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SportsEngine Partners with National Council on Youth Sports

May 31, 2018

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINN / May 31, 2018 – The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), the leader in safety, participation, advocacy and education for youth sports, is excited to announce a strategic, corporate partnership with SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Group company. The partnership will provide the over 60-million registered participants that the NCYS membership serves with the opportunity to benefit from SportsEngine’s time-saving tools and resources that help parents find sports in their area, and help youth sports associations manage, connect and communicate with their athletes and families.

More than 1 million teams, leagues and clubs use SportsEngine to run their website, tournaments, online registration and mobile apps. Through these applications, sports organizations are able to drastically reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks, allowing them to focus more time on developing their athletes. SportsEngine also offers background screening and safety solutions to help ensure safe experiences for youth athletes. Additionally, through its online youth sports directory at sportsengine.com, parents can search from over 110,000 youth sports organizations representing over 70 sports to help find the right sports in their area.

As part of its core purpose to “further the love of sport,” SportsEngine partners with strategic organizations that share its focus on increasing participation in youth sports, teaching kids core values, and making our local communities better and safer places to play. Through this partnership, SportsEngine will become the recommended sports technology partner of NCYS and will be promoted as such to the NCYS membership.

“This is a very exciting time for the NCYS,” stated Sally S. Johnson, NCYS Executive Director. “As a go-to trusted resource for amateur youth sports, we chose to partner with SportsEngine not only for their continued passion for enhancing the youth sports experience but because of their ongoing dedication to providing industry-leading tools and resources to help ensure the safety for youth athletes and their families.” Johnson continued, “This is a big deal moment as we move our industry forward together with real break-through solutions for local sports communities.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with NYCS in a shared commitment for strengthening the youth sports ecosystem,” said SportsEngine CEO Justin Kaufenberg. “We’re both dedicated to creating safe experiences for youth and amateur sports, and understand the enormous benefits of participation in youth sports across America.”

About National Council of Youth Sports

Founded in 1979, the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) comprises the who’s who in the youth sports industry. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) membership represents more than 200 organizations/corporations serving 60,000,000 registered participants in organized youth sports programs. NCYS is the largest known organization in America representing the youth sports industry and is well-known for its advocacy in promoting healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities. For additional information please visit www.ncys.org; like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/NCYS; join our group on LinkedIn; or follow us on Twitter @NCYS.

About SportsEngine

Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading software provider of sport life management solutions for 35MM coaches, parents, athletes and Sport Relationship Management applications for more than 1MM 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, Facebook.com/sportsengine, or twitter.com/@sportsengine.

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