MINNEAPOLIS / May 16, 2019 – SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, and the leading provider of Sport Relationship Management software announced today it has partnered with USA Volleyball (USAV), the national governing body for volleyball in the United States.
USAV has a long-standing relationship with SportsEngine, being partnered with the SportsEngine-owned companies AES, BracketPal and NCSI. This agreement, effective September 1, 2019, will make SportsEngine the member management technology provider of USA Volleyball, which boasts more than 370,000 members and 4,500 active clubs.
USA Volleyball and its 40 affiliated Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs) will have the opportunity to use SportsEngine’s member management suite of tools to manage their regional, club and athlete membership data. This is a true online ecosystem with robust reporting, financial tools, enhanced communication, rostering and more that will provide for automated data sharing and eliminate duplicate efforts. The SportsEngine system will also integrate with third-party systems to provide up-to-the-minute information on memberships, ensuring that all participants are certified with the safety program requirements, and have completed a background check. Such efficiencies will allow for real-time access to information on memberships and certifications which support USAV’s safety initiatives.
“We are very honored and excited to form this partnership with USA Volleyball,” said Libby Kohlbeck, SportsEngine’s head of volleyball. “To have the ability to work with an elite organization to create and deliver an incredible technology experience for regions, club administrators, coaches, officials, volunteers and families is our goal here at SportsEngine. It’s exciting when our mission, vision, and values completely align with an organization as they do with USA Volleyball and we can’t wait to get started.”
USA Volleyball’s mission is to lead, serve and grow all areas of the sport. Volleyball continues to have tremendous growth in the United States and is the number one participatory sport in high school and college for women as well as the fastest growing sport among high school boys. USA Volleyball’s membership has grown every year since 1980 and has hit record levels again this season. The SportsEngine system will allow USAV to continue its upward trajectory by allowing a positive end-user experience for the athletes and their families.
“We are thrilled to work with SportsEngine to provide value to our regions, clubs and members,” stated Jamie Davis, CEO, USA Volleyball. “This partnership allows us to improve communication, support our “safety first” strategic priority, and provide a seamless membership experience across all of USA Volleyball.”