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NCYS Member USA Field Hockey Forms Partnership with NCYS Corporate Partner SPORT iD
DELRAY BEACH, FL. (February 14, 2017) -- USA Field Hockey is excited to announce a strategic partnership with SPORT iD, the free player safety app. The partnership will begin with a pilot program at all National Indoor Tournament weekends in Lancaster, Pa. Following the pilot, USA Field Hockey and SPORT iD, plan to provide the service to all members attending USA Field Hockey National Events.
"The safety of our membership is the most important aspect of every event we host," said Adam Andrasko, USA Field Hockey's Member Services Director. "SPORT iD provides USA Field Hockey members with an easy to use program that will allow us to make a great stride forward in bettering our safety processes."
The SPORT iD app allows youth sports organizations to access vital player information in seconds in the event of an emergency. SPORT iD, which is free to players, parents and sports organizations, also provides a universal check-in process for players and parents that includes player verification, emergency contact information and medical history such as allergies, previous injuries and existing conditions. Parents can upload birth certificates and player passes in addition to signing required waivers through the app for immediate delivery to any desired organization, league or coach.
League officials, trainers and coaches can access this information quickly and easily from their mobile device. This paperless system improves response time during emergencies. It also allows organizations to better manage field operations and helps with necessary insurance reporting and post-event bookkeeping.
"Our app is designed to provide national governing organizations like USA Field Hockey with a better system for their members to communicate with event organizers in the interest of their child's safety," said Tony Lowe, SPORT iD Co-Founder and owner of the Snipers Lacrosse youth all-star program. "From my years of experience, participation information is rarely accessible on site and with partners like USA Field Hockey, we are helping organizations fill this void. Our player safety app can help make youth sports safer."
Participants at all USA Field Hockey's National Indoor Tournament weekends in Lancaster, Pa. will be using the SPORT iD app as its official registration system beginning Friday, February 17, 2017. The app will enable parents to share their child's Health and Safety Profile with the event organizers, providing access to vital information in case of an emergency.
About USA Field Hockey
USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for our 25,000 members to participate, develop and excel as players, coaches, umpires and administrators. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams strive for competitive excellence in Olympic,Pan American Games, World Cup and other International competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usafieldhockey.com.
About SPORT iD
SPORT iD was developed as a FREE PLAYERS SAFETY app to provide a universal check-in process that includes player verification, emergency contact information and medical information- allergies, previous injuries and existing conditions- to youth sports organizers allowing them to access the information in seconds in the event of an emergency. SPORT iD is serious about player safety and as a result we want everyone to arm their coaches, trainers, organizers, and other parents with the most cumulative and up-to-date information as possible. Our app is free for parents and for sports organizations. To learn more or schedule a demonstration please visit www.sportidapp.com.
Member Services Director
USA Field Hockey
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