TourneyCentral sends scores and news to Twitter

TourneyCentral, an online service available to Soccer Tournament Directors, announced that the users of its service now receive the added benefit of having their scores, schedules, announcements and information automatically “tweeted” out to followers on Twitter at @tourneycentral. Twitter is a micro-blogging application and is currently the hottest social media tool on the market. The development is an added feature because it centralizes soccer event updates for parents and fans, who can turn on the notification if they are at a TourneyCentral tournament and turn it off afterward.

“Many people are at soccer matches tweeting updates to their contacts using their iPhone, Blackberry and cell phones,” says TourneyCentral President Gerard McLean, “It just makes sense that we would automate the process from a single point of contact.” He adds, “This feature of our TourneyCentral product allows tournament directors to maximize the benefits of a very effective social networking medium by pushing out their message on Twitter.”

The tweet uses the #tag of the event (i.e. #WSC is Warrior Classic, #WLI is Westlake Invitational, etc.) and shows which divisions that were updated. In addition to scores and news, the spirit center for each event will be resurrected using Twitter. The calendar of soccer tournament events is available here.

ABOUT TOURNEYCENTRAL provides comprehensive, event-focused, web-based solutions for youth soccer tournaments and is wholly owned by Rivershark, Inc. an Ohio Corporation. Since 1999, TourneyCentral has been producing web sites that provide youth soccer tournaments with end-to-end integrated experience management for guest teams, from marketing through scoring. In addition, the advertising tools provide the tournaments with an increased opportunity for advertising and sponsorship revenue as a result of significantly increased traffic to the web site. For more information, visit

Companion and marketing partner properties consist of: The Soccer Tournament Review, a blog and iTunes podcast for tournament directors, MyTournamentSpace, a photo-sharing site linked directly into the tournament game schedule and, a single-source database and ranking system for soccer tournaments.

TourneyCentral will be attending the NSCAA Conference in Philadelphia in January 2010.

Contact for more information
Gerard McLean
gmclean [at]

### included in

Gerard McLean, President/CEO of Rivershark, Inc. can now officially claim he “kicks ass” as his blog, has been included in the Egos section of the popular magazine-style web site The RSS feed for McLean’s blog can be found at Additionally, you can see what other blogs McLean read by visiting his MyAlltop page at

“It’s like being invited to the ‘cool kids’ table in the lunch room even if it is at the end of the table,” McLean jokes. “I’ve been writing content on the Internet long before it was known as ‘blogging.’ If my writing helps people make better decisions about something, that’s great. helps me potentially help more people.”

McLean’s blog contains a mix of thought leadership on topics such as branding, social media use in trade associations, marketing and an occasional rant on issues he is passionate about.

“I care about issues that leave this planet a better place than I found it,” says McLean. McLean also edits the popular as his alter-ego dog which appears on under Pets.

Rivershark, Inc. is a closely-held Ohio Corporation dedicated to cultivating and building brands that take advantage of technology and satisfy a need for human whimsy. It was formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Englewood, Ohio, with offices in Brooklyn NY, Minneapolis MN and Aalborg Denmark. The web address is

### highlighted on ABC News Good Morning America.

Rivershark’s client, National Association for Retail Merchandising Services (NARMS) was highlighted by ABC’s Good Morning America as one of the best websites to find mystery shopping jobs. GMA directed its audience to tap into the resources has to offfer for mystery shopping jobs.

Rivershark, Inc provides the managment team and public relations content for Rivershark also created and maintained the association’s jobbank and recruiter for retail service members.

NARMS, is a non-profit association for retail merchandising companies to list job opportunities, gather industry research, and provide cross company stratgic ideas through the website. Rivershark developed and maintains NARMS’ website and content for the association’s members.

“NARMS is the most legitamate place for any work at home, mystery shopping, or retail merchandising jobs to be found. Rivershark works closely with NARMS and researchers to develop and provide an optimal jobbank for it’s members and job seekers.” expresses Gerard McLean, CEO and President of Rivershark, Inc.

Rivershark, Inc. manages several brands and serves numerous clients conducting web public relations online marketing. For more information on Rivershark, visit The story can be found online at

Rivershark, Inc. is a closely-held Ohio Corporation dedicated to cultivating and building brands that take advantage of technology and satisfy a need for human whimsy. It was formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Englewood, Ohio, with offices in Brooklyn, NY and Aalborg, Denmark. The web address is

NARMS’ member companies perform well over $3 billion in merchandising services, sales marketing, event marketing, demonstration and other retail services annually. The international trade association serves as a “central gathering point” for the retailing industry; promoting and establishing industry standards; providing critical industry research studies and educational information about the industry while acting as a voice for its diverse membership of service providers, manufacturers, retailers and associates. NARMS represents all classes of trade including: grocery, drug, mass, department, home & building centers, computer & office supply, electronic, value retailers, specialty and convenience retailers.

Rivershark Rockers win 2008 Soccer Blast


The Rivershark Rockers won the Girls U19 division at the 2008 West Carrollton Soccer Blast, held this weekend in West Carrollton and Miamisburg. The girls played a five-team round robin division and finished first following a game on Sunday afternoon. Also competing in the division were clubs from the Miami Valley area, including the Warrior Soccer Club and Club X. 
Continue reading “Rivershark Rockers win 2008 Soccer Blast”

Rockers exit season with a hat-trick


With final game score of 4-1, the Rivershark Rockers finished their 2008 season with a medal hat-trick, placing in the adidas Warrior Socer Classic, the West Carrollton Soccer Blast and the Fort Wayne Invitational in the last three weekends of soccer tournament play. The Rockers upset the Five Star SC team from Chatham, Ill. to claim the first-place medal at the Invitational.

“It’s always nice to finsh strong,” said John McVey, head coach for the Rivershark Rockers. “The girls looks forward to the Fort Wayne Invitational every year as their last tournament together before starting their high school or college seasons.”

The Rockers are sponsored by Englewood-based Rivershark, Inc., the parent company of and are part of the Southstars Soccer Club. TourneyCentral hosts the Fort Wayne invtiational and 24 other local Miami Valley soccer tournaments.

For all the scores of the Rivershark Rockers and the other 108 teams competing at the Fort Wayne Invitational, visit the Web site at

PHOTO: Kaylin Hunsaker, Melissa McLean, Molly Holliman