Just hoping to get some feedback on whether this idea sounds promising???
I'm an avid sports enthusiast from a participation standpoint. I'm 36yo and still play baseball and volleyball at high levels, and a variety of other sports. I've found that there really isn't any all encompassing site or network of sites that caters to the adult amateur athlete. My vision is to create a network of sites that would roll up to a brand (www.adultathlete.com). So each sport would have it's own "sub-site" (example: baseball.adultathlete.com).
Each site would include a blog, directory of places to play, player pools and forums for discussion.
Monetization ideas revolve around site advertising, premium league/tournament listings, and potentially long term, league/team management sites.
I would look to hire independent contractors to write content for each specific sport, to keep each site fresh, and they would be paid a stipend, as well as incentives around page views that they drive to their respective sites.
Basically, I would want to become the Engadget for adult sports.