Source: USA Football
Offerings include exclusive benefits and technology services to tackle and flag leagues, clubs and teams
USA Football announced today a partnership with Blue Star Sports to begin offering a unique, USA Football-designed league, club and team integrated technology suite as an offering to the youth football community. The “Football Connect” platform, powered by Blue Star Sports, provide websites, online registration, and a host of integrated management tools and mobile applications specifically built for the unique needs of youth football.
Football Connect benefits include:
- Online registration
- Best in class customized websites and mobile app
- Communication tools
- Management tools to create rosters, schedules, player profiles, statistics, and game results
- Team and volunteer management
- Upcoming “Connected Athlete” mobile functionality
“USA Football continues to identify and create best practices and standards for youth football,” said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. “By partnering with Blue Star Sports, our new ‘Football Connect’ platform will deliver an enhanced experience for leagues, coaches and administrators, as well as parents and players, while offering greater economies of scale and operational efficiency.”
Leagues, clubs and teams can contact USA Football directly to sign up for these best-in-class resources, which will continue to be improved upon every season to integrate emerging technologies that meet the needs of youth football. Over the ensuing months, USA Football will also offer additional solutions to provide time-saving features not available in any other technology platform. Further, the “Football Connect” platform will provide a channel for USA Football educational content for coaches, players and parents; including, skill development, practice guidelines and planning, levels of contact and health and safety resources and protocols.
“This partnership between USA Football and Blue Star is a positive step for youth football leagues and clubs,” said Robert Merwin of the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League. “In my experience, Blue Star helps us become an all-digital league, improves the efficiency of all our volunteers and brings together technological resources for coaches and administrators through an integrated, enhanced website.”
About USA Football
USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.
About Blue Star Sports
With over 25 million users in 23 countries, Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by providing a complete innovative technology platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. To learn about how Blue Star Sports is revolutionizing youth sports management, visit http://www.bluestarsports.com.