FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
NBC SPORTS NEXT’S SPORTSENGINE PARTNERS WITH USA SOFTBALL AS OFFICIAL TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER
SportsEngine becomes the official provider of member management services to
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN / May 26, 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 new eight-year partnership with USA Softball, the national governing body for the sport of softball in the United States.
USA Softball is the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States with a membership of more than 120,000 amateur teams nationwide while also being a member of the sport’s World Governing Body, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), which oversees the sport at the international level.
USA Softball and its local associations will utilize SportsEngine’s member management suite of tools to manage their league, club, coach and athlete membership data. The suite provides robust reporting, powerful financial tools, enhanced communication, rostering and more to USA Softball and its local associations. Additionally, USA Softball will utilize SportsEngine’s safety suite which includes background checks, abuse prevention training and access to SportsEngine’s learning management system of safety resources and its Tourney Machine platform for tournament and event management. A true online ecosystem, the solution will connect all organizations for automated data sharing and access to resources.
“We are thrilled to work with NBC Sports Next and its suite of solutions to provide additional value to all of our members,” said Craig Cress, CEO, USA Softball. “SportsEngine’s member management solution supports USA Softball in achieving our vision and mission to lead, serve and grow all areas of the sport of softball.”
“We are very honored and excited to form this partnership with USA Softball,” said John Weinerth, Vice President, Sport & Enterprise, NBC Sports Next. “To have the ability to work with an elite organization to create and deliver an incredible technology experience that will enhance the lives of administrators, coaches, officials, volunteers and families is at the core of our mission.”
More than 1 million teams, leagues and clubs across all sports use NBC Sports Next’s suite of solutions to run their website, 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.
About USA Softball
USA Softball, (USAS) a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations. USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.
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.
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