Website Manager

Salem Little League Softball and Baseball


Salem Little League Member:

Blue Sombrero, the league website we use and Little League International has an agreement with, has a new name, a new look, and some other changes. Here’s why:

In 2002, a small startup called Blue Sombrero was born from a youth sports volunteer's dream of making his administrative role easier.

Over the past 17 years, they have grown immensely but stayed laser-focused on our mission of making youth sports easy. Blue Sombrero joined the Stack Sports team in August and has been hard at work consolidating resources and expertise across their combined teams to keep that mission alive. 

They think innovation like this deserves a new name that represents their vision to simplify and bring together all aspects of youth sports -- 

Sports Connect.

With the Blue Sombrero, Affinity Sports, and Stack Sports visions combined, a new dream was born. At Sports Connect, they live that dream each day through their shared mission: Increase participation and transform the sports experience.  There are some changes, most the league is handling or absorbing.  The changes that is out of our hands is a transaction or service fee that Sports Connect is implementing.

Q: How does the service fee work?

A: The $3 service fee is paid by the registering member. This fee differs from other sites because it is only paid once per transaction. For example, with Blue Sombrero, or Sports Connect, the registering member can sign up all three of their kids at one time and only pay one $3 service fee. Alternatively, this would add up to a $9 registration fee on some other platforms. Please note that with automatic recurring billing plans, the fee is paid with each transaction. 

Q: Can my league get this offer if we leave Blue Sombrero and come back?

A: This is a one-time exclusive offer. Unfortunately, if SLL chose to not accept at this time, we cannot get this offer again in the future. Thus, the board has made the decision to stay with Blue Sombrero/ Sports Connect.

Q: My organization’s registration opens soon. Will members who sign up after January 3rd get charged the transaction fee, while members who sign up before January 3rd do not?

A: Yes. The new pricing model starts on January 3, 2020.

Questions about this service fee should be directed to Sports Connect at 866-981-2583.   

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