Pointstreak Launches “Online Team Locker Room”
Beta version of www.pointstreak.net launched as a team-based social network designed to virtually recreate the locker room
December 17th, 2007
Toronto, ON – Pointstreak announced today the beta launch of a Web 2.0 initiative called Pointstreak.net (www.pointstreak.net). Officially called the “Team Locker Room”, Pointstreak.net is a team-based social network that provides Team Managers with free, useful tools to organize their team while providing players with a fun, virtual version of their team’s locker room. Unlike other popular social networks such as MySpace or Facebook, which are open to entire networks of people, Pointstreak.net is strictly team-based; focused on the naturally cohesive group that is a sports team.
In line with Pointstreak’s vision of streamlining the processes of sport, the Team Locker Room was designed first and foremost to assist Team Managers, such as captains, coaches, and parent volunteers, to organize game events and communicate with their team. With this guiding principle in mind, Pointstreak.net’s developers designed easy-to-use, online tools that allow Team Managers to:
For players, Pointstreak’s Team Locker Room is designed to virtually mimic the fun and camaraderie of the locker room while also providing useful features, such as:
The genesis of Pointstreak.net came from within Pointstreak’s very own development team, all of whom are active hockey players and fans. Their passion for sports and their own initiative have generated an end-product that all of Pointstreak is proud of and excited about.
"This project is more than just a locker room” adds Jason Sum, Pointstreak’s Senior Web Developer, “Playing team sports is all about communication, and that starts with the sharing of information. This project is designed to connect leagues, team, coaches and players together in one place, giving them a central source of information, and a channel to communicate 24/7/365."
"I've always found that one of the best parts of playing teams sports is the camaraderie that exists between players on the team” said Robert Johnson, Pointstreak’s Software Developer, “With that in mind, one of the goals of Pointstreak.net was to try to recreate the experience of being in the locker room between games."
“Pointstreak.net is a natural extension of Pointstreak’s service and brand” said Scott Secord, Pointstreak’s President & CEO, “For years, we’ve been streamlining the lives of league managers. Now we’re focusing a bit of our energy on making the team managers’ lives better, while providing a fun, free service to our largest constituency, the actual players themselves. We anticipate a good response to Pointstreak.net’s beta run and we look forward to hearing the feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders”.
About PointstreakPointstreak is the leading provider of real-time scoring and advanced league administration and statistical systems for league-based sports organizations. Pointstreak's product line includes solutions for amateur and recreational sports leagues as well as for professional, collegiate, and junior leagues. Pointstreak's technology and products are designed to save sports organizations time, money, and effort. More information can be found on Pointstreak’s website at www.pointstreak.com