ABOUT
PL SPORTS CONSULTING

 
Nationally recognized for its sports expertise PL Sports Consulting can provide your company with strategic event and program development, management, operations, and marketing services in order to meet your goals.

As principal of the company, Paul Luchowski has broad experience in the sports industry. From the management and operations of worldwide events to the development, management, and marketing of pro and elite youth soccer leagues. His experience includes the development and management of multiple indoor and outdoor recreational sports facilities is part of a long history of working at every level from the grassroots to the international stage.

PL Sports Consulting can provide services specifically tailored to your needs in an efficient and structured manner providing written reports of activities including analysis and recommendations. We understand the challenges each organization faces and provide effective methods to generate awareness and most importantly--revenues. Our primary goal is to successfully identify your specific challenges and offer business solutions to effectively improve your organization's value.

Prior to establishing PL Sports Consulting, Paul Luchowski was with the National Professional Soccer League for more than ten years (1989-2000), where he held numerous roles including media relations director, marketing director, and operations director for the national indoor soccer league. During his tenure with the NPSL, he oversaw the management of teams in Chicago, Toronto, and Memphis. He developed programs to enhance revenues and value for team investors plus coordinated management and marketing programs at both the team and league levels.
 
 




EXPERIENCE

PL Sports Consulting has provided its services to the following companies and organizations:

  • US Youth Soccer National League
  • TGI Worldwide (2010 FIFA World Cup, 2016 Copa America Centenario, 2017 Gold Cup)
  • Positive Impact/Goddard’s Catering (Cricket ICC World Cup 2007)
  • Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA)
  • San Jose CyberRays (WUSA)
  • Champions World
  • US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League (MRL)
  • Ice Land USA
  • America’s Golf Challenge
  • Avon Lake Sports and Athletic Complex

PL Sports Consulting provided total event management services from the grassroots to international professional levels. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as well as the 2016 Copa America Centenario and 2017 Gold Cup (hosted in the USA), PL Sports Consulting provided services for TGI Worldwide overseeing the installation and operation of the LED advertising system surrounding the playing field at multiple stadiums. Services included interacting with the client (FIFA, CONCACAF/CONMEBOL, and CONCACAF respectively) and the numerous service providers at each venue including but not limited to power, communications, rights holders, stadium grounds crews, stadium operations etc.

At the youth level, PL Sports Consulting has provided complete management and operational services in creating and implementing an elite team National League program for US Youth Soccer, the country’s largest youth sports organization with more than 3 million players. US Youth Soccer National League has grown from a 32-team league in its initial season (2007-08) to its current stable of 256 teams featuring six major multiple day events during the year. PL Sports Consulting previously oversaw the Midwest Regional League for US Youth Soccer. The MRL features elite level boys and girls teams in high school age competitions across 14 states throughout the Midwest. PL Sports Consulting established the framework and executed the growth of the regional league from 300 teams in 2004 to more than 1,300 teams.

PL Sports Consulting coordinated all venue management and logistics for a Champions World Series international soccer game held at Cleveland Browns Stadium between Celtic from Scotland versus Boca Juniors from Argentina. PL Sports Consulting recruited and managed a 50-plus special event staff providing team liaisons, media relations, and stadium event operations, as well as grassroots marketing support. In addition to the game played, we promoted and managed a special team practice event the day before the game for premium ticket holders and sponsors.

 



TESTIMONIALS

“Paul Luchowski has a tremendous wealth of marketplace knowledge given the fact their experience ranges from the grassroots to the international stage. With over 30+ years in the sport of soccer, the marketplace can be dubious to the soccer business professional, and Paul’s knowledge, equity, and business connections allow their clients to achieve efficiency in an operation or sponsor fulfillment project. TGI hired PLSC to manage our delivery operations for the FIFA World Cup, South Africa, 2010 (Polokwane and Nelspruit), and Copa America Centenario 2016 USA and CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 USA. PLSC’s primary role was to oversee and supervise the load in, game day and non-game day LED Operation and removal of the equipment. This required interface with the stadium management team, ground crew, Local Organizing Committees and the rights holders; in these cases, FIFA, CONCACAF/CONMEBOL, and CONCACAF respectively. PLC acted as the liaison to ensure our delivery/operation remained flawless.”
--- Pat Vendrely - President TGI Worldwide

“As a multi-sports facility manager, our complex has worked with Paul for more than 13 years, with PLSports Consulting bringing to us more than 30 regional soccer events during that time to Rockford. His professionalism, operational skills for the events and seamless ability to work with our staff is unmatched. I would highly recommend to any sports complex that is considering hosting an event brought to you by PLSC that you jump at the opportunity; it’s a win-win.”
--- Louis Mateus - General Manager - Mercyhealth Sportscore Complexes Rockford (IL) Park District

“Paul Luchowski is a top notch professional with deep experiences in the generation and allocation of revenues to meet operational requirements through multiple programs, the oversight of financial and budgetary implications, and all business aspects including infrastructure development, member service activities, and the customized alignment of organization-wide strategies in coordination with customer needs. Further, Paul’s consultation and partnership with management and customers definitely maximize collective impact with the necessary interaction with leadership, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders. His ability to collaborate with competing interests and focus on solutions provides impactful results, continuous improvement, and meaningful growth and development”
--- Jim Cosgrove - Former Executive Director US Youth Soccer

“As a team coach and club director, I have worked with Paul Luchowski and PL Sports Consulting for nearly a decade. Paul is a superbly organized, thoughtful and charismatic leader and events with which he is involved invariably reflect his outstanding preparation and nimble operational skills. Paul deftly manages a multitude of details, from scheduling to rules interpretation, and he has the uncanny ability to problem solve under pressure, which assures that events will be seamlessly organized in spite of unknown variables. Under Paul's leadership, US Youth Soccer’s Midwest Regional League and the National League have become the premier youth soccer leagues in the United States. Paul Luchowski and PL Sports Consulting represent the gold standard in sports planning, event preparation, and event management.”
--- Tony Englund - NSCAA Master Coach - Technical Director Sporting St Croix (MN) Soccer Club and Academy
 




CONTACT

 
 

Paul Luchowski
440-353-1199
pluchowski@plsportsconsulting.com