HOW WELL DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS CAREER? With that in mind, welcome to MATCHUP
SPORTS PUBLICATIONS, LLC. We are a business that works with sports teams to provide a quality yearbook that
commemorates an individual sports team's season. These high-quality, magazine-style publications feature game recaps,
statistics, photographs, feature articles and more. It's a valuable sports yearbook everyone will appreciate forever.
MATCHUP STARTED in
2007 as the name of a 12-
page game program that
was offered to Utah high
schools, which they could
provide to their fans for their
home football and basketball
That product is no longer offered, and the business now
focuses almost entirely on sports yearbooks and media
guides. It is owned and operated in Salt Lake City, Utah by
Bruce Smith, a longtime newspaper sports writer. To my
knowledge, there's no other business like this in America.
The demand continues to grow and Bruce has hired people
to help. This sports yearbook idea is a great way for teams to
commemorate their seasons. It continues to grow as
schools, and booster clubs, realize the value that this
product brings to their teams.
"Our players and coaches loved the book. Bruce took the
time to make it professional. It is not some cheap 'cut and
- Ron Ence, Riverton (Utah) head girls basketball coach
Schools often provide their players with a post-season gift,
but they don't really spark memories like the Matchup sports
High-school sports are often the pinnacle of a player's
career, and the yearbooks the schools provide really can't do
it justice. Most sports get 1-4 pages, with spring sports
getting hurt the most because their seasons often take place
after the annual's deadline.
Keep in mind, this is a small business and, if you're not
familiar with it, it's because I haven't invested in a huge
marketing campaign or just haven't visited you. Right now,
I've focused primarily on Utah and Southern Idaho schools.
However, I'm not limited. You can always contact me.
So, what happens now:
* - If you're curious and would like to see actual copies of
some high-school sports yearbooks produced by Matchup,
click here. (This page is frequently updated as I finish
yearbooks). I can also mail some to you.
* - If you'd like to see comments from coaches who have had
yearbooks produced for them, click here.
* - For pricing information, click here.
* - If you have more questions, click here.
* - To contact Bruce Smith, click here or call (801) 520-4330.
|YOU CAN BUY
They are available
for $25 each.
To get started,
The end of the 2012-13 school year is in sight and a lot of
schools are requesting their yearbooks. I have completed a lot,
but still have several more to go. It has been a difficult year, but
I think the worst part is over. I'm actually on the rebound now
and working on yearbooks in all of my spare time. Please bear
with me as I get back in the groove.
Here are a couple - of many - publications I'm working on:
To do list (in alphabetical order - Winter 2012)
|Business is booming, and
I'm always busy,
People always ask that question,
so I recently started putting my
articles on a blog.
All the feature and recap articles I
write are being placed on it. I
write A LOT of articles. The blog
is updated several times a week.
To check it out, click here.