US omni-channel sports retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is looking to grow its footprint in the youth sports technology space through the acquisition of Affinity Sports.

Dick's acquired the sports management technology company for an undisclosed sum. The San Diego-based organisation will provide key services to various youth sports National Governing Bodies and large-scale organisations under the Dick's Team Sports HQ platform.

Affinity's specialised sports management software will facilitate and simplify the registration, scheduling and communication processes between national or regional governing bodies and their associated leagues. League administrators will also be able to use the online tools to design gear specific to their league, allowing coaches and parents to order uniforms and FanWear from their league website.

The Sports HQ launched in January to provide an all-in-one platform that offers youth sports leagues online registration and team/league websites, custom uniforms and access to donations and sponsorships.  

"We're excited to continue to grow our footprint in the important space of youth sports technology," said Dick's CEO Edward Stack. "The acquisition of Affinity Sports will help us to deliver an unparalleled service to some of the largest youth sports organisations in the country."