What are you waiting for? Hugs? We have those, too!
Our software is just the opening act, and our customers typically run the show. But the people behind the techy stuff and pretty stuff will surely keep you around for the encore.
When you spend 40+ hours a week with the same people, you become family. We work together, we play together, we get chased by bulls through the streets of Atlanta together!
We are Blue Sombrero.
The "Blue" comes from our founder's heritage and love of the Uruguayan National Soccer Team, whose nickname is "Celeste,"
which means "sky blue" in Spanish. The second part pays homage to a tricky soccer move, called a Sombrero, made famous by the Great
Ronaldinho. Check out Ronaldinho doing the sombrero!
Founded in 2002, our mission is to give back to the youth sports community. We help sports groups run more efficiently so that they
can spend more of their time and energy inspiring kids to love sports, rather than being buried in paperwork!
Blue Sombrero is the Leading Provider of Online Registration and Web Design for Youth Sports. We provide Web Design and Online
Registration services to thousands of sports clubs across the entire country.
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Blue Sombrero is the leading provider of Online Registration and Web Design for youth sports. The company was founded in 2002 with the intention of giving back to the soccer
community and helping clubs run more efficiently so that the administrators can spend more time and energy inspiring kids to love the game rather than bury themselves in paper.
CEO, Founder, and Atlanta native, Erik Stadler grew up playing soccer. He played through the youth ranks, NCAA Division I soccer at the College of Charleston, and was lucky
enough to play professional soccer and do some serious globe-trotting: playing in Poland, Israel, Switzerland, Italy and back home in the USA. Once he retired from his short
but fun professional soccer career, he had a very brief foray into the "real world" and hated it! Returning to his passion, Erik started Nacional Soccer, doing camps and
clinics in the Atlanta area. In order to keep from being bogged down in paperwork, Erik and Nacional Soccer developed their very own website and online registration and
management tools. As Nacional Soccer’s clinics were becoming more and more successful, they kept fielding the same question over and over, “We love your clinics, but we’d
love a website and online registration system like you have, can you do that for us?” The light bulb turned on, and Blue Sombrero was born!
11 years later, our customers come from all over the U.S., and are represented by many different organizations within youth sports (soccer, baseball, football, basketball,
lacrosse, volleyball, summer camps, church leagues, and the list goes on). We have hundreds of partner clubs in more than 40 states.
Our passion for youth sports is evident in all that we do. We take pride in providing the best service in the industry, with ongoing enhancements and upgrades with the best
features available. We are constantly evolving and our customers are a huge part of that evolution, giving us feedback and enhancement requests that help us add new features on a regular basis.
We stand behind our software 100%. We understand that we provide mission-critical software and we back that with an unrelenting commitment to excellent service. Working hard and
having fun come hand-in-hand. We’re proud to have been selected as one of 2011 Best Places to Work by Georgia Trend Magazine.
In 2012, we JUMPED at the opportunity to become a part of the Dick’s Sporting Goods family of companies. Dick’s Sporting Goods shares the same commitment to youth sports, with the
same mission of providing an exceptional product with superior service. So much so, that together we’re able to offer our software for FREE.