FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 7th, 2019
UNITED SOCCER COACHES AND SPORTSENGINE ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP FOCUSED ON ELEVATING BENEFITS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SOCCER COACHES
Multi-year agreement will provide co-branded technology solutions and digital content resources to high school and college coaches
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN / January 7, 2019 – SportsEngine Inc., an NBC Sports Group company and the leading youth sports technology provider, announced today that it has formed a long-term partnership with United Soccer Coaches focused on providing new technology benefits to its high school and college members.
The new partnership provides the SportsEngine website and registration technology solutions to high school and college coaches the members of the United Soccer Coaches organization, to help them more effectively manage their teams, tryouts, camps and clinics. The partnership offering includes a mobile responsive website with official United Soccer Coaches member branding, United Soccer Coaches high school or college content feeds built onto the site and the easy to use SportsEngine Sitebuilder Content Management System to help run everything. To help streamline data and fee collection, it also includes a mobile responsive registration system with a full suite of mobile team management, reporting and communication tools. The long-term partnership also features SportsEngine and United Soccer Coaches working collaboratively to publish original content aimed at educating coaches, administrators, parents and athletes.
“Our high school and college members are a critical part of our soccer community, and we are always excited to elevate new benefits we can extend to them,” said United Soccer Coaches CEO Lynn Berling-Manuel. “The mutual focus of the partnership is providing affordable digital innovation and resources for these membership segments, and we are thrilled to have found a partner in SportsEngine who clearly shares this same commitment.”
United Soccer Coaches, founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., has grown into the largest association for soccer coaches in the world. It serves members at all levels of the game. United Soccer Coaches works every day to unite coaches of all levels around the love of the game and elevate the game through advocacy, education and service.
“United Soccer Coaches has always been a huge advocate for high school and college soccer, and we are extremely excited to partner and provide additional resources to these important stakeholders of the game,” said John Weinerth, Soccer Vice President, SportsEngine. “These coaches play a huge role in their communities and we look forward to supporting those efforts with great technology and customer service.”
More than 1 million teams, leagues and clubs use SportsEngine to run their websites, tournaments, leagues, online registration and mobile apps. Through these applications, sports teams, clubs and leagues are able to drastically reduce the time they spend on administration and communication, allowing them to focus more time on developing their athletes. United Soccer Coches joins the SportsEngine enterprise roster of clients which includes other professional league partners and national governing bodies.
United Soccer Coaches and SportsEngine will begin messaging the new benefits to each of the membership segments up to and through the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place from Jan. 9-13 2019. Interested Coaches can contact SportsEngine at 1-888-379-1035, option 2 or book a time to meet with them at Booth #448.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading software provider of sport life management solutions for 35MM coaches, parents, athletes, and sport relationship management applications for more than 1MM clubs, leagues, governing bodies, and associations. SportsEngine helps sports organizations around the globe reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks, and enables them to focus more on developing their athletes, providing safe experiences, and furthering the love of sport. Learn more at: http://www.sportsengine.com, Facebook.com/sportsengine; or twitter.com/@sportsengine.
About United Soccer Coaches
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate and partner for coaches at all levels of the game. The largest community for soccer coaches in the world, we unite coaches of all levels around the love of the game and we elevate the game through advocacy, education and service. To learn more visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.