About SportsFYLE's LLC Founders | Eric Hays | Chicago | David Garside


As a team David and Eric compliment each other well.  With diverse business experience, we share a passion for creating and building value in whatever we do.

Forward Thinking

Eric & David believe the sky’s the limit with a big idea like this.  Now we leave it to the sporting crowd to validate our idea and to decide what sports community we should build next.

Problem Solvers

We enjoy solving problems. We want sports communication and interaction to be more convenient, meaningful and fun. Who doesn’t have some kind of sports story to tell?


We ask ourselves “Why?” a lot. Being creative and having a vision keeps us focused on our goal. As just two guys, we have come a long way with our idea.

Our Story

Both of us grew up with sports as an important part of our lives. Hockey, soccer, football and other sports taught us leadership, our competitive spirit, and teamwork. Sports gave us an identity. We developed many friendships away from the game, and we want to provide a platform that resonates with members and their own sports experiences.

  • Technology Savvy 90%
  • Brand Strategy 85%
  • Internet Marketing 85%
  • App Development 70%
  • Enjoy a competive game of hockey 100%
Eric Hays

Eric Hays


Hi, my name is Eric Hays and I live in Chicago with my wife Janet and three daughters Allison, Cassie and Jocelyn.   I have a passion for sports and I love solving problems.  I am entrepreneurial, competitive and passionate about sports and my career.  I have always been a builder and a big idea thinker.  I always find myself identifying new opportunities where simple solutions don’t exist.  I would consider myself as a jack-of-all-trades and a master of a few.  Janet would describe me as over-subscribed.

David Garside

David Garside

Co- Founder

Hello, my is David and I live in the North Shore of Chicago. I am married with three children. Early on, I developed a passion for competitive sports. Athletics and academics have been an important part of my life, and I have learned a great deal from my coaches, teachers and teammates. I have held several leadership positions on various sports teams- coaching and playing- and in business. I recently went back to school to get my Masters in Business Administration to prepare for the next chapter in my life.

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