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Washington Youth Soccer Partners with CaptainU to Create a New Pathway for Athletes to Play in College

PLANO, Texas -- Washington Youth Soccer - originated in 1966, and the authorized state youth soccer association of Washington and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, US Soccer, and FIFA the international governing body of soccer - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

CaptainU a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This 3-year partnership allows Washington Soccer athletes and parents, instant access to every college soccer coach in the country, while increasing CaptainU's exposure in the college soccer recruiting world.

"We can't wait to work with CaptainU to discover more innovative ways to improve college soccer recruiting in the state of Washington," said Roger Levesque, Executive Director of Washington Youth Soccer. "This partnership will provide our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams access to expert recruiting tools and resources to further enhance their soccer journeys."

Through this partnership, Washington Youth Soccer athletes will receive a free recruiting profile and highly discounted upgraded plans, coaches are eligible for free CaptainU College accounts, teams are eligible for a free CaptainU Teams accounts, and more.

"We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Washington Youth Soccer and providing them with additional tools and resources to enhance their already great program," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Assisting college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process is what we do best, and teaming up with Georgia Soccer is a great opportunity to continue our mission."

About Washington Youth Soccer:

Washington Youth Soccer originated in 1961 and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, US Soccer, and FIFA the international governing body of soccer through the Regional Club League. These partnerships have helped enrich our member and make Washington Youth Soccer the best choice for youth athletes.

About CaptainU:

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events and colleges. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like AAU, USA Gymnastics, Washington Youth Soccer, and US Rowing. To learn more about CaptainU, visit http://www.captainu.com/.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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Toledo’s GPRS ‘Goes Hollywood’ to Help Bring Augmented Reality to the NFL

TOLEDO, Ohio -- When football fans tune in this season to watch their favorite teams play, and marvel at the amazing 3D mixed reality graphics that seem to leap off the field and onto their screens, they won't realize that a Toledo-based company - GPRS, and their latest acquisition, TruePoint Laser Scanning - played a large part in their enhanced fan experience.

Videos of Baltimore's menacing raven swooping in to perch on the uprights at M&T Bank Stadium and a fearsome panther stalking across the roof of Bank of America Stadium have gone viral, with millions of hits online, and they showcase just some of GPRS/TruePoint's exceptional work for clients like The Famous Group, who create the amazing mixed reality (MR) graphics for the NFL, among others.

Toledo's engineering powerhouse laser scans every millimeter of an NFL stadium (or NBA court, NHL rink, MLB diamond, or PGA course) to create the hyper-accurate 3D models that Hollywood special effects makers need to bring those video-game-inspired graphics to life.

In a recent interview, The Famous Group's Greg Harvey shared his thoughts about the particular difficulties associated with making the unreal, real, for the Baltimore Ravens:

"The beauty of mixed reality is the ability of computer-generated objects to interact with the physical environment, this sells the realism. To achieve this, parts of the stadium were captured with a laser-scanning technique. We scanned where the goal post was, where the field was, the vertical boards and brought that into a computer. When the bird is actually on the uprights, its claws wrap around the crossbar and its wings appear behind the uprights."

The Famous Group has tasked TruePoint with everything from creating a delicate 3D mesh virtual model of the "Gentle Giant" sculpture they used to create the North Carolina team's Panther in 3D, to scanning the entirety of the 3.1 million square feet of L.A.'s SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI's amazing mixed reality effects, which featured everything from Halle Berry to a perfectly rendered L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to virtual drones delivering the Vince Lombardi Trophy to centerfield.

None of those mind-boggling, real-time fan experiences could have occurred without GPRS/ TruePoint 3D laser scans, point clouds, and 3D models. TruePoint's Director of Laser Scanning, Ryan Hacker loves watching people's reaction to what they do.

"My favorite thing is to sit with a client, either a new client or somebody that just hasn't used laser scanning a lot, and just watch their jaw drop as they realize how much information they truly have at their fingertips," he shared with the Wrapped 2020 podcast.

One of the most unexpected outcomes of GPRS' recent acquisition of TruePoint Laser Scanning is how it brings professional football - and a host of other pro sports - to the forefront for this construction-centered business. Sr. Vice President of Customer Service & Marketing, Jason Schaff, explains why the work for pro sports differs from their usual construction-based contracts.

"Most of the work we do is completed and then we move on to the next project. These types of projects are rewarding because you can see the results of your efforts down the road implemented in such a unique way."

GPRS & TruePoint are full of former college and professional players and football fans who consider this work a special privilege.

About Ground Penetrating Radar Systems:

GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, visualizes the built world by providing utility locating, concrete scanning, 3D laser scanning, video pipe inspection, leak detection, and mapping & modeling services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms, and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States.

To learn more, visit https://www.gp-radar.com/.

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NFL FLAG Football Partners with Stack Sports to Implement State-of-the-Art Ecommerce and League Management Solution

DALLAS, Texas -- NFL FLAG Football, the official flag football program of the National Football League (NFL) and one of the fastest-growing youth sports organizations, has teamed up with Sports Connect, the leader in league and club management solutions, to further accelerate its league and participant growth. Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, makes sports easy by connecting administrators, volunteers, coaches, teams, and families with tools that help reduce administrative time and grow participation.

"Growing sports participation through partnerships is at the heart of what we do at Sports Connect," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "NFL FLAG's vision and emphasis on providing great experiences to their membership base will change the way organizations use sports management technology. We are honored to serve as NFL FLAG's partner as they work towards their mission of getting more players involved in the game."

Sports Connect is a participation growth platform used by more than 20,000 clubs and leagues, including current partnerships with U.S. Soccer, USA Lacrosse, and Little League Baseball and Softball(r), among other national organizations. Sports Connect's software provides league registration tools to assist sports organizations in running their programs more efficiently.

"NFL FLAG is always looking for the latest tools and technology to best support our leagues and Sports Connect's solutions was an obvious choice to help us improve efficiency and accelerate growth," said NFL FLAG Executive Director and RCX Sports CEO Izell Reese. "This partnership reinforces our commitment to being at the forefront of innovation both on and off the field."

"One of our primary goals at the NFL is to continue to evolve and grow the game of football," said NFL Vice President Football Operations Roman Oben. "Stack Sports and Sports Connect will play an important role in providing our leagues with premier technology while growing NFL FLAG participation across the country."

Flag football is a growing sport with regular participation of more than 3 million youth and adults. NFL FLAG is an NFL licensed property of more than 1,600 locally operated leagues and over 500,000 youth athletes across all 50 states. A fun and accessible non-contact program, NFL FLAG is available for girls and boys ages 5-17.

Sports Connect and NFL FLAG combine the most comprehensive participation growth matrix with the fastest growing youth sports to introduce a new generation of athletes to the game of football.

About NFL FLAG:

NFL FLAG is an NFL-licensed property of more than 1,600 locally operated leagues and over 500,000 youth athletes across all 50 states. NFL FLAG is a fun and accessible non-contact program available for girls and boys ages 5-17. Players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football as well as lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. RCX Sports is the official operator of NFL FLAG.

About RCX Sports:

RCX Sports is the premier youth-sports experiences business, running and operating leagues, camps, combines, tournaments, and events. RCX works with professional leagues, national governing bodies, sports-centric businesses and brands to reimagine youth sports experiences. RCX produces events with world-class partners including the NFL, Jr. NBA, MLB, NHL, NAIA, Rivals.com and the 2022 World Games.

RCX is committed to improving the accessibility and inclusivity of sports by enhancing the youth sports experience and creating opportunities for all athletes to play. We believe sports have the power to transform lives and that every athlete should have the opportunity to experience the value of sports. For more information, visit http://www.rcxsports.com/.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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Stack Sports makes official management easy with Stack Officials

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Officials, a new officials assigning software by Stack Sports, is a key component of the company's mission to grow participation and transform the sports experience. The new platform is an all-in-one solution with everything needed to schedule, manage and pay officials - all in one place. Quite simply, it's officials management made easy.

Stack Officials' mobile user interface makes it easy for officials to access profiles, manage assignments, submit game reports, and track payments - whether at home or on the go. The assignor's dashboard has upcoming games and assignments broken down by status. All of which are searchable by custom dates. This intuitive software design allows assignors to work efficiently on immediate tasks at hand while Stack Sport's single-sign-on ensures moving between tools in the ecosystem is simple.

Stack Officials also includes convenient electronic payment of officials, assignors, and assessors as well as built-in 1099 support. The depth of features combined with the multi-sport flexibility sets this product apart from other assigning software. In addition to its sports breath, it also provides great sport-specific depth through features like the U.S. Soccer Learning Center integration, which includes real-time license status, year, and level.

"We're super excited about Stack Officials," says Adam Abney, GM of Sports Connect at Stack Sports. "We're confident it will make assigning easier, more streamlined, and will save referees time, too. That's something everyone can use."

Organizations that use Stack Sports' Sports Connect scheduler can sync game schedules into Stack Officials for seamless, automatic updates. Or, they can import schedules from another source so games and officials' schedules can be completely connected.

"We're all about taking the sports experience to the next level," said Brandon Shangraw, VP of Marketing and Innovation at Stack Sports. "Stack Officials does just that as it serves both a market need and unlocks time-saving benefits for our partners."

Stack Officials is Sports Made Easy. For more information on Stack Officials or Sports Connect, please visit https://stackofficials.com/ or https://sportsconnect.com/.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathway and Elite Player Development.

For more information: https://stacksports.com/

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South Carolina Youth Soccer Partners with Sports Connect to Grow Registration with Innovative Technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Youth Soccer (SCYS), the governing body for US Youth Soccer in the state, has announced Sports Connect powered by Stack Sports as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider for the state. This multi-year partnership serves to support SCYS's purpose of developing, promoting, and administering the game of soccer for your players in the state. Sports Connect provides technology solutions for the state association, affiliated leagues and clubs, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers.

Sports Connect is a key component of the U.S. Soccer Connect mission of growing participation and advancing the sport of soccer 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 commitment of technology and sports resources to any project in American sports history.

"SCYS has partnered with Sports Connect since 2016, and we are excited to continue collaborating with them for an additional three years," said Walter Clapton, Executive Director at SCYS. "We want our affiliated clubs' staff and volunteers to have the most innovative and easy-to-use tools available to manage their club, and Sports Connect provides just that."

"We are humbled to have the partnership and trust of South Carolina Youth Soccer," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "SCYS provides a safe and fun environment for all young soccer players to thrive, and 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 SCYS, safety and compliance tracking, professional website designs, business insights, fanwear, and much more.

To learn more about this partnership, visit https://sportsconnect.com/south-carolina-soccer/.

About South Carolina Youth Soccer:

South Carolina Youth Soccer (SCYS) has been developing, promoting, and administering youth soccer throughout South Carolina since 1977. The SCYS membership consists of 50+ clubs and 25,000+ registered players. South Carolina Youth Soccer is a Member State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a proud member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). As one of the 54 US Youth Soccer Member State Associations, SCYS helps make up the largest youth sports organization in the country.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/ .

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Utah Youth Soccer Partners with Stack Sports and CaptainU To Increase Opportunities For Athletes

PLANO, Texas -- Utah Youth Soccer - originated in 1978, and is the authorized state youth soccer association of Utah and is affiliated with the U.S. Youth Soccer, U.S. Soccer, and the U.S. Olympic Committee - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

CaptainU, a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This partnership allows Utah Soccer athletes and parents instant access to every college soccer coach in the country, while increasing CaptainU's exposure in the college soccer recruiting world.

"We are excited to be working with CaptainU to increase the access to college sports for our athletes in the state of Utah," said Bryan Attridge, CEO of Utah Youth Soccer. "This partnership will provide our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams access to expert recruiting tools and resources to further enhance their soccer journeys."

Through this partnership, Utah Youth Soccer athletes will receive a free recruiting profile and highly discounted upgraded plans, coaches are eligible for free CaptainU College accounts, teams are eligible for a free CaptainU Teams accounts, and more. (More information: https://www.captainu.com/get-started?tag=event&event_id=265648&campaign&sport=soccer)

"We are thrilled to be extending the partnership with Utah Youth Soccer and providing them with new solutions to enhance their already great development programs," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Assisting college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process is what we do best, and teaming up with Utah Soccer is a great opportunity to continue our mission.

About Utah Youth Soccer:

Utah Youth Soccer originated in 1978 and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors solely for the benefit of Utah's children. Reaching nearly 60,000 players across the state, UYSA is the only soccer organization in Utah that offers a diverse range of services and innovative programs to meet the needs of a membership with varied abilities, backgrounds, and financial means.

About CaptainU:

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events and colleges. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like AAU, USA Gymnastics, Utah Soccer, and USRowing. To learn more about CaptainU, visit http://www.captainu.com/.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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Key Partners Fuel Stack Sports Momentum Internationally Including Sydney University Soccer Football Club

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum internationally, fueled by key partnerships at every level. With international headquarters in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Stack Sports is leading the sports industry focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development.

GameDay, the international participation growth platform for Stack Sports, continues to help Partners grow the game across multiple sports. By providing easy-to-use, seamless technology to National Governing Bodies and their clubs the team at GameDay focuses on the core mission at Stack Sports to grow participation and transform the sports experience.

"Our Passion is about offering high-performance opportunities to kids of all ages," said Valentino Stewart, Programme Director & Head Coach at IronUp Sports in New Zealand. "Utilising technology of this nature (GameDay powered by Stack Sports) allows us to spend more time enhancing the quality of our programmes while making the registration & management process as seamless as possible."

"For us it's all about making the sports experience easier for sports organizations and helping to increase participation globally," said Jeff Young, CEO of Stack Sports. "We focus on our Partners' needs first and use innovative technology to solve barriers to growing the games we all love."

Reinforcing this mission, Stack TeamApp has seen incredible growth, now with over 7 million users, as it helps organizations, clubs, and teams close the communication gap in sports.

"We are excited to partner with Stack Sports to streamline communication for our Club. As long as I have been in football there has always been a challenge simplifying the communication between players, parents, and the club," said Amy Shepherd, Football Development Officer at Sydney University Soccer Football Club. "Stack TeamApp bridges that gap for us and provides a great platform with so many other features to help keep us united and continue to help our club grow."

In addition to growing the game through software, Skyhawks, the grassroots growth arm of Stack Sports, has played a crucial role in bringing the fun back to sports all over the world through camps. As sports continue to be a major growth initiative for many international markets Stack Sports has been there to support emerging growth through franchise opportunities.

"I feel Skyhawks was the best one (Sports Franchise) because they have the most range of sports," said Bryan Djuhari - Jakarta, Indonesia Franchise. "The reason I got into this business is because I have 2 sons. I wanted them to feel the love and joy of sports and I found Skyhawks philosophy was very in tune with that."

But the growth and success have not just come at the youth level. In 2022 the Finland Men's Hockey Team followed up its first Olympic gold with a win in the men's world championship. The Stack STEVA powered hockey team is clearly the best in the world. Joining Stack Partners like the LA Rams, Atlanta Braves, and 7 of the last 8 World Series Champions.

"The most successful teams in the Olympics, the ones who compete at the top of their abilities and win medals, are taking advantage of tools like STEVA. In this hyper-competitive sport, video analysis is key to getting a team ready," said Jukka Jalonen, Head Coach for Finland. "The technology and level of support we get from the team at Stack Sports help us compete at the highest level."

From grassroots engagement and participation growth to elite player development Stack Sports powers the journey and experience of thousands of organizations through innovative technology, great service, and a partner first mission.

"We are so excited to see the return to sport in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK," said Rob Fletcher GM at Stack TeamApp. "We look forward to continuing to support the safe return to activities for our Partners while helping them grow the games we all love."

You create the moments, we power the journey. Sports power by Stack Sports.

Learn more: https://stacksports.com/international-solutions

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit: https://stacksports.com/.

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Georgia State Soccer Association Partners with CaptainU to Create New Recruiting Pathways for Athletes

PLANO, Texas -- Georgia State Soccer Association - the official National State Association of USSF, as well as the recognized national soccer association within the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), the worldwide governing body for soccer - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

CaptainU a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This 3-year partnership allows Georgia Soccer athletes and parents, instant access to every college soccer coach in the country, while increasing CaptainU's huge reach for college soccer coaches.

"We couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to work with CaptainU and discover innovative ways to improve college soccer recruiting in the state of Georgia," said Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director of Georgia Soccer. "This partnership will provide our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams access to expert recruiting tools. Expanding our Partnership with Stack Sports to provide additional resources to our members was an easy choice for us after the service we receive from them over the last decade."

Through this partnership, Georgia Soccer athletes will receive a free recruiting profile and highly discounted upgraded plans, coaches are eligible for free CaptainU College accounts, teams are eligible for a free CaptainU Teams accounts, and more.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Georgia Soccer and providing them with innovative tools and resources to enhance their already great program," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Our mission has always been to assist college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process, and by teaming up with Georgia Soccer, we're doing just that."

About Georgia Soccer:

Georgia Soccer is the authorized state youth and adult association for Georgia within the United States Adult Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and through them is part of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Also, Georgia Soccer serves as the official National State Association of USSF making it responsible to act on behalf of USSF and provide licensing courses for coaches and certification courses for referees.

In turn, the United States Soccer Federation is the recognized national soccer association within the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), the worldwide governing body for soccer. Essentially, we serve affiliated member organizations throughout Georgia in both program and administrative support activities.

About CaptainU:

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events and colleges. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like AAU, USA Gymnastics, Georgia Soccer, and US Rowing. To learn more about CaptainU, visit CaptainU.com.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations.

Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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North Dakota Soccer Association Partners with Sports Connect To Advance The Game Using Innovative Technology

BISMARK, N.D. -- North Dakota Soccer Association (NDSA), the governing body for US Youth Soccer in the state, has announced a new five-year partnership with Sports Connect to grow and advance the game of soccer in North Dakota. Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, will provide technology solutions for the state association, NDSA member clubs and associations, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers.

Sports Connect is a key component of the U.S. Soccer Connect mission of growing participation and advancing the sport of soccer 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 commitment of technology and sport resources to any project in American sports history.

"Over the last year, one of our top priorities has been to secure a technology partner who can help us ensure our members access to superior club management with best-in-class support to keep their season running smoothly and ultimately grow the game of soccer in North Dakota," said Tom Marcis, President of NDSA. "After meeting with and viewing multiple platforms, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with Sports Connect as the Exclusive Technology Provider of North Dakota Soccer Association. We know with Stack Sports we have secured a partner who is best positioned to serve our membership in growing the sport."

As an official partner of NDSA, Sports Connect will serve as the participation growth platform for both the state office and its member clubs.

"We are proud to partner with North Dakota Soccer Association to help grow participation in the state," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "NDSA has been inspiring a passion for soccer in their communities for decades, having an undeniable impact on the growth of the sport in North Dakota. Together through this new partnership, we will help give even more players the opportunity to play through innovative technology that makes managing each season easier."

Affiliated associations and clubs partnering with Sports Connect will have access to a full suite of features, including industry leading business insights tools, mobile-first registration, seamless data integration with NDSA, safety and compliance tracking, professional website designs, secure online payment processing, and more.

Many soccer clubs affiliated with NDSA have already chosen Sports Connect for their club management needs, and many more are already upgrading to the go-forward platform. NDSA has long-term goals to grow and win back some of its membership over the next few years, and believes that Sports Connect is the conduit to help prime this growth.

When your club is ready to take advantage of the benefits of this new exclusive partnership, contact the Sports Connect team at https://sportsconnect.com/north-dakota-soccer-association/ .

About North Dakota Soccer Association:

North Dakota Soccer Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be the statewide sponsor of its member clubs for both recreational, competitive and amateur adult soccer. Historically, we have represented over 7,000 youth and adult soccer players, 500 coaches, and 150 referees throughout the state of North Dakota. North Dakota State Soccer consists of various clubs state-wide who register players (boys and girls) from ages four (4) through nineteen (19) on the youth side and any age on the adult side. North Dakota State Soccer is one of a few state associations that handle both the youth and adult programs out of a single office. This creates members of all ages working together statewide for the same vision, mission and values.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/ .

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Stack Sports Launches New Payments Platform with Stripe to Bring more Innovation to Youth Sports

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports, the global leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry, today announced its launch of payments powered by Stripe to help Partners offer more flexible payment methods, increase their global reach, and get paid faster.

Stack Sports is known for its Partner first approach to participation growth with its industry-leading technology Sports Connect and recruiting pathway platform CaptainU. By teaming up with Stripe, it's now positioned to serve the entire sports ecosystem with additional payments technology that will provide more partner value along with the best-in-class service Stack Sports is known for.

Thousands of sports organizations already use Stack Sports for secure, fast, and affordable payment processing. With this new partnership Stripe will bring its expertise working with millions of businesses of every size to accept online payments and run complex global operations to the youth sports community.

"We're thrilled to be able to offer our Partners the combination of Stack Sports' service with Stripe's seamless payments platform," said Brandon Shangraw, VP of Marketing and Innovation at Stack Sports. "By integrating with Stripe, our Partners can accept more payment types, take on-site payments with our Stack Pay Point of Sale app, and manage their billing and payments from any device."

"Partners have integrated with Stripe for years-more than half of our fastest-growing users take advantage of one or more Stripe extensions," said Claire Hughes Johnson, Stripe COO. "Partners solve unique problems for business - whether it's software for retailers, accountants, or gyms - and embedding payments and financial services enable new types of businesses and help them work more effectively. That's why we're excited Stack Sports is joining forces with us today to provide a better overall experience for the millions of businesses scaling on Stripe."

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations.

Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

About Stripe:

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size-from new startups to public companies like Salesforce and Facebook-use the company's software to accept online payments and run technically sophisticated financial operations in more than 140 countries. Stripe helps new companies get started and grow their revenues, and established businesses accelerate into new markets and launch new business models. Over the long term, Stripe aims to increase the GDP of the internet. Learn more at: https://stripe.com/.

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