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 South Youth Soccer Association, a non-profit organization serving the needs of the soccer community in Southern Ohio.
SportsEngine will serve as the official provider of background checks for Ohio South Youth Soccer Association’s comprehensive Player Safety Program. Background screening will be managed through National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), a SportsEngine, Inc. company and the 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 and is the only background check provider endorsed by the National Council of Youth Sports.
“The safety of the athletes in our organization has always been a priority to Ohio South Youth Soccer,” stated Gordon Henderson, Executive Director, Ohio South Youth Soccer Association. “To partner with SportsEngine to provide comprehensive background checks for our coaches and volunteers is part of our commitment to ensure a safe experience for our athletes.”
“We are thrilled to have Ohio South Youth Soccer join our roster of soccer associations across the country who are stepping up their efforts to help ensure athlete safety,” said John Weinerth, Vice President of Soccer, SportsEngine. “A key part of our mission at SportsEngine is to provide safe and positive experiences for youth athletes and we commend Ohio South for doing their part to protect their athletes on and off the field.”
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 South Youth Soccer Association
Ohio South Youth Soccer is the premier organization devoted to fostering all levels of youth soccer in Southern Ohio. With 56 leagues, nearly 60,000 youth players, 8,000 + coaches and thousands of volunteers, Ohio South Youth Soccer’s focus is on developing a life-long love of soccer by assisting our members to organize and promote competitive and recreational leagues with reach from the local community area to statewide, to the highest levels regionally and nationally. OSYSA’s mission also includes the education of coaches through US Soccer Coach licensing programming, safety initiatives for all players, special needs programming, best practice models. In addition, Ohio South has a thriving Olympic Development Program which has assisted thousands of players in achieving their dream of being selected for high school, college, professional and National teams. Soccer… It’s What we Do!