SportsEngine Announces Technology Partnership with Ontario Soccer Association
SportsEngine announced today that is has been selected by Ontario Soccer Association “OSA” to provide its entire suite of youth sports technology to OSA’s districts, clubs, leagues, academies, tournaments, and 450,000 members. As part of the long-term agreement, SportsEngine also becomes the “Official Technology Partner of the Ontario Soccer Association”.
“Our partnership with SportsEngine allows us to equip our member organizations with leading sports technology at special OSA member rates”, said Johnny Misley, Executive Director, Ontario Soccer Association. “The SportsEngine platform, their technology to manage sports organizations and ecosystem of integrations will provide a great benefit for our membership from the participant in the community through to the provincial level. User experience at the family and club level was paramount in reaching our decision and no one does that better than SportsEngine.”
Our partnership with SportsEngine allows us to equip our member organizations with leading sports technology at special OSA member rates."
The SportsEngine platform is used by more than 500,000 sports organizations, teams, leagues, clubs, associations, and tournaments to grow and promote their organizations, communicate with millions of athletes & parents, and manage competition. SportsEngine is one of the largest sports technology companies in North America.
“We’re thrilled to be able to work with OSA’s entire membership and set them up with SportsEngine technology”, said John Weinerth, VP of Soccer at SportsEngine. “By adopting the SportsEngine Registration system and other products in 2016, OSA member organizations will benefit from automated data flow to the OSA System in 2017 and beyond. We are confident that our partnership and technology will help improve communication at the family level, enhance promotion of programs, provide seamless registration, reporting and secure payment processing along with time saving tournament management and mobile capabilities across the entire province.”
Both partners are collaborating to create an integrated system driven by key solutions from the suite of industry leading SportsEngine products to replace OSA’s current participant registration system.
In addition, SportsEngine is currently in the process of contacting Ontario Soccer Association member organizations to provide them with a free assessment of their existing technology and providing recommended packages to upgrade to SportsEngine.
SportsEngine is the leading provider of web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur, and professional sports. Powering more than 500,000 sports teams, leagues, clubs, and associations, SportsEngine features a complete suite of easy-to-use tools that help sports organizations manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine is based in Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, please visit www.sportsengine.com/solutions/; like the company on Facebook at Facebook.com/sportsengine; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at @sportsengine.
About the Ontario Soccer Association
Founded in 1901, The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. The OSA develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. The OSA also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial semi-professional men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).
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