Volleyball League of America and Lumin Sports Sign Performance Partnership


Lumin Welcomes VLA to their growing family of clients

Key Points

  • Eight VLA teams to leverage Lumin Sport’s athlete management system

  • Lumin Sports executes on growth strategy with emerging leagues

  • Partnership agreement follows Lumin Sports’ recent deal with USA Touch

Adelaide, Australia, January 22, 2024 - Lumin Sports and the Volleyball League of America (VLA) have entered a performance partnership to support the growth and development of professional volleyball in the United States.

Entering its fifth season, the VLA features eight elite men’s teams in Tier 1, over 30 men’s teams in Tier 2 and a growing elite women’s cup tournament.

The agreement allows the Australian-based technology company to expand its footprint in the United States while the VLA leverage Lumin Sports’ athletic performance software to support its premier teams manage physical performance, monitor health and wellness data, as well as improve team operations and administration.

Director of Business Development at VLA, Will Foley, said the partnership underlines the league’s commitment to creatIng a high-performance environment that continually pushes the standard of professional volleyball in the US.‘’

‘’Volleyball is a high-growth sport and we’re excited to have a partner that will help teams in our league perform better both on the court from a performance point of view but also off it in terms of operations.’’

The new partnership is in line with Lumin Sports’ strategy to partner with and grow alongside emerging leagues in the US.

Lumin Sports CEO, Ben Tripodi, said the company is committed to supporting the VLA develop and showcase the best talent in the game.

I have always believed training smarter, not harder, is the key to success and Lumin Sports provides the data that will make that possible for growing professional leagues like the VLA,’’ Foley said.

‘’To partner with a league that’s committed to building performance standards and athlete management across the board is something that aligns with our company’s vision,’’ Tripodi said.

‘’We also see it as a good opportunity to showcase our product and be aligned with a sport that is rapidly growing in parLcipaLon and engagement.’’

‘’One of our great strengths is being able to service emerging leagues and teams of all levels with an affordable product that not only focuses on athletic performance but administration and operations.’’

The VLA partnership is the latest in a string of singings for Lumin Sports including a deal with USA Touch as they prepare for the World Cup later this year.

Lumin Sports

Lumin Sports is an Australian sports technology company. Its performance software solution, Lumin, is a digital HQ for athletic performance. It’s more than an athlete management system. Lumin provides data visualisation, communication, administration, and injury management tools to help performance staff make faster and more accurate decisions.

Volleyball League of America

The VLA was founded in 2020 to provide high-level, inclusive, and sustainable opportunities for teams and athletes to play volleyball in the US. As of the league’s second full season in 2023, we feature eight elite men’s teams in Division 1, over 30 men’s teams in Division 2 and a growing elite women’s cup tournament.

Media Contact

Henry Jones
Head of Content and Production, Lumin Sports e. hjones@luminsports.com

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