Posts tagged "youth basketball"

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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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Jr. NBA Live With Rod Strickland & Jamila Wideman

In the second installment of “Jr. NBA Live” the President of LeagueApps, Jeremy Goldberg, sat down with Jamila Wideman and Rod Strickland at the NBA offices. Wideman, the third overall pick in the 1997 WNBA draft, currently serves as the NBA’s VP of Player Development….

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Jr. NBA Debuts Live Interactive Series

If the inaugural episode of “Jr. NBA Live” is any indication, the basketball community is ready for a new voice in the youth sports space. The COO of the WNBA, Christy Hedgpeth, and three-time national champion Ashley Battle joined our live interactive discussion with LeagueApps…

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Baseball And Basketball Participation Numbers On The Rise

The 2018 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Participation report was recently released and the data supports both the growth and decline in major group sports across the US. Terry Lefton, a reporter at Sports Business Journal, highlights many of the major trends in his…

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From Youth Basketball To The NBA

The New Jersey Roadrunner program is the stuff of basketball legends. 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…

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Representation Matters: Nancy Lieberman Blazes A Path For Women In Basketball

When it comes to basketball, there may not be a better ambassador for the game than Nancy Lieberman. The living legend’s list of accomplishments is virtually endless. She honed her game in Harlem at the famed Rucker Park. She won a pair of National Player…

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NBA and WNBA debut “Her Time To Play”

Last month, the NBA launched its “Her Time To Play” initiative. In collaboration with the WNBA, USA Basketball (USAB), YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and the Women’s Sports Foundation, “Her Time To…

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Building A Youth Sports Brand

Sharing is caring. Especially when it comes to athletes and social media. Whether sharing highlights of a game, promoting the team, or even posting offseason workouts, social media greatly enhances the athletic experience. We continue to seek out the most enterprising and inventive leaders in…

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Slam City Eyes Global Domination At The Jr. NBA World Championship

The Jr. NBA World Championship kicks off in Orlando on Tuesday and teams from around the globe have earned their way onto the main stage. One of those teams, Slam City, has been building to this moment for over twenty years. Walt Webb, the on…

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Making The Right Choice For Your Youth Basketball Organization

If you’re a basketball organizer, you’ve heard of both LeagueApps and SportsEngine. But how do you compare the two and make the best decision for your organization? While both companies serve the same market, there are fundamental differences in the products and the companies themselves….