A Look Back on 2013...
Daily activities can overwhelm us sometimes, and it's only after we stop to look back that we can fully appreciate accomplishments that have been made. Thank you to all of our supporters along the way, we couldn't have done it without you and we're looking forward to the even larger projects to be announced for 2014.
Soccer in Slow Motion has risen to new levels and leads the way on the US street soccer scene with products now selling internationally.
This year we added Adobe to our list of corporate programs and they've provided us with one of our best sites ever: We train 6 stories up on their outdoor court that sits between their three buildings. On the corporate side we also enjoyed our meet with Jimmy Buffet while at Google as he stopped to check out our SISM trailer!
We also added new schools to our after school programs. Our street soccer programs are now in public schools, charter schools, and we even have a great group at our Chinese immersion school.
It also marked a turning point for SISM as we introduced new SISM products that have gained attention worldwide.
Our new Pro Street Soccer ball, the SISM Street Weapon, became the official ball of the Street Cup Soccer 4v4 street tournaments as we traveled to various states for events. The Street Weapon ball has shipped to a number of countries and has had steadily growing sales in the US. It can now be found in a number of retail soccer shops in California. The Street Weapon was designed with one purpose, to improve upon other street soccer balls. We hit our mark and produced the best ball of its kind worldwide.
Next, our SISM Ultimate Street Arenas were loved everywhere we performed at. After enough requests we opened them up for sales both in the US and internationally. We've had requests from universities, clubs, and individuals in the US. We've also had requests from other countries including Canada, Ireland, etc.
We also had steady growth and progress with the award-winning Bazooka Goals. This year we introduced the SISM Street Soccer Bazooka Goal. We sold well over 100 goals in the US and we're just getting started.
Product sales have taken SISM from a local program to one that is shipping SISM street products throughout the USA and internationally.
A couple of years ago we joined Street Cup Soccer for a single event in San Jose. In 2013 we went on tour with them including a month-long tour in Texas as we brought the street soccer action to Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas where we met up with past friends at City Futsal, one of Texas' leading soccer programs. Then we returned the Bay Area for the annual event right here in San Jose.
We also had the joy of watching young Ciaran Duffy represent SISM and the Street Weapon ball internationally at exhibitions, national team events, and more. At 10 years old Ciaran was signed to Manchester United's Centre of Excellence Academy and has been building his young career!
We added a new Soccer in Slow Motion mobile app for Android and Apple devices that can now be downloaded through Google Play and Amazon! With the help of Image One Graphic Design we continue to improve our work!
By the summer we were in high gear and were invited to join the nation's largest amateur Hispanic soccer program, Alianza de Futbol, to perform and entertain at their West Coast events. We provided the action for the major corporate sponsors: Verizon, Kellogg's, Ram trucks, Univision, 7-Up, and many more. For 8 days, four weekends back to back, we entertained at the Los Angeles and San Francisco tournaments that had a combined 50,000+ people in attendance. When we host and attend events we look to promote local street programs and players. At our events we had the guys from Concrete Royalty join us in Los Angeles, Urban Street Empire in San Francisco, and the talent from City Futsal in Dallas!
And to wrap up the year we had the privilege of taking part in the fundraising efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation's Light the Night Walk.
Throughout the year SISM took part in more than 35 separate events ranging from Cinco de Mayo events at the San Jose Flea Market to exhibitions and camps.
Never forget where we came from: In 2010 SISM began with a single 5 year old player as our first customer....
When you think US Street Soccer, think Soccer in Slow Motion. Get ready, 2014 is even bigger.
Adobe Systems Inc, Google, Pro Street Soccer Ball, Image One Graphic Design, Street Cup Soccer, City Futsal, Bazooka Goal, Mini Messi - Ciaran Duffy, Alianza de Futbol Hispano, Verizon Wireless, Kellogg's, Ram Trucks, 7UP, Allstate Insurance, Concrete Royalty Street Soccer, Urban Street Empire, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Greater Bay Area Chapter, The San Jose Flea Market