A pair of exciting additions capped off an amazing year for the entire DICK’S Team Sports HQ family.
GameChanger Media and Affinity Sports were announced as the latest enhancements to the suite of digital products for youth sports provided by the DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform. Building off the success and popularity of our existing free website, registration, and league management solutions – the platform will continue to grow in value for the busy sports volunteer.
The platform continues to add more solutions and services and will remain free for all youth sports leagues – a tremendous value as youth sports costs continue to rise.
GameChanger is known as an amazing app for tracking game scores and stats, but they’re much more than that. They make it easy for friends and family, no matter where they are in the world to follow their favorite players in real time.
CEO Ted Sullivan discusses this unique challenge: “We actually like to say that we’re solving some of the hardest problems in sports broadcast,” he said. “The problem of one game with 1 million followers is much easier than 10,000 games [simultaneously], with a handful of followers for each one.”
The platform is mobile-first and will be a great compliment to the DICK’S Team Sports HQ App, which provides parents with the important schedule, location and team information in their pocket.
“We believe the addition of GameChanger and it’s unique in-game mobile experience to Dick’s Team Sports HQ strongly supports our efforts to provide unparalleled technological capabilities to youth and prep teams and leagues across the country,” said Dick’s Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack.
Currently, GameChanger has focused primarily on sports like baseball, basketball and softball, but they will soon be expanding to other sports.
Affinity Sports provides key management services to various youth sports National Governing Bodies and large-scale organizations while integrating seamlessly with the DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform.
Affinity Sports is a powerhouse in the data center space, currently serving 24 State Soccer Associations, PONY Baseball and Softball, Rush Soccer and many other governing body organizations.
This union will provide a multitude of benefits for youth sports organizations of all types, but is of special interest to soccer clubs who will enjoy:
- Improved data accuracy with governing body via seamless, real-time integration
- Elimination of the .csv import file data transfer method
- Reduced work time and frustration with working between two software systems
- More efficient process of handling late registrants, player adds, transfers and more
As the hard work continues, more exciting updates will be released to customers taking advantage of the DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform.