Posts tagged "return to play"


How A Decision To Withhold NYC Parks Permits Puts Kids At Risk

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…

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How LeagueApps Approaches Refunds and Credits

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…

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What Return to Play Looks Like Today: A Conversation with LaxManiax, All in Athletics, and Junior Comet Sports

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…

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A Conversation with our Partners: What Youth & Local Sports Leaders are Thinking About Right Now

Twice a year, we gather together as a company for an offsite. inspired by the NFL’s off-season training, we call them OTAs (short for “Organized Team Activities”). They allow us to reflect on our growth, connect as a team, and align our goals for the…

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Innovation in Youth Hockey: A Conversation with the NHL’s Rob Knesaurek

The COVID-19 pandemic brought youth sports to a standstill across the country, and in the process compelled organizers to take on new responsibilities all while adapting on the fly. This forced pause also presented the entire youth sports community with an opportunity to innovate and…


Tackling Waivers and Insurance Post COVID-19: A Return to Play Guide for Protecting Your Players and Your Organization

As we return to play after months of sheltering at home, athletes and their families will need to adjust to a new normal. This is why we hosted NextUp: Return to Play—a three-day virtual conference featuring medical experts, professional athletes and commissioners, sports technology entrepreneurs,…

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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 2

As we navigate returning to play after months of a forced pause on youth and local sports, LeagueApps is here to help you come up with your own return to play plan. We hosted NextUp: Return to Play, a three-day virtual conference featuring speakers on…

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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…


The Story Behind the PLAY Sports Coalition

The PLAY Sports Coalition was launched with a single mission: to ensure that youth sports survives beyond the pandemic, and then thrives.