NEWS
Jul 02, 2010

Americaneagle.com Launches New Youth Sports Platform for Websites

CHICAGO, IL – July 2, 2010 – Americaneagle.com, a leading website design, development, and hosting firm, today announced the launch of the new idev® Youth Sports Platform. As the 2010 FIFA World CupTM plays out, Americaneagle.com is pleased to provide a new template-based Web platform for youth sports associations, at a time when soccer and other youth sports are so strongly embraced around the world. The platform is a full website package which enables youth sports teams and leagues to take advantage of the same powerful tools that the NHL, NFL, Collegiate Athletic teams and retailers use to manage their sites, at a fraction of the cost.

This powerful, robust platform is already being successfully utilized by clients. Todd Roby, Director of Communications for the United States Youth Soccer Association, the nation’s largest youth sports association, said, "The opportunity to bring content to our members that they can access at the click of a button is tremendous in furthering our educational opportunities, highlighting member accomplishments and unifying the organization from A to Z. Seeing this vision transpire before my eyes is incredibly inspirational as it shows the power of technology when paired with a great partnership of ideas and resources."

With packages starting at just $100/month, the idev® Youth Sports Platform was created to be a cost-effective yet comprehensive solution for youth sports teams. The platform is packed with key features and tools for youth sports audiences, including: a news section, events calendar, video/photo galleries, site search, a mobile website, social networking tie-ins, fan polls, and much more. The site is also designed on modern Web 2.0 graphic standards and is equipped with Americaneagle.com’s full idev® Content Management System, allowing for complete control over all sections of the site. This web-based software is customer-centric in that it requires ZERO programming or HTML knowledge from the client while providing the means to easily create new pages and content and put it on the site as needed.

"Americaneagle.com offers eye-catching website design, intuitive and user-friendly navigation options, powerful mass e-communication tools and superior customer service. Americaneagle.com has been a proactive and forward-thinking partner and is now on the forefront of making available a professional, user-friendly and affordably-priced service to our local youth soccer organizations", said Shannon Stuart of the Indiana State Youth Soccer Association.

Jared Elliott, VP of Operations at Americaneagle.com notes, "Throughout the years we have developed a phenomenal solution for our sports clients which allows them to increase their ROI, cut operating expenditures and increase global communication regarding their organization. The new tools we have produced for the Youth Sports market leverage the expertise that we have gained through our vast experience over the past decade and a half in this space. All of our customers benefit from this expertise, regardless of their size."

To explore all the features of the new idev® Youth Sports Platform, visit: www.americaneagle.com/youth_platform.

About Americaneagle.com, Inc.

Americaneagle.com, Inc., founded in 1978, is a leading Web design, development, and hosting company based in Park Ridge, Illinois. Currently, Americaneagle.com employs approximately 160 professionals in offices throughout the country including Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles. Some of their 3,000 clients include U.S. Youth Soccer, Hobby Lobby, New York Giants, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, NASCAR, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Chicago Bears, and the U.S. Army. These clients and many others have found success utilizing Americaneagle.com’s idev® solution platform to meet the demands of their online business/organization. For additional information about Americaneagle.com, visit www.americaneagle.com.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)

US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.