The California State Soccer Association – South Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership With Sports Connect With Historic Extension

Mobile registration, anytime account access, data integration, insights, and more technological innovation is on the horizon with Cal South’s recent partnership renewal.

FULLERTON, CA and PLANO, Texas, September 27, 2022 — California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South), the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association, has announced a multi-year partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, as their Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider. This partnership was established to further Cal South’s mission of advancing and improving all facets of the game of soccer, including crucial administrative tasks.

Sports Connect provides technology solutions for the state association, affiliated leagues and clubs, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers. As part of the partnership extension, Sports Connect has built additional functionality known as “split pay”, which will allow registration funds to be distributed appropriately between the state and affiliated club. This new functionality and existing features aim to help grow participation in the sport by reducing volunteer burnout and making registration easy for players and their families.

Sports Connect is a critical component of the U.S. Soccer Connect mission of growing participation and advancing the sport in conjunction with U.S. Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect initiative consists of leading services powered by Stack Sports connecting every level of the soccer pathway. It represents the largest technology and sports resources commitment to any project in American sports history.

“Cal South has partnered with Sports Connect since 2003, and we are excited to grow adoption throughout the state,” said Terry Fisher,  Chief Executive Officer of Cal South. “Our goal with this partnership is to equip our staff and volunteers with the best and most supported tools on the market so they can spend less time on administrative work and more time growing the sport in southern California.”

Speaking about the renewal, Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect, said “Partnerships like this are an integral part of our goal of creating a connected ecosystem in soccer. We are honored to continue our work with Cal South to make this a reality,” Elaborating on the potential of the strategic partnership, he went on to say, “The new split pay model revolutionizes taking registration payments, so staff and volunteers can focus on creating an environment where young players thrive. We are proud to serve alongside their mission through innovative technology and best-in-class support.”

Affiliated clubs partnering with Sports Connect have access to a full suite of features, including Mobile-First Registration, seamless data integration with Cal South, safety and compliance tracking, professional website designs, business insights, fanwear, and much more.To learn more about this partnership, visit https://sportsconnect.com/cal-south-soccer/.

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