MAKEACHAMP Goes Full Throttle Into Sports Tech

MAKEACHAMP was created in 2012 to specifically provide assistance to athletes so that they could raise funds to cover the costs of their athletic goals. Since then, we have significantly broadened our mission to include teams and organizations. Currently we are excited to announce that MAKEACHAMP has expanded our mission one major step further.  We always want to empower people around the world to achieve any sport-related goal. We now want to include the development of sports technology.The world of Sports Technology is a vast ocean sized world of ideas. This means it is rich with many undiscovered technological advances...

17 Ski Racing Instagram Accounts Doing It Right!

Alpine Skiers are incredibly brave athletes who push the limits of what is physically possible. Anyone watching a skier fly down the mountain at 86 miles/h (138 km/h) is going to be impressed. Not everyone is going to be able to do that in their lifetime. However, with the help of social media we can live through them.  Instagram is an amazing tool for athletes to tell their story and engage with their audience. Done properly athletes can get a large following that will help them with their sponsorship.It is without a doubt that social media has change the game of sponsorship for many sports. Nearly all companies that sponsors athletes (MAKEACHAMP included) look at the social media...

Judo Qualification Procedure for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Oh the 2016 Rio Olympic Games seem to be everywhere in the news now. MAKEACHAMP is extremely lucky to have helped fund many Judo Olympians to the 2016 Olympic Games. Everyone wants to go, but who will qualify? The qualification procedure is slightly confusing and differs for every single sport. With a bit of research, we've laid out the procedure for the sport of judo.   Who Qualifies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for judo? The qualification guidelines for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 for judo are as follows : Men: For each of the seven weight categories (-60kg,-66kg,-73kg,-81kg,-90kg,-100kg,+100kg), the first 22 athletes ranked on the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016...

How much funding does a Canadian Judoka receive?

The funding for athletes in Canada is a bit confusing. However, I’m running a MAKEACHAMP crowdfunding campaign right now so I feel an obligation to explain it to my supporters. The questions I receive are always the same: "wait, you have to pay for your own travel to international competitions?" or "You don’t get paid by the government to represent our country internationally?" Well, the answer is yes, I do get a bit of funding, but not a lot. Some athletes get more, and some get less. To clear up this vagueness surrounding the funding system, I’ll do my best...