Leading Athletic Communication Software to Increase Operational Efficiency for Teams and League Staff
DURHAM, NC – [Monday, December 19, 2016] – Teamworks, the industry leader of mobile collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the United Soccer League (USL), the largest professional soccer league in the world. As the USL’s Official Collaboration Software Provider, Teamworks will modernize the league’s internal communication methods as well as streamline travel planning and player/personnel information for the front office, staff, coaches and players. The highly competitive league with 29 teams in 19 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces during the 2016 season is the first professional soccer league to implement Teamworks, as professional sports organizations increasingly look to capitalize on the software’s mobile technologies.
“As a league, we took time this offseason to reevaluate internal operations and consider how we may ease or better facilitate our teams’ experience moving forward,” said Jake Edwards, President of the United Soccer League. “With a 435-game regular season and teams in major markets across the United States and Canada, it was paramount for us to find a software that would enable us to keep everyone, from top to bottom, better connected on and off the pitch. We were pleased to find Teamworks’ solutions so well suited for league operations and are utilizing it to prepare for next season more cohesively and seamlessly than ever.”
Delivering the USL many timesaving management solutions, Teamworks’ platform modernizes previously paper-driven processes and centralizes information sharing. Teamworks’ messaging module will revamp the league’s communication methods, allowing staff and coaches to schedule or immediately send mass or one-to-one email, text, voice or push notifications to players for schedule changes, appointment reminders and more. The front office and coaches will also be able to share information instantly, allowing players and staff to view a live schedule, access important documents as well as complete and file necessary forms from the convenience of their mobile phones. The platform is effectively tailored to each new client’s operations and demands, evident as Teamworks continues to implement its offerings across several professional sports.
“The United Soccer League has been very strategic in extending its footprint across North America, having successfully rolled out a groundbreaking partnership with Major League Soccer as well doubling in size since 2014,” said Zach Maurides, Teamworks founder. “The USL’s adoption of Teamworks reflects the leadership’s commitment to its members’ experience. Leagues that choose to modernize operations through our platform are more responsive to their members and keep all parties better connected and informed; they are leagues that are well positioned for long-term success.”
At the forefront of innovation in athletics, Teamworks offers an unparalleled depth and breadth of functionalities to some of the biggest names in sports. Teamworks’ software effectively eliminates operational inefficiencies for more than 850 athletic-related entities around the world and powers the daily operation of over 250,000 people. As today’s leagues and championship events become increasingly more complex, Teamworks’ offerings are especially applicable for the governing bodies that work to ensure a seamless experience for member organizations and manage untold moving parts over the course of a season. Teamworks recently announced new partnerships with two of the largest sports operations in the United States: the National Football League Players Association, which utilizes Teamworks to communicate and share information with every active NFL player, as well as the NCAA, which adopted Teamworks to modernize its March Madness tournament for all staff, participating teams, officials, and game-site representatives. Other athletic-related businesses and organizations applying Teamworks’ software to increase internal efficiency include NFL franchises, MLB clubs, Major League Lacrosse, USA Baseball, Big Ten Conference and adidas Team Sales.
For more information about Teamworks, please visit www.teamworksapp.com.
Teamworks is a leading provider of mobile collaboration software for athletic organizations based in Durham, NC. Founded in 2004 by former Duke Football player Zach Maurides, Teamworks has helped athletic teams, departments, and organizations across the country improve the way they share information and communicate. More than 850 clients utilize Teamworks including over 300 NCAA Division I programs; more than 70 Football Bowl Subdivision programs at nearly 50 Power-5 institutions; NCAA Division I athletic institutions including Texas, Duke, Purdue, Marquette, Virginia, Baylor, Texas A&M and Ole Miss department-wide; the Big Ten Conference, the Mountain West Conference, and the NCAA; the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Nationals, and San Francisco Giants. Available on the web, iOS and Android, the application offers a messaging module, team travel management, video sharing, electronic forms, player or employee profiles, dynamic calendar scheduling and much more. For more information about Teamworks, please visit www.teamworksapp.com.