April 1, 2013
Korrio partners with Seattle FC Youth Program to deliver cutting-edge sports automation
We all know how big soccer is in Seattle! Over 6,000 athletes, ages 4-15 train under the Sounders FC Youth program – WOW! That speaks volumes for their geographic market and loyal following. Sounders FC’s previous registration software was so basic that they jumped at the opportunity to bring a cutting-edge sports automation solution that can take their organization into the future. Factors included in their decision to move to Korrio were user interface, ability to communicate easily and decreasing administrative time on the back end.
Korrio helps the Sounders FC manage over 65 camps during the summer, spring break and youth development clinics year round. The Sounders FC youth program data needs to be concise and organized to manage schedules for busy families on the go with. Korrio makes sure everyone knows designated field for event, driving directions, weather and reminders. If there is a last minute change, alerts are sent via text, email or phone.
Michael Morris, Youth Program Manager said, “The on-boarding process was easy! The Korrio team was with us the entire way. We also enjoy the web functionality and easy customization, which provides us a ton of value for retail ticket promotion. ”
Having one of the largest MLS programs in the country, the Sounders provide proven curriculum and coaching handbooks to their coaching staff. Plus, every activity they run has a visit from the 1st team. That’s right, a pro player visits the young athletes at every event for autographs and questions. They even offer a camper appreciation where the kids are invited to CenturyLink field to watch a private practice and get autographs from some of their favorite players after training session is complete. A program clearly focused around role models and a high level of play.
“What I also like is that new feature requests don’t fall on deaf ears – I know Korrio is listening and my feedback helps drive new features and functionality – which happen at a nice pace, I may add.”