Our NextUp Town Hall series aims to connect, inform and inspire youth sports organizers all across the country. In this installment, we explored how local governments have reshaped youth sports in the pandemic and what that means for organizers––now and into the future.    We welcomed Meredith Berkowitz (West Side Soccer League), Skip Gilbert (CEO…

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In 2019, only 38% of kids ages 6-12 played sports regularly, and kids from lower-income families were half as likely to play sports as those from higher-income families. These accessibility issues have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   When we launched FundPlay in 2016, we made it our mission to get more youth…

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In late August, LeagueApps had the opportunity to participate in the Summer Bridge Program in NYC. With over 50 non-profit partners and a goal of placing 35,000 low-income students aged 14-24, this is the nation’s largest youth employment program!  The Summer Bridge program prioritizes low-income, justice-involved, foster care, runaway and homeless young adults from communities…

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When deciding on a sports management platform, there are multiple factors to consider. Will it help you manage your business? Will it help you grow and scale? Will it help you build relationships? And can this management solution evolve over time to keep pace with a rapidly changing youth sports environment? We often get specific…

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With continued uncertainty surrounding school reopenings, scholastic-based and after-school programs – and the kids they serve – are facing the immediate possibility of losing access to safe and affordable play spaces. This only increases the importance of local parks to fill those gaps and create a lifeline for local youth sports organizations. The physical, mental,…

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At LeagueApps, we know that youth and local sports leaders are always looking for ways to manage and grow their organizations—saving time on tedious administrative tasks, generating as much revenue and collecting as many payments as possible, and building great relationships with their members.    That’s why our product is designed to support you every…

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Technology has been game changing for organizers. With platforms like LeagueApps, you can streamline time-consuming tasks and focus your attention on what matters—growing your business.   But efficiency is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need to know that every piece of information you collect and store is safe and secure. That’s why…

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When COVID hit the youth sports community, organizations were faced with tough decisions: refund or credit customers for cancelled seasons, or risk losing goodwill with parents and players and damaging their reputation.    We were proud that our system was set up to support refunds and credits before COVID, and that we’ve been able to…

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Our NextUp Town Hall series aims to connect, inform and inspire youth sports organizers all across the country. In this installment, we’ve built upon the hundreds of conversations we’ve had in the past five month with organizers who are dealing with the new normal—playing during a pandemic.    We welcomed Sarah Burlingame (Owner of LaxManiax),…

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As youth sports have picked back up over the past month and a half,  we’ve spoken to hundreds of organizers who have been strategizing for the fall. The overwhelming feeling is that running a program, communicating with parents, and keeping kids safe is a high-wire balancing act. Now more than ever, organizers need a technology…

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