24 May Sport Ngin acquires KYCK, takes reins of US Club Soccer registration platform
Sport Ngin – the leading provider of Sport Life Management software and mobile applications for amateur youth sports – has acquired KYCK and will be managing US Club Soccer’s online registration platform, KYCK Play, effective immediately.
The introduction of Sport Ngin provides a bevy of resources, including 240+ staff members dedicated to improving the short- and long-term functions of the platform and efficiently address updates and issues. Sport Ngin also offers technology beyond registration, including team, tournament and league management, risk management and website management.
“We believe Sport Ngin will give us the digital ecosystem we’ve talked about for a while,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “Sport Ngin represents the forward-thinking we look for in partnerships. Without a doubt, our members will quickly experience the benefits of a Sport Ngin-powered platform.”
Sport Ngin, which was founded in 2008, is now the Official Registration Technology Partner of US Club Soccer.
“We’re honored that US Club Soccer has trusted us to provide important technology to their members,” said Justin Kaufenberg, Sport Ngin CEO. “This partnership reinforces not only our commitment to building the best technology for youth sports organizations in soccer, but that the largest organizations view our technology and devoted teams as the best in the business. We’re really proud of that.”
- Does this change how I will complete US Club Soccer registration this summer?
No. Processes for registration remain the same for this summer. Registrars will use KYCK Play to manage their “organizations” and rosters, and request their player and staff passcards as normal. The difference is that Sport Ngin and its team are supporting and servicing the software.
- Who is Sport Ngin?
Sport Ngin has built a sports technology platform that helps thousands of clubs, associations, academies, leagues, tournaments and teams around the world promote, grow and streamline the online administration of their organizations. It is one of the largest privately held sport technology companies in North America.
- Who are some of Sport Ngin’s existing clients/customers?
Sport Ngin has more than 8,500 clients, including more than 1,300 soccer-specific customers across their platform, including United Soccer League (USL), US Adult Soccer Association, the National Sports Center, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, USA Hockey, USA Wrestling, the PGA, USA Swimming, and thousands of youth sports clubs, associations, leagues, camps and tournaments.
- Does Sport Ngin also offer a parent-to-club registration product?
Yes – Sport Ngin Registration.
- Will Sport Ngin Registration integrate player and staff data into KYCK Play?
Yes. Sport Ngin is working to provide integration tools between the two systems as soon as possible. Those using Sport Ngin Registration will experience immediate time savings at the club level.
- Will official US Club Soccer rosters and player and staff data be integrated across other Sport Ngin products, such as League and Tournament Management?
Yes. We’ll keep you updated on the overall integration plan and timelines.
- What kind of security exists within the Sport Ngin platform?
Security is a major focus of Sport Ngin, which takes the protection of all personal and financial data very seriously. Sport Ngin undergoes an annual third-party audit and is PCI Level 1 Compliant, which is the highest standard in online payment processing security. Additional information can be found at this dedicated security page.
- If I need assistance, who should I contact?
Inquiries should be routed to your respective US Club Soccer administrator as usual.