SANDY, Utah, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ArbiterSports today announced that it has signed an exclusive strategic partnership with the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA). This partnership covers all 200 ASAA member high schools. The agreement, which implements ArbiterAthleteTM across all 663,300 square miles of the state, will improve the process of compliance and eligibility tracking of athletes who sign up for athletic programs, while giving greater visibility to the state governing body.
"We are excited to be one of the first states to sign such a sweeping agreement with ArbiterSports," said ASAA Executive Director Billy Strickland. "The partnership gives us greater visibility into everything happening at our member high schools by ensuring compliance with association rules, supporting our "Play for Keeps" initiative (a statewide tobacco, alcohol and drug prevention program) and functioning within the latest legal parameters."
The implementation of ArbiterAthleteTM across the state will improve the ease and efficiency with which schools interact between each other and with the ASAA. It will also streamline the process of registering athletes by allowing parents to register their children for athletic activities electronically rather than using paper forms, which saves them time and hassle.
"Billy and the team at ASAA are on the forefront of a movement to improve operations at the state level while still giving schools their autonomy," said ArbiterSports President and CEO Jeff Triplette. "The savings in both time and money can now be reinvested into student athletes, giving parents more time with their kids and keeping athletic directors doing what they were hired to do—work with student athletes."
In addition to efficiency improvements, the ArbiterAthleteTM solution will help Alaska stay in compliance with the latest FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines across the entire state, a lofty goal that was a requirement for any solution the ASAA was considering.
"With Alaska's enormous geographic footprint, it would be impossible to oversee all of our schools without the help of powerful technology," added Strickland. "Thanks to ArbiterSports, Alaska just got a little smaller."
ArbiterAthleteTM is an athlete pre-participation and registration product made possible through a joint venture between PlanetHS of Jacksonville, FL and ArbiterSports.
The Alaska School Activities Association is a statewide nonprofit organization established to direct, develop and support Alaska's high school interscholastic sports, academic and fine arts activities. ASAA is responsible for sanctioning 33 activities ranging from fall, winter and spring sports, to music, art, drama, debate, language and student government. ASAA sets competitive seasons, sponsors state competitions, regulates sports officials and provides eligibility criteria for students. Visit www.ASAA.org for more information.
As the leader in athletic event management, ArbiterSports helps school athletic departments and sports leagues dramatically simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning officials, paying event workers, and informing athletes, families and fans. The solution delivers unprecedented control and visibility over the entire athletic event process. ArbiterSports products are built on a powerful web-based platform that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration with the ability to add features. Sports leagues, commissioners, athletic directors, assigners, officials and event workers rely on ArbiterSports to do their jobs effectively. For more, visit arbitersports.com.
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