DICK’S Sporting Goods Partners with West Virginia Soccer Association – HQ Expansion
DICK’S Sporting Goods will serve as Official Sporting Goods Retailer, while DICK’S Team Sports HQ exclusively serves as Official Technology Provider as well as Official Uniform & FanWear Supplier.
DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer announced today a multi-year, strategic partnership with West Virginia Soccer Association, a member of US Youth Soccer, and its DICK’S Team Sports HQ youth sports platform.
As the Official Sporting Goods Retailer and Official Technology Provider, DICK’S and DICK’S Team Sports HQ will provide next generation technology in streamlining, operating and increasing participation to West Virginia Soccer Association.
The DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform will manage West Virginia Soccer Association’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.
“We welcome West Virginia Soccer Association as a partner with DICK’S Team Sports HQ,” said Ed Plummer, SVP, DICK’S Team Sports HQ. “We are proud to support West Virginia state’s youth soccer players, administrators, volunteers, coaches and families through this partnership and look forward to supporting their technology, uniform and equipment needs.”
The partnership with West Virginia Soccer Association is a continuation of an existing technology agreement with Affinity Sports, part of DICK’S Team Sports HQ.
“After evaluating all technology solutions available in the marketplace, the West Virginia Soccer Association has decided to partner with DICK’S Team Sports HQ,” said Dave Laraba, Executive Director, West Virginia Soccer Association.
“Not only does DICK’S Team Sports HQ offer superior technology, they are providing it in a way financially that allows West Virginia Soccer Association to take those savings and reinvest them into our state programs. We are very excited about the future with DICK’S Team Sports HQ and our state association.”
DICK’S Team Sports HQ currently serves youth sports governing bodies representing over four million young athletes coaches and volunteers. More information on DICK’S Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.