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Sprocket Sports Forms Partnership with Changing the Game Project

Sprocket Sports, a modern technology platform for the management and marketing of youth sports clubs, today announced a strategic partnership with Changing the Game Project, an organization whose mission is to provide the research, resources and best practices necessary to create a healthy and rewarding sports experience for today's youth.

This unique partnership provides Sprocket's client clubs with yet another important competitive advantage in the crowded marketplace of youth sports clubs: high-quality, proprietary content for parents, players and coaches, with messaging and techniques that aim to optimize youth sports outcomes as well as reinforce the important life lessons learned by playing sports.

In today's highly competitive and high stakes world of youth sports — in which 70% of children drop out of organized sports by the age of 13 – the demand is greater than ever for resources that can help clubs and parents keep kids engaged, focused and having fun – all while maintaining their physical and mental health. Sprocket offers this service embedded in their platform at no additional cost.

Exclusive Videos for Parents and Coaches

The partnership features new and exclusive video content from John O'Sullivan, an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author and Founder and CEO of Changing the Game Project. John's work has been featured by CNN, Outside Magazine, ESPN, NBC Sports and numerous other media outlets. He has spoken for TEDx, the US Olympic Committee, US Soccer, USA Wrestling, USA Swimming, Ireland Rugby and the Australian Rugby League, among others.

"I'm delighted to share my passion and experience around changing the game for our kids with the folks at Sprocket Sports, said John O'Sullivan, Founder and CEO, Changing the Game Project. "I chose to work with Sprocket because they are much more than just another sports club app – they understand the importance of a positive sports experience in the growth and development of today's kids. And they understand how important this partnership is for their clubs. The videos we created look modern and professional and will drive home the club's values and brand."

"With this partnership, leading clubs can provide more value to their customers on Day 1 with engaging videos for players, parents as well as coaches," said Luke Weaver, Business Development, Sprocket Sports. "The parents will learn tips to help their child, and will appreciate that their coaches have access to such insightful nuggets as well."

Content to Help Clubs Build Culture and Community

Rich Gallun, Sprocket Sports' CEO said: "We're thrilled to raise the bar on content offered by youth sports clubs. Instead of posting over-shared articles from the internet, we're providing our clients with fresh, impactful videos from a true thought leader. The best clubs often already have strong curriculum in place on the X's and O's of the game. But many of them are looking for tools to build culture and community and to reinforce certain values, habits and behaviors for players, parents and coaches. We are excited to partner with John O'Sullivan on helping those clubs who really want to change the game."

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 Changing the Game Project

The mission of Changing the Game Project, led by John O’Sullivan, is to return youth sports to our children, and put the "play" back in "play ball." Changing the Game Project strives to provide the most influential adults in our children’s lives—their parents and coaches—with the information and resources they need to make sports a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children, and their whole family. Learn more by checking out John O’Sullivan’s podcast, Way of Champions, his books, Changing the Game and Every Moment Matters, and online at changingthegameproject.com.

Susan Blinkhorn