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10 Inspiring Sports Website Designs on WordPress

Posted by Kevin MacCauley | Sep 20, 2016 10:49:12 AM


Did you know that 38% of people will stop reading a website if the layout or design is unattractive? That's what Adobe found when it surveyed 2,000 consumers last year. People's expectations are higher than ever. They won't waste their time on websites that are slow or difficult to navigate. They're reluctant to do business with a company that looks out of date and unprofessional.  

The good news is: Creating a website that's modern, responsive and sleek doesn't require a lot of coding skill or a huge investment of time or money. You can create great sports website designs using the platforms you're already familiar with, like Wordpress.


Here are 10 inspiring WordPress sports website designs that prove it:

  1. PGC Basketball Camps
    Point Guard College (PGC) uses a winning combination of vibrant colors and section breaks to create a sleek website for its nationwide basketball camp program. The design makes good use of a card layout, creating clickable icons for "For Parents," "For Coaches," and "For Players" to break the site into visual 'chunks' of information.  

  2. Coast Volleyball Club
    Coast Volleyball Club in San Diego, California, earns points with a website that's modern and minimal. This sports website design uses bright, attractive colors to catch visitors' attention without coming across as too busy. It also features the information users need in a simple clickable card layout for easy navigation.

  3. California Storm Basketball Club
    The California Storm Basketball Club has a clean design with consistent colors, a nice use of images and interesting shapes that break up the page. It's also responsive and has interactive features, such as text that appears when you scroll past it and animated player stats.
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  4. Ballard Quarterback Training
    Animated icons on the homepage of Ballard Quarterback Training's website highlight  key information about its program, and show that the business is innovative on the field and off. This site includes need-to-know info while maintaining a balance of white space so customers don't feel overwhelmed.

  5. Baseball USA
    The long-scroll home page for Baseball USA in Houston, Texas, makes good use of photos as the background for different website sections. This site avoids looking too busy by using black and white pictures or images with a somewhat muted palette.

  6. Bankhead Sports Academy
    Bankhead Sports Academy makes its home page more dynamic with moving video, panning images and animated text. These features make the site seem more interactive without distracting visitors with numerous videos and moving elements.  

  7. Gatorball Academy
    This Texas-based baseball academy has a simple website that prioritizes all the information prospects need to take action, including a field on the first page that allows people to sign up for lessons.

  8. Houston Dutch Lions FC
    The Houston Dutch Lions Football Club has a well-rounded website with an updated layout, divided visually with bands of colors and pictures, as well as small animations that are activated as you scroll down the page, and embedded video clips.

  9. Dakine Beach Volleyball Club
    Here is an example of how modern design features can elevate a simple sports website design. Dakine Beach Volleyball Club stands out against other clubs in the Seattle area with a minimal design that features images, a complementary color scheme, and long-form scroll.

  10. Prosource Athletics
    This private baseball training center also keeps it simple with minimalist icons and basic hover animations. The effect is a clean design that makes it easy for visitors to navigate the site and find the information they want.  

These are just a handful of examples of how sports businesses can use WordPress to create winning sports website designs that look professional, modern and trustworthy. Want to learn more? Here are 5 Reasons to Build WordPress Sports Website

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Topics: Websites & SEO

Written by Kevin MacCauley

Kevin is the CEO at Upper Hand, a sports software company aiming to simplify front and back-end office tasks, by providing cutting-edge marketing and registration tools, and business intelligence, that enable unsurpassed performance for sports businesses across the nation.