MARYLAND STATE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION AND BLUE STAR SPORTS ANNOUNCE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
Leading Sports Technology Provider Named as a Technology Partner to the Benefit of MSYSA Member Leagues and Clubs
Glen Burnie, MD– Maryland State Youth Soccer Association announced a long-term technology partnership with Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest-growing global provider of sports technology, leveraging the U.S. Soccer Connect platform to benefit Maryland State’s member leagues and clubs. By leveraging U.S. Soccer Connect, a data and technology solution for leading associations that streamlines and improves connectivity and communication with its membership, Maryland State is on the cutting edge of new technology-driven engagement with its membership.
Through integrated web and mobile platforms developed by Blue Star Sports, Maryland State Youth Soccer Association will provide its members with a significantly simplified player registration process and adherence to the required standards for FIFA Connect and the International Clearance Certificate (ITC) process. The system will also provide members with a seamless integration with platforms such as U.S. Soccer’s National Data Center and Digital Coaching Center. The partnership will begin with Blue Star Sports providing a comprehensive and unmatched suite of products serving the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association community including dynamic websites, streamlined online registration and payments, event, team and roster management, scheduling, communications, video analysis and back office management. As part of the partnership with Maryland State, these products will be free or at a significantly reduced rate to its member leagues and clubs.
“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 Eric Frazier, President of Blue Star Sports. “The alliance with Maryland State Youth Soccer Association 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.”
“As a leader in the soccer marketplace, Maryland State Youth Soccer Association is pleased to partner with a technology company that has the vision and capacity to help us grow the game,” said Flo Egan, Executive Director of Maryland State Youth Soccer Association. “An important feature is that this partnership helps us align our technology interests with the U.S. Soccer Federation technology for a more seamless process from the time a player registers, to when data is delivered to the national governing body for our sport. In addition, with the suite of products available to our member leagues and clubs, Bluestar has been able to address our need on providing incredible value to our membership as we head into 2018 and beyond.”
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 http://www.bluestarsports.com
To learn more about how U.S. Soccer Connect can help your club, league or referee chapter, contact Info@BlueStarSports.com or call 866-892-0777.
About Maryland State Youth Soccer Association
The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) is a member of U.S. Soccer and US Youth Soccer.
The MSYSA membership is composed of more than 140 member clubs and community groups that compose over 52,000 players. With a vision of “Developing a Life Long Love of Soccer”, MSYSA provides programming for all levels of play within the Competitive and Recreational environments. Maryland State Youth Soccer Association also offers programming for players with disabilities (TOPSoccer) and children in underserved communities (Soccer Across America). In addition to providing an environment for youth soccer players to enjoy and grow physically, mentally, technically and psycho-socially in the sport of soccer, MSYSA also provides coach education, player training through its Olympic Development Program, and soccer camp opportunities.
To learn more about any of these programs or how to join Maryland State Youth Soccer, please visit www.MSYSA.org or email Director@MSYSA.org.