Basketball is the most popular youth sport in the country. In 2015-16, there were 9.8 million boys and girls that participated, according to the Sport and Fitness Industry Association.
Youth basketball remains strong in the country. However, there is historically been a lack of organizational structure at the grassroots level.
The NBA and USA Basketball have come together to develop the first-ever national guidelines for youth basketball. These guidelines have been developed by leading experts to promote player health and wellness, on-court skill development, and a lifelong love for the game of basketball.
LeagueApps endorses the NBA and USA Basketball’s healthy guidelines. With better sports management software and technology, basketball organizers can easily implement these guidelines and start securing the future of youth basketball. With easy-to-use communication, registration, and scheduling tools, more short- and long-term injuries of youth basketball players can be prevented, ensuring more life-long ball players and fans.
Here are 5 ways sports management software and technology can help implement the NBA and USA Basketball guidelines and decrease the number of injuries to youth athletes.