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3 LeagueApps Time Saving Tools That Help Dynamic Sports Organizers

Best Practices, Lax, Sports Community, Value of LeagueApps
Dynamic Sports Co-President George Breres (right) and Director of Partnerships Roy Kohli

Dynamic President George Breres (right) and Director of Partnerships Roy Kohli

We know from our partners and other sports organizers around the country, whether already established in their community or just beginning the sports entrepreneurial journey, TIME is your most valuable resource.

So clearly it makes sense to save as much of it as possible, and spend it on what matters most to you- delivering world class service and memorable experiences to your players.

Some of the most successful sports organizers and entrepreneurs know that to reach a certain level of success, they have to be experts in time management.

When thinking about being a successful youth sports organizer and expert of time management, former SUNY College of Cortland lacrosse captain and current Co-President of Dynamic Sports Management George Breres comes to mind.

An established leader on the New York sports and recreation scene, he has more than a decade of experience in athletics as a coach, director of operations and manager. He has been Co-President of Dynamic Sports since it was founded in 2010. You can read a few of his accomplishments here.

Dynamic Sports Management is the parent company of LeagueApps Partner Team 91 Lacrosse.

We reached out to George to pick his brain on how he is able to save so much time. Here are his three time-saving tools provided by LeagueApps to help you spend more of your valuable resource how you want.

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4 Ways Your Coaches Can Carry Out Your Program’s Mission

Best Practices, Sports Community
Credit: MAVS

Credit: MAVS

You’ve got the perfect mission for your program. But, you’re having trouble getting everyone bought in. Or maybe your coaches aren’t 100% lined up with your goals.

You might be asking yourself, ‘how can I get my staff aligned with my mission?’ To answer that, we reached out to our partners from the MAVS Volleyball program.

The MAVS Volleyball headquarters is in Lenexa, Kansas. The mission is to provide the best training for volleyball players in the entire “Heart of America” region. With over 30 girls and boys teams, as well as dozens of other programs including camps, clinics, private lessons and other leagues, MAVS Volleyball is fulfilling its mission every day.

So, how are they able to keep everyone, from the head staff down to the parents and players, so in tune with their mission? We recently spoke with the 16-1 coach Kelley Bugler to find out those answers.

Below you’ll find four ways Kelley and the coaches of MAVS Volleyball carry out the mission each and every day.

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Grow Your Sports Program With 5 Easy-to-Use Tools: Free Webinar

Best Practices, Company News, Value of LeagueApps
Grow Your Sports Program With 5 Easy-to-Use Tools

Join us Tuesday May 23 at 3:00 pm EST

If you’re not 100% thrilled about all the time that you’ve been plugging away without seeing results for your program, you are not alone. The biggest struggles plaguing sports organizers always revolve around having to spend more and more time on the growth of their programs. They have questions like:

  • How can I collect all of my fees and dues?
  • What is the best way to communicate with my participants?
  • How can I improve the experience of my parents and customers?
  • Why am I not growing?

Not to worry- you’re finally going to get some answers. Join LeagueApps Director of Partnerships Roy Kohli on Tuesday, May 23rd at 3 pm EST/ Noon PST.Roy will be sharing the tips and five tools that will address these questions and more. You’ll learn his strategy behind enhancing registration, managing payments, utilizing your data, leveraging your website and social media, and generating more revenue through eCommerce.Ready to start growing your program through his automated growth plan?
Click here to reserve your spot for Grow Your Program With 5 Easy-to-Use Tools webinar.

How To Better Develop Your Youth Soccer Players With These 3 Lessons

Best Practices, FC, Sports Community

Better Develop Your Players With 3 Easy Lessons

Ever wonder what some of the most forward thinking professional managers are doing to implement development in youth academies?

Want to know what the coaches of your club can do to encourage development of your club’s youngest players?

The LeagueApps FC team recently attended a special two-day coaching clinic hosted by our partners from the David Villa 7 Academy. The clinic was run by renowned international manager Juan Carlos Garrido.

Here are three lessons we learned from the clinic that your coaches can implement to better develop your youth club players.

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

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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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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 tools are developed.

They might not be the most attractive technologies to talk about, but not having some type of 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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4 Things Rick Peterson’s Crunch Time Can Teach You About Running Your Sports Program

Best Practices, Company News, LeagueApps Team, Sports Community

 

Rick on Reframing

Former MLB pitching coach and author Rick Peterson dropped by the LeagueApps office recently to deliver some reframing strategies based on his book Crunch Time: How To Be Your Best When It Matter Most. Reframing is Rick’s pitching secret and it enables you to see a pressure situation with a new perspective.

The reframing strategy originated for pitchers in the majors and was a big reason for Rick’s success with several organizations, including the Moneyball Oakland Athletics of the early 2000s. Today, Rick and Lelia O’Connor deliver these same principles to businesses and other organizations looking to succeed in their respective industries.

These same strategies can be useful for sports directors and organizers like you who are looking to grow their programs. Here are 4 things the LeagueApps team learned that can help you do just that.

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The 4 Magic Ways 100% Of The Girls In This Premier Youth Girl’s Basketball Program Are Receiving College Offers

Best Practices, Hoops, Sports Community, Value of LeagueApps
Northwest Magic

Image via Northwest Magic

Of the approximately 430,000 female basketball players in high school, roughly only 6.4% will continue to play in college. The odds of a female athlete playing NCAA Division I basketball is 84:1.

For the girls playing with the 17 teams of the Northwest Magic, 100% of them receive offers to play at the next level.

Located in the state of Washington, the Northwest Magic was founded in 2009 by former University of Oregon standout Vanessa Selden-McClendon. Vanessa is third on the all-time scoring list at Oregon.

So just what exactly is Vanessa doing differently that allows her and the Magic to deliver sustained success for female basketball players in Washington?

“We have one goal, and really we strive to hit that ultimate goal in everything we do,” she said. “Our goal is to get all of our girls to the next level.”

Here are 4 ways the Magic Premier Youth Basketball Program is hitting its ultimate goal.

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How to Inspire Your Coaches and Parents to Drive Renewed Participation

Best Practices, Company News, Sports Community, Value of LeagueApps

4 Key Benefits Of A PCA Training Workshop

According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because “it’s just not fun anymore.”

The Positive Coaching Alliance works with schools and youth leagues to create better experiences and more engagement for kids in sport. (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators, and student-athletes. LeagueApps believes so strongly in the PCA mission that we’re supporting them in our second annual Ballin’ for Charity tournament.

Be a part of making sports happen by signing up for the second annual Ballin’ for Charity 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

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The One Website That Will Connect Your Travel Team Across The Country

Best Practices, Hoops, Sports Community
Credit: The Hub Facebook cover

Credit: The Hub Facebook cover

Looking for that one-stop shop to connect and market your travel team to events, tournaments, or other travel teams across the country?

Well, we think we have the website just for you. It’s called The Hub and it contains everything from listing events and tournaments to power rankings of teams. There are even some resources for coaching and player development.

The Hub was created by LeagueApps partner Casey Copeland, who is also the President and Founder of California-based All Out Sports League. He also oversees operations for the Blaze Travel Ball team.

“The goal is to be the most dependable source of youth basketball information,” he said. “We want to make it as easy as possible for teams to give and receive information, from listing tournaments to signing up for events.”

The website is ideal for AAU and travel teams. Aside from tournament and event listings, there’s a place for you to find facilities or court rentals in your area, hire local trainers, and even find officials. If you’re one of those people just mentioned, then you can easily get discovered via The Hub by signing up for free and marketing your services.

“I remember how hard it was to find these services, like trainers and officials. Hopefully The Hub can help out basketball coaches and directors by saving them time to focus on other needs,” Casey said.

Click here to sign up for a free account with The Hub and start connecting your travel team.

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