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6 Key Suggestions for Parents Attending Sports Practice

By Paul Langhorst on 4/6/2016

Tips for parents attending sports practicesMany coaches and association leaders look to share useful parents do's and don'ts at youth sports practice to help create a better practice environment. The challenge is sharing such sports parent behavior tips in a supportive and no accusatory tone.  We  have gleaned tips from experts and resources across the web to come up with some of the most useful tips for parent do's and don'ts as youth sports practices. If you have more, we'd love to hear your comments and suggestions.  

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Listing of Youth Sports Tournament Locator/Finder Websites

By Paul Langhorst on 3/28/2016

When looking for a listing of youth sports tournaments, the easiest thing to do is start with an internet search but there are also many other ways to find great tournaments.  

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4 Tips from the NCAA Basketball Tournament for Youth Sports Leaders

By Paul Langhorst on 3/21/2016

NCAA basketball tournament management tipsHere's a tip off...there are a least 4 key tournament management tips that youth sports leaders can learn from the 2016 NCAA basketball tournament. 

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Effective Management Strategies for Youth Sports Leaders - Get the Free Book Now

By Paul Langhorst on 3/8/2016

If you are new to managing a youth sports organization or a veteran, implementing effective management strategies and techniques is essential to operating and growing your organization.  Volunteer leaders often feel overwhelmed given work and other life commitments. A youth sports leader may wear many hats: leader, finance wizard, grounds crew, weather forecaster, cook and peacemaker - all in the same day. As online sports management service providers, we feel your pain. Let us help you through the process with our aptly named free ebook "Effective Management Strategies for Youth Sports Leaders.”

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Youth Sports Participation Statistics and Trends:

By Paul Langhorst on 3/8/2016

Youth sports participation statistics compiled since 2009 show significant losses and gains across a wide spectrum of sports.  The best available data stems from a multi year tracking study done by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association from 2009 to 2014 which is presented and discussed herein. 

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How to Make a Sports Website Rank Higher in Google

By Paul Langhorst on 3/3/2016

SEO tips for sports website managerIf you manage a youth sports website, one question you may have is how to make your youth sports website rank higher in Google.  You are not alone! The process of improving a sports website ranking is called SEO, or search engine optimization.  SEO is most commonly associated with business and eCommerce websites, however youth sports organization can benefit from improved website ranking by following the following SEO tips for youth sports webmasters.  

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Technology

Is Youth Baseball Too Boring for Today's Kids?

By Paul Langhorst on 2/22/2016
How to make baseball less boringYouth baseball is losing young players and some feel that it is because youth baseball is too boring for today's kids. Nationally youth baseball participation has declined 4.3% from 2009 to 2014, according to a tracking study by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SIFA).  Contrasted with tackle football, which has declined a whopping 17.9% over the same period, baseball's decline looks comparably shallow. Football with its concussion and injury issues is perhaps more understandable, but baseball? Our national pastime?  Why would youth baseball show such a decline?  Is the pace of play and nature of the game turning kids off?  
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3 Quick Fixes to Improve your Youth Sports Website

By Paul Langhorst on 2/11/2016
steps to improve sports websiteA youth sports website should undergo a major refresh every 2 to 4 years so use these 3 simple steps to improve your sports website in between those big refreshes.  OK! Ready, set, go...
Technology

Youth Sports Data and Participation Resources

By Paul Langhorst on 2/7/2016
The following is a summary of some of the best youth sports data and participation resources.  Youth sports is facing many internal and external issues and these reports and articles help tell the story.  If you are researching youth sports statistics our list of youth sports data sources is great place to start.
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The Rise of the Mobile Web and Why it Matters for Youth Sports

By Rich Campbell on 1/27/2016
Is your sports website optimized for mobile?

website on mobileBetter yet, is it responsive? Given the growth of the mobile web, responsive web design is a best practice that helps you provide users with an optimal experience, regardless of whether they are browsing your site on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

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