Athlete Program


The slackline community is incredible! People participate in various aspects of the community and each individual brings his or her own talents and style. Consequently, SlackTech seeks to  provide slackliners a platform to be seen and heard through its new SlackTech Athlete Program which offers three different opportunities of engagement between slackliners and SlackTech. The opportunities can be as simple as social media engagement or as involved as participating in  large media coverage events. The SlackTech Athlete Program seeks to create mutually beneficial relationships. Take a look at the requirements and see if it is something you'd like to consider. We look forward to slacking with you!

Gabriela Vargas of Mexico.

Gabriela Vargas of Mexico.

Pro Athlete

Summary

Pros are the top level performers and instructors. They are motivated to push the limits of technique and professionalism. Pro Athletes and SlackTech work together to teach and develop material for use at teaching locations. Athletes must meet the minimum requirements to become a SlackTech Pro Athlete and must be highly self-motivated. Pros should be willing and prepared to do paid performances, competitions, and/or workshops. Pro Athletes are the crème of the crop. If you think you have what it takes to be a pro, consider applying.

- To Apply -

  • Meet qualifications - important!
  • Send 1 page email to SlackTech Titled "Pro Athlete App - (your name)" describing how you meet the qualifications.
  • Send 3 min highlight video of your accomplishments with above email.
Damon Hill over big air.

Damon Hill over big air.

Qualifications

  • Expert level abilities.
  • Active in performance, competitions, professional and/or festival slackline rigging for 2 years.
  • Can articulate technique and rigging concepts with ease.
  • Slacklining minimum 5 years.
  • Demonstrate excellence in 2 of 5 disciplines: tricklining, highlining, yoga slacking, rigging, longlining.
  • Have their own gear cache.

Expectations

  • Agrees to teach a minimum number of classes at 508 and other locations throughout commitment.
  • 2 year pro team minimum commitment.
  • Provide constructive feedback on teaching material.
  • Provide SlackTech with a satisfactory amount of marketing material, mainly photos, and video for social media including applicable text, hashtags, etc...
  • Create and provide high quality video footage.
  • Engage with ST and 508 followers on social media.
  • Service regional technical requests that come through the SlackTech website.

Compensation

  • Profit share of clinics taught.
  • Directed towards freelance and/or SlackTech associated exhibitions and performances.
  • Gear available through SlackTech at 10% above cost.
  • Insurance coverage through 508 International.
  • Full web page bio (must provide)
  • SlackTech promotes your services and talent.
  • Access to 508 partner network.
  • Potential for paid slackline trips.

Dan Walsh out of New England, USA.

Dan Walsh out of New England, USA.

Ambassador

Summary

Ambassadors are the regional influences for the SlackLife. These people are full of stoke and go through individual efforts to support and grow the community. They strive to make a positive impact in their local region and go out of their ways to encourage participation. Many of these people are early adopters to slacklining and have gone through the trials and tribulations of learning proper rigging practices and walking technique. See if there is one slacking in your region and if not, maybe it could be you!

- To Apply -

  • Meet qualifications - important!
  • Send 1 page email to SlackTech Titled "Ambassador App - (your name)" describing how you meet the qualifications.
  • Send 3 min highlight video of your accomplishments with above email.
New England slack vibes.

New England slack vibes.

Qualifications

  • High level abilities.
  • Active in slacklining and rigging for 2 years.
  • Can articulate technique and rigging concepts with ease.
  • Have your own gear.
  • Social group leader.

Compensation

  • 40% off SlackTech clinics.
  • VIP treatment for ST festivals and events at 508 International.
  • Special Sweatshirt and or Jacket.
  • We get to know you.
  • 15% above cost purchases for gear.
  • 15% above cost for ST branded gear.
  • Points for purchases made through your promo card.
  • Name, photo, link and small bio listed on site.

Expectations

  • Must stay current in rigging practices.
  • Engage with social media on lifestyle and rigging knowledge context.
  • 1 year minimum commitment.
  • Provide constructive feedback on teaching material.
  • Use @slack_tech, #slacktech, myslacklife 20 times a month when sharing photos and using social media.
  • Share SlackTech Facebook website posts 5 times a month.
  • Taken 1 SlackTech clinic within the 1 year commitment.
  • Make post of your addition to the SlackTech Ambassabor Team.
  • Promote access in your local area.
  • Leader in social group.

SlackLifer

SlackLifers are the grassroots slackers getting out there and sending projects. We are always excited to see what people are dreaming up and the SlackLifer program is a great way to engage with us and the greater slackline community. Sharing what you do is all part of the fun! If you're interested in becoming an Ambassador, one way to get started is by becoming a SlackLifer. If you're interested in free stuff for very little effort, this may be the right program for you! 

Smith Rock SlackLifers!

Smith Rock SlackLifers!

- To Apply -

  • Start posting and sharing! Use @slack_tech, #slacktech #myslacklife
  • When ready to redeem points send us a list of dates and hashtags or shares done (it's up to you to keep track and we will verify)
  • Must be located in a country with dependable shipping services to receive your SWAG.
  • Open to worldwide participants!

Compensation: Based on point system

  • Listed as a SlackLifer : 175 pts acquired
  • Sticker : 40 pts redeemed
  • Shirt : 95 pts redeemed
  • Sweatshirt : 145 pts redeemed
  • We get to know you!
  • More to come...

 

Expectations : Must Post On social media

  • Must post and share on social media!
  • SlackTech article or video share : 3 points
  • Tag Used : 1 point
  • Photo share : 3 points
  • Original video with SlackTech logo : 8 points
  • Photo of SlackTech Gear : 5 points
  • Myslacklife article submission with photos (proofed for grammar) : 18 points
  • Track all your posting for compensation. Note the date, media platform, action taken, and points earned
  • Cannot accumulate more than 100 points in one month