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How to Get Your Spring Sports Team Featured on Patch

From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring!

Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Westlake and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community!

Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Westlake Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome.

Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring:

1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community.

Interested in blogging? First, you need to sign in and create an account. Or, if you're already a Patch user, update your profile.

Here’s how:

1. Go to Westlake Patch.

2. Click on "Join" on the upper right side of the page.

3. Follow the simple instructions to confirm your account.

4. Log in and click on your name in the upper right.

5. Click on "Edit Profile" on the right and add a photo and a brief bio

Once you’re logged in, click here to agree to our Terms of Use and start a blog. For your first blog all you need is a category, a brief description, a photo and then your text in the body of the article. Click ‘Post Now,’ or if you are not ready to post, save it as a draft and come back to it later.

If you don't want to blog, here are your other options:

1. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the game? Catch the winning run, match point or goal on video? Share it on Patch!

2. Announce your team's wins, awards, fundraisers, highlights, and more: Did one of your favorite players get named as player of the week? Have an upcoming fundraiser? Post an announcement and let the community know. And be sure to add a photo if you want your announcement featured on the homepage!

3. Place events, such as fundraisers, special competitions, etc., on the calendar: Want to get more fans in the stands? Be sure to let everyone know where and when your next game is taking place by posting it on our free event calendar. This is also a great place to let the community know the where and when of any other special team events.

4. Connect with Westlake Patch on Twitter and Facebook: If you have a team Facebook or Twitter account, be sure to tag us in your posts and tweets so that we can help spread the word. You can follow Westlake Patch on Twitter by clicking here. Or, "like" us on our Facebook page here. 

Contact Community Editor Megan Rozsa with questions at megan.rozsa@patch.com.

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