Back to News High Performance Soccer Partnership April 14, 2010 03:00 AM Indiana Youth Soccer is proud to announce that High Performance Soccer, a division of American Playground, has been named Indiana Youth Soccer’s Preferred Vendor Partner for goal suppliers. As part of the year-long partnership, High Performance Soccer will support Indiana Youth Soccer events including the Indiana State and Challenge Cups and programming such as: TOPSoccer, Soccer Across America, and the US Youth Soccer Indiana Olympic Development Program (ODP). “High Performance Soccer, through their former American Playground brand, has been a tremendous supporter of Indiana Youth Soccer for many years,” said Indiana Youth Soccer Executive Director Dave Guthrie. “We are pleased to expand and further this relationship, giving High Performance Soccer additional opportunities to positively impact even more youth soccer players through our events, programs and services.” Under the formal partnership, Indiana Youth Soccer members will have access to reduced-cost pricing for soccer goals and equipment. In addition, High Performance Soccer will donate a percentage of Indiana Youth Soccer member sales back to Indiana Youth Soccer outreach programming such as Soccer Across America and TOPSoccer. They will also provide onsite presence and support to events like the Indiana State Cup & Challenge Cup, Annual General Meeting & Workshops and more. “High Performance Soccer, the new soccer-specific brand of American Playground, is pleased to partner with Indiana Youth Soccer in creating a fun, safe and supportive environment for youth soccer in Indiana,” said Owner Peter O’Scanaill. “We love working with the people who are the true lifeblood of the game and are confident that our complimentary facility wellness program will be of great benefit to Indiana Youth Soccer member clubs in their ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the players.” As part of their partnership with Indiana Youth Soccer, representatives from High Performance Soccer attended District Meetings and the AGM to inform clubs about their complimentary facility wellness check which is offered free to Indiana Youth Soccer member clubs. Under the program, High Performance Soccer representatives will assess a club’s facility to check for potential safety concerns such as improperly or unanchored goals. “Our focus is to create a better, safer environment by improving our goal manufacturing and encouraging proper use,” said O’Scanaill. “High Performance Soccer has developed a new anchoring system which lowers the goal center of gravity. By focusing both on producing safer goals and increasing awareness about the potential hazards of falling goals, we hope to help dramatically reduce the number of goal-related injuries and fatalities.” For more information about High Performance Soccer, see http://www.highperformancesoccer.com/ About High Performance Soccer: High Performance Soccer is the soccer goal and soccer accessory division of American Playground. American Playground is the oldest playground brand in the United States, having been in business since 1911. We offer a full line of playground equipment products including, Play Structures, Spiral Slides, Swings, Traditional Slides, Play Systems, Bicycle Racks, Park Amenities, Site Furnishings, Stainless Steel Slides, Soccer Goals and Basketball Goals.