Dick's Team Sports HQ Partners with TSSA


 Tennessee State Soccer Association has joined a growing roster of youth organizations partnering with the retailer

PITTSBURGH (FEBRUARY 13, 2018) - DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) announced today a multi-year, strategic partnership with Tennessee State Soccer Association, a member of US Youth Soccer, and its DICK’S Team Sports HQ youth sports platform.

Tennessee State Soccer Association will benefit not only from a partnership with the country’s largest sporting goods retailer, but also from the various services provided by the Company’s Team Sports HQ platform, an all-in-one support ecosystem for National Governing Bodies, clubs, leagues, coaches, parents, and players helping to make youth sports possible.

“We’re excited to welcome Tennessee State Soccer Association to the rapidly-growing DICK’S Team Sports HQ family,” said Ed Plummer, SVP, DICK’S Team Sports HQ. “We are proud to support nearly four million youth soccer players, as well as administrators, volunteers, coaches and families through our partnership with US Youth Soccer and its State affiliates like Tennessee Soccer.”

As the Official Technology Provider and Uniform Provider and Exclusive Fan Wear Supplier and Sports Retailer,  DICK’S and DICK’S Team Sports HQ will provide next generation technology in streamlining, operating and increasing participation to Tennessee State Soccer. The DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform will manage operations, registration and communications with the organizations’ coaches, volunteers, players, families and fans including online registration, mobile apps for scheduling, uniforms, fan wear shops and access to donations and sponsorships. Additionally, DICK’S Sporting Goods will be a sponsor of the Tennessee State Soccer Association’s State Championships.

“The Staff and Board of Directors at TSSA are excited to continue our relationship with DICK’S Team Sports HQ,” said Hans Hobson, Tennessee Soccer Executive Director.   “They have the tools and community/club support necessary to make soccer easier for the countless volunteers managing our 100+ soccer clubs across Tennessee.” 

The partnership with Tennessee Soccer is a continuation of a long-term technology agreement with Affinity Sports, part of DICK’S Team Sports HQ.

DICK’S Team Sports HQ currently serves youth sports governing bodies representing over nine million young athletes including US Youth Soccer, Pop Warner, Little League, PONY Baseball and Softball and National Police Athletic League, among others. 

More information on DICK’S Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.

About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of February 3, 2018, the Company operated more than 715 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and fan wear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.

About DICK’S Team Sports HQ

DICK’S Team Sports HQ exists to support the National Governing Bodies, Clubs, Leagues, Coaches, Parents, and Players that make youth sports possible. DICK’S Team Sports HQ offers a comprehensive range of services including technology solutions like online registration, league websites, data management, risk management, and mobile apps for scheduling, communication, and live scorekeeping; team gear such as uniforms and equipment, fan wear, and financial support through access to donations, sponsorships, and sports leagues discount programs. DICK’S Team Sports HQ supports thousands of leagues and has partnerships with Pop Warner Football, Little League, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) and United States Youth Soccer (USYS). For more information, visit dicks.com/TSHQ.


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Cortnie Hewlett