Posts tagged "basketball"

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Partner Spotlight: A Move Towards Kindness in Youth Sports

This forced pause on youth and local sports has pushed our community to consider what the future of youth sports will look like.  Beyond the short term changes of temperature checks and face masks, there are more significant potential long-term changes in store – increased…

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Recapping NextUp: Return to Play – Day 1

As we return to play after months of sheltering at home, athletes and their families will need to adjust to a new normal. The youth sports experience will play a critical role in our nation’s physical, social, and cultural recovery, which is why we’ve been…

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NextUp Town Hall: Youth And Local Basketball In The Wake Of COVID-19

As multiple states begin reopening, players and parents are naturally wondering when and how youth sports will resume. The answer is a complicated one—informed not just by government decisions, but by how comfortable people are getting back on the court.    To dig into this,…

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Play it Forward: Recapping Episode Four with Pro Skills Basketball’s Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters

We launched Play It Forward to highlight leading youth and local sports leaders across the country. This week, we’re glad to introduce you to two of the industry’s finest: Pro Skills Basketball’s Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters, who shared their tips for supercharging growth with…

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Digital Innovation During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Toolkit for Launching Successful Virtual Programming

This week, our virtual panel was all about embracing technology as an organizer of youth and local sports—not only as we navigate the uncertainty brought on by the Coronavirus, but once we’re able to get back to the fields and the courts as well.  We…

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On The Road With LeagueApps: Youth Basketball Leaders Summit

Over 500 youth teams competed in Zero Gravity’s “Battle for the Belt” tournament over the weekend. The annual tournament is an unrivaled celebration of hoops in New England. Teams comprised of players from 3rd to 12th grade duked it out across the greater Boston area…

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Charting A Youth Basketball Success Story

Mitch Storch has built a sizeable basketball empire in North Jersey. A self-proclaimed Mecca of hoops in the Garden State, his organization has been forward-thinking from the jump. A progressive approach to fees and cost structures, a robust social media presence, and an aggressive expansion…

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Club Founder Awarded Key To The City

Long before Paterson bestowed Shane Gerald with the key to the city, he was just a good father trying his best to do right by his daughters. He wanted to provide them with an impactful youth sports experience. Little did he know at the time,…

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LeagueApps Pro Athlete Investors Share Lessons from Their Fathers

One father told his son that he didn’t expect to see him live to the ripe old age of eighteen. One dad prepped his son to be ready to market himself. Another was more impressed with the dynamics of the helicopter than the actual ride….

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Five Things I Learned at the Jr. NBA Youth Leadership Conference

Last month more than 300 grassroots youth and pro team basketball organizers from around the country came together at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago to discuss the state of youth basketball, ways to grow their organizations, and how to use basketball programs to positively impact…