Torrance, CA and New York City, NY (August 17, 2023) – AYSO is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with GameChanger, the #1 rated youth sports app for live streaming, scheduling, and scorekeeping. The partnership makes Dick’s Sporting Goods’ GameChanger the “Official Scorekeeping, Statistics, and Video Partner of AYSO.”
Since launching scorekeeping and live streaming capability for soccer in 2021, GameChanger has seen strong adoption among youth soccer teams. With this new partnership, AYSO and GameChanger look to grow the game by helping athletes, families and coaches stay connected. Using GameChanger’s top-rated app, coaches can seamlessly manage their teams, as well as score and live stream matches for families and friends with the ease of a few taps.
“We are thrilled to kick off this partnership with AYSO and work hand-in-hand to enhance the youth soccer experience for players, coaches, and families nationwide,” said Brett Rhodes, GameChanger director of strategic partnerships. “Together, we’ll unlock new possibilities, elevate the joy and love of the sport, and provide greater access and ease to AYSO members and programs through the power of GameChanger technology.”
“AYSO continually strives to create an all-around soccer experience, from registration to the field, and technology is a big part of helping us accomplish that goal,” shared Matt Winegar, AYSO Executive Director. “We are so excited for this partnership with GameChanger to connect our families on and off the pitch. We look forward to working with them to enhance the AYSO experience for all our members.”
The announcement comes on the heels of the 2023 AYSO National Games. Nearly 400 games were live-streamed on GameChanger during the tournament that took place in Irvine, California from July 24-30. AYSO operates in about 700 regions across the country, engaging nearly 400,000 players and an estimated 50,000 teams annually.
AYSO and GameChanger have created a landing page with all the information on how to activate and use the platform, that can be found by clicking here. More details to come on training webinars starting in September.
Established in 1964, AYSO is a national nonprofit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs, which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies: Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development. Today, AYSO has 1.6 million players, parents, siblings and volunteers. For more information, visit www.AYSO.org.
GameChanger empowers athletes, coaches, and families to stay connected through live streaming, scorekeeping, team management tools and developmental resources. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, GameChanger covers over 5MM+ games annually and over 750K+ teams a year. The live streaming and team management technology is available for all youth sports, with deep stats and scorekeeping capability for baseball, softball and basketball. GameChanger is based in New York City and is owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods.