Posts by LeagueApps

The Youth Sports’ M&A Boom

The sports economy in the US is booming. Youth sports is playing an increasingly significant role in that economic success, yet its impact is often overlooked. From eight foot hoops to short porches in the outfield, kids playing sports can seem downright quaint. While the fields and courts may be pint-sized, the dollars flooding in…

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On the Field: Super 17 Invitational at Diamond Nation

This past weekend, the LeagueApps Partnership team made their way out of Manhattan and through the farmlands of New Jersey to Flemington to watch some of the top baseball prospects on the east coast play ball in the invitation-only Super Seventeen tournament. After about an hour and a half ride through The Garden State, we…

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David Robinson Joins The Play Forever Podcast

Before David Robinson was a Hall of Famer with a flashy nickname, two championship rings, an MVP trophy, and countless Sports Illustrated covers, he was a young kid who fell in love with sports. Robinson sat down with LeagueApps to discuss his path to superstardom and why he believes that youth sports has the potential…

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How to Develop a Social Media Strategy That Works

As Pro Skills Basketball grew from a local outfit in Charlotte run by two ex-college teammates to an youth sports powerhouse with fifteen locations in the US, plus a presence in China and England , co-founder Brendan Winters had a invaluable resource by his side: his wife, Jennifer. A long-time digital marketing and social media…

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Why Your Team Needs a Female Coach and How to Find Her

Here’s a story that haunts Dee Stephan, the founder of the successful Dodgers LAX girls’ league: She and her husband, desperate for coaches for a different fledgling town program, called a parents’ meeting. One mom in attendance had played for a Division I school, but though her husband coached their son’s team, said she was…

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Five Tested Ways to Recruit More Female Coaches

Dodgers LAX club founder Dee Stephan played field hockey through college, but it wasn’t until she started coaching that she found a real mentor: “She was a mom and a full-time teacher and athletic director, and she taught me that I could be an athlete and a woman,” Dee says. “Before, the people I met…

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How Two Ex-Davidson Teammates Grew a Youth Basketball Empire with Pro Skills

It was 2009 when Brendan Winters and Logan Kosmalski, physically and mentally drained from grueling professional basketball careers overseas, decided to casually launch a one-week summer camp in Charlotte. Former Davidson teammates, Brendan and Logan had international stints rooted in talent, friendship and a bit of serendipity. Logan first played in France after sending the…

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25 Basketball Programs That Are Using LeagueApps Hoops [infographic]

LeagueApps Hoops is the fastest growing baseball technology platform that scales, monetizes, and grows youth travel teams. From Connecticut to California, LeagueApps partners span across the country. On average, partners grow 20-25% from year to year on the LeagueApps platform, mainly by enhanced registration and payment tools that collect 100% of fees. Below is a graphic…

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