Youth Baseball and Softball Programs Across the Southeast Using Active's Online Registration, Customized Team Web Sites
LA JOLLA, CA. - March 14, 2005 - Dixie Baseball, Inc., a leading organizer for youth baseball and softball programs across the Southeast, has chosen The Active Network, Inc. as the official provider of online registration and customized Web site services for Dixie teams and leagues in 11 states. Dixie will offer Active's services to administrators, players, coaches, volunteers and parents across its three major divisions: Dixie Youth Baseball; Dixie Boys & Majors Baseball; and Dixie Softball.
The Active Network, the official Web services provider for such national sports organizations as Little League® Baseball, NFL Youth Football and MLS Soccer Camps, will provide integrated online registration for Dixie's 2,000+ leagues and customized eteamz (www.eteamz.com) Web sites for its teams.
Through Active's online registration, parents can register Dixie players day or night, quickly and securely, right from a Dixie league Web site, using a credit card. Online registration offers a convenient registration option and provides an immediate confirmation. League organizers can also eliminate paperwork and check processing, streamlining the registration process each season.
Using eteamz services, Dixie teams can create easy-to-use, customized homepages. In a few simple steps and without the need for HTML skills, administrators and players can build homepages, add online registration and payment to their sites, post news, photos and schedules, link to their fundraising campaigns, and even send broadcast phone calls to players right from their sites.
"We've seen what Active has done for youth sports programs across the country and are looking forward to offering this technology and innovative service to our Dixie family," said Wes Skelton, commissioner, Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc. "Getting our teams and leagues online with services like Web sites and registration will make sign-ups easier and help us get the word out quickly. We'll also be able to stay in touch with players and families, quickly and easily, throughout the season."
About Dixie Baseball, Inc.
Through its Dixie Youth Baseball, Boys & Majors Dixie Baseball and Dixie Softball divisions, Dixie offers youth sports programs for boys and girls throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The main purpose of the programs is to provide a recreation outlet for as many girls and boys as possible, with an emphasis on local league play rather than tournament play. Dixie Softball, Inc. (DSI), is a youth softball program for girls eighteen years of age and younger, playing on a scaled-down diamond to meet the physical development of the growing child. Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc., is a youth baseball program for boys, 13-14 years, playing on a medium-sized diamond to meet the physical development of growing boys. For more information, visit www.dixie.org.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, is a leading worldwide provider of application and marketing services for the participatory activities and non-profit sectors. Organizations of all size use the company's application services to automate information collection, activity registration, facility reservation, membership and fundraising management. The Active Network's application services provide the technology to help organizations increase efficiency, while reducing the cost and complexity of managing community activities and fundraising events. The company's marketing services offer integrated online and field marketing campaigns to reach active consumers. Its consumer properties also offer a one-stop shop of services for the active lifestyle. The Active Network delivers services to the largest customer base in its market, including local governments, non-profit and educational organizations, consumer product corporations, and national sports associations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.theactivenetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.