US Youth Soccer and TiPEVO Join Forces to Reimagine Youth Soccer
“Why should it be easier to research a hotel or a restaurant than your kid’s youth soccer program?”
TiPEVO will power the new official US Youth Soccer Club Directory to be launched in the coming weeks.
The comprehensive, easy to use online directory of all the clubs in US Youth Soccer’s 55 states, the US Youth Soccer Club Directory will offer a Google-like search feature to help the parents of the 3 million US Youth Soccer players sort through the ocean of opportunities.
“With TiPEVO’s help, our goal is for youth soccer to harness the power of technology as US Youth Soccer continues to lead by example, raising the bar for other sports to follow,” said Chris Moore, CEO of US Youth Soccer. “Improved access, understanding, and clarity align perfectly with our mission of making soccer the preeminent youth sport in the United States and our vision of providing the path for every player.”
Why should it be easier to research a hotel or a restaurant than your kid’s youth soccer program?”Dan Conte, Founder & CEO of TiPEVO
This is a great question in our information drenched age where soccer scores and stats are shared in milliseconds across social media platforms.
Millennials, who are now part of the soccer parent universe, are well-known to exercising more due diligence in the actual buying process than any other generation and have come to expect that technology fluidly crosses into the youth sports world. Perhaps this generation, which views youth sports differently than its parents and demands transparency, is helping craft a new experience for everyone.
“There has been no single destination across the entire internet or even in a traditional means, where a parent can go to discover, understand and learn about a youth sports program. It just hasn’t
“This exceptional technology will give players and parents valuable information when selecting a youth soccer club”Tim Turney, Board of Directors’ Vice Chair of US Youth Soccer
After all, according to Pew Research, 93% of college-educated Americans go online on a daily basis with 81% of all Americans overall hopping online every day. The trend of researching online before buying is nothing new, but sites like Yelp, Open Table and others have not existed in the youth sports world before.
“The combination of rich data complemented by shared consumer experiences has revolutionized many industries – now it’s the time for youth sports to take advantage”Dan Conte, Founder & CEO of TiPEVO
“TiPEVO provides parents with a voice and an outlet through which they can make informed decisions about their soccer experience,” said Dan Conte, Founder & CEO of TiPEVO. “We are thrilled to partner with US Youth Soccer. This partnership is a magnificent opportunity to showcase the power of TiPEVO and finally bring crowdsourced experiences to American youth soccer.”
The US Youth Soccer’s TiPEVO page explains how parents and clubs can take advantage of the platform.
“TiPEVO provides the innovation of increased knowledge and transparency regarding clubs and leagues. This is an extremely valuable benefit for U.S. Youth Soccer to provide for our members”Dr.Pete Zopfi, Board of Directors’ Chair of US Youth Soccer
“Growth is about innovation and opportunity. Whether it’s healthcare, a soccer organization or our youth, the opportunity to grow comes from innovation,” said Dr. Pete Zopfi, Board of Directors’ Chair of US Youth Soccer. Dr. Zopfi has more than 30 years of coaching experience in addition to having played soccer at the University of California, Davis as well as the University of San Francisco.
“As leaders in youth soccer, partnering with TiPEVO is an outstanding opportunity for US Youth Soccer,” said Tim Turney, Board of Directors’ Vice Chair of US Youth Soccer. Turney has more than 30 years of coaching experience in addition to having been a referee for over 10 years.
What inspired Conte? “Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the great fortune both abroad and in America to operate in many diverse functional capacities across Technology and Big Data & Analytics within the Financial industry as well as serving as a sports parent to my two children across many different sports,” said Conte. “It was the compliment of my professional experiences with companies like Bloomberg and my personal enthusiasm for sports from coaching to playing which ultimately created Tipevo.”
Details on the US Youth Soccer and TiPEVO Partnership
With a power base of 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers, US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports. US Youth Soccer’s partnership with TiPEVO will redefine the way information is discovered and will bring the youth soccer landscape into the 21st century.
TiPEVO wants to empower a reimagined youth sports industry where knowledge and transparency drives informed decisions about all aspects of the youth sports experience.
At the heart of the platform is a totally re-engineered US Youth Soccer Club Directory that will serve as a centralized platform to discover accurate and comprehensive information about every club and program in the country whose teams and players participate in US Youth Soccer programs, events, and competitions. The platform includes transparent consumer reviews and a safe communication tool to be used between parents and clubs.
The unique ability of TiPEVO to integrate verified, independent, crowd-sourced reviews of clubs and programs brings a whole new dimension to the youth soccer landscape.
TiPEVO uses advanced technology to discover, standardize, and list youth sports organizations, and then integrate independent and crowdsourced consumer reviews of club offerings. A Connecticut based company founded in 2017, TiPEVO’s youth sports directory has over 50,000 programs across 28 sports complemented by consumer reviews.