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!

 

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Thousands Head To Baltimore For The 2016 NSCAA Convention

NSCAA-2016Last weekend marked the annual, multi-day soccer convention hosted by the NSCAA, which gathers more than 10,500 attendees each year for a weekend of demonstrations, sessions, and networking.

Demosphere headed to Baltimore to exhibit during this year’s NSCAA Convention ready to spice up next season with a secret ingredient giveaway – Old Bay!

David Amez from Premier Soccer Group also went home the lucky winner of our iPad Mini 2 raffle!

The Team had a blast chatting with current and future Demosphere users about the latest features that have been released over the last year.

If you missed us in Baltimore, we hope you’ll be able to join us next year for the 2017 NSCAA Convention which will be held in Los Angeles!

Wondering if Demosphere will be in an area near you? Visit our On The Go page to find out!

 

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Demosphere Discusses New Tools At NSCAA Convention

Demosphere - NSCAA ConventionThe 2015 NSCAA Convention welcomed administrators, coaches and exhibitors to Philadelphia last weekend –  providing the opportunity for all to come together in the Pennsylvania Convention Center and discuss the latest technology and soccer products available.

Demosphere set up in Booth 623, where we had a blast meeting current and future Demosphere users. The Convention was the perfect location for personalized Q&A time to explain the latest updates and benefits of our WebWriter® Website and RosterPro® Registration Systems

If you were unable to attend the Convention and are looking to gain more information about Demosphere’s products contact us at sales @ blog.demosphere.com.

Wondering if Demosphere will be in your area soon? Visit our On The Go page and find out!

Demosphere – NSCAA Photos

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Demosphere On The Go! Three Recent Workshops

Demosphere attended the 2014 FYSA AGM
Demosphere at the NSCAA Summer Symposium.

The Demosphere team has been busy! Over the past few weeks, the team has attended a number of workshops:

South Texas Youth Soccer GBM – July

Held outside of Houston in Montgomery, Texas, the South Texas Youth Soccer Summer GBM brought together many clubs and associations from South Texas as everyone prepares for the upcoming season.

Demosphere presented a Facebook Best Practices session that was among the most well-attended sessions of the weekend.

NSCAA Summer Symposium – August

Held in conjunction with Florida Youth Soccer’s AGM, the NSCAA Summer Symposium focused on youth soccer coaches and administrators and brought together a well known list of speakers.

Demosphere enjoyed meeting with current and potential new clients during the three-day event.

Demosphere attended the 2014 Illinois Youth Soccer Expo
Toyota Park!

Illinois Youth Soccer Expo – August

Held for the first time at Toyota Park (home of the Chicago Fire), the Illinois Youth Soccer Expo showed renewed enthusiasm around its new venue and date.

A full day of workshops and league meetings were held, and an outdoor setting showcased some great summer Chicagoland weather.

Want to see where we’re heading next? Check out our On The Go page!

Wall To Wall Soccer at NSCAA Convention

The Demosphere Booth at the 2014 NSCAA ConventionWhat a weekend! The multi-day NSCAA Convention recently concluded in Philadelphia and Demosphere had a great time meeting with existing customers and potential future customers!

Over the course of the three-day trade show, we handed out a caffeine boost via some delicious coffee cereal and even gave away an awesome GoPro Hero3+ for capturing soccer moments regardless of the circumstances.

Separate from the trade show, Demosphere held multiple Users Group Sessions to discuss new features and get feedback on existing tools used by over 1,300 organizations worldwide.

Looking for the slides from those sessions? Access them here:

WebWriter® | RosterPro™ Registration | Rec Scheduling | Power Scheduling

Believe it or not, preparations are already underway for the 2015 NSCAA Convention which will also be held in Philadelphia. If you didn’t see us this year, we hope to see you there in 2015 – or at another event in the coming months!

Demosphere – NSCAA Convention Pictures