This is exciting news for the United States Specialty Sports Association. With the fast changing technology and the growth of social media over the past few years, Gary Leland is someone whose involvement with USSSA stood out. Not only successful in his role as the Texas State Director for Fastpitch, his attention to detail and timeliness when it comes to using social media to interact with his teams was something that was also noted. As he said on his website:
“As many of you may know I have been the State Director of USSSA Fastpitch Softball for the State of Texas a little over 2 years…Now I have been asked to take on a new position for USSSA. The position of National Director of Social Media. I will be working to grow USSSA into the world of social media. The size of an organization like USSSA makes this a great honor, while being a gigantic task.
Back in 2006 Time Magazine choose my website PodcastPickle.com as one of the 50 coolest websites in the world. I have to tell you that was very cool, and very exciting. PodcastPickle.com was a podcast directory that had a huge social media environment built into it. I had no idea at the time where the world of social media would take me…I have always enjoyed the world of social media, and have had great experiences with USSSA, so how could this be anything but perfect…With over 3.7 million members USSSA may be the largest sports organization on the planet. I also want to thank Don Dedonatis for choosing me with this task.”
This is definitely an exciting time for USSSA as it grows it’s reach on social media under Gary’s stewardship.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!