DICK’S Sporting Goods Partners with Oregon Youth Soccer in Expansion Move
DICK’S Sporting Goods will serve as Official Sporting Goods Retailer for Oregon Youth Soccer, while DICK’S Team Sports HQ exclusively serves as Official Technology Provider as well as FanWear Supplier.
DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer announced today a multi-year, strategic partnership with Oregon Youth Soccer, a member of US Youth Soccer, and its DICK’S Team Sports HQ youth sports platform.
As the Official Sporting Goods Retailer and Official Technology Provider, DICK’S and DICK’S Team Sports HQ will provide next generation technology in streamlining, operating and increasing participation to Oregon Youth Soccer.
The DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform will manage Oregon Youth Soccer’s operations, registration and communications with its coaches, volunteers, players, families and fans including online registration, mobile apps for scheduling, FanWear shops and access to donations and sponsorships.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Oregon Youth Soccer to the DICK’S Team Sports HQ family,” said Ed Plummer, SVP, DICK’S Team Sports HQ. “We are proud to support over three million youth soccer players, as well as administrators, volunteers, coaches and families through our partnership with US Youth Soccer and its State affiliates such as Oregon Youth Soccer.”
The partnership with Oregon Youth Soccer is a continuation of a long-term technology agreement with Affinity Sports, part of DICK’S Team Sports HQ.
“Here in Oregon, we know there are several options when it comes to soccer technology. That being said, it was obvious to us that DICK’S Team Sports HQ was the only one committed to the sport of soccer and to our specific needs,” said Roberta Cloutier, Executive Director, Oregon Youth Soccer Association.
“DICK’S Team Sports HQ has provided a no cost solution with countless other benefits. They have provided sponsorships at the state and local levels including apparel, gear, and personnel. We no longer have to stress about chasing down club payments, thumbing through piles of paperwork, or spending our nights and weekends with cumbersome administrative work.”
“This has allowed us to focus on what really matters, and that is growing the game of soccer within Oregon! We could not be happier with our partnership with DICK’S Team Sports HQ, and look forward to growing the partnership over the many years to come.”
DICK’S Team Sports HQ currently serves youth sports governing bodies representing over four million young athletes, coaches and volunteers. More information on DICK’S Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.