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Quick Pitch: An all-in-one planning and organizing solution for parents or coaches of youth athletes
Genius Idea: Korrio offer a comprehensive platform where parents or team organizers can schedule games, communicate with parents, share team information and more, in one safe online location.
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Your hustle should be on the field, not when it comes to planning the game. That's why Seattle-based startup Korrio created a web tool for busy parents of young athletes or youth sports team organizers. The site is basically a sports administrator in your pocket: communicate with parents, schedule games, register for teams, host club and team websites and more -- all in one platform.
"More Sport, Less Hassle" is Korrio's slogan.
Steve Goldman, CEO and Founder of Korrio, says "Korrio offers an end-to-end unified platform which combines all the sophisticated administrative functionality needed to run a successful youth sports program -- combined with family-facing benefits, including auto generated personal dashboards for every Korrio user to manage their sports life."
Goldman founded Korrio in 2009 and launched the site's Playflow platform in January 2011. Youth sports organizations using Korrio pay $8-$10 per player for an annual license.
Korrio says parents have no need to fear putting their children's names on the web tool. Even though they can access Korrio from any computer, smartphone or mobile device, the information is kept safe and secure using top-notch privacy technology and full SSL encryption on every web page. Korrio also complies with COPPA and other state and federal laws requiring protection of the information of minors.
"Korrio decides what a visitor can see based on his role (i.e. parent, coach, team manager, registrar or teammate)," Goldman said. "We know who everyone is and how they are connected to the player. Protecting the player is our top goal."
Even children that don't have access to email can use Korrio to hold pre- and post-game discussions, share photos, compare game notes and plan events through the site, which is only accessible by teammates and parents.
Currently, Korrio is in the youth soccer market, but this year Goldman says the company plans to expand to include other major youth sports including football, baseball, basketball and lacrosse.
Do you have children in team sports? Would you use Korrio? Tell us in the comments.
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