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NAIA and Just Play Sports Solutions, LLC Sign New Partnership

November 03, 2016

Kansas City, November 3, 2016 – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today it has signed a three year partnership with Just Play Sports Solutions, LLC as the “Official Playbook and Scouting Report Solution of the NAIA.”

Just Play Sports Solutions was founded in 2014 by two former Division I college athletes who had a vision to help coaches and athletes prepare for upcoming competition. Austin Barone and Andy Wachter saw this struggle and made it their mission to provide players and coaches a more effective preparation method. Today, the company is rapidly changing and being utilized by hundreds of football and basketball programs throughout the country.

“In today's digital world players learn differently, and most of the daily information they consume is on a mobile device,” said Co-founder Austin Barone. “Just Play allows coaches to integrate video from anywhere, prepare playbooks, automate scouting reports, and test players for understanding in an interactive learning environment.” Barone added, “It's the most efficient and effective way to better teach and coach a generation of digital learners."

Just Play launched a football platform in January of 2015, and beta tested a basketball platform with the University of Kansas Men’s Basketball during the 2015-2016 season. 

"We are thrilled to partner with the NAIA to deliver automated scouting reports and a premier mobile learning platform to their teams,” said Barone. “This is a tremendous milestone for our company and we have great respect for the NAIA and their leadership.” Barone added, “We look forward to delivering a game-changing solution to their coaches and continuing to work with such a great organization.” 

“Just Play is an intuitive program that can allow our membership schools around the country to elevate their preparation for game days and in the long run enhance the level of competition for schools, coaches and players,” President and CEO Jim Carr said. “We are excited to partner with such an aspiring company and look forward to the next three years.”

Based out of Lawrence, KS, Just Play Sports Solutions, L.L.C is a young company quickly earning a big name in the sports industry. With top programs like Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, Oral Roberts, and more already using Just Play, it’s easy to see the potential of this solution. Just Play has already started working with many teams at the NAIA level including the University of Pikeville, Mid-America Nazarene and Benedictine College.

For more information on Just Play Sports Solutions, LLC, visit: http://www.justplaysolutions.com/?ref=naia154322345