Just one question to answer…

We are going to take you on a quick journey by asking you just one question.  When was the last time you randomly knocked on a friend’s door, before calling them, sending them a message on whatever platform, just plain old “I am in the mood to go play a sport with my friend and I am in the neighborhood”?

Just what we thought…You are going back almost ten years when your friends use to live in your local area.  For a lot of people, their friends are spread all over the world.

That makes finding people to play sports with difficult, unless you are like Nick who will interrupt a conversation at another table just to make sure he can play some Tennis, he is a one of a kind, at least we hope…

We are trying to make that type of spontaneity possible again, and as the weather is getting better we know that more games will be organized on the fly.

Make sure you use every last drop of the Spring/Summer/Autumn when you can and don’t miss out on playing because you were one player down…Sign up now for your account www.oneplayerdown.com

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Mission Monday

We have been increasing in user numbers very rapidly and are seeing more events taking foothold on a weekly basis, which is all great but we are most certainly “more is better” industry.

We do not say this for ego’s sake but as it is proven that more sports and more contact with people is a great thing for everyone.

Our goal is to increase integration and social interaction through sport; playing or watching.

Sport helps to build communities through social inclusion and a sense of connection

According to a study done by the Government of Western Australia
“Social capital” is what is mentioned in the study, which means (after a quick Google search)

the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively

We at One Player Down are proud to be giving people the opportunity to enjoy sports more easily and to socialize with people from any walk of life.

Generally, places with high levels of social capital are safer, better governed and more prosperous, compared to places with low levels of social capital 

To read more about Building stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities: click HERE

And to Sign up for a One Player Down account to Get in the Game click HERE

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Mission Monday

Mission Monday will be about us talking about what we are doing and why we are doing it, in regards to One Player Down.  There might be times when we give small updates through the blog as well, before we send out a newsletter.

This week the focus will be about the invitations that are being sent out.

Currently, as we are in Private Beta the process is a little longer than we would like but it will change.  The more users we get the easier and quicker it will be for us to leave this development stage and enter into Beta, the first stage of being an open platform.

For those of you not versed in the Start up speak of Beta, Private Beta, etc., what it means is that right now we are working with a special group of people that can give us good feedback and help us become the platform that our users deserve and will make their lives easier.  The reason that the group is controlled at this stage, is to get focused feedback from people that are used to seeing the ideas in their raw stage.  If we are lucky enough that this group is huge then that is fine, so do not hesitate to ask for an invitation.  

Don’t get us wrong, the platform looks amazing, here is a quick example of an event:

Event one

There are just a few extra bits to be done, that with a steady flow of feedback from users will help us deliver what we want to and what you deserve.

Back to the invitations, if you have signed up, please look in your Spam accounts as the invitation might be buried there – Gmail’s new classifications are not our best friend at the moment.

Looking forward to seeing you on The Sports Socializing Network – Get in the Game