Posts by LeagueApps

On The Road With LeagueApps: LaxCon 2019

The lacrosse world turned their eyes to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, this past weekend for LaxCon 2019. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, nestled in the heart of Center City, played host to the annual event. Youth organizers, coaches, players, and sports entrepreneurs gathered together to share their thoughts, perspectives, and wares. Don’t just take…

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Atlanta United Is Revolutionizing Youth Soccer

Professional leagues and teams have become increasingly interested in youth and community engagement over the past three years. Atlanta United is a shining example of an organization committed to both its community and to growing the sport of soccer at the youth level. LeagueApps is proud to provide the management software to make their youth…

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From Youth Basketball To The NBA

The New Jersey Roadrunner program is the stuff of basketball legend. Among its countless alumni, 39 NBA players once donned the Roadrunner blue and white. Equally jaw-dropping is the fact that over 1,000 NCAA players have come through the program over the years. How did they build such an organization? To find out, we spoke…

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Sideline Data – Dr. John DiFiori

Who says you can’t have it all? Well, that’s a message far too many youth athletes have heard. Countless kids have been told that they need to choose a single sport to focus on. The age at which this specialization has been forced upon youth athletes continues to skew younger and younger. Luckily, public opinion…

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On The Road With LeagueApps: 2018 NFCA National Convention

To truly understand the youth sports landscape, you need to be out in the field listening to those living these sports on a daily basis. As convention season hits its stride, we’ve been racking up the frequent flyer miles in the hopes of connecting with the most enterprising and inspirational youth sports organizers and stakeholders…

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Youth Legends Tournament Championship

Danny Noonan lipped out, Jules Paxton couldn’t find the back of the net, Jimmy Chitwood bricked his shot, and Air Bud wasn’t a good enough boy. Single elimination tournaments put even the best competition through the wringer. From 16 down to two, here we are at the end of the road. A prohibitive favorite faces…

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Sideline Data – Dr. Joshua Dines

Baseball is often credited with being the first major sport in the US to fully embrace advanced data and metrics. The “Moneyball” revolution was carried out in the pursuit of winning more games. The next breakthrough on the diamond may be leaning on advanced data and outsiders once again, but this time it will be…

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Report: Youth Field Hockey Participation Rates Soaring

In recent months, major media outlets have reported on youth sports participation rates around the United States. Some sports have seen gains, with ice hockey, lacrosse, and volleyball all reporting sizable increases in their respective participation rates. One sport that has reported a sizable increased in its numbers over the past decade is field hockey.…

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On The Road With LeagueApps: Premier Baseball Annual Meeting

To better understand our partners, we’ve made a concerted effort to attend, participate in and lead as many conferences, symposiums, and roundtables in the youth sports space as possible. This past weekend our baseball experts headed to the Silver State to learn more about elite travel baseball teams and the best practices that have allowed…

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Youth Legends Tournament (Final Four)

Kings and queens of their respective castles, our field is now down to four regional champions. Becky “Icebox” O’Shea steamrolled Tim Riggins, and in the process captured the Misfits crown. Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez hung a crooked number on Henry Rowengartner, besting the Rookie of the Year at the ballot box 71%-29% to take home…

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