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Chicago Fire FC Youth Programs Upgrades Technology & Services for Future Growth Opportunities

Sprocket Sports, a modern platform for the management and marketing of youth sports clubs, today announced that it has partnered with both Chicago Fire Youth Soccer Club (CFYSC) and Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community.

“With Sprocket Sports, we found a business partner able to meet our youth club’s current technology needs and also to anticipate and capitalize on future opportunities as well,” said Chicago Fire’s Senior Director of Youth Soccer Development, Jamie Lyons. “Having worked with Sprocket Sports over the past year on a pilot project, we were continually impressed with the platform and are excited about this partnership and growing together.”

The partnership between Sprocket Sports and CFYSC will provide the Fire technology and services for the management and marketing of its youth club. In addition, Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community will also use Sprocket Sports' technology platform to better support its diverse offering of camps and clinics for youth across Chicagoland.

“We’re excited to work with Sprocket Sports, as it allows us to simplify the registration process and learn more about our customers,” said Chicago Fire’s Senior Director of Community Soccer, Lee Hannant. “We appreciate Sprocket’s responsiveness and flexibility in meeting our needs, as we continue to grow our reach across the Chicagoland area and diversify our program offerings to ensure more youth have access to the game and a meaningful connection to Chicago Fire FC.”

Rich Gallun, Sprocket Sports’ CEO said, “We are thrilled to have earned Chicago Fire’s business and see this as a strategic partnership. With our modern marketing, configurable technology, streamlined administration, and high touch service team, Sprocket Sports is uniquely positioned to help the Fire take their youth club operations to the next level.”

About Sprocket Sports

Sprocket Sports is a modern, all-in-one management and marketing platform designed specifically for youth sports clubs. Its comprehensive technology helps clubs reduce operating expenses, increase revenues, build their brand and engage with families. In addition to player registration and payments, Sprocket Sports offers websites, marketing and communication modules, administrative tools, dashboards, mobile apps, and more. Learn more at sprocketsports.com.

About Chicago Fire Youth Soccer Club and Chicago Fire FC SITC Programs

Chicago Fire Youth Soccer Club is the official affiliate program of the Chicago Fire Football Club within the city of Chicago. Built with the mission of providing opportunities for Chicago’s youth to learn and develop through sport and become lifelong soccer fans, the organization strives to achieve excellence on and off the field of play. As part of the Fire organization, boys and girls have access to unparalleled opportunities for soccer and personal development. Chicago Fire FC SITC Programs offer a wide variety of camps for youth ages at locations all around the Chicago region. As the only camps organization in the Midwest operated by a professional football club, Chicago Fire FC SITC Programs offers programs to help develop kids at all ages and ability levels. For more information about CFYSC, visit chicagofireyouthsc.com. For more information on Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community, visit chicagofirefc.com/youth.

Susan Blinkhorn