Find out more about our recent client event, delivered with support from the USOPC and our strategic partners, where we discussed the future of our product suite and best practices for utilising technology.

Last week we were delighted to host a client event in Palm Beach, Florida, alongside several of our valued strategic partners and with support from the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

The session provided fantastic opportunities for collective discussion around the challenges faced by NGBs, and how we can work together to identify how our technology can be best applied across the many sports we work with.

The event began with a deep dive into US Center for SafeSport requirements, focusing on an upcoming integration with their adjudication log, a significant step forward for documenting and tracking allegations, investigations, and adjudications related to misconduct and abuse. Another exciting announcement was the new ability to ‘pull back’ certificates to profiles, offering enhanced control over administrative processes. Additionally, discussions included the management of 'admin holds,' providing comprehensive solutions for handling sensitive issues efficiently.

Afterwards, our partners InjureFree took the stage to discuss athlete safety. They highlighted how an integration with the Sport:80 Platform streamlines the management of injury prevention and ongoing safety for athletes. This development highlights our commitments to athlete safety, increasing our capabilities, and providing our customers with more tools to prioritise the well-being of athletes.

Fellow Sports Technology Alliance co-founder etrainu then delivered an informative session on building education cultures, which emphasised the importance of continuous learning, and the role it plays in fostering a culture of excellence within sports communities.

The afternoon kicked off with Craig Kinross from our partners and fellow co-founder of the Sports Technology Alliance, Cherry Hub, and Mary Emmons from USA Archery, sharing insights into the deployment of CherryHub’s powerful customer acquisition tools integrated into the Sport:80 eco-system, via USA Archery’s recent partnership with Marvel Studios. This collaboration showcased innovative strategies for increasing customer engagement and building new revenue streams through gamification and other innovative digital tools. This was a fantastic representation of how, alongside Cherry Hub, we are enabling NGBs to access innovative tools which allow them to reach wider audiences and generate more sustainable income.

The event concluded with a comprehensive update from ourselves on upcoming features and functions. A notable highlight was the introduction of ‘Smart Lists', a significant enhancement to the Platform which will make reporting on and accessing data more intuitive, enhancing user experience and streamlining processes. Attendees were also given a glimpse of the updates coming to the Sport:80 Platform’s user interface and Campaign Manager solution, further demonstrating our commitment to staying ahead of the curve and providing impactful enhancements for our community.

Throughout the day, engagement and participation was encouraged, and live-links enabled remote attendees to join the conversation. The event served as a platform for networking, sharing knowledge, and building collaborations among representatives from the USOPC, US Center for SafeSport, Sport:80, NGBs, and several of our key strategic partners.

We want to give a special thanks to the USOPC for their support in organising the event, and our partners for their valued contributions.

We believe this discussion format has been immensely productive and therefore we have already begun planning for another similar session which we will aim to host in the first half of 2024.

If you have any questions about what was covered during the event, or to find out how your organisation can get involved in the next one, click here to get in touch.