The US Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore has exceeded expectations. At the world’s largest event for football coaches, WSBSPORT embarked on a growth journey that promises success in a country that is investing heavily in innovation applied to the world of soccer. WSBSPORT aims to position itself both as supplier of small sided soccer fields and consultant for existing sports centers.
The meetings with club owners made clear the need to update the business and management models for venues that host indoor soccer fields, traditionally repurposed from hockey fields. The five a side soccer fields proposed by WSBSPORT are the most effective solution because they make sport centers more productive and profitable. Three 5-a-side fields can be built on the same space as a single indoor soccer field, so 30 people can play in an hour as opposed to 12. A whole series of extra lines of income can be added to the club to cater for the greater influx of people.
Other fundamental aspect of the business concerns the preparation of young players. Small sided soccer is now a consolidated training method. Considering this, our successful mini field of 49.2 X 32.8 ft surrounded by 2.38 ft dasher boards are perfect for playing at high intensity, quickly detecting the errors possibly made by athletes during each session.
The high turnout recorded at the Baltimore convention led us to an in-depth reflection on the business of sports travel. Companies in this sector occupied almost half of the exhibition spaces at the event. WSBSPORT is moving in this direction launching a dedicated team to pursue the opportunity. The idea is to help our partner clubs to create additional revenue by offering visitors of sports facilities an opportunity to be involved in events and experiences for the whole family both within the club that they regularly attend or around the world. We will do this through partnerships with the main players in the sector and by launching events produced by WSBSPORT.
WSBSPORT is in the right place at the right time with a right product, helping to promote soccer to more people everywhere and all the time!