Soccer Legend John Harkes joins ClubSportal LLC Posted by ClubSportal on January 5, 2015
ClubSportal, the provider of innovative technology for promoting player development in youth athletics, announced today that two-time Major League Soccer champion and former US National Soccer Team member John Harkes has joined the company as a partner. In his new role, Harkes will apply his wealth of experience and knowledge to the development of new tools designed to maximize the potential of players within youth athletic organizations. Harkes will also focus on identifying new opportunities for the company’s content and knowledge management system. “We are pleased to welcome John to the ClubSportal team,” said Yuri Bogdanov, President and CEO of ClubSportal LLC. “John has remarkable experience, and his understanding of the needs of youth soccer development is second to none. He will lead initiatives that harness the power of innovation to advance the future of our platform. I am confident that he will help us build value in our existing portfolio and identify new and creative opportunities.” "I am excited to join the talented team at ClubSportal and support their commitment to investing in, and building, technology that is essential for the development of players throughout youth sports and in youth soccer, in particular,” Harkes said. “I am especially looking forward to identifying opportunities to broaden the reach of ClubSportal’s software and to promote the competitive advantage that it provides to youth athletic organizations.”
About ClubSportal LLC
ClubSportal LLC provides clubs, academies and associations with a cutting-edge player development platform that allows users to create and implement a player development model for all users within an organization. The software provides the tools for the creation of curriculums, plans and activities to promote the development model. Using these tools, organizations can ensure that appropriate training is offered at all stages of the development continuum. ClubSportal promotes and enforces the player development pyramid that is critical to the successful development of athletes and ensures consistency and continuity of training through every stage of a youth player’s career. For more information, visit www.club-sportal.com.
About John Harkes
John Harkes is a former professional soccer player and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He was the first American ever to play in the English Premier League, before joining DC United in 1996 and leading the club to back- to-back MLS Cup championships. Harkes was also a member of the US National Soccer Team throughout the 1990s, playing in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups. He ended his national team career with 90 caps and 6 goals. Most recently Harkes has served as a soccer analyst and commentator for Fox Sports, ESPN and ABC. He also serves on the board of America SCORES, an organization committed to childhood development in under-resourced communities.