Challenger Sports Joins Forces with Fusionetics

Fusionetics

Challenger Sports have today announced their partnership with movement assessment and personalized performance platform, Fusionetics. Fusionetics is used by over 600 professional, collegiate or youth clubs/teams to evaluate athlete performance, while significantly reducing their risk of injury. Created by pro athletic trainers and experts in movement science, Fusionetics uses 2D motion capture and AI technology to precisely assess how well each athlete moves in minutes. A detailed movement efficiency score and personalized corrective program are then sent to the users phone, tablet, and/or computer, providing access to their program anytime, anywhere. Additional features of Fusionetics allow users to maintain and … Read More

Challenger Sports Partners with Post To Post

Post to Post Soccer Pathways

Challenger Sports are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Post To Post Soccer Pathways. The partnership will see Challenger Sports’ SoccerPlus camp combine with Post To Post Soccer Pathways, combining the respective experience of the two organizations, and enhancing the most important aspects of soccer; scoring and saving goals. The foundations of this partnership are built on the success of the camps to-date, and together, the camps now provide a complete range of coaching and player development focused on specialized positions, inclusive to athletes aged 8 to 19 years of age. Alan Jones, Chief Operations Officer for Challenger Sports … Read More

5 Questions to Help Set and Keep Any Athletic Goal

Megan Rapinoe

February is around the corner… which means it’s been a whole 3 weeks of the “new year, new me” mantra playing on repeat in our heads. It also means that the time is nearly upon us when most resolution-ers have packed up shop, retreating back into the all too familiar “new year, new me” remorse. One clinical psychologist study suggests that by the second week in February, nearly eighty percent of resolution journeys have been cut short (1). As athletes, we set the expectation bar high, often consumed by the daily grind and finding discouragement in the little blunders that … Read More

GK ICON Sells Franchising Business To Founder Richard Lee

After acquiring GK ICON and its 10 franchises 5 years ago from founder Richard Lee, Challenger Sports has developed the brand into the largest goalkeeping coaching company in the world. With GK ICON franchises and merchandise expanding in 2020, Challenger Sports has agreed to sell the franchise business back to Richard Lee.  With this restructure, Challenger Sports strives to continue helping grow all areas of the GK ICON brand and Richard, who has always retained a consultancy role, will now take ownership of franchising while using his team of experts to continue moving the business forward. Challenger Sports will still … Read More

Challenger Sports Launch Team Management Solution, TopYa! Teams

Challenger Sports, the largest soccer education and apparel provider in the US and Canada, announced today that it will launch a complete team management solution, TopYa! Teams, in early 2020. Since its merger with Denver technology company, TopYa!, in 2019 the youth sports organization has gone from strength to strength, engaging players and coaches around the world. TopYa! Teams marks the first in a range of technology products and services from Challenger Sports, which will provide organizations, clubs and coaches with the ultimate 360° approach to youth sports and club management. New Decade; New Year; New App Challenger Sports’ complete … Read More

GK ICON Acquires Popular Glove Brand

GK ICON, Challenger Sports’ subsidiary goalkeeper brand, is excited to announce the acquisition of CALMA. CALMA is a globally recognized premium goalkeeper brand that is vastly respected within the goalkeeper community. With this acquisition becoming final, we are excited to offer both product lines globally via our GK Icon website and Challenger Teamwear site. Chris Sharman, Chief Brand Officer and Global Development Director for Challenger Sports commented: “This is an exciting acquisition for GK ICON and I would like to thank George Tapsell for his work in making this merger possible. What he has done with CALMA is outstanding and … Read More

All-Encompassing Global Sports Business Announces Rebrand

Challenger Sports Logo

Challenger Sports, the largest soccer camps provider in North America and Canada, is widely recognized for supplying over 30 years of coaching experience to young people across the United States. Challenger Sports runs soccer camps, clinics, tournaments, tours and provides uniforms to tens of thousands of organizations and hundreds of thousands of players, with a strong presence in the USA, Canada, Brazil, India and throughout the UK. Since 2019, after its merger with Denver-based technology company TopYa!, the organization has become a SaaS (Software as a Service) business, entering a new stage of its evolution. Today, Challenger Sports announces a … Read More

Soccerex 2019: Soccer Brands Descend on Miami

Challenger Sports at Soccerex USA Miami 2019

Challenger Sports were in good company last week, as some of the biggest brands and professional organizations in the sector came together at Soccerex USA 2019, which took place in Miami – November 21st – 22nd. The elite-level industry convention saw over 1,500 soccer executives and delegates meet at the Turnberry Resort in Aventura, with the likes of CONCACAF, LaLiga, MLS, US Soccer, and Inter Miami in attendance. The conference included over 90 speakers, from Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas, CONCACAF general secretary Philippe Moggio, and Amanda Duffy, the president of the National Women’s … Read More

Welcome to Miami: Challenger Sports at Soccerex 2019

Soccerex Logo 2019

Challenger Sports are thrilled to announce their partnership renewal with Soccerex, the world’s leading professional soccer networking and business event, a timely announcement to coincide with the Soccerex USA Conference, held in Miami 21-22 November. Andy Bennett, Chief Commercial Officer for Challenger Sports commented: “It is fantastic to be collaborating with Soccerex once again. Soccerex and Challenger Sports are well-matched as partner organizations, both focused on growing soccer on a global scale. Soccerex brings together global soccer industry experts under one roof, providing a unique commercial environment to share knowledge and best practice, gain valuable insights, and ultimately innovate for … Read More