Three Key Takeaways from LeagueApps FundPlay Summit 

Sports play a crucial role in positive youth development—and the proof is in the numbers. High school athletes are 6% more likely to graduate from a four-year college compared to non-athletes (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2018), physically active youth are 10% less likely to be obese (Aspen Institute Project Play), and kids that participate in sports…

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Website Design: How to Make a Good First Impression that Lasts

You know that a good website is essential to the success of your club. But creating a great site for your audience—youth sports families—is easier said than done. This guide—informed by our Design Shop experts, creators of hundreds of websites for organizations like yours—includes everything you need to make a site that does its job…

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LeagueApps OTA19: Lessons in Gratitude, Giving Back, and Recognition

Last week, we paused our day-to-day work to bring the entire company together for our 19th OTAs. Coined by the NFL, OTAs stands for Organized Team Activities which refer to the offseason preparations and team-building exercises that take place before training camp. For professional football teams, it’s the unofficial start to the NFL season.   …

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"Sports Privilege" and the Future of Youth Sports: A FUTRSPRT Podcast Series

Last week, our three-part series with sportscaster Bram Weinstein on the FUTRSPRT podcast went live. FUTRSPRT covers the modernization of the sports experience from branding, team building, and connectivity to fans and content creation. On the show, Weinstein interviews sports and tech industry leaders to keep a pulse on where the industry is and where…

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Local Government & Youth Sports: Navigating Play Space Regulations, Health Guidelines, Liability, and More

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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How to Communicate About Layoffs

By Julie Fanelli, Director of People and Culture at LeagueApps   Communicate with compassion You’ve considered your customers and your business. Now is the time to focus on the employee that’s being let go. Make sure that the employee is the first to know (outside of the individuals working on the layoffs). Think about it…

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One Female Soccer Leader Advocates for More

Bethesda Soccer Club executive director Lisa Frates epitomizes the power of strong leadership across every aspect of her life. At LeagueApps, we’re grateful to work with women like Lisa who work hard every day to make sports more accessible, safer, and more competitive for girls and young women.   Lisa is on our Soccer Advisory…

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