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official announcement: smallworld partners with NonProSoccer

smallworld is proud to announce a brand-new partnership!

We’re joining forces with a brand-new soccer app and website called NonProSoccer. NonProSoccer is designed with the lower-league soccer supporter in mind, serving as a resource for information and statistics for all teams, matches, and leagues in the US.

And by all, they really do mean all. They cover or plan to cover the following (make sure you’re sitting down): pro leagues like MLS, NWSL, USLC, and NISA; semi-pro leagues such as WPSL, UWS, NPSL and USL2; amateur national leagues such as UPSL Men and UPSL Women; local leagues and tournaments around the country; college divisions at all three NCAA divisions, NAIA, and both NJCAA divisions; and youth leagues around the country. Add indoor soccer at all levels to that mix and the fact that women’s soccer is included at each level, and you’ve got a really nice collection of coverage.

It’s obviously exciting to see a platform gathering information on all these teams under one digital roof. It’s a project that I think many of us in the lower-league community have considered, but it’s just so mammoth of a task.

The people behind Tuttocampo.it, an Italian equivalent that’s been around since 2006 and now boasts 7-figure viewership every month, are the brave souls taking this head-on. They’ve become well-known for their lower-league coverage in Italy, and hopefully they’ll be able to see the same level of success here in the United States and help clubs here grow.

That last phrase is the most important from smallworld’s perspective. NonProSoccer represents a door into greater exposure for grassroots clubs who don’t have millions to burn on advertising and advanced statistics/metrics for their fans. It’ll give lower-league supporters the powerful tools of a worldwide leader in soccer coverage like Fotmob or Onefootball, but specifically dedicated to the clubs they love that bigger companies won’t cover.

Here are some FAQs (yeah I know no one is actually asking questions about this but let me feel popular for a second here):

Q: How is NonProSoccer helping lower-league clubs I care about?

A: NonProSoccer allows its users to find content like news articles, league tables, and snazzy statistics about lower-league clubs that they’d have no way of finding anywhere else on the internet. This will hopefully lead to exposure for clubs and leagues all around the country!

Q: How is NonProSoccer helping smallworld?

A: smallworld will benefit from the exposure of being a feature website listed on NonProSoccer’s browser site and app. Whenever smallworld posts an article to NonProSoccer (which will be pretty often!), it’ll also link back to our own version of that same article. On top of that, this gives us a cool way to help a project that helps other clubs. And that’s kinda what everything smallworld does is about!

Q: How is smallworld helping NonProSoccer?

A: NonProSoccer will benefit from Danny and Josh’s widespread knowledge of lower-league soccer in regions where they don’t yet have connections. Danny will serve as an administrator for many leagues in the southeast US, ensuring that scores are accurate and the news updates keep flowing. He also might have a hand in cleaning up some grammatical errors, since most everything on the site is input by Italians!

Q: Why did Forward Madison not choose Concacalf as the name of Lionela Bessi’s baby cow?

A: No one knows. It’s a travesty.

Thanks as always for supporting smallworld, and we hope you give your support to NonProSoccer as well! This is the type of project that could really galvanize the lower leagues equally, so we can’t wait to see it grow.

Stay weird and support local soccer!

Blessings,

Danny

By danny kotula

danny kotula is an aspiring sports writer and play-by-play commentator. unfortunately, he is not good at either one. his interests include watching soccer and listening to obscure music genres, and those aren’t even his most boring ones. he was born in Tacoma, Washington but has called South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, California, Georgia, and Costa Rica home over the course of his life. he generally knows where to put a comma, which is by far his most redeeming quality. he is writing this in third person as if he were famous enough for someone to write him a biography, but don’t be fooled. he’s not famous.

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