Demosphere and Copper Mountain Rec Soccer Expand Partnership

Pictured (left to right): Ted Sonnenburg (CMS), Camille Cheatwood (Demosphere), Racquel Augat (CMS)
Pictured (left to right): Ted Sonnenburg (CMS), Camille Cheatwood (Demosphere), Racquel Augat (CMS)

Demosphere’s Senior Account Manager, Camille Cheatwood, recently made the trip to beautiful Utah to meet with the Copper Mountain Soccer (CMS) team to discuss an expansion of our partnership. Our enhanced solutions will include creation of a new youth soccer website to help in their re-branding efforts to their newly re-envisioned Copper Mountain Rec Soccer name.

While in Utah, Cheatwood met with the CMS team for a working session to review best practices relative to our current partnership which includes online player registration and league scheduling tools. This streamlined solution is vital to the success of their organization, and with the addition of a new and improved website, Demosphere plans to help CMS reach their goal of being a premier, fully integrated, youth soccer club.

Demosphere is proud to support the efforts of Copper Mountain Soccer in achieving their mission to provide a place where all children have an opportunity to learn the sport of soccer and to have fun doing it. Demosphere’s goal is to provide leading-edge, integrated technology solutions to youth sports organizations to allow partners to focus more on what matters most: creating programs that help grow and develop our youth through sport.

If you’re interested to learn more about what Demosphere can do to help your organization #GetIntegrated, contact us today!

Post-NSCAA 2017 Recap

NSCAA 2017

Demosphere attended the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention (NSCAA) in Los Angeles last week and we’re still recovering from a whirlwind of a trip! Our team pulled off an amazing feat to prepare for the convention and bring everything together in order to have such a successful experience at a convention that large.

Demosphere has attended the NSCAA for 14 years and this was one of the best yet! Despite the anticipation that a West Coast show would not be as heavily attended, this year’s event was the second-most well-attended convention in the organization’s 76-year history – pretty amazing!

This annual event is by far the best networking event in the soccer community; a who’s who of soccer in the United States, and the growing momentum in 2017 was palpable. The week began with the annual Women in Soccer Symposium where a collection of highly respected contributors come together “to celebrate diversity in the beautiful game as it acknowledges the long road ahead to equality”.

Later in the week attendees had an opportunity to see the live draft for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the 2017 SuperDraft for Major League Soccer, along with hundreds of educational sessions geared toward soccer coaches, hosted by both NSCAA and U.S. Youth Soccer.

Several award ceremonies throughout the week also honored various members of the soccer community, including one of Demosphere’s longtime friends, Louise Waxler, Executive Director of McLean Youth Soccer and one of our newest friends, Greg Mauch, boys coach at Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, IN; both of whom received a Long-Term Service Award for their contributions and service to both the NSCAA and the game. Tennessee Soccer Club’s (TSC) Ronnie Woodard also took home the prestigious Coach of the Year Award – TSC has been a valued customer of Demosphere’s for many years, initially beginning in 2003, years before their re-brand into the Club they are today.

During our many conversations throughout the week, a few things were clear: soccer in the U.S. is growing at a rapid pace, the community is still trying to figure out how things will evolve (most especially from the top down), and the youth sports market specifically is looking for a more integrated way to handle their growing technology needs to allow them to focus on what they do best: creating and growing programs dedicated to the development of our youth.

Demosphere is dedicated to serving these needs, and our mission is clear:

To provide authentic, industry-leading technology solutions for organized sports, accommodating the needs of all levels of organizations, and all levels of users, with an ethical approach in how to impact the greater community.

Through experience, authenticity, integrity and a strong sense of community, we’re excited to continue serving the needs of youth sports organizations for many more years to come.

Thank you to NSCAA, U.S. Youth Soccer and all the amazing members, attendees, exhibitors and contributors we had the pleasure of connecting with last week!

 

There is a layer of the atmosphere where we all live, work and play…where all global activity occurs, and where together we share in the spectacle and triumphs of participatory sports.

Sports thrive in the demosphere®

 

Demosphere Volunteers At Local SoccerFest 2016

There’s no better feeling for a sports lover than spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon out at the field surrounded by young athletes that have an intense passion and energy for the game they love to play.

Over the weekend, Demosphere’s team of Account Representatives spent the day volunteering at Soccerfest, a two-day celebration of soccer, camaraderie, and fun.

SoccerFest, a local Demosphere client out of Movern Park, serves as the biggest, and most dynamic small-sided (4v4) youth and adult soccer tournament festival in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Roughly 130 teams traveled to the D.C. area on Saturday to compete on 20 different fields. The day’s event was estimated to have drawn in approximately 3,000 players, parents, coaches and spectators.

Director of Sales, Andy Megas, along with Reps Madeline Horner, Todd Baybutt, Connor Massei, and Hassam Langah assisted with morning registrations, check-in, and field marshaling/score reporting.

Thank you, SoccerFest, for letting Demosphere get involved in such a great event!

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Andy Megas and Madeline Horner pictured with Brian Bishop, Steve Winter and members of Sage-BWF.
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Account Representatives Hassam Langah, Madeline Horner, and Director of Sales Andy Megas.
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Connor Massei, Madeline Horner, and Andy Megas strike a pose with a Celtic Soccer Association team.
We always love to get out to the field and see our clients in action. Let us know where we should go next! Send your suggestions to extratime@blog.demosphere.com.

Limited/No Refund Policy? Costs Can Still Be Covered!

The more registrations the merrier when it comes to a tournament, camp, or travel program. It would be a shame to learn that a high upfront cost is deterring players from applying.

Before a parent pays thousands of dollars in registration and potential travel costs, they want to know that they’ve made a safe investment.

nextwaveWhat happens if their child suffers an injury that prevents them from playing this season? Will they get their money back?

Demosphere has partnered with Next Wave Insurance Services to protect a registrant’s investment in the event of an unforeseeable injury, sickness, inclement weather, and more!

Through this partnership, families can opt-in to an insurance policy to cover the cost of sporting events with an affordable, low minimum premium.

Listed below are several covered events which could cause an athlete to miss a sports tournament, camp, season or incur lost travel costs.

  • Sickness/Injury
  • Uninhabitable Residence
  • Active Military Service (Parental/Guardian)
  • Felonious Assault
  • Job Transfer/Layoff (Parent/Guardian)
  • Inclement Weather
  • Traffic Accident
  • Extended School Year

See the full summary of coverage and premium costs available to you as part of this exclusive Demosphere and Next Wave partnership.

For more information on Next Wave Insurance, contact our Sales Team at sales@blog.demosphere.com.

Demosphere Meets With New York State West!

Kris Baker, Camille Cheatwood, and Jaime Martin (not pictured) represented Demosphere during a meeting with New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) earlier this week.

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The Team met with Tim Mellander, Amy Gush, and Donna Mizerak to discuss next steps for migrating the State Association to Demosphere’s RosterPro solution for Associations.

The group also discussed converting their website with a redesign to launch later this year.

If you’d like to see Demosphere in a city near you, send your suggestions to extratime @ blog.demosphere.com.