Professional Training Now More Accessible to Aspiring Soccer Athletes
Latham, NY,—February 15, 2008 — SportsSignup announced today that Red Bull New York has selected SportsSignup to be the exclusive provider of online registration services for its player development camps, held at various locations throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The SportsSignup system will handle over 9,000 registrations annually across 80+ regional soccer camps administered by the Red Bulls. With an individual registration site and landing page for each participating soccer club, the system will provide the Red Bulls with administrative control and global access to the registrant database, enabling e-mail capabilities, historical tracking, and a host of other features aimed at saving time and increasing data quality.
“We selected SportsSignup because of the flexibility of their system and the ability to adapt to our needs, more specifically to streamline our entire registration process and to reduce the level of effort required for our host camp organizations,” said Dave Jervis, senior manager of training programs for Red Bull New York. “The SportsSignup online registration system will help us to reduce our administrative burden, allowing us to focus more on the coaching side of our programs.”
The training programs and camps are an essential part of the Red Bull New York Player Development System, a multi-layered program that develops young soccer players provides extensive support to hundreds of soccer organizations, coaches and players in the youth soccer community. The Player Development System provides progressive training programs that combine the knowledge and resources of a professional soccer club with the expertise of a fully-licensed and experienced coaching staff.
“We are delighted to be working with the Red Bulls to overcome the challenges of managing real-time online registrations from multiple participating soccer clubs,” said Anthony Bruno, CEO of SportsSignup. “We are especially pleased to be associated with an organization that makes top-notch soccer training more accessible to youth soccer athletes around the region,” concluded Bruno.
About Red Bull New York
Red Bull New York is one of 14 teams that comprise the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States – Major League Soccer. On the field, the team is led by former Premiership striker Juan Pablo Angel, a finalist for the League’s Most Valuable Player award, and former U.S. World Cup captain Claudio Reyna. In addition, construction is underway on Red Bull Park, a state-of-the-art soccer-specific facility in Harrison, New Jersey, slated to open in 2009. Red Bull New York is also constructing a permanent, state-of-the-art training facility in Hanover, New Jersey, set for completion in December 2008. Red Bull New York is owned by Red Bull GmbH, an Austrian company that produces the world’s leading energy drink.
SportsSignup, a division of League Sports Services LLC, provides sports organizations with fully-integrated online registration, roster management, and coach and volunteer background checking solutions. Since 2002, the company has enabled administrators from hundreds of soccer, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, and many other youth sports organizations to spend more time on the playing field by automating many aspects of their duties.
For Red Bull New York
Andrew McGowan, Vice President, Communications
Tel: (201) 583-7038
Shannon Martin, Canyon Communications
Tel. (866) 867-6639
©2008 League Sports Services LLC and New York Red Bulls, Inc. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. League Sports Services LLC and New York Red Bulls, Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.