LA JOLLA, CA - ELKINS PARK, PA - February 7, 2004 - Through a new service debuting at the 2004 US Youth Soccer Adidas Workshop and Coaches Convention, February 19-21, 2004, league administrators can now offer online registration as a seamless component of their existing League Organizer? software. The service is the result of a partnership between two industry leaders - Logical Solutions, Inc., developers of the industry's most widely-used league management software for youth sports, and The Active Network, the Web registration leader for participatory sports - offering an integrated, Web-based online registration solution for League Organizer users.
This marks the first time League Organizer users will have access to a fully-integrated online registration product. League Organizer software is used by more than 5,000 leagues around the world and provides all the tools necessary to run a league in one easy-to-use program.
"We are very excited about the new relationship with The Active Network," said Karin Helstrom, founder and owner of Logical Solutions. "League Organizer has always kept up with the times. By combining the most comprehensive league administration software with the most powerful online registration infrastructure, we now can offer our users the best and most complete program available today."
Using the online registration solution, parents can register their children from a league Web site and administrators can pull the registration information directly into their League Organizer database. Online registration saves hours of administrative time, eliminating the need to manually sort through stacks of papers and checks. Participants can register securely day or night from any computer with Internet access. From their league's Web site, parents and players can register and submit payment within minutes. All transactions are processed through The Active Network's secure servers, so league administrators also avoid processing checks. Every registrant receives an instant e-mail confirmation.
The Active Network brings a solid history providing Web services and registration for team sports. The company processes registrations daily for participatory sports events, team sports and recreational activities.
"We've built a reputation as the registration industry leader by providing the best technology service to organizers and participants in multiple sports. Now we can extend our expertise to an even greater section of the youth sports market," said Gregg Vincent, Vice President of Active Team Sports, The Active Network. "When selecting an online registration provider, it's important to evaluate the company's stability, service resources, and overall infrastructure, as well as its product features. We are excited that this analysis led Logical Solutions to choose Active as its partner."
League administrators can view the software's new online registration capabilities at the Logical Solutions booth at the February convention. League Organizer and the Online Registration Module are available for purchase at www.logical-solutions.com.
About League Organizer
The League Organizer? series, used by thousands of leagues around the world, offers the most comprehensive league management software available and provides everything needed to run a league in one easy-to-use program. Logical Solutions was created when founder Karin Helstrom decided to market the software she developed as secretary of her local Little League. Little League® Baseball approved the software in 1988 for inclusion in the official equipment and supply catalog. The following year, at the request of the South Texas US Youth Soccer registrar, the program was modified for use by soccer leagues and clubs. Other editions followed, including Baseball/Softball, Football/Cheerleading, Basketball/Cheerleading, Hockey, and the Sports Edition, which included ten sports for use by athletic associations and parks and recreations departments. New users can order Logical Solutions demos and products online at www.logical-solutions.com or call (800) 659-4111.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc. specializes in participatory sports and recreation by providing data management, transaction processing and marketing services to organizers and their participants. The company's team sports properties include eteamz (www.eteamz.com), the team sports Web site leader with more than one million team Web sites across 100 sports, and Active Team Sports, which provides the industry's most complete Web service for teams, leagues, tournaments and camps. Through eteamz and Active Team Sports services, teams can build Web sites and post news, schedules, rosters, photos, and forms; set up online registration and payment; purchase equipment; access fundraising services; or set up an online donation page to collect donations online. The company is the official Web resource for Little League Baseball, NFL Youth Football, Amateur Athletic Union and MLS Soccer Camps. For more information, visit www.theactivenetwork.com or call (888) 543-7223