SportsEngine Partners with HUDL to Sponsor Soccer Innovator of the Year Contest

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Top soccer programs and Hudl come together to recognize and celebrate the most creative practices in club soccer.

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The Innovator of the Year program aligns well with our focus on developing innovative ways to simplify the sports lives of youth athletes, parents, coaches, and clubs.

SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is partnering with HUDL, a sports analysis software company serving teams at every level with the tools to study and improve performance, for its Innovator of the Year Contest. The contest will recognize coaches who are incorporating leading-edge coaching techniques that are enhancing the sports experience and helping their players improve their skills.

SportsEngine is partnering with Hudl, United Soccer Coaches, Sklz and Soccer.com to recognize the Innovator of the Year among soccer clubs across the country. Nominations will be accepted through May 10th. Entries will be judged on originality, effort dedicated to the innovation and how many people influenced.

Four finalists will be selected by a group of judges from the participating sponsors and each finalist will receive a prize package. A national voting contest hosted at https://www.hudl.com/sports/soccer/innovator-of-the-year, will determine the grand prize winner, named “Innovator of the Year.”

“Coaches all over the country are developing new ways to invigorate practices and develop players and we’re excited to help bring these original ideas into the spotlight,” stated Jenna Soule, Director of Marketing & Communications, SportsEngine. “The Innovator of the Year program aligns well with our focus on developing innovative ways to simplify the sports lives of youth athletes, parents, coaches, and clubs.”

"Innovation can take many different forms and we're thrilled to highlight individuals that are pushing the sport of soccer forward in creative ways," said Maggie Potthoff, Market Development Manager for Hudl. "Providing these pioneers a platform to showcase their work will help raise the level of play at all levels, and the sport can only grow because of that.”

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About SportsEngine
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of Sport Life Management mobile applications for 14 million coaches, parents, and athletes, and Sports Relationship Management tools for governing bodies, leagues, clubs, associations and events. SportsEngine, Inc. powers over 1 million teams, leagues, and clubs helping them manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine, Inc. is based in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, please visit http://www.sportsengine.com; like the company on Facebook at Facebook.com/sportsengine; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at twitter.com/@sportsengine.

About Hudl
Hudl is a leading software company changing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. With more than 161,000 active teams and over 4.1 million unique users, Hudl has become the preferred game film solution for all teams, from the smallest youth organizations to professional franchises around the world.

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