Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 8, 2015) – USA Volleyball has signed an agreement with Sports Illustrated Play, a new Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports, to serve as the National Governing Body's "Official Club Management Software Partner."
“Our partnership with Sports Illustrated Play will enhance the off-the-court playing experience for our club directors and junior members, creating a win-win-win scenario for all involved," USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said.
The partnership will enable USA Volleyball club directors and the junior volleyball community to use Sports Illustrated Play's proprietary software tools which include player sign-up, roster management, scheduling and TeamWALL™, a team-focused web and mobile app used by team managers, parents and players that enhances communication within affiliated leagues and teams.
"As USA Volleyball's new Official Club Management Software Partner, we are committed to enabling a more rewarding youth sports experience for all of USA Volleyball participants: players, their parents, coaches and the officials that are part of the game," said Jeff Karp, CEO of Sports Illustrated Play. "We are proud to welcome USA Volleyball and its loyal membership to our organization."
About USA Volleyball Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $30 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, three Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please usavolleyball.org.
About Sports Illustrated Play
Sports Illustrated Play (sportsillustratedplay.com) brings together industry leaders in sports software around a simple yet ambitious goal: to connect the world of youth sports. Through its affiliated companies, Sports Illustrated Play powers hundreds of thousands of teams and millions of youth and amateur players, families and coaches across a wide range of sports, geographies and age ranges. The company provides the platform and tools to fuel the passion for sports and ensure a rewarding experience for all participants.
Sports Illustrated Play
Jill S. Davison
This acquisition brings together three leaders in online sports management—SportsSignup, League Athletics and iScore—to form the foundation of Sports Illustrated Play, LLC. Out of the gate, this new and independent Time Inc. business will introduce a powerful suite of tools for player registration, scheduling, communication and scorekeeping for youth and amateur sports.
Expect little to change in the near term, but over the longer term, you can count on a continuation of open communication as we add to the services we currently deliver to you. After all, Sports Illustrated Play will only be successful if we make your lives easier and your organization more successful.
You have become accustomed to getting fantastic service from our support teams. It will only get better with Sports Illustrated Play, with even more ways to engage with us to make your experience second to none.
As our service and platform evolves, we will be eager to hear your thoughts on how Sports Illustrated Play can better serve your organization. We share the same ideals and aim to connect the world through youth sports to ensure a positive experience for all. Please feel free to contact me directly with any ideas or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEO, Sports Illustrated Play