Posts by LeagueApps

Mental Health In Youth Sports

NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s recent comments about NBA players’ overall happiness made waves last week. To quote Silver, “when I meet with players, what strikes me is that they are truly unhappy.” To think that the greatest players in the NBA, who are paid tens of millions of dollars to play the sport they love, are dealing…

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The Future Of Youth Lacrosse

Today is International Women’s Day, so it is fitting that we’re featuring an interview with the world’s most decorated female lacrosse player. Taylor Cummings, just three years removed from a storybook collegiate career, has now entered the world of youth lacrosse. The three-time Tewaaraton Award winner is imparting wisdom on the next generation of female…

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Youth Soccer Superstar Signs With Nike

In 2017, 11-year-old Olivia Moultrie became the youngest women’s soccer player to publicly accept an academic scholarship to play collegiate soccer. Recently, at 13-years-old, Olivia became the youngest female soccer player to forgo her academic scholarship as she announced she would be represented by Wasserman Media Group and was accepting a multi-year endorsement deal with…

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Sideline Data – The ACL Injury

What do Tom Brady, Derrick Rose, Adrian Peterson, Josh Hamilton, and Joe Thornton all have in common? If you’re a casual sports fan, you may recognize them all as former MVPs of their respective sports. But if you dig deeper into their playing history, you’ll also find that all five players have suffered significant knee…

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How To Convince Your Boss To Send You To Ballin’ For Charity

On April 14th, 2019 LeagueApps will host the fourth annual “Ballin’ For Charity” 3v3 basketball tournament at Basketball City in Manhattan. Not only does the event reinforce LeagueApps’ mission to provide incredible sports experiences by ensuring that every dollar raised is donated to youth sports participants and mission-aligned organizations, but it also provides an incredibly…

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Baseball And Basketball Participation Numbers On The Rise

The 2018 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Participation report was recently released and the data supports both the growth and decline in major group sports across the US. Terry Lefton, a reporter at Sports Business Journal, highlights many of the major trends in his recent article which includes commentary from the SFIA President, Tom…

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Sideline Data – Youth Baseball Pitching

Scouts often fawn over picture-perfect mechanics. And to be clear, achieving a pitching motion without an ounce of wasted energy is an admirable goal. But in the end, effective pitches can can come from wildly different throwing motions. So if a safe delivery cannot be manufactured, how can youth coaches reduce injuries and increase efficiency among…

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Youth Sports Entrepreneur Panel

Twice a year, we press pause on our day-to-day operations here at LeagueApps and come together as a company. We use this time to recharge, focusing on our mission and our company values. We discuss our goals and our vision for growth. We call our company off-site “OTAs,” Organized Team Activities. This year at OTA…

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Removing The Participation Bottleneck In Elite Youth Hockey

Youth sports are ever growing and evolving; the number of leagues is increasing as are participation levels in learn-to-play programs across the globe. But this growing engagement shouldn’t stop here. Dee Dee Ricks founded the NextGen AAA Foundation with the mission to “provide mentoring, education, and hockey programs to diverse, low-income, and at-risk youth throughout…

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