ANDOVER, Mass. (June 21, 2023) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired US Officials, adding a new and integral resource to its expanding soccer division.
Founded in 2008 by Paul Athanasiadis and Levon Akoghlanian, US Officials is the central hub for soccer event operators, assigners and officials. What started as a simple website designed to offer a low-cost platform to assign referees to games has turned into a thriving network of 6,000+ officials with multiple local and national events on any given weekend.
US Officials currently partners with more than 50 soccer event operators, serving the majority of New England’s youth and adult soccer leagues. US Officials also offer Referee Mentoring and Professional Development opportunities to help enhance the game day experience for referees, clubs, teams, players and families. This combination of offerings makes US Officials the provider of choice for league assigners and officials along the East Coast and event providers on the National stage.
“We are so excited to be joining the 3STEP family,” said Athanasiadis. “With the resources and structure that 3STEP offers, we will be able to strengthen our current systems and services, while focusing on the expansion of our national footprint.”
US Officials is the first referee business to join the 3STEP ecosystem, opening the door to yet another function in supporting the 3STEP Sports mission. By adding referees internally, 3STEP is ensuring a direct and positive impact on the game-day experience for all participants.
“Being able to provide support for all aspects of our athletes, families, event operators and officials is a top priority, ” said 3STEP CEO Tania King. “There is no better way to identify future opportunities and understand the needs of our officials than by welcoming them directly into our growing soccer division. We look forward to learning from Paul, Levon and the whole US Officials team as we accelerate the growth of this platform at 3STEP.”
ABOUT 3STEP SPORTS
3STEP SPORTS LLC is the industry leader for youth sports clubs and events in the country, impacting 1.1+ million athletes from all 50 states across nine different sports. With a mission to be the leading and most dependable platform for all athletes to live out their passions, 3STEP has reimagined youth sports by providing access to top-tier coaching, nationally-ranked events, best-in-class facilities and premier media content to all athletes.
To learn more about 3STEP Sports, go to www.threestep.com
Mariah Hladick, Communications Department, 3STEP Sports: firstname.lastname@example.org