PLEASANTON, Calif. — The California Youth Soccer Association and MOJO are proud to announce a first-in-the-nation partnership to put the magic back into youth sports by providing coaches, clubs and teams across Northern California with a one-stop coach-in-a-box mobile app that takes the aggravation and chaos out of coaching.
The partnership comes at a crucial time in youth sports as COVID-19 has compounded existing challenges for teams and coaches across the country. As the spring 2021 soccer season approaches, Cal North and MOJO hope to enrich and improve the grassroots soccer experience with easy-to-use technology and world-class educational content developed by top coaches, experts and elite athletes.
Cal North coaches and parents will be able to access the free MOJO app which features exclusive short-form videos customized to age and skill level with one-touch tools to plan fun and engaging practices. Cal North coaches can download the free MOJO app through the App Store and create a profile affiliated with Cal North. Once they create a profile, they will have access to MOJO’s library of content and practice plans personalized to their preferences and their team’s needs.
“Cal North is excited to bring this wonderful training platform to our grassroots coaches,” said Technical Director of Cal North Kevin Crow. “The ease of use, ability to customize training sessions on the fly, and the confidence that ALL coaches will gain is immeasurable. MOJO helps them to walk onto the field prepared.”
The new partnership with Cal North represents MOJO’s commitment to building strategic relationships with leading youth sports organizations, clubs and teams in the U.S. and around the world. The partnership also establishes MOJO as an Official Grassroots Coaching Partner of Cal North.
“We’re thrilled to work with Cal North, helping support the return to play and bringing the magic back to youth sports,” said Co-Founder and COO of MOJO Reed Shaffner. “MOJO is all about saving time on preparation and planning, and making time on the field more fun and meaningful.”
The free MOJO app provides everything a coach needs for a season of soccer with one team and one practice per week. Coaches can also upgrade to MOJO+ for $19.99, with additional content and features, including unlimited practices per week and the Ask-A-Coach feature for 24-hour access to experienced MOJO coaches. A portion of all MOJO+ proceeds from Northern California will go to support teams, players and clubs in need across the region.
About Cal North:
Established in 1969, Cal North is the most experienced and largest soccer organization in Northern California, representing over 130,000 youth soccer players in more than 200 clubs and leagues. Cal North believes in the power of soccer to transform the lives of children by offering them a fun outlet for creativity, healthy living, and a positive community environment in which they can thrive. For more information, visit www.calnorth.org.
MOJO is on a mission to make youth sports more fun for everyone – one kid, one coach, one family, one team at a time. Launched in early February 2021, MOJO is a robust digital platform that empowers parents who coach youth sports to bring world-class training to the largest pool of players in the world – kids aged 13 and under. MOJO believes that youth sports have the power to transform lives, not just for the kids on the field but the coaches and parents on the sidelines. MOJO is committed to equity, inclusion and helping to level the playing field for kids everywhere. For more information, visit www.mojo.sport.