Posts tagged "Industry News"

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U.S. Regional Play Complete, Field Set For Jr. NBA World Championship

After three weeks of regional play coast-to-coast, the U.S. entries for the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship are now set. Two separate 16-team tournaments, one for 14U boys and one for 14U girls, are set to tip off in Orlando, Florida on August 7th at…

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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…

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David Robinson’s Three Tips for Turning Parents Into Allies for Coaches and Organizers

If David Robinson were playing in today’s NBA, he’d be considered an endangered species. The days of offenses running through dominant bigs are long gone. That tectonic shift in strategy, however, has done little to impact Robinson’s post-playing career. The Admiral remains an immense figure…

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Ways Social Media has Changed and How Sports Organizations Can Keep Up

If you feel like keeping up with the latest social media updates and changes is a full-time job, you’re not alone. Tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are constantly launching new features and searching for ways to keep users engaged just a little while…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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5 Lessons Learned from Scaling LeagueApps

Jeremy Goldberg is the President & Quarterback of LeagueApps and oversees all marketing, business development, investor relations and people operations. He is also an Operating Partner at 212MEDIA, a venture development firm. One of my favorite parts of my job is spending time with sports…

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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…

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Three Things Organizers and Coaches Can Do to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

Maybe the only thing outpacing the rise in youth sports injuries is the freely given advice about preventing them. The problem is, none of it quite explains how, says Joe Janosky, director of sports safety at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), which is ranked the…