It all began with a bunch of hockey parents searching for a better way.
As ice hockey parents, we enjoyed watching our kids compete in local tournaments. However, we did not look forward to the amount of paperwork that went into them. Like many local youth sport organizations, youth ice hockey relies on parent volunteers to perform hundreds of hours of tournament preparation. This includes spending nights and weekends leading up to the event collecting tournament registrations, fees and waivers, as well as inputting team rosters, and player and coach information.
We knew that there had to be a better way. In the Fall of 2012, a few of us started meeting and soon the cocktail-napkin ideas began flowing. StatMonsters was born.
StatMonsters is a web-based registration and game-time management platform designed to expedite the registration process. It’s become an invaluable tool in helping youth and adults hockey programs grow their tournaments. Teams and their families also love that it delivers real-time game results straight to mobile phones or any electronic device. So even when family members are far away, they can still take part in the action.
Today, StatMonsters has grown into a technology service organization that specializes in building platforms for youth and adult hockey programs. We continue to revolutionize participant registrations, event management, and game-time reporting. Beyond our versatile software, we are especially proud of our behind-the-scenes support that’s dedicated to enhancing the youth and adult sports experience for players and their families.
Meet the Team
A self-proclaimed technology nerd, Jeff is experienced with all aspects of the software development process. He has spent his entire career working with organizations that design and implement Enterprise level software solutions, including seven years running his own consulting services company with customers as large as the U.S. Navy. Jeff is a Level IV certified USAH hockey coach with experience in tier II travel, recreational, and high school level hockey programs. Jeff has performed the duties of coordinating a recreational hockey program with 200+ players, and served on the board of directors for two hockey organizations. He is married with two children attending the University of Maryland, College Park.
Sandie is a strong believer in helping children strive to be the best they can be in all areas of life. She has been fortunate to be a teacher of students with special needs for the entirety of her career which spans decades. Although she began with a specialty in teaching those with visual impairments, she now teaches children with varying disabilities. She is a Special Education Team Leader at the elementary school level. She has two children and a husband of 23 years! She is also an avid hockey mom.
A graduate of Philadelphia University, Mark began his material sales and engineering career nearly 30 years ago in New York City and later for companies in North Carolina and Colorado. He currently spends his daytime hours engineering materials for Under Armour in Baltimore. Mark is a true Philadelphia fan when it comes to his teams (Go Flyers, Eagles, Sixers, and Phillies!). He enjoys coaching and managing his sons in their athletic endeavors when he can. He resides in Ellicott City with his beautiful wife and three sons.
Heather is an award-winning writer, editor, and author. For more than two decades, she has worked as an advertising and marketing copywriter. When she’s not writing, she lends her legs, lungs, and heart in helping special needs athletes compete in mainstream races. Heather currently lives in Maryland with her handsome husband and three sons.