FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DICK’S TEAM SPORTS HQ EXPANDS WITH VIRGINIA Youth Soccer ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP
DICK’S Sporting Goods will serve as Official Sporting Goods Retailer, while DICK’S Team Sports HQ exclusively serves as Official Soccer Management Technology Provider and Official Uniform & Fan Wear Supplier
PITTSBURGH (February 20, 2018) - DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and DICK’S Team Sports HQ announced today a multi-year, strategic partnership with Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA), a member of US Youth Soccer and one of the largest state associations with over 170,000 players, coaches, and administrators.
Beginning this year, with full implementation slated for September 1, DICK’S Team Sports HQ will provide next-generation technology to VYSA as the Official Soccer Management Technology Partner and the preferred online registration and club management provider. DICK’S Sporting Goods will also proudly serve as the Official Sporting Goods Retailer for VYSA and the Sponsor of the VYSA Presidents Cup.
“We are pleased to welcome Virginia Youth Soccer to the DICK’S Team Sports HQ family,” said Ed Plummer, SVP, DICK’S Team Sports HQ. “We look forward to supporting this important and well-respected youth sports organization by creating a best-in-class experience for its players, families, coaches, and staff.”
Additionally, VYSA and DICK’S Team Sports HQ will establish a Recreational Player Scholarship Program, which will be administered and funded by VYSA to provide $10,000 in scholarship awards annually to VYSA recreational players in need.
“We are excited to partner with DICK’S Team Sports HQ and are looking forward to bringing state of the art technology platforms to our members,” said Denise Edwards, President of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.
DICK’S Team Sports HQ currently serves youth sports organizations representing over nine million young athletes including US Youth Soccer, Little League, Pop Warner, and National Police Athletic League, among others. More information on DICK’S Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of February 3, 2018, the Company operated more than 715 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and fan wear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.
About DICK’S Team Sports HQ
DICK’S Team Sports HQ exists to support the National Governing Bodies, Clubs, Leagues, Coaches, Parents, and Players that make youth sports possible. DICK’S Team Sports HQ offers a comprehensive range of services including technology solutions like online registration, league websites, data management, risk management, and mobile apps for scheduling, communication, and live scorekeeping; team gear such as uniforms and equipment, fan wear, and financial support through access to donations, sponsorships, and sports leagues discount programs. DICK’S Team Sports HQ supports thousands of leagues and has partnerships with Pop Warner Football, Little League, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) and United States Youth Soccer (USYS). For more information, visit dicks.com/TSHQ.
About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), Developmental ODP (D-ODP), Coaching Education and more.
About the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center
The Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center (Publix VSTC) www.vysatc.com is owned and operated by VYSA and is one of the finest soccer training facilities on the East Coast. Situated on 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, the facility boasts nine FIFA regulation fields including a small stadium. The facility will be the future home of VYSA’s State offices and indoor training facility.