DICK’S Sporting Goods will serve as Official Sporting Goods Retailer, while DICK’S Team Sports HQ exclusively serves as Official Soccer Management Technology Provider as well as Official Uniform & Fanwear Supplier
PITTSBURGH (June 21, 2017) - DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) announced today a multi-year, strategic partnership with Washington 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 Soccer Management Technology Partner, DICK’S and DICK’S Team Sports HQ will provide next generation technology in streamlining, operating and increasing participation to Washington Youth Soccer. The DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform will manage Washington Youth Soccer’s operations, registration and communications with its coaches, volunteers, players, families and fans including online registration, mobile apps for scheduling, uniforms, FanWear shops and access to donations and sponsorships. Additionally, DICK’S Sporting Goods is the title sponsor of the Washington State Championships.
“We’re excited to welcome Washington Youth Soccer to the rapidly-growing DICK’S Team Sports HQ family,” said Ed Plummer, SVP, DICK’S Team Sports HQ. “We are proud to support nearly four 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 Washington Youth Soccer.”
The partnership with Washington Youth Soccer is a continuation of a long-term technology agreement with Affinity Sports, part of DICK’S Team Sports HQ.
“Technology companies come and go. After evaluating all technology solutions in the market, the DICK’S Team Sports HQ solution is far superior to all others we evaluated in the market both new and old. Not only does DICK’S Team Sports HQ offer superior technology, they are providing it at no cost which allows Washington Youth Soccer to redeploy those funds back into the on-field experiences. DICK’S Team Sports HQ will also provide free solutions for our member clubs and leagues as a membership benefit. Lastly, we will use the sponsorship for much needed outreach and growth. We could not be more excited about the future with DICK’S Team Sports HQ behind our association, it’s a Win-Win-Win” said Terry Fisher, CEO, Washington Youth Soccer Association.
DICK’S Team Sports HQ currently serves youth sports governing bodies representing over nine million young athletes including US Youth Soccer, PONY Baseball and Softball, and National Police Athletic League, among others. More information on DICK’S Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of April 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 690 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.