PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) announced today an agreement in principle with its DICK'STeam Sports HQ all-in-one youth sports services digital platform and Little League Baseball and Softball, the world's largest youth baseball and softball organization. As the Official League Technology Provider, DICK'S Team Sports HQ becomes the recommended technology provider to Little League's 2.4 million participants, and over 1 million coaches, local league officials and district administrators.
"We are pleased to be able to offer this first-of-its-kind platform free to Little League, one of the most recognized and respected youth sports organizations in the country. At DICK'S, we believe that sports matter and share similar beliefs with Little League that participation in sports can teach kids valuable life lessons," said Edward W. Stack, Chairman & CEO, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "Our Team Sports HQ platform provides unparalleled digital capabilities to youth teams and leagues across the country allowing coaches to focus on developing their young athletes and not worrying so much about the logistics of sport." DICK'S Team Sports HQ offers youth sports leagues, teams, coaches and parents across the country three key services - free league management services, including websites and online registration with free mobile app for scheduling and communications; FanWear shops; and access to donations and sponsorships for local Little League programs.