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Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine Forms Partnership with Long Island Junior Soccer League as Official Technology Partner
As league and club technology partner, SportsEngine to offer digital services and benefits to streamline member communication, administration, and content
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN / March 15, 2022 – NBC Sports Next, the sports technology division of NBC Sports and home to the sports software platform, SportsEngine announced today it has formed a partnership with Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States. The LIJSL is dedicated to the development of players, coaches, teams, clubs, and referees throughout the region.
SportsEngine will serve as LIJSL’s Official Technology Partner, offering member clubs with insight to new technology, exclusive pricing on SportsEngine’s premium tools, and web design packages. Additionally, SportsEngine will serve as the presenting sponsor of the annual LIJSL Member Marketing Conference and will support best practices topical sessions along with providing access to NBC Sports Next services such as the ClubBuy group purchasing program and introductions to other business partners.
“We’re proud to welcome SportsEngine as our Official Club and League Technology Partner,” stated Andrew Seabury, President of the Long Island Junior Soccer League. “This partnership will improve services to our members while providing added benefits for all of our member clubs. Furthermore, innovating and advancing our administrative processes allows us to remain focused on player, coach and club development which are our top priorities.”
“We are excited to enter into a long-term agreement with LIJSL and maintain our commitment to their clubs and programs,” said John Weinerth, Vice President of Sport and Enterprise, Youth and Recreational Sports, NBC Sports Next. “With our best-in-class registration and member management solutions, we are confident that the LIJSL and their member clubs will spend less time on administrative tasks and more time focusing on their players and clubs.”
More than one million teams, leagues and clubs use SportsEngine software to run their tournaments, leagues, online registration, websites, and mobile apps. Through these applications, sports teams, clubs, leagues, and national governing bodies are able to drastically reduce the time they spend on administration and communication, allowing them to focus more time on developing their athletes and furthering the love of sport.
About NBC Sports Next
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming. NBC Sports Next, known for its sports technology product innovation, equips more than 30MM players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including SportsEngine, a youth sports club, league and team management platform; TeamUnify, swim team management services; GoMotion, sports and fitness business software solutions; GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; GolfPass the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; and NBC Sports Edge, (formerly Rotoworld) a leading platform for fantasy sports information and betting-focused tools. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.
About Long Island Junior Soccer League
Established in 1966, the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), is a 501(C)(3), non-profit, educational organization. Starting with eight clubs, the LIJSL has since grown into one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the U.S. with over 100 member clubs, 5,000+ volunteers, and more than 50,000 registered player-families. It is the mission of the league to foster the growth and development of youth through the sport of soccer to individuals under the age of 19, at all levels of competition. Taking a holistic approach, LIJSL teaches youth players the value of hard work, discipline, responsibility, and teamwork. After more than 55 years, hundreds of thousands of players have passed through the Long Island Junior Soccer League all the while Building Character Through Soccer.