February 15, 2011
Washington State, US Youth Soccer’s eighth-largest soccer organization, selects Korrio’s unified Playflow™ sports automation solution to manage soccer business functions
SEATTLE, WA (February 15, 2011) – Korrio (korrio.com), developer of the 21st-century sports automation platform Playflow™, announced today a partnership with Washington Youth Soccer, representing more than 124,000 members and their families, which makes them the organization’s official sports automation platform. Washington Youth Soccer will use Playflow to manage all of their soccer business functions for member associations and clubs.
Korrio’s Playflow integrates web, mobile, and social networking elements to provide club administrators and coaches with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use online sports automation system for managing all aspects of club and team operations.
Playflow simplifies administration tasks
The initial programs launched with Korrio are Washington Youth Soccer’s Elite Player Development (EPD), comprised of more than 700 players. Korrio handles all EPD team registration, travel rosters, participation confirmations, and payment management. In addition, Korrio powers all State Cups and tournament play by automating scheduling, results, and standings.
“Korrio solves many communication challenges and will help make our organization stronger and more efficient as we grow,” said Terry Fisher, CEO of Washington Youth Soccer, a leading voice in using contemporary technology to drive a successful soccer organization. “Playflow is a real game changer for the association and its membership by providing a powerful set of team communications and scheduling tools for our coaches, parents, and players.”
Safe, simple, and fun for families & players
In addition to the benefits of Playflow’s integrated database, member families and players are able to take advantage of advanced communications and social tools to forge deeper connections with Washington Youth Soccer members and connect with the soccer community at large.
“We were impressed with the people behind Korrio, their vision and technical sophistication, from day one. No other solution combines simplified back-office automation and family-facing features all in one place,” said Doug Andreassen, President, Board of Directors, Washington Youth Soccer. “The fact that this platform is centered around the player is going to transform the youth sports experience.”
“Our partnership with Washington Youth Soccer proves that our Playflow platform enhances the business model for state soccer organizations,” said Korrio founder and CEO Steve Goldman. “We are working closely with their team to automate best practices and enhance their brand by simplifying sports administration. The ultimate goal is to make soccer more fun for everyone, whether on or off the field.”
About Washington Youth Soccer
Washington Youth Soccer is the largest youth soccer organization in Washington. Washington Youth Soccer is the state’s affiliate for US Youth Soccer, which is the largest sports organization in the United States and the most populous member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. The Washington Youth Soccer is the eighth largest membership in the nation; our organization represents over 124,000 players (ages 4-19) and their families, 15,000 coaches on 12,000 teams and 6,500 referees in the state of Washington. Washington Youth Soccer’s mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State of Washington’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
Korrio, founded in January 2009, is the developer of Playflow™, a 21st-century youth sports automation platform. Korrio has a singular focus on kids and sports. The company’s mission is to transform the sports experience and elevate the level at which sports are played by automating the things that get in the way — like registration/payment, team formation, rosters, scheduling, communication, and web hosting. Korrio is easy, safe, integrated, and mobile. Visit us online at korrio.com and watch our Korrio video to learn how to elevate your game.