GotSoccer’s 2015 Annual Convention
GotSoccer’s 2015 Annual Convention avatar

Last night the curtains closed on the annual GotSoccer Convention for another year. With around 100 guests, including representatives from 35 States, USYS, Disney, Puma and elsewhere the convention was the biggest, most informative and best to date.

One Ocean Resort where the Annual Convention was hosted.

One Ocean Resort where the Annual Convention was hosted.

Set in Neptune beach, Florida, under glorious weather the convention provided a great location for guests to benefit from the unique array of networking and insight opportunities.

The Convention’s program included the usual mix of business best practice, insights from the game’s biggest names, sneak previews of exciting and innovative new GotSoccer software, as well as the traditional ‘closing round table’ where State representatives had the opportunities to discuss current issues affecting the game and bounce ideas off one another.

In all it was a great weekend to be part of and we’re already looking and planning to make next year’s convention even better. If you were not lucky enough to attend, fret not because the GotSoccer Club Connection in Las Vegas is only around the corner and will also have the same high-level array of talks and speakers.

Wynalda

Wynalda engaging with the State representatives.

The convention included informative talks by Nelson Rodriguez -General Manager of Chicago Fire, Joe Cummings – former CEO of the NSCAA – John Stutter – President of U.S. Youth Soccer and Chris Moore – CEO U.S. Youth Soccer. But the undoubted star of the convention was the presence of former U.S. international turned TV analyst Eric Wynalda.

GotSoccer CEO Gavin Owen-Thomas talking soccer with Wynaldo on his radio show.

GotSoccer CEO Gavin Owen-Thomas talking soccer with Wynalda on his radio show.

On Friday the WTF: Wynalda Talks Football radio show was broadcasted straight from the GotSoccer Convention with GotSoccer and its guests sitting in as Wynalda pulled no punches giving his fair and frank opinion on the U.S. national team, Jurgen Klinsmann and a range of other topics.

On Saturday Wynalda gave an intimate and personal talk about his career, his impressions on the current state of the game in the U.S., as well as his views on youth development.

Wynaldo and Rodriguez discussing youth development.

Wynalda and Rodriguez discussing youth development.

The highlight of the convention was definitely the panel discussion, where Eric Wynalda and Nelson Rodriguez locked horns and debated on a range of topics, and also took questions from the floor.

The convention also showcased a few of GotSoccer’s exciting new and innovative software projects.

The newly released Website Software will allow GotSoccer clients to create their very own club website in minutes through a simple 3-step process.

GotSoccer Team App is scheduled for release at the beginning of 2016 the Team App will allow a manager, coach, parent and/or player to interact and communicate with their team, along with a whole host of other cool features.

GotShare is an exciting new App that will allow players and parents to upload, share, edit and find footage of their games.

GotSoccer ProScheduler is an innovative state of the art scheduling system built by Pros for the Pros, to help professional Leagues create the most efficient schedule that meets their every need.

A special thank you goes to Under Armour who kindly provided all our attendees with a wonderful backpack.

 

About Anthony Ta

Anthony Ta is a writer for the GotSoccer Magazine, specializing in Premier League, Champions League and the Euros.
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