After an Exhaustive Search, Blue Star Sports becomes Official Tech Partner for US Youth Soccer’s New Jersey
In the ever evolving world of youth soccer and the emergence of technology as a powerful ally, NJ Youth Soccer’s partnership wth Blue Star Sports as Official Youth Sports Technology Partner is big news
Just announced this morning, New Jersey Youth Soccer has formed an agreement naming Blue Star Sports as its Official Youth Sports Technology Partner. This partnership will benefit all of the more than 156,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 40,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. As part of the new partnership, Blue Star Sports will upgrade platforms for player registration, data management, communications systems and payments.
“As we focus on augmenting member benefits, Blue Star Sports enables us to implement a player registration and communications ecosystem that streamlines the process between the state associations, leagues, clubs, teams, tournament operators, and ultimately the coaches, parents, and athletes,” said Evan Dabby, Executive Director of NJ Youth Soccer.
“The end result will be a more user-friendly player journey through the registration process,” said Dabby who spent 16 years working with the MLS.
Blue Star Sports works closely with U.S. Soccer and is the official technology partner servicing the needs of U.S. Soccer’s prestigious Development Academy. In addition, BlueStar Sports is currently implementing many of the nation’s most complex systems integration projects for key partners such as CalNorth Youth Soccer, USA Football and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
“New Jersey has a rich history in producing some of the best athletes in the world, particularly within the game of soccer,” said Eric Frazier, Blue Star’s President of National Sports who worked on forming this partnership.
“By implementing our creative solutions into their athletic development system, NJ Youth Soccer will be delivering much improved functionality of its programs for players, coaches and parents,” said Frazier. “On behalf of us all at Blue Star Sports, we are very excited to be partnering with NJ Youth Soccer and to provide them with an advanced platform in terms of software and technology.”
“Our partnership with Blue Star will include significant member benefits and financial discounts for NJ Youth Soccer members,” said Evelyn Gill, President of NJ Youth Soccer.
“When we include the complete suite of technology products offered by Blue Star, their first-rate customer service, and their shared benefits that come with the advanced technological relationship with U.S. Soccer, we feel this partnership will be a stepping stone to future advances for youth soccer in New Jersey and throughout the industry,” said Gill.
Blue Star Sports is building U.S. Soccer’s National Data Center and the white-label product, U.S. Soccer Connect — an integrated soccer solution which will provide seamless integration with the Digital Coaching Center and other U.S. Soccer technology platforms.
“The goal of technology should be to invisibly simplify a process and make it effortless — and that is what BlueStar Sports does,” said Kimberly Kiledjian, BlueStar’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. “I can’t wait for the youth soccer clubs and their coaches and players to start seeing the very real benefits of this innovative partnership. BlueStar is going to make a very real and positive difference in New Jersey.”
“This announcement was the culmination of a 8-month process that involved participation from NJYS staff, board of directors, member leagues as well as representation at the member club level,” said Dabby. “After hundreds of staff and volunteers hours committed to this process, we are confident that we have a partner uniquely positioned to implement a user-friendly registration and communication ecosystem.”
Who is Blue Star Sports?
Backed by Dallas Cowboys owner and business tycoon Jerry Jones, Blue Star Sports has enacted a number of strategic acquisitions since its inception in April of 2016.
One of the key acquisitions was CaptainU, the leader in athletic development and recruiting software for athletes, clubs, events and colleges, with more than 2.5 million users spanning over 20 sports.
Another acquisition of related significance is Game Officials, which is a leading provider of end-to-end referee management systems for sports organizations.
Blue Star Sports (BSS) has over 20 million users in 23 countries and provides a complete innovative technology platform. Companies under the Blue Star Sports platform include Bonzi, Pointstreak, Goalline, PrimeTime Sports, SDI Camps, LeagueLineup, RaceWire among others.