Iowa Soccer and Blue Star Sports Announce Game-Changing Technology Partnership
Leading Sports Technology Provider Named Association Management Partner of Iowa Soccer
DES MOINES, Iowa (February 12, 2018) – The Iowa Soccer Association announces a multi-year technology partnership with Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest-growing global provider of sports technology. The game-changing association management platform, known as U.S. Soccer Connect, is a technology and data-driven solution that will improve operations, engagement, connectivity and communications with Iowa Soccer’s affiliate clubs and their leaders, will have an overall positive impact on participants’ “Iowa Soccer experience” and ultimately help to grow the game.
Iowa Soccer will provide its members with a convenient and seamless experience from player registration to participation in Iowa Soccer programming through the new State Association integrated platform developed by Blue Star Sports. The platform ensures Iowa Soccer’s alignment with U.S. Soccer and connects the state association, clubs, administrators, players, coaches, referees and parents with each other.
The partnership with Blue Star Sports brings a comprehensive and unmatched suite of products to the Iowa Soccer community and includes dynamic websites, streamlined online registration and entry, payments, event, team and roster management, scheduling, communications, video analysis and back office management. As part of the partnership with Iowa Soccer, many of the same features are available in the club-level platform should clubs choose to use it, and will be free or at a reduced rate.
“Our goal at Blue Star Sports is to revolutionize youth sports and build technology solutions that were never thought possible just a few years ago in partnership with leading youth sports organizations,” said Matt Moran, Executive Vice President of Blue Star Sports. “The alliance with Iowa Soccer to provide U.S. Soccer Connect to its membership is a dynamic example of what can happen when two leaders come together to change the game.”
“We are excited to partner with a technology company that has the vision and capacity to help us grow the game,” said Iowa Soccer Executive Director Harold Kahler. “An important feature is that this platform introduces a comprehensive and yet straightforward experience for our clubs’ administrators and participants alike. Particularly given that 85% of our membership identifies as recreational participants and is also largely driven by volunteers, we are eager to make it as easy as possible to be involved soccer and thrilled that there is a comprehensive technology that now exists to support the sport.”
About Iowa Soccer – Iowa Soccer is US Soccer’s state-level governing body for youth and adult soccer in Iowa. Our mission is to provide soccer opportunities as we aspire to make soccer the sport of choice in our state. We embrace collaboration, strong member relations, innovative thinking and technology to drive the growth of our sport as we serve our growing membership of 40,000. For more information visit iowasoccer.org.
About Blue Star Sports – With over 45 million users in 32 countries, Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the global leader in youth sports management providing a complete innovative technology platform for national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. Companies under the Blue Star Sports platform include Bonzi, Pointstreak, Goalline, PrimeTime Sports, SDI Camps, LeagueLineup, RaceWire, Bigfoot Hoops, Groupnet Solutions, Krossover, CaptainU, Student Sports, GlobalApptitude, SportsTG, STACK, On The Mark Sports, Amazing Race Timing, Regatta Central, and Rogue Multisport. Blue Star Sports is headquartered in Frisco, Texas and backed by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, Providence Equity and Genstar Capital. To learn more about how Blue Star Sports is revolutionizing youth sports management, please visit bluestarsports.com.
To learn more about how U.S. Soccer Connect can help your club, league or referee chapter, contact Info@BlueStarSports.com, call 866-892-0777 or visit ussoccerconnect.com.