Sports Social Network, Inc. announced today a partnership between FutPost.com soccer social network utilizing Ryerson Soccer Consulting (ryersonsoccer.com), while supporting the Ellicott City Soccer Club (ellicottcitysc.org) and the nationally acclaimed “Get On The Bus” (GOTBsoccer.org) US youth soccer program that is aimed to remove the economic and transportation barriers that prevent some children from low-income families from participating in youth soccer.
FutPost.com will be providing funding sponsorship as well as mobile app technology, to help grassroots soccer programs like GOTB and youth clubs like CiTY to communicate more efficiently with members, partners, and sponsors as well as integrating other key operational components used by such organizations. The goal is to have the “ALL-IN-ONE” APP which will be used on the cellular devices of members in order to eliminate logging in and out of multiple websites, using countless APPS, while also getting mass emails related to the information and communication of the club. CiTY plans to pilot the APP in the Fall of 2019 in order to prepare for the official launch party to be held in January 2020 in Baltimore, at the United Soccer Coaches Convention!
About Ryerson Soccer Consulting: Ryerson Soccer Consulting LLC, is a family owned and operated consulting company out of Las Vegas, Nevada, that uses decades of experience to serve soccer organizations by helping them navigate the ever-changing US Soccer grassroots and youth soccer landscape. Ryerson Soccer uses a four-step process to analyze all the facets of youth organizations in order to help identify areas to improve. Ryerson Soccer specializes in marketing and finding creative methods for raising funds so that clubs can offer more for less. “With the rising costs of youth sports today we need to create out of the box ideas using things like technology to help reduce the burden on families. FutPost.com understands that creating a singular go-to technology platform will enable us to unite players, coaches and families in club branded social channels, using push notifications and built-in communication tools to become a one stop solution for Social Networking, Scheduling, Club Sponsorship and other key components to operating an efficient youth sports organization and I am super excited to be a part of it!”, says Tim Ryerson who will be a Board Advisor for FutPost.com starting immediately.
For more information, visit: https://www.ryersonsoccer.com
About Ellicott City Soccer Club: Ellicott City Soccer Club is a high-quality soccer club based in Howard County, Maryland that is dedicated to the healthy development of families through the game of soccer. Participating in local, regional, national and international tournaments, CiTY has over 30 travel teams and 350 recreational players throughout the year in various programs including a free Special Needs Clinic. Executive Director Tim Ryerson believes “the jersey sponsorship and long-term partnership with FutPost.com will allow us to continue to offer player scholarships and will fund on and off the field programs that differentiate us from other youth soccer and sports organizations. In addition, with the APP technology I will be able to communicate with members inside our club branded platform, reducing administrative tasks, while making it easier for members to get the most important information from the club to their phone via push notifications over mass emails”. FutPost.com will be the primary jersey sponsor moving forward on both travel jerseys as well as the recreational jerseys.
About Get on the Bus: A day in the GOTB program runs as follows: at the end of the school day, GOTB players are met at their school by GOTB staff and given a healthy snack. Tutoring and homework help is available to all participants. Afterwards, they are transported by bus to fields to participate in a recreational program. The kids practice once a week and play in the recreational games on Saturdays. At the end of the GOTB season, several program participants may be identified and placed on local travel teams at the club level in order to have the same opportunity to continue to participate at a higher level that others may have. Funded by charitable donations, the program provides full uniform kits, including jerseys, shorts, socks, cleats and a soccer ball, at no cost to players. All recreational program participation fees are waived for GOTB participants, resulting in a completely free program.
“The GOTB players are receiving important experience and life lessons on and off the field through this program and being part of a team instills confidence and self-value in each player,” GOTB Director of Operations Amanda Buckler wrote. “The parents and families of GOTB participants also benefit greatly from the program, coming to see their children play in real soccer games, in uniform, each Saturday, and being part of the local sports community that so many take for granted because the cost and transportation barriers so often are not noticed. Breaking down these barriers enables more of our community to be a part of the club soccer experience.” Through this partnership FutPost.com will enable 100 kids to participate in the program for free across the country including Denver and the Bay Area of Northern California.
About Sports Social Network: A social network and e-commerce technology company based in Denver Colorado. The company launched in August of 2016 and has expanded their technology platform to service multiple niche sports industries, including the Hunting and Fishing industry ( HuntPost.com ), Racket Sports ( RacketStar.com ), and Soccer ( FutPost.com ).
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the Ellicott City Soccer Club (CiTY) to provide opportunities for students to participate in after-school programming that promotes an active lifestyle. The partnership was formalized with an official partnership signing on Tuesday, January 29 at Talbott Springs Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland.
Under the terms of the agreement, CiTY will offer a free six-week Get on the Bus after-school soccer program for fourth and fifth grade students at Deep Run and Talbott Springs Elementary Schools. The Get on the Bus program provides students with homework assistance, soccer apparel, transportation and a recreational soccer program. HCPSS staff will collaborate with CiTY staff to provide recommendations for educational games, homework help and healthy activities for students.
Deep Run Elementary School Principal Denise Lancaster, Talbott Springs Elementary School Principal Nancy Thompson and Assistant Principal Paul Linkins joined Ellicott City Soccer Club Executive Director Tim Ryerson and Business Development Manager Amanda Buckler to sign the formal partnership agreement at the January 29 event.
The Ellicott City Soccer Club offers training and clinic programs for all playing levels and ages through its recreational, travel and “playground soccer” programs.
The Howard County Public School System’s Partnerships Office has united schools with more than 1,000 businesses and community organizations to enhance the educational experience of Howard County students. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A group in Howard County is making it more affordable for some children to play sports.
If you’re a kid who wants to learn sports, Rob Ryerson is your man.
He and his brother run the Ellicott City Soccer Club.
A ball, jersey, cleats, and some other gear along with travel costs add up. Between registration, gear and travel, it could cost a parent $500 to $1,000 — money some families can’t afford.
For instance, the state says 42 percent of Deep Run Elementary students are low income.
The families of 41 kids from Deep Run have brand new gear but aren’t paying a dime.
“Think about it, we’re giving kids the opportunity to play soccer with us who would not be here,” Ryerson said.”It’s called Get on the Bus program.”
Sarita Winchester says her daughter is playing with City. They’re here because the Horizon Foundation paid for her daughter and 40 other fourth- and fifth-graders.
“I’m thankful for that. Most programs are so expensive that we can’t keep our kids active and something to do after school because it’s so expensive,” Winchester said.
If the funding continues, Get on the Bus will continue.
“Some of these kids would not have the opportunity to be here. It’s a fully funded program, so it doesn’t cost these kids from Deep Run Elementary School anything to be a part of this program,” Ryerson said.
The goal of the Horizon Foundation is to make people in Howard County healthier.
WED, AUG. 15, Glen Burnie, MD – The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association is proud to grant the first annual MSYSA Grassroots Futures Award to the Ellicott City Soccer Club (CiTY) for their excellence in grassroots programming.
CiTY Executive Director Tim Ryerson had a vision. That vision came to life in the spring of 2018, when CiTY launched their Get On the Bus (GOTB) program in an effort to remove the economic and transportation barriers that prevent some children from low-income Howard County families from participating in youth soccer. 41 players qualified for and participated in the program’s inaugural season.
A day in the program runs as follows: at the end of the school day, GOTB players are met at their school by CiTY staff and given a healthy snack. Tutoring and homework help is available to all participants. Afterwards, they are transported by bus to fields to participate in the CiTY recreational program. The kids practice once a week and play in the recreational games on Saturdays.
Funded by charitable donations to CiTY, the program provides full uniform kits, including jerseys, shorts, socks, cleats and a soccer ball, at no cost to players. All recreational program participation fees are waived for GOTB participants, resulting in a completely free program.
Licensed professional coaches work with the recreational program, ensuring that each CiTY player at every level receives quality training. At the end of the first GOTB season, several program participants tried out for travel teams at the club and received offers.
The program is currently led by CiTY Director of Recreational Programs Wade Whitney and Director of Soccer Operations and Player Development Rob Ryerson with help from volunteers from the soccer club and school community.
“The GOTB players are receiving important experience and life lessons on and off the field through this program, and being part of a team instills confidence and self-value in each player,” CiTY Director of Partnerships Amanda Buckler wrote. “The parents and families of GOTB participants also benefit greatly from the program, coming to see their children play in real soccer games, in uniform, each Saturday, and being part of the local sports community that so many take for granted because the cost and transportation barriers so often are not noticed in Howard County. Breaking down these barriers enables more of our community to be a part of the club soccer experience.”
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CiTY would like to publicly thank the following sponsor: Danny Barber and the i-15.org.
About the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association: MSYSA is a US Youth Soccer National State Association and is affiliated with both US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation. The mission of MSYSA is to serve as the primary advocate for youth soccer in the state. MSYSA is dedicated to offering the highest quality soccer education, player development and programs while fostering sportsmanship, fitness, diversity, teamwork and passion for the game.