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5 Burning Questions To Ask Juan Carlos Garrido To Help Develop Club Coaches

Best Practices, Company News, FC, Sports Community
Credit: Getty Images/UEFA

Credit: Getty Images/UEFA

What would you ask a renowned soccer manager about helping your youth soccer club grow?

Later this week, Juan Carlos Garrido and DV7 Soccer Academy will be hosting a two-day clinic designed to help coaches create focused training with exercises designed to build an intentional playing style.

LeagueApps is the official technology partner of DV7.

The two-day session will be filled with both innovative on-field training and concentrated classroom time while allowing plenty of chances for questions and answers. The LeagueApps FC team will be on site to learn a thing or two from prolific manager Juan Carlos Garrido. We’re excited to discover some of his tips and secrets in helping the development of club coaches.

Here are 5 burning questions that we’re excited to ask and learn from the clinic.

There are only a few spots left, so claim yours today! Click here to sign up for the two-day coaching clinic.

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A Pro Scout’s 3 Smart Technologies For Your Travel Team This Summer

Dugout, FastPitch, Sports Community
Credit: SportTechie.com

Credit: SportTechie.com

Smart sport technology is not just for the big leaguers anymore. From wearables to apps, there’s no denying that technology is an integral part of the travel and club team experience.

Aside from the obvious benefits of enhancing player and coach performance, technology is also key to preventing injury, especially to young pitchers. But with so many options out there, where should you start in picking the right tech for your team?

Paul Cusick is the Director of Baseball Partnerships at LeagueApps. He’s also a former scout with the Houston Astros and knows a thing or two about what professional and amateur teams are leveraging technology.

Below are three recommendations of Paul’s to get you started with your smart technology search this summer.
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New Lacrosse Recruiting Rule Poised To Make September 1 “A Mad Dash”

Lax, Sports Community
Credit: Sarah Michaels / Pretty Instant

Credit: Sarah Michaels / Pretty Instant

It’s been a little over a week now since news broke about NCAA proposal 2017-1, which prohibits recruiting contact with prospective student-athletes and their families before September 1 of their junior year in high school. After some initial frenzy, it appears things on the recruiting trail are beginning to slow down.

The purpose of the new recruiting rule is to curb the recently accelerated recruiting process that has seen PSAs as young as middle-school-age “verbally commit” to colleges.

The proposal was submitted jointly by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA). It was also endorsed by US Lacrosse.

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LeagueApps Is Rewarding Your Sports Organization With Free Gift Cards And Logos

Company News, Press, Sports Community
Credit: Positive Coaching Alliance

Credit: Positive Coaching Alliance

It’s time to cheer and celebrate the leader and leaders of your sports organization.

With your help, LeagueApps is rewarding the dedicated sports organizers, coaches, and volunteers that continue to impact their local communities through the power of sport. And it’s absolutely free.

Every month until the end of the year, one sports organization will be randomly selected as the Organization of the Month. The winner will receive a $100 gift card, a professionally designed logo for their organization, and promotion and recognition through the LeagueApps media channels including social media and blog.

The instructions are easy. Simply go to the form to nominate your youth sports organization by clicking here. Then fill out the five question form of the organization you wish to nominate. At the end of the month, we’ll reach out to the organization’s leaders and reward them!

Click here to nominate an adult and social league organization.

The LeagueApps mission is to make sports happen. We’re glad to be working with thousands of the country’s leading sports leaders with like-minded missions in impacting communities through the power of sport.

Start rewarding your youth sports organization by clicking here to submit your nomination.

LeagueApps Partners With ConnectLax to Simplify the Recruiting Process for Clubs

Company News, Lax, Sports Community, Value of LeagueApps
Connect Lax

Credit: Connect Lax

Editor’s Note: LeagueApps Lax and ConnectLAX just teamed up to make the lives of club organizers even easier. The flexible API of LeagueApps easily works with other technologies in order to deliver the absolute best experiences to LeagueApps’ partners and their customers. You can read the details from the ConnectLAX team below. Original article is here.

The partnership will allow clubs to show their ConnectLAX teams on their LeagueApps website and for their players and parents to streamline the ConnectLAX sign up using their LeagueApps accounts. Specifically, lacrosse clubs can now embed their players’ ConnectLAX profiles on their own website while having them listed in ConnectLAX’s centralized Recruit Finder. LeagueApps team registrations will integrate with ConnectLAX to save coaches, players and parents time.

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Three Must-Have Technology Platforms For Your Youth Soccer Club

Best Practices, FC, Sports Community, Value of LeagueApps
Credit: DV7 Academy

Credit: DV7 Academy

When most club directors think of sports technology, they are quick to think of wearables that boost performance or smart equipment that improves form and technique.

However, technology platforms are just as important for logistics and organization, especially for club directors. A platform is simply a group of technologies that are used as a base upon which other applications, processes, or technologies are developed.

They might not be the most attractive technologies to talk about, but not having some type of technology platform in place for your soccer club can really put you in a disadvantage to your competitors.

Below are three must-have technology platform recommendations from the LeagueApps FC team.
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Elevate Your Soccer Club To The Next Level With Smart Equipment

FC, Product News, Sports Community
Credit: www.tocafootball.com

Credit: www.tocafootball.com

There’s a ton of wearables and even smart clothing on the market that can measure your activity, but they fall short when it comes to providing specific training feedback for sports like soccer. Enter smart sporting equipment.

Smart sporting equipment is any gear that is equipped with smart technology that provides technical feedback. Instead of measuring health and fitness metrics to optimize training, smart equipment provides detailed insights based on form and performance.

The LeagueApps FC team recommends these three pieces of smart equipment to help elevate your soccer club to the next level.

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The 3 Wearable Technologies To Give Your Youth Soccer Club The Winning Edge

FC, Sports Community, Tech Specs
Credit: Catapult Sports

Credit: Catapult Sports

Coming into 2017 hotter than stoppage time penalty kicks, wearable technologies are all the rage right now. At the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Conference in January, crowds flocked to different wearable vendors throughout the weekend.

Wearable technologies are, as you can imagine, those types of technologies or gadgets that are worn by players and often include tracking information related to health and fitness.

There are a seemingly endless amount of wearables available on the market, including smart watches and smart clothing, just to name a couple. We’ll assume for the sake of this blog that your club team will not be dishing out smart watches at your next tryout. Instead, we’ll focus on the gadgets that will improve players’ performances and help prevent injury.

Below are three recommendations from the LeagueApps FC team to help give your soccer club the winning edge.

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Elevate Your Youth Sports Event Destination With These 3 Tips From NASC

Company News, Sports Community
Image via Connect Sports

Image via Connect Sports

“Youth sports tourism wasn’t even a category four years ago, and now it’s the fastest-growing segment in travel,” said Dave Hollander, professor at New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports.

“You’ve got millions of kids involved, parents spending thousands of dollars, and cities building facilities to host events and chase tourism dollars,” he said. “It’s just huge.”

In 2013, the Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA) estimated the youth sports tourism industry to be worth $7 billion. Now, it’s worth $9 billion and counting.

One of the leading national bodies dedicated to youth sports tourism is the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC). The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions, the only non-profit 501(c)3 association for the sport tourism industry in the United States since 1992.

The NASC Sports Event Symposium is where “hundreds of sport tourism professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. The Symposium features dozens of authentic education sessions, countless networking opportunities, and business development appointments in the NASC Sports Marketplace, all to help members produce measurable ROI for their organization, elevate their sports events, and improve the quality of life in their destinations.”

This year’s symposium was hosted in Sacramento, California from March 27-30. LeagueApps was fortunate enough to be a part of the event. Here are 3 quick tips this year’s symposium can teach you about elevating your youth sports event destination for participants.

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Accelerate Your Club’s Growth With a Can’t-Miss Coaching Clinic

Company News, FC, Sports Community

Develop Your Coaches With a Two-Day Session Hosted By David Villa’s Academy

In order to really grow a club soccer team and improve player progression through better coaching, sometimes directors and board members don’t need to search for new coaches. Sometimes, thinking differently by developing coaches in-house can make a lot more sense, both for club culture and in dollars and cents.

That’s just what you’ll get at DV7’s Coaching Clinic, a two-day training session led by prolific Spanish and international manager Juan Carlos Garrido. Tap into new sources of inspiration from a world-renowned manager, while assisting coaches to create focused training sessions with exercises designed to build an intentional playing style.

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