Overland Park, Kan. – According to SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Group company, the website of FC Kansas City (FCKC) ranks among the top five of SportsEngine's youth athletic organizations across the nation. The company touts that the FCKC site combines heavy use of graphics, crisp homepage design, and robust content.
The websites on the SportsEngine platform were graded based on design, navigation, content, schedules and results, about us, use of the SportsEngine platform, and bonus content. The top five sites are all easy to navigate on both mobile and desktop devices, have rich content and sleek design, and use an array of SportsEngine products.
“The SportsEngine site rankings are designed to highlight and celebrate the organizations that have invested time and resources to create the best online experience for their athletes and families, coaches, and team managers,” said Rick Ehrman, VP of Corporate Business Development for SportsEngine.
The ranking team commented specifically on FCKC putting a face to nearly every name and using clickable graphics as a part of its navigation throughout the site. There are seven top navigation categories that organize the site’s information. Also highlighted are the team pages which are complete with rosters, schedules/results, "and as you guessed it, photos.”
“Our Mission is to create the best possible soccer experience for all of our members and to help youth soccer players to reach their full potential in a positive environment,” said Brad Likens, co-owner of FCKC. “We believe that SportsEngine aids in providing that environment by creating a feeling of community amongst our players.”
This year, FC Kansas City will take the name Kansas City Athletics. Through a partnership with GSI Sports, KC Athletics has a goal to establish a strategic structure and player experience that will help establish a destination club which serves players of ALL ability ranges. The club will provide a seamless training system to help players transition from recreational soccer to high level youth soccer.
See the ranking from SportsEngine here.