COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2019) – USA Volleyball announced today that it has partnered with SportsEngine Inc., an NBC Sports Group company and leading provider of sport relationship management software, to become the national governing body’s member management technology provider for its 370,000 members and 4,500 active clubs, effective Sept. 1, 2019. USA Volleyball has a long-standing relationship with SportsEngine, being partnered with its owned companies AES, BracketPal and NCSI.
USA Volleyball and its 40 affiliated Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs) will have the opportunity to use SportsEngine’s member management suite of tools to manage their regional, club and athlete membership data. This is a true online ecosystem with robust reporting, financial tools, enhanced communication, rostering and more that will provide for automated data sharing and eliminate duplicate efforts. The SportsEngine system will also integrate with third-party systems to provide up-to-the-minute information on memberships, ensuring that all participants are certified with the safety program requirements, and have completed a background check. Such efficiencies will allow for real-time access to information on memberships and certifications which support USAV’s safety initiatives.
“We are very honored and excited to form this partnership with USA Volleyball,” said Libby Kohlbeck, SportsEngine’s head of volleyball. “To have the ability to work with an elite organization to create and deliver an incredible technology experience for regions, club administrators, coaches, officials, volunteers and families is our goal here at SportsEngine. It’s exciting when our mission, vision, and values completely align with an organization as they do with USA Volleyball and we can’t wait to get started.”
USA Volleyball’s mission is to lead, serve and grow all areas of the sport. Volleyball continues to have tremendous growth in the United States and is the number-one participatory sport in high school and college for women as well as the fastest growing sport among high school boys. USA Volleyball’s membership has grown every year since 1980 and has hit record levels again this season. The SportsEngine system will allow USAV to continue its upward trajectory by allowing a positive end-user experience for the athletes and their families.
“We are thrilled to work with SportsEngine to provide value to our regions, clubs and members,” stated USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis. “This partnership allows us to improve communication, support our ‘safety first’ strategic priority, and provide a seamless membership experience across all of USA Volleyball.”
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the volleyball disciplines of beach, indoor, sitting, snow and beach ParaVolley in the United States. With more than 370,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championship events, coaching and referee certification programs, and grassroots development across all disciplines in a lifetime sport in which all can participate. USA Volleyball’s teams have won an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org. #PathtothePodium
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, Facebook.com/sportsengine; or twitter.com/@sportsengine.
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