Success Story – Raphaël Crosaz

Success Story – Raphaël Crosaz

Raphaël Crosaz, handball player, was looking for a club in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, in France. His profile creation on Sportiw last March allowed him to be quickly contacted by different coaches and to conclude an agreement with the club of Albertville. Back on this beautiful story… Hello Raphaël, can you introduce yourself and tell us briefly about your career ? Hello, my name is Raphaël Crosaz, I started playing handball at the age of 15 in Savoie. During my years as a student, I had to go to Belgium for my physiotherapy studies, I had to adapt and find a club there. I stayed 4 years in the club of Brussels, in the third and second Belgian division. Now I’m playing in Albertville, where I signed a few weeks ago. How did you join the club of Albertville ? In fact, for a while, I knew that I was going to leave Belgium. So I started to look everywhere and it happened that I came across your website: Sportiw! It looked to me very interesting and to be a good way for me to find a club. So at the beginning of March I tried and I created my profile on the website: I told myself that it was free and that I would see if I had any offers or not. It turns out that I had contacts with 2/3 clubs, including the manager of Albertville, who quickly told me about his project and who was interested in my profile. After having exchanged with him on the chat of the platform and then by SMS, we met...
Testimonial – Vincent Lavandier – Basketball coach

Testimonial – Vincent Lavandier – Basketball coach

Current coach of the US Avignon Pontet Basket in National 1 and elected coach of the year last season in the United Kingdom, Vincent Lavandier comes back for Sportiw on how the recruitment is managed nowadays and how Sportiw helps him in his scouting. Hello Vincent, can you briefly introduce yourself ? My name is Vincent Lavandier and I am currently in my 30th year of coaching. I have coached in training centers but also as an assistant coach in Pro A, head coach in Pro B and N1 and more recently I was coach in the UK in the BBL championship. Now, I am coach of the US Avignon Pontet in National 1. You have been elected coach of the year 2020 in BBL, what are the differences between the French and the British basketball? There are many differences between France and Great Britain! The main difference is the funding. In Great Britain, there is really little help from the authorities, the clubs have to pay their infrastructures. The lower divisions are really neglected and the first division is the only championship where there is some money. For example, if you want to go and play basketball with your friends, you have to pay by the hour, and this is also the case for the professional clubs. Basketball is the 2nd most popular team sport in the United Kingdom. Their potential is very important. And I take my hat off to the will of the British players, which is extraordinary!They have a spirit of freshness and competitiveness to the extreme! What do you think about the way recruitment...
Testimonial – Sébastien Bozon – Basketball coach

Testimonial – Sébastien Bozon – Basketball coach

Photo credit : Le Progrès Hello Sebastien, can you introduce yourself? My name is Sébastien Bozon, I’m 46 years old and I’m currently a coach in National 2 at Lons le Saunier. I’ve been a coach for about twenty years now and I’ve been through all the levels in the world of basketball: from training centers to Pro B, including the National Championships. What do you think of the way recruitment is currently managed in the national basketball? You know, each person has his own way of managing recruitment. The main problem remains the fact that we offer us too many players and the offers are not necessarily adapted to the demand of the clubs. Sometimes, we have thousands of players who may match to the profile we are looking for, but it is very complicated for us to select the right player . Precisely, do you think that Sportiw will facilitate and improve recruitment? Sportiw is a very interesting platform, where we can find players we don’t necessarily know and who could potentially interest us!But there is one condition for this, the players’ CV must be well filled in. Sometimes informations are missing on the CV and/or the videos are not of good quality… I invite each player to do their best and to fill in their CV in the best possible way! Photo credit : Le Dauphiné It’s the end of February, are you already starting to recruit? Yes, I am starting to recruit, but this period of health crisis is reducing our visibility. We don’t really know where we’re going and what the National 2 championship...
Testimonial – Bertrand Pachoud – Handball Coach

Testimonial – Bertrand Pachoud – Handball Coach

Photo credit: Elodie Perret As part of the launch of Sportiw for handball, we asked for the opinion of Bertrand Pachoud, coach and user of Sportiw: Hello Bertrand, can you introduce yourself please? Hello, I am Bertrand Pachoud, 43 years old, current coach of Aix les bains in NM2, holder of DES and federal certificates.I was in charge of the Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Handball Academy for 16 years where I worked with a large number of players who have become professionals at different levels: national teams, Champions League, etc., but also players who moved on to life / club projects in national divisions. In handball, what do you think of the way recruiting is handled and what are the current issues? In France there are 2 levels of recruitment:– the first concerns professional handball players who are supervised by major agents who manage the career choices of their clients– the second is much more obsolete and relates more to opportunities from “people you know” or “blows of luck”. How would a platform like Sportiw help the world of handball? Sportiw is an incredible platform!It is fluid, easy to access, complete and it enlightens all the people involved in handball and facilitates their connection. For you as a coach, how will Sportiw help to improve and facilitate your recruitment? Sportiw is simply an incredible opportunity for any coach. It allows him to widen his field of contacts, to come into direct contact with players, to have essential information on the players, to be able to contact other fellow coaches and to match his team’s project with the expectations of...

Testimonial – Filip Grabovac – Player

Discover Filip’s testimony: How did you hear about Sportiw? I heard about Sportiw because one of my friends suggested it to me. How did you “find” the club with which you signed: via offers or by direct contact? I found the club by direct contact, they found my players profile and contacted me.  What do you think are the advantages for a player to be registered on Sportiw? The advantages are many, you have all your info and videos here and teams and agents can see you and if they like you they can text you easily.  And as a bonus: a word for those who hesitate to register on Sportiw? Please don’t hesitate, register on Sportiw, it is a great site and it will help you a lot to get a team and get back to playing basketball.  Filip Grabovac, playerHis profile :...

Testimonial – Troy Grant – Player

Discover Troy’s testimony: How did you hear about Sportiw? I heard from Sportiw through a friend  of mine. How did you “find” the club with which you signed: via offers or by direct contact? I saw the ad on the Sportiw website and sent the coach a private message . The clubs name is coeur de flandre basket.  What do you think are the advantages for a player to be registered on Sportiw? Sportiw.com is very useful to players as it allows you to directly connect with coaches and GM’s needing players great tool.  Troy Grant, playerHis profile :...