The Best Ways to Track Down Your Old Teammates
If you were involved in sports in high school or college, you probably formed a certain camaraderie with your teammates. Maybe you even became really close with at least a couple of them. Being a team makes it easier for people to become genuine friends, and there’s a decent chance that your teammates became part of your life.
On the other hand, for many people, high school and college friendships can be fleeting. If you both went to different colleges or into different job fields, you may have fallen out of touch. So, how can you find those people and rekindle a relationship with old teammates? A few of the easiest ways to do it include:
- Talk to other shared friends
- Research using yearbooks
- Browse in social media
- Use an online people search
Talk to Other Old Friends
This can be a useful first step in researching where your old teammates went. If you go and talk to some friends that you still keep in touch with, it’s possible that one of them has kept in touch throughout the years. You may also find a “six degrees of separation” link; maybe one of your friends refers you to another, who refers you to your teammate.
Although it’s not foolproof, and it gets much more difficult if you didn’t stay in touch with anyone from that period of your life, it’s a great first step. Even if you don’t get very far, you may get at least some information and start remembering important things about those years.
Go Back to Your Old Yearbooks
Yearbooks hold a lot of sentimental importance, but they can also be useful if you’re trying to find someone. There may be something in your yearbook that can help you remember your teammate’s intended goal after high school or college, which may make it easier to track him or her down. Or, you could find an address where you might be able to send a letter and see who’s still living there.
Not all yearbooks are thorough, but some can lead you to the right answer quickly. Regardless of how it turns out, you really don’t have anything to lose by brushing off those old books. Ah, the memories.
Search Around Social Media
Once you’ve gotten out your yearbooks, you now have the names of your old teammates, both first and last. That can be perfect ammo for a social media search. It’s even better if you know where your teammates planned to work or which college they planned to attend. Do some searches with their names, especially including your old high school or the places those teammates were hoping to go.
Social media is great at connecting people. Facebook, for instance, has nearly 2.5 billion users active every month. (That means you could potentially reach over a quarter of Earth’s population through that social network alone.) You might be able to connect the dots between yourself and your former teammate quickly.
Use a People Search Engine
Looking for contact information, general knowledge about where someone lives, or even an address where you can send a letter? A people search engine like PeopleFinders is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to find it.
At PeopleFinders, you’ll find a variety of search options to try and help connect you to anyone, including your old teammates. Just perform a people search with your teammates’ first and last names, as well as the city and state where you went to school together. PeopleFinders will search through millions of records on American adults to help you try to find the right person, so that you can get back in touch.
A team is like a family. So, it makes sense that you’d want to get back in touch with your old teammates…just like you would a family member with whom you’ve fallen out of touch. Of course, it can be difficult, especially if you find that you don’t have a lot of established connections available.
Whether you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working, or you’re just interested in getting that contact information as quickly and easily as possible, check out PeopleFinders to try and get the band back together.
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