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New Jersey Youth Soccer Extends Partnership With Stack Sports To Streamline The Registration Process With Best-in-class Technology

TRENTON, N.J. -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced a two-year extension of its strategic partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer, the governing body for US Youth Soccer in New Jersey.

Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class technology and service to New Jersey Youth Soccer through its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, an exclusive version of Stack Sports' Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect platform provides the operating system and technology solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in NJYS's soccer community.

"In a time with so much change and uncertainty, Stack Sports has remained a reliable partner committed to the success of our members. Continuing our partnership further aligns us with the tech leader in this space and will provide our members with stability, partner-focused improvements, and best-in-class technology. We are looking forward to a bright future for soccer in New Jersey," said Evan Dabby, Executive Director at NJYS.

"We are both motivated and humbled about the opportunity to continue innovating and delivering unique experiences for years to come with New Jersey Youth Soccer and its soccer community. Developing deep strategic partnerships is fundamental to our goals of growing sports participation and making sports easy for everyone involved, and our relationship with New Jersey is a perfect example of that," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect.

Members of NJYS will continue to benefit from U.S. Soccer Connect's exclusive functionality such as athlete safety features, mobile-first player registration, digital marketing hub, comprehensive financial reporting, automated coach compliance, and direct integration with the U.S. Soccer Federation. This connected ecosystem will save staff and volunteers thousands of administrative hours annually and will continue to improve the connectedness of the game globally.

About New Jersey Youth Soccer

New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 20,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. To learn more about NJYS go to www.njyouthsoccer.com/about_us.

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 http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Selects Sports Connect to Advance the Growth of Faith-Based Athletics

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports today announced that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - an organization dedicated to helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ - has selected Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with real-time membership insights, better communications tools and an enhanced registration process for local clubs and leagues.

The enhanced registration process will be deployed in the new mobile-first registration experience from Sports Connect, allowing local FCA organizations to improve the parent experience without sacrificing the robust league management tools they require. The solution will provide tools to help grow participation, communicate more efficiently, and provide a streamlined operations flow for local FCA staff.

"Stack Sports is a pioneer in 'mobile-first' registration and we are excited to bring more innovative approaches to saving volunteers and staff time with FCA," said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at Stack Sports. "We are honored to Partner with the FCA to help their members as they look to grow participation and faith-based programs."

Sports Connect, the most advanced league management platform in the market, offers a solution that provides local organizations benefits such as:

* Mobile-First Registration - Register players and volunteers, all in one place and from any device

* Better Communication Tools - Targeted emailing with auto list management, use professional templates, and monitor statistics.

* Integrated Fan Wear - Set it and forget it. Select your logos and colors. We'll take care of the rest.

* Best-in-class Reporting and Financial Tracking - Collect money, create payment plans, send reminders, and track order progress all at once. Plus customized reports, and financial reconciliation, all in real time.

* Real-time Data and Insights into Membership - Understand your participation trends as they are happening with data and insights tools.

"Our local FCA clubs and league shouldn't have to choose between easy to use and best-in-class," said Caz McCaslin, Executive Director League and Club Sport Ministry of FCA. "As the leader in faith-based athletics, we want to provide our organization with the best technology in the market so they can focus on what matters most. Helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ."

About Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.

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 http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Andrew Hiatt Joins Stack Sports Leadership Team to Shape Soccer Development

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports announced today that Andrew R. Hiatt (Drew) will be joining the Stack Sports leadership team as the VP of Growth and Market Strategy. In his role, Hiatt will partner with clubs, leagues, and associations to grow soccer participation through Stack Sports' wealth of technology solutions and services, including its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, a comprehensive member management solution developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer.

Hiatt brings nearly fifteen years of executive experience in youth soccer, most recently serving as COO for U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS). Prior to his time at the national office, Hiatt served for over a decade as CEO of Utah Youth Soccer (UYSA), during which time he led the organization to year over year membership and revenue growth resulting in a 60% player increase between 2008 and 2019.

"Drew's extensive track record of growing the sport through partnerships and innovation make him a perfect addition to our leadership team," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect and U.S. Soccer Connect. "We've worked with Drew for a number of years in his previous roles, and his integrity, creativity, and understanding of the youth soccer landscape are unmatched. He makes our entire team better on day 1."

"As CEO of UYSA, my team strived for excellence by providing greater programming, member benefits and player safety throughout our organization," said Hiatt. "Our ability to manage data and create partnerships through technology platforms was critical to our success. I am thrilled to join the leadership team at Stack Sports. I have personally used these technology solutions and believe in them, and I will work diligently to foster the advancement and growth of sports organizations through technology."

For Stack Sports, adding Drew to their leadership team further cements them as the leader in participation growth technology for soccer organizations.

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/.

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Stack Sports and Georgia Soccer Look to Long-Term Growth With 5 Year Partnership Extension

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum in Soccer with a 5-year partnership extension with long-term partner Georgia Soccer.

Through its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, an exclusive version of the Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer, Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class technology and service to Georgia Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect platform will provide the operating system and integrated solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in Georgia Soccer's soccer community.

"For the past 15 years we have supported nearly every level of soccer within the state of Georgia. We have consistently collaborated with the state office on ways to make soccer management easy, seamless, and most of all, safe! On a personal level, I grew up a Georgia Soccer player and am the person I am today because of the lessons learned on those same fields, and the same is true for many of our team members. We couldn't be happier to extend our long-term partnership with Georgia Soccer and continue to deliver best-in-class technology solutions for the GSSA membership," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of U.S. Soccer Connect.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with U.S. Soccer Connect and Stack Sports. We at Georgia Soccer are continuously seeking technologies and solutions to make the administration and organization of soccer as smooth as possible for our member clubs & leagues while adding valuable products that enhance their experience. With Stack Sports products and future developments, we are delighted to continue the partnership," said Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director of Georgia Soccer.

Members of Georgia Soccer will be able to take advantage of U.S. Soccer Connect's athlete safety features, mobile-first player registration, digital marketing hub, comprehensive financial reporting, automated coach compliance, and direct integration with the U.S. Soccer Federation. This connected ecosystem will save staff and volunteers thousands of administrative hours annually and will continue to improve the connectedness of the game globally.

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.

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 http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Stack Sports and PA West Chart Long-Term Future With 5 Year Partnership

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced a five-year extension of its strategic partnership with PA West Soccer, the governing body for US Youth Soccer in Western Pennsylvania.

Currently powering over 20,000 clubs as well as 50 National Governing Bodies and State Associations, Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class technology and service to PA West through its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, an exclusive version of Stack's Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer.

The US Soccer Connect platform will provide the operating system and integrated solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in PA West's soccer community.

"In a time with so much change and uncertainty, we know we can count on Stack Sports to be there. This long-term partnership will support our goals to continue to grow the game of soccer through innovative thinking and great programing. We are looking forward to a bright future for Soccer in Western Pennsylvania," said Tim McCoy, Executive Director of PA West.

"We are both motivated and humbled about the opportunity to continue innovating and delivering unique experiences for years to come with PA West and its soccer community. Developing deep strategic partnerships is fundamental to everything we do, and our relationship with PA West is a perfect example of that," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect.

Members of PA West will be able to take advantage of U.S. Soccer Connect's athlete safety features, mobile-first player registration, digital marketing hub, comprehensive financial reporting, automated coach compliance, and direct integration with the U.S. Soccer Federation. This connected ecosystem will save staff and volunteers thousands of administrative hours annually and will continue to improve the connectedness of the game globally.

About PA West Soccer

Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association (PA West Soccer) is the National State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United State Youth Soccer Association (USYS), and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). PA West State Soccer Association has a current membership of over 130 youth clubs and eight adult leagues with 40,000 youth players, 2,500 amateur adult players, 7,000 active coaches, 1,600 referees and thousands of volunteers involved across the western half of the state of Pennsylvania.

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/.

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In A Year Full of Uncertainty, Stack Sports Remains Focused on Innovation and Thankful for Its Strong Partners

PLANO, Texas -- After a record first quarter for Stack Sports, the novel coronavirus took the United States by storm - closing schools, halting sports, and even shutting down whole communities. With over 95% of athletes nationwide impacted in some way, Americans looked to find the way forward. Companies like Stack Sports looked to act quickly to help serve their more than 20 thousand Partners in the sports community, representing over 8 million families.

"It all starts with the local club and the families that participate. We knew we had to act quickly to find ways to serve them, without knowing what that might look like at the time," said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at Stack Sports. "All we could say for sure was that we were going to do what it took to make sure that sports organizations knew they had a committed Partner when they needed it most."

Stack Sports immediately took action, first by listening to its Partners to find ways to serve them. Next came the launch of Miles4My Community, a virtual event that raised money for sports organizations. At the same time, the teams at Sports Connect, which serves clubs and leagues through participation growth software, were busy innovating in the product. With an unprecedented change to how clubs needed to manage finances, the team quickly released functions to assist organizations in serving sports families. Also adding valuable new functionality including; registration insurance, club credits to serve as an alternative to refunds for parents, zero-cost programs, and mobile-first registration.

The continued investment, combined with its relentless focus on service, lead to Sports Connect securing many long-term partnerships amidst the pandemic, reinforcing its position as the industry leader in youth sports.

"We're proud to extend our partnership with Stack Sports," said Bryan Attridge, CEO of Utah Youth Soccer Association. "For over a decade now, we have worked with the Stack Sports team to innovate and plan for our future. That's why we are excited to extend our partnership with Stack Sports and continue to offer our membership best in class technology,"

Tom Arnett, GM of Sports Connect, responded to this high praise saying, "We are proud to get to be a part of the recovery story for so many organizations. As 2020 went on we saw countless heartwarming stories flowing in from our Partners. As they started to see success, we knew we were on the right path. We are so thankful to get to serve these organizations and so thankful for what they have done in this tough time."

The list of success stories from Partners ranged from Utah Youth Soccer Association finding a way to crown state champions this year to Rhyne Park Girls Softball pulling off a sandlot season to keep kids active--there are hundreds of stories like this to be thankful for.

It wasn't just Stack Sports Partners who were blazing trails during the comeback in 2020, though. The team at Student Sports, the Stack Sports experience platform, was busy finding ways to safely and creatively bring to life two premier national events. The Elite 11 Finals and the Area Code Games were held under strict COVID protocols to serve our athletes, parents, evaluators, and partners through innovative activations and a heavy emphasis on digital integration. The team rallied to deliver a world-class experience with player safety as a top priority.

"We're incredibly thankful for the athletes, parents, and partners who trusted and supported us during this unprecedented event season," said Zack Greer, GM of Student Sports.

And while the live aspect of sports is so important it's not the only place where innovation was apparent this year. Two other Stack Sports groups were busy connecting people virtually. The Skyhawks created more virtual camp opportunities for families than any other group in the country, while CaptainU ramped up its assistance for universities to be the top facilitator for remote recruiting.

"CaptainU and the team have helped me build the first-ever boys (soccer) team and during a pandemic! Right when this started I knew who I had to call so we could start to strategize," said Shawn Hall, Lincoln Trail College Men's & Women's Soccer Coach. "Being stuck indoors means online all the time and they give me the staff and tools for the job."

Above all else, though, Stack Sports stayed focused on service and innovation. They were committed to being there when organizations were ready to return to play, and where things have been slower, they continue to support the community in any way possible. A great example of that is the collaboration with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association and FOX to create an uplifting series of commercials that incorporated videos of athletes training indoors. The series encouraged athletes to stay safe and let them know that when they were ready, the game would be there for them.

"We're proud to partner with Stack Sports," Said Josh Joshua Krusewski, Executive Director at CJSA. "We reached out to them for support on a campaign we wanted to run with our local Fox affiliate, and they didn't hesitate to jump in. What our teams were able to create was really positive for CJSA and our local athletes and families."

While this year was a challenging year for many around the country, the Stack Sports team sees a lot to be thankful for.

"For us, we are thankful for our teams that work tirelessly to support the sports community, our Partners who serve their communities through the toughest of times, and for the families that continue to trust us with their athletes," said Jeff Young, CEO of Stack Sports.

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/.

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Area Code Baseball Partners with Prep Baseball Report on Innovative Event Series

PLANO, Texas -- Area Code Baseball, a Stack Sports Experience, has partnered with Prep Baseball Report to offer more athletes an opportunity to learn, compete and showcase their abilities through the Area Code ID Series. The platform, which is set to kick off in December, was built in part to help fill the void in the recruiting and evaluation process that was created by the COVID-19 pandemic while offering athletes the unique opportunity to learn what it takes to play at the next level directly from professional scouts.

The Area Code ID Series, powered by Prep Baseball Report, will be the first step on the journey to competing in baseball's premier summer showcase, the Area Code Baseball Games. Select participants from the ID Series will be invited to compete at Area Code Tryouts in the summer of 2021.

"Joining forces with Prep Baseball Report allows us to utilize the strengths of both organizations to provide an athlete-first experience that is truly one of a kind. Our shared vision to offer more opportunities for athletes to achieve their dreams while improving their game will be the cornerstone of this new platform and we couldn't be more excited to get started," said Zack Greer, GM, Area Code Baseball.

The event curriculum is designed to allow athletes the opportunity to put their talents on display and to find areas to improve their game through real-time feedback and instruction from the pro scouts in attendance. Athletes will participate in a position-specific curriculum with position players taking part in a pro-style workout & pitchers throwing bullpens. In addition to receiving feedback from the MLB scouts on hand, swing & pitch analysis will be captured by our partners, Blast Motion & Trackman, and shared with the more than 900 colleges and scouts who currently subscribe to Prep Baseball Report. Athletes will also receive free access to their Trackman and Blast portal, with the ability to share data directly with colleges.

"Area Code Games has long been an iconic brand in the amateur baseball world, and ultimately plays a significant role in the pathway for high school players to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball," said Prep Baseball Report President Sean Duncan. "Above all, the humans operating the Area Code Games are good people who do things the right way. We are very excited to join forces in this initiative with them."

More information on the Area Code ID Series, powered by Prep Baseball Report, can be found here: https://www.areacodebaseball.com/area-code-id-series

ABOUT PREP BASEBALL REPORT

Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country's biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive year-round coverage in every state we are in. The mission of the Prep Baseball Report is to scout and promote amateur baseball - high school, junior college and college - and, ultimately, help athletes achieve their dreams of playing baseball at the next level. With more than 150 scouts, we have the largest baseball scouting infrastructure across all levels of amateur baseball in the country. Prep Baseball Report events have become a must for all serious players as they're designed to give players the maximum exposure needed to advance to the next level. For additional information on the Prep Baseball Report, please visit: https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/

ABOUT AREA CODE BASEBALL

For 33 years Area Code Baseball has provided world-class experiences for the top high school baseball players from around the country. The Area Code Tryouts and Games, which are free to all participants, remain a staple in the evaluation process for MLB scouts and college coaches alike. Each year, Area Code Baseball engages with nearly 3000 athletes from across the country. For additional information on Area Code Baseball, please visit: https://www.areacodebaseball.com/

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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/.

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