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GolTV Enlists Coaches to Pitch Distributors

Offering cleats and other bounty for their teams, GolTV is wooing soccer coaches nationwide to petition local cable operators to carry the channel.

The network launched a four-month campaign with the 18,000-member National Soccer Coaches Association of America in which coaches -- ranging from high school to the professional ranks -- will be encouraged to get their players to sign a petition on GolTV’s Web site ( The petitions will be used to pitch cable operators to carry the channel.

The three coaches who generate the most referrals on the Web site will win prizes. The grand prize includes a $2,500 team sponsorship and GolTV uniforms and cleats for the coach’s entire team, provided by Joma.

The second-prize winner nets uniforms and cleats for their team and a $1,000 team sponsorship, while the third prize is a $500 sponsorship, along with the Joma uniforms and cleats.