"I have devoted my entire life to kids from my youth at summer recreation centers, on to becoming a teacher, a coach and multi-sport official, and then dedicating my entire adult life to promoting sports for kids. The SNIYF allows me to give back on a national scale in a way I could not previously."
- Justin Gates
President & COO, SNIYF
Established July, 2012
Federal ID #45-3086273
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While the educational materials distributed to groups, as well as the numerous on-site clinics and hands-on training seminars, along with the many college scholarships have been well received and highlight great work by the SNIYF, obviously the crown jewel of the SNIYF is the MyTeam/MySchool Database. This all-encompassing web-based solution was the brain-child of Samantha Ste. Claire, officer in the SNIYF team. Working closely with Sharron Ritch and Jennifer Ladd, customer service representatives each with an adult lifetime of vital experience, Samantha spearheaded the teams that provided the outline, design and functions to be a part of the new system.
The MyTeam/MySchool Databases are in reality a single system but the dual names make the system easier to accept by the targeted user bases. The first named system, the MyTeam Database has been specially designed for non-school based programs focusing on recreation-based groups such as youth football, baseball, basketball, etc. The MySchool Database functions for all school-based organizations, to include both sports and non-sports. The differences are very few - largely small customizations to provide each the "feel" they need to see to believe the system was designed exclusively for them.
The MyTeam/MySchool Database is hosted on a stand-alone server located here in the SNIYF office. It has a redundant, on-line backup and is secured using solid encryption methods, as well as secured behind a professional grade ASUS router using several different security methods to prevent unauthorized entry. The custom-built server using server-quality hardware used to host the database maintains striped 10-year Western Digital hard drives creating a constant, real-time local back-up of the entire system. CAT6 wiring throughout the network yields a very stable transport of data up to the internet from the server.
The operating system used is the venerable Microsoft Windows SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. The Standard edition version offers all the horsepower we need with an amazingly easy to understand user interface that makes maintenance and settings changes a breeze. SQL Server 2012 also adds improved data encryption features, with end-to-end data encryption that works locally. Access control is tied to Active Directory, and can be used in conjunction with SharePoint to secure analytic models and data. AES256 is used for keys, with SHA512 for password hashes. Integrated audit tools makes it much easier to ensure that all best practices are used to secure the data.
The decision to go with the Microsoft Windows SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition was largely influenced by the very reasonable price, along with the stability and power it provided our growing computer world.
When a group wishes to use the MyTeam/MySchool Database, often the paperwork and some of the the basic lead-in code for their website is hosted on the HostGator Website hosted on the Windows Server Platform. Hostgator.com has been a world leading web hosting service provider since its establishment in the year 2002. They offer various packages such as Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated Servers for both the professionals as well as beginners. Our experience has matched their claims of 24/7/365 support, along with a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
The Windows Servers are used on HostGator and are setup with ASP, and fully compatible with our MySQL needs. The server is provisioned and secured. The SNIYF has been extremely happy with the uptime and solid customer support offered by HostGator and strongly recommend them to anyone looking for quality website hosting at affordable prices.
The database is written on the ASP.net MVC framework. The ASP.NET MVC source code has proven to be an excpetional lightweight, highly testable presentation framework that is integrated with existing ASP.NET features. Some of these integrated features are master pages and membership-based authentication. The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern separates an application into three main components: the model, the view, and the controller. The ASP.NET MVC framework provides an alternative to the ASP.NET Web Forms pattern for creating Web applications. The components of the ASP.NET MVC framework are designed so that they can be easily replaced or customized, which gives our evolving company the flexibility we require moving forward.
C_Sharp (most often displayed by the symbol "C#") is the programming code used throughout the MyTeam/MySchool website. C# is the main programming language of the Microsoft .NET framework and has become a rising star because of it's amazingly simple yet powerful language. C# is an elegant, simple, type-safe, object-oriented language that allows enterprise programmers to build a breadth of applications.
It is our belief that in the longterm, this language will become more popular than the older, more well entrenched JAVA language. Therefore, our site was written in this more flexible and easy to use C# language for greater compatibility with further industry trends, as well as greater ease of programming modifications in the future as the SNIYF continues to grow.
The interface of the system is intentionally spartan to allow the focus of the user to be on the tasks at hand. This uncluttered interface has been a well-received feature of the system. Similarly, the entire MyTeam/MySchool Database system has been written using significant compression to send only small packets of data at any one time. This makes the general speed of the system quite quick both when the end user works on inputting data, as well as when the back-end client transfers data to a local computer.
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