words. We want a fun, yet professional, voice that is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the topic.
We also hope contributors become active members in our community. Please be prepared to share your EBP articles, as well as those from others, to your social media and email audiences. You’ll also get access to our private Facebook group, where you can continue to build your brand and authority as an expert thought-leader in baseball. We want a wide variety or people interacting and growing together. In return, as an EBP contributor, we know you produce great content, so we’ll also follow you and be sure to share your private content to our audience. It’s a win-win, but also a two-way street.
While the goal of EBP is to become a comprehensive resource, there are some things that won’t be tolerated.
Negative Content: One thing is for certain on the internet right now, there are a lot of differing opinions! Negative content isn’t helpful for anyone. This website is intended to make a difference, not feed the disagreements. We’re not against new or different ideas. If you think there is a current problem that our readers face, present it in a beneficial fashion and offer a solution. No name-calling, rants, put-downs, or anything else. Check your ego at the door and focus on helping the reader.
Blatant Promotions: We get it, we all a business to run and families to feed. But blatantly promoting your products is not the way to go on EBP. Sometimes it seems like the internet is full marketing. Our goal is to educate through content. Plus, content marketing is extremely effective. Help people with your contributions and people will start to know, like, and trust you as a valuable resource that may also have valuable products/programs for them to purchase.
Please review these important guidelines. Failure to follow any of the directions will results in delays or potential rejection of your submission.
Submissions should be ready to publish. Be sure to give your submission several rounds of editing before submitting. It is helpful to have someone else give you feedback in the editing process.
Be sure to edit for clarity, structure, logical consistency, and succinctness, as well as for the mechanics of grammar and punctuation. Articles that are poorly constructed and those that have typos and grammatical errors will be rejected.
By Submitting any content to EBP you agree to our contributor terms listed at the bottom of this page.
Your writing does not need to conform to a particular style guideline, but we recommend a professional conversation tone. That’s means minimal slang and jargon, and built around a “smart” professional tone that you would have with an athlete or client.
In general, articles between 800 – 1500 words are best, but use that as a goal and not a rule. We’d love to see articles at any length but try to get to your point in the shortest number of words and stick on topic. Your article does not need an entire dissertation on the background leading to your discussion, get to the main point. If your article gets too long, consider trying to break the topics up into multiple submissions.
Your content should be aimed at a specific audience. Whether that be athletes, strength coaches, rehab professionals, or even more specific audience like hitters or pitchers.
Be sure that your article flows well. We always recommend you start writing with a clear outline so that the content flows well. Sometimes when you just start writing, it turns into ramblings and loses focus. Avoid long paragraphs and instead break up your thoughts into paragraphs of 3-4 sentences.
It’s actually even OK to have 1 sentence paragraphs in the blogging world (like this one)!
A few guidelines:
We’re happy to include 1-2 outbound links either within the text or in your bio, in addition to a link to a social media account. All other links within text will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will not allow any affiliate or commission links within guest posts.
Writing good blog posts takes practice. We suggest you read the following articles for more information:
Pictures in the article are important. Use pictures to support your statements and make your thoughts more clear. Avoid generic photos that don’t serve a purpose.
Pictures should be sent as separate file uploads attachments, and NOT pasted in the body of the article. Instead, include notes on where you want the pictures included, using square brackets in the text and ALL CAPS (i.e. [PICTURE 1 GOES HERE]).
In general landscape orientation is better for photos rather than tall. Photos should be 1200px wide or larger.
All pictures need to be originals that you own or be allowed to reproduce without copyright restrictions or they will not be included. If they are your pictures, please clearly state that. If you found them on the web, they need to have the link of where you found them included so we can provide proper attribution. You can NOT randomly take pictures from other websites. You can only use photos that are copyright free to use.
A few websites we commonly use to find copyright free images are:
It’s great to also include videos, wether that be as the main content or as supplemental videos to further clarify your point. Videos should be uploaded to Youtube and will be embedded into your article. Simple copy the plain URL (do not include playlist info etc) and include notes on where you want the videos included, using square brackets in the text and ALL CAPS (i.e. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxKWTzr-k6s GOES HERE]).
Video should be filmed in horizontal landscape. Avoid the iPhone tall portrait videos. Videos should be 720p or better.
If the main content of your submission is a video, you should still write an introduction before the video describing the video and what you will be discussing.
You will need to submit a brief bio about yourself. Please keep this condensed and around 4-5 sentences. Please include any credentials after your name as you would like it published. You can include a link to your website or a social media account.
You will need to also have a headshot. We use the website Gravatar for our headshots. You will need to create an account at Gravatar.com and upload your headshot prior to submitting your article. Please use the email you use to create with your Gravatar account below. If you do not make a Gravatar account, please upload a headshot you want used in the form below.
We have provided the following template for you to use to create your article submission. Please use the below Word Document template for your submission to streamline the editorial process. This greatly helps our editorial process to make everything smooth and timely. Submissions that do not use the template will not be considered. Our template is updated regularly, please make sure you are using the latest version:
Submissions should be ready to publish with no spelling errors, typos, or grammatical errors. Sending us your article is a simple process. Simply complete the form below (all fields required) and attach your images and article using the Microsoft Word template (above) in the corresponding field. Submissions that do not use the current template or are in any other format or delivery will not be accepted. Thanks for understanding.
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