Sports Thread Adds Age Verification to Its Virtual Networking App to Empower Young Athletes | News


Built by Saritasa, Sports Thread is a platform with an audience of 2 million people who use it to help up-and-coming athletes all over the world, and is ranked in the top 50 sports apps list in the Apple App Store ranking.

DENVER, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Saritasa has announced its latest age verification update for Sports Thread, an app for young athletes to help them share virtual resumes with college and high school coaches. The new “Sports Thread Play Safe” update adds safety measures to the app to protect young people and requires an age verification step to attend youth events.

Sports Thread offers student-athletes nationwide a networking tool to build a sports profile. As a first step towards building their professional career, young athletes can mine, track and view their stats while connecting with scouts in real time. Users can also access a resource center with more information on colleges of their choice. Athletes can upload videos of their training sessions, matches and personal soundtracks and showcase their personalities and strengths to help coaches identify players who meet their specific needs.

“Sports Thread Play Safe” is a new service offered by Sports Thread to companies that use Sports Thread’s recording and data capture product to collect age verification data on participants in sporting events for youth. Athletes, parents, fans and coaches who register through Play Safe receive a badge on their profile on Sports Thread. The preliminary price of this product is $10 per player among attendees at Sports Thread software as a service customer events.

One of the challenges Sports Thread faced was young athletes ‘underplaying’ or playing in age decisions below their actual age to gain an unfair advantage by signing up to play against younger, less developed athletes. physically. Companies that organize youth sporting events are often unaware of this issue and frequently encounter complaints from coaches and parents attending the event who believe there is unfair competition without age verification. Some youth sporting event companies follow a manual process where they ask players and their parents to present them with birth certificates, and event staff individually review each birth certificate to ensure that the age is eligible for their event, creating unnecessary work hours.

With design input from Sports Thread, Saritasa designed an automated solution that would reduce staff overhead. Saritasa has developed a new registration system allowing parents or athletes to capture a photo of their birth certificate, driver’s license, ID card or passport which is instantly scanned and verified as part of the registration process at the event. This process makes Sports Thread the only company on the market that can instantly verify an athlete’s age through an automated event eligibility process.

“Sports Thread, with its cutting-edge technology, has been instrumental in taking our youth football division to the next level of player certification,” As Carneyexecutive director, Prospects by Sports Illustrated.

“I use Sports Thread and it’s a wonderful, easy process to track kids and see where they’re going. [The app] makes it very easy to send one and only one good link without anything crossing,” said an academy trainer.

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About Saritasa

Based at Newport Beach, California, Saritasa aims to give global brands innovative and personalized solutions that meet their needs and support an ever-changing technology ecosystem. Saritasa specializes in custom software development, mobile development, augmented reality and virtual reality development, IoT solutions, web, database development and DevOps. Founded in 2005, the Saritasa team employs over 140 employees and has delivered thousands of successful software, hardware and mobile application projects to a range of clients across multiple industries.

About Sports Wire

Sports Thread, based in Denver, Colorado, provides a free software platform based on social media, self-promotion and communication for the 125 million student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans in the youth sports market. The company was founded by a 29-year-old man Sean Leary, a former Division 1 college pitcher who was featured in USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs of 2021.” The Sports Thread app is consistently ranked in the top 100 sports apps in the Apple App Store out of over 40,000 sports apps. The Sports Thread network, including its mobile app, Software-as-a-Service platform and social media sites, is used by more than one million people in the youth sports community each year.

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