New York, NY – January 24, 2014 – Today, National Pro Fastpitch has selected GameChanger – the leading web and mobile app for scorekeeping, stats and live game updates – to be their official partner. Recognized as the most competitive fast pitch softball league in the world, National Pro Fastpitch has chosen GameChanger to provide its teams and fans with their best-in-class software.
League scorekeepers will track every pitch on the GameChanger iPad App. Coaches, players and fans will have access to live animated pitch-by-pitch updates, 150 statistics for each player, and spray chart visualizations of every batted ball.
“National Pro Fastpitch is strongly committed to adopting new technology that advances the league and the game of softball worldwide,” said Cheri Kempf, Commissioner of NPF. “By adopting GameChanger, we are making the league more efficient, teams more informed and fans more engaged.”
Fans will have the ability to stream all National Fastpitch games in real-time. Live play-by-play and stats can be viewed on the GameChanger website or free mobile app. And fans can sign up to receive live email or text updates on their favorite team or player.
“We’re proud to work with National Pro Fastpitch and look forward to providing softball fans with a digital experience that brings them closer to their favorite teams and the best players in the world,” said Ted Sullivan, CEO and founder of GameChanger. “This expands on our mission and commitment to improve the experience at every level – from youth leagues to the pros.”
The same GameChanger app and website used by the NPF are also available to youth, high school and college teams for free. More than 125,000 baseball and softball teams will use GameChanger in 2014.
The GameChanger mission is to develop simple, powerful and affordable software that enhances the amateur sports experience for every team community in the world.
The GameChanger mobile and web platform helps amateur sports teams be more efficient, informed and connected. The software provides scorekeeping, stat management and team logistics for the coaching staff; plus live game updates, stats and recap stories for parents and fans. Amateur teams have scored over 3.6 million games and more than one billion plays on the GameChanger app since 2010. GameChanger Media is based in New York City.
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball. www.profastpitch.com