GameChanger becomes the Official Technology Partner of Heartland Soccer Association
NEW YORK, NY and OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 17th, 2022) – Heartland Soccer, the largest league and tournament host of youth soccer in the U.S., is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for video streaming, scheduling, communications, and live scorekeeping.
The partnership makes GameChanger, a DICK’S Sporting Goods company, the Official Scorekeeping, Stats, and Team Management Technology Partner of Heartland Soccer.
Through the official partnership, Heartland Soccer coaches can use GameChanger to manage their team communication, score games, video stream matches for families, and keep stats in order to improve player development and performance. In addition, GameChanger will have high brand visibility at some of the most premier soccer facilities in the region, including Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex and Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, while also being named the title sponsor for two of Heartland Soccer’s top-rated tournaments, the Spring Cup and Midwest All Girls Tournament.
“GameChanger is at the forefront of innovation across youth sports and we’ve been impressed by how fast they’ve already been able to grow their app’s presence across soccer,” said Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director. “Technology has made it much easier for youth coaches to organize their teams and stay up to speed on how their players are performing; we are excited for our coaches to be able to utilize the GameChanger technology.”
“We introduced streaming and scorekeeping capability for soccer under two years ago and it’s quickly become one of our fastest-growing sports,” said Dane Menten-Weil, Go-To-Market Lead at GameChanger. “Having already worked with DICK’S Sporting Goods, we knew Heartland Soccer would be a perfect partner fit for GameChanger. We want to leverage our technology to connect more families through soccer and Heartland Soccer will help us do exactly that.”
GameChanger empowers youth athletes, coaches, and families to stay connected through live streaming, scorekeeping, team management tools and developmental resources. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, GameChanger covers over four million games and over 550,000 teams a year. The app’s live streaming and team management technology is available for all youth sports, with deep stats and scorekeeping capability for baseball, softball and basketball. GameChanger is based in New York City and is owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
About Heartland Soccer
Heartland Soccer is the largest soccer league and tournament host in the United States with more than 4,000 teams and 70,000 youth players participating in league and tournaments. Founded in 1977, Heartland Soccer Association continues to be a leader in youth soccer with operations at four world class soccer complexes: SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex, GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex, Swope Soccer Village and Compass Minerals Sporting Fields. For more information, visit www.heartlandsoccer.net.