SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, and the leading provider of Sport Relationship Management software, announced today it has formed a partnership with Ohio Soccer Association North, a not for profit member of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and US Youth Soccer, and officially recognized as the sanctioned youth soccer organization for northern Ohio.
SportsEngine will serve as the official provider of Ohio North’s comprehensive Player Safety Program which includes background screening and sexual abuse awareness and prevention training. Background screening will be managed through National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), a SportsEngine, Inc. company and leader in youth-centered background screening solutions. NCSI provides the “Gold Standard” in background screening, serving youth sports organizations and national governing bodies across the country. Additionally, SportsEngine’s safety program is integrated with third-party providers to offer sexual abuse prevention training that fulfills the new federal Safe Sport Act requirements.
“Ohio North is extremely excited about this safety partnership with SportsEngine,” said Paul Emhoff, Ohio North President. “To be given the tools to fulfill the Safe Sport Act requirements and state laws along with helping to ensure a safe experience for our athletes is our highest priority.”
“We are thrilled to serve Ohio North as their partner in youth sports safety,” said John Weinerth, VP of Soccer, SportsEngine. “Providing a safe, positive youth sports experience is at the core of SportsEngine’s mission, and we are excited to see organizations like Ohio North stepping up their commitment to athlete safety.”
More than 1 million teams, leagues and clubs use SportsEngine to run their tournaments, leagues, online registration, websites, 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. Ohio North joins the SportsEngine enterprise roster of clients which includes other professional league partners and national governing bodies.
About SportsEngine, Inc.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of sport relationship management software serving millions of coaches, parents, athletes, clubs, leagues, governing bodies, and associations. SportsEngine helps sports organizations around the globe reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks, and enables them to focus more on developing their athletes, providing safe experiences, and furthering the love of sport. Learn more at: www.sportsengine.com/corp, www.facebook.com/sportsengine, or www.twitter.com/sportsengine.
About Ohio North Soccer
The Ohio Youth Soccer Association North (Ohio North) is a nonprofit organization with more than 36,000 registered youth soccer players, 5,000 coaches and 2,000 referees. Ohio North consists of a vast number of leagues that register players throughout northern Ohio. The organization provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels, including players with disabilities, as well as children in underserved communities. Ohio North is a member of US Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer. For more information on Ohio North, visit www.ohionorthsoccer.org.