Oklahoma Soccer Association teams with Americaneagle.com to launch US Youth Soccer State Association website
FRISCO, Texas (August 10, 2010) – Oklahoma Soccer, one of 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, today announced the launch of their new website, OKSoccer.com built by Americaneagle.com, a leading Website design, development and hosting company. Oklahoma Soccer is comprised of over 40,000 youth players and 5,500 coaches and team administrators.
OKSoccer.com delivers a dynamic online resource for the public to access information about the benefits of playing soccer, how to join a team, education for adults and players, as well as resources for clubs and leagues, and more.
The site is designed with a sophisticated Web 2.0 graphical interface and is equipped with an inclusive Content Management System, powered by Americaneagle.com's idev® solution platform, enabling the staff to have complete control over site management. The platform also adds new improvements to the site, including a dynamic events calendar, multimedia station, photo gallery, fan poll, mobile Website, broadcast email marketing system, etc. Additional features offered by Americaneagle.com's idev® platform include: e-commerce, advanced site search, event management, loyalty programs, social networking tools, and much more. Michael Svanascini, President of Americaneagle.com, notes, "The idev® platform was a perfect fit for the Oklahoma Soccer Association. We were able to customize our platform to provide them with an array of tools that will help them maximize their success online."
"Oklahoma Soccer is excited to use the new Americaneagle.com/US Youth Soccer web platform and all of the benefits the system brings to our organization," said Sid Goodrich, executive director for Oklahoma Soccer. "After seeing the presentation at the annual US Youth Soccer Workshop earlier this year, we have been working in partnership with Americaneagle.com to improve the functionality and navigation of OKSoccer.com. The new site will help us service members and we are excited with the look and ease of navigation with the new design. Furthermore, the site is built on the same platform as the upcoming, USYouthSoccer.org website. This will allow Oklahoma and other sites on the platform to have instant access to content, including news, stories, video and much more."
"Thoughtful consideration in regards to the different types of Oklahoma Soccer users was a main focus throughout development of the new site. As such we devised the site structure for the content in a way that would provide the most information and opportunity for exploration, without overwhelming or confusing the user. In addition, the new idev® platform will help Oklahoma Soccer provide a better and more robust experience for fans to explore a plethora of information throughout the site to reach the youth, parents, coaches and fans. After all, that is what we are all doing this for," says Jared Elliott, Vice President of Operations at Americaneagle.com.
"The flexible and intuitive nature of the idev® CMS was the key elementin allowing us to meet and exceed the Oklahoma Soccer's objectives for the redesign. With the implementation of the Americaneagle.com idev® CMS, Americaneagle.com was able to create a robust and engaging site with content such as Olympic Development programs, photo galleries, multimedia channels, synchronization of content with US Youth Soccer, exclusive news, event information and so much more."
For more information, please visit www.oksoccer.com or www.americaneagle.com. To learn more about the new Americaneagle.com US Youth Soccer platform, contact US Youth Soccer at 1.800.4SOCCER or [email protected].
About Oklahoma Soccer Association
The Oklahoma Soccer Association promotes soccer in Oklahoma through education, training, development, and advancement of players, coaches, referees, and those who support and promote the game. We value: Fair play; A fun and recreational environment; Leadership development; and Equal opportunities to develop potential fully: physically, emotionally, and socially. We are an inclusive, non-discriminatory and equal opportunity organization whose growth produces nationally recognized programs, teams, players, coaches, and referees. We set the pace as an effective and efficient association for recruiting and retaining members, coaches, referees, supporters, and sponsors. For more information, visit www.oksoccer.com.
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 Fannie May Candies, 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.