|RENTON, Wash. - The WIAA is pleased to announce a three-year agreement with MaxPreps to be the Association’s "Official Digital Media Partner and Statistician."
The WIAA and MaxPreps will provide all member high schools with a streamlined process to submit information for important WIAA initiatives and state tournament publications to increase accuracy, visibility, and positive promotion of high school sports information. Additionally, the information will allow the WIAA to devote a portion of its website to regular-season schedules, scores and standings, which will also be featured on MaxPreps.com.
"This exciting partnership keeps the WIAA at the forefront of technology and aligns it with other state associations," WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. "Member schools, student-athletes and high school sports enthusiasts will have the luxury of one centralized location for statewide schedules, scores and standings."
"MaxPreps is thrilled to partner with the WIAA and establish a streamlined data entry process for all member schools," said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. "High school sports are important to communities and most importantly young people throughout the United States. The WIAA is a clear leader in the positive growth of high school athletics and MaxPreps is honored to work with the WIAA to serve their membership."
During the first year of the partnership, MaxPreps will provide regular-season and post-season data for the following team sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. After the first year, the WIAA and MaxPreps will explore opportunities to expand in coverage and in other athletics and activities.
Currently, MaxPreps has partnerships with the following state associations: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
More information will be sent directly to the member schools from representatives of the WIAA and MaxPreps.
MaxPreps is the leading online high school sports destination offering high school sports fans the most comprehensive coverage with the latest news, analysis, rankings and streaming content. MaxPreps aspires to cover every high school team, game and player by partnering with over 50,000 coaches throughout the country. A unit of CBS Interactive and a CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 and is headquartered in Cameron Park, Calif. For more information about MaxPreps and for the latest high school sports news, scores and expert analysis, please visit www.maxpreps.com.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization and rule-making body that was formed in 1905 to create equitable playing conditions between high school sports teams in Washington. The Association consists of nearly 800 member high schools and middle/junior high schools, both public and private, and is divided into nine geographic service districts. The staff administers Association policies, rules and regulations and provides other assistance and service to member schools.