ECNL Announces Relationship with Safety Tag
RICHMOND, VA (May 6, 2015)Â â€“ The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the nationâ€™s premier female youth soccer development and competition platform, has entered into a relationship with Safety Tag, a pioneering player safety monitoring and readiness platform in the United States.
Safety Tag uses a dynamic cloud-based platform to enhance communication of important medical information between coaches, parents, and organizations.Â The platform is available anywhere there is an internet or data connection by any device with a web browser, and gives individuals a reference resource for the numerous challenges they can potentially face during a training session or game.Â Safety Tag allows every player to have a personal Player Safety File that allows coaches to access specific medical information and emergency action plans provided directly by the parent or legal guardian of the athlete, delivering real time access to information for rapid response in the event of an emergency.Â As a tool to enhance player safety, Safety Tag will be part of the ECNLâ€™s expanding Health & Education Resources (H.E.R.) Platform
â€œThe ECNL is excited about the partnership with Safety Tag, â€œ said Sarah Kate Noftsinger, ECNL Commissioner, â€œSafety Tag offers an accessible and secure communication platform to share necessary health related updates in emergency situations.â€
â€œSafety Tag is proud to partner with ECNL, a leader in the development of youth girls soccer.â€ said Michael Buono, founder and CEO of Safety Tag. â€œSafety Tag allows parents to provide vital information specific to their child, and an Emergency Action Plan, that is connected to the coachâ€™s smart phone or tablet. Safety Tag gives parents peace of mind that their coach is equipped with a tool that can help avoid unnecessary incidents and reduce the risk of injury.â€
The partnership will kick-off onÂ AmazingYoungWomen.com, where coaches and players can go and learn more about this innovative and interactive safety tool.
About Amazing Young WomenTM:Â The Amazing Young Women campaign is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders.Â Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the ECNL will showcase what it means to haveÂ #BeautifulAmbitionÂ as exemplified by former and current ECNL players, and will call on all of the nationâ€™s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of todayâ€™s girls.
About Elite Clubs National League:Â Â The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.Â The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.
About Safety Tag:Â Safety Tag provides a dynamic mobile platform to no-n medically trained coaches who face numerous daily challenges on the game and practices fields. Using any smart phone or tablet, coaches are equipped with player specific health information and emergency action plans provided directly by parents.
Safety Tag modernizes the displayÂ and use of information that parents are already sharing with the leagues to enhance communication between parents and coaches
Coaches have real time access to player safety information, which provides the highest level of support and risk mitigation, and ensures a rapid response in case of emergency