Help and Support

Answers to some common questions

Andre Gray is an professional footballer who plays for Watford FC in the English Premiership League.

He was born and raised in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands of the UK.

Andre has a passion for helping young people to get involved in the game, and improve their skills. He is particularly interested in supporting kids in the developing world nations, and wants to be able to reward them with some money to help do things like buy a bit of football kit, or just be able to cover some of the costs of running a team.

By using the new technology of Blockchain, he can now send money, in the form of Steem cryptocurrency, to people who post videos showing that they have watched his videos, practised them, and show how they are improving.

Once you are a user on the platform, you can simply follow his drills, and once you post, you will be rewarded with upvotes, which means you can earn Steem.

The first thing you need to do is to have a Steem account. Once you have one, you can start posting via our platform

We have the ability to create Steem accounts for a limited number of people. If you do not already have a Steem account, you can apply for one through us, or you can simply sign up at Steemit.com (however, this may take a few weeks to get approval) or you can purchase one from  Steem.Ninja  which will work immediately

Steps to get an account from us:

1. Watch the first Drill video here

2. Upload your video of you performing this drill task to YouTube. Make it a good video, because we only have a limited number to give out, so we only approve people who make the very best ones!

3. Go onto our signup form. Enter your details, including the link to your YouTube video, and choose a username you would like to use on Steem.

4. Submit your signup. We will be in touch. If you are successful, we will send you your login details. DO NOT LOSE THESE as there is no password recovery or reset!

Do have a look at the Rules page, which gives you a brief overview of this. Step-by-step instructions are below:

In order to get an upvote from Andre, you MUST use the Andre Gray Football Academy Portal to post.

Here are the steps to take to make your post:

1. Watch Andre's drills and skills videos. You can find them here.

2. Now make your own video of you practising the skills Andre has shown you, and upload it to YouTube. (Please only use YouTube)

3. Next, login to the Andre Gray Portal here. You will be asked to sign in via SteemConnect. This is secure, and you need your master password or activekey to do this.

4. Choose the drill which you are posting about in DRILLS tab on the portal. Click DETAILS and then hit WRITE A POST at the top.
Now make your draft post.- First, make a catchy title in the top box.

- You can add text and images in the second box. This is the body of your post. Write something nice about the academy.

- In the third box, put the link to your YouTube video.

- In the last box, you can send an optional message to Andre too, and let him know that you like what he's doing.
Once finished, click SAVE DRAFT.

5.You can still edit your post at this point, but make sure when you are happy that you go to the DRAFTS page and click PUBLISH. Your post is not written to the blockchain until you do this.

6. Wait for Andre's upvote. The post will be reviewed (usually within a day or so). Others can upvote your post too, so make sure it's a good one to maximise your payout. Your payout is made after 7 days, and will be sent directly to your Steem Wallet. Half will be sent as Steem Power, and half will be received as liquid STEEM or STEEM BACKED DOLLARS. (You can find out more about these here)

In order to get a Steem account  you must be over 13 years of age. If you are under the age of majority in your country, you must be both over 13 and have the permission of your parent or guardian.

Parents and legal guardians may obtain an account, and use it to post supervised videos which include their own children. However, they should retain the keys themselves, and not allow anyone under the age of 13 to access their account for any reason.

Parents and legal guardians who do this take full responsibility and acknowledge that they are the parent or legal guardian of any child under the age of 13.

There is no upper age limit for Andre Gray's football academy, but priority is always given to upvotes to young players and teenagers. If it is quite clear that players are much older, they may not receive any upvotes.

Sure of course you can. Just make sure they each have a STEEM account. We particularly want to get videos from teams...Andre really loves these, especially if you are wearing kit he has been able to fund.

If you have a Steem account, you can post your videos of you completing his drills and skills using the Andre Gray portal. You must not use it for any other reason, or you may find yourself being banned, and unable to login again.

And yes, anyone, regardless of their gender or race can post approved content, however you must be over 13 years old to have your own Steem account (of course, if you are under 13, you can get a parent or guardian to open and manage the account for you).

Finally, it is aimed at young people, so if you middle aged and playing football in the videos, it is unlikely you will get an upvote!

Quite simply, make excellent videos. As long as your videos are the very best content they can be (and there are some tips here on how to do that) they have very good chance of receiving a high upvote.

It's no more dangerous than using the internet. In fact, everything is transparent and lasts forever, so treat it with respect and don’t post something you will later regret!

Make sure you don't give out personal details and NEVER EVER give your keys out. Our platform will ask you to verify with your active key, but this does not send your active key to us. It simply uses it for authentication.

If you keep your keys safe, and follow best practise, there is little to worry about, and blockchains are quite safe to use.

Yes, this is absolutely for real, and you DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING, nor are we going to send you loads of spam.

This initiative has been set up to allow Andre Gray to support young people to improve at football. That is all.

You need a Steem account to get paid in Steem. These can take a little while to get approved in the normal channels, but we have a limited number which can be fast tracked for people who do excellent videos. The only thing we sell is instant access accounts via  Steem.Ninja  which allow you to get started immediately without waiting for an account to be opened for you. 

Email us at support@agfacademy.com or use the form on our contact page

Please make sure you include your username in your email, and a full desription of the problem, including screenshots if possible.

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