VYSA Announces Partnership with Leading Communication App BAND
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia (September 5, 2023) – Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with BAND, the ultimate communication app for busy club/league leaders, team coaches, and managers who want to easily manage their teams on a centralized platform.
The free app provides teams with the tools they need to communicate more effectively, including group messaging, calendars, photo/video sharing, and polls. BAND also serves as the communication app of choice for several other US Youth Soccer (USYS) State Associations: Ohio Soccer Association, Illinois Youth Soccer, Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, Kentucky Youth Soccer Association, and New Jersey Youth Soccer Association. Additionally, BAND serves major organizations including the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Varsity Spirit.
“VYSA partnered with BAND to help provide a platform for VYSA Member Leagues, Clubs, and teams that elevates the standards of communication in youth soccer,” said Don Rawson, VYSA Executive Director. “The app was designed specifically for communication and prioritizes the safety of users while also providing state-of-the-art communication tools. VYSA is eager to promote this free app to members and the association looks forward to implementing its use to improve state programs including the Virginia Olympic Development Program, The State Cup, Presidents Cup, and Coaching Education.”
The BAND app has a wide range of functionality, including but not limited to scheduling posts, sending documents, sharing photos and videos. The state association along with BAND is dedicated to the safety of the VYSA Membership. The app features advanced settings to enable admin-only capabilities and notifications; ensuring the safety of app users remains a priority. Another advantage of BAND is that group admins can see who has viewed their post – a feature all users love for improved accountability.
“We are excited to work with the VYSA team and its members, leagues, and clubs. We believe BAND will help improve information sharing between VYSA and its members, while also centralizing their communication in one place through the powerful tools that BAND offers.” – Sidney Chae, General Manager of BAND U.S Office
BAND will serve as the main communication channel during the Fall 2023 Cup Series as well as the 2023-2024 ODP season. VYSA will use the BAND app to improve communications with league and club leaders throughout virginia.
Use this link to download the BAND app and explore its features.
BAND (band.us) is a leading group communication app that makes it easier for teams to stay on the same page. Leaders use BAND to manage and communicate with their teams on one platform through critical features like group messaging, notifications, calendars, RSVPs, pictures & videos, polls, live streams, and more. Over 400,000 group leaders are using BAND throughout the states, including sports teams, school clubs, businesses, and friends and families. BAND is available for free on iOS, Android, and online. For more information, visit https://band.us.
About Virginia Youth Soccer Association:The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 125,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including Virginia Futsal, the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), Coaching Education and more. Learn more about Virginia Youth Soccer Association online at www.vysa.com.