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Miami Heat Using COVID-Sniffing Dogs to Screen Fans

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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Preston “PK” Martin, Longtime AAU Leader, Was Basketball Chair

Preston Kim “PK” Martin, a longtime leader in AAU’s basketball program who served as the organization’s men’s and women’s basketball chair, died on January 8. “The AAU has lost a great member, dedicated volunteer, proud leader, passionate mentor, but most importantly, a loyal friend,” the AAU said in a statement. “He will be greatly missed.” […]

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New Louisville Indoor Track Announces First Events

The new Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center indoor track-and-field venue in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced its first events, beginning February 17, 2021. Louisville Urban League, which built the center, and ASM Global, which will manage the space, announced that the University of Louisville Cardinal Invitational will be the launch event, followed by the KTCCCA […]

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US Youth Soccer Announces New Champions Cup Competition

US Youth Soccer will launch the Champions Cup, a global invitational event, in August 2022 with USYS National Championship clubs competing against the winners of nationally recognized championships from around the country and the world. Selections will be made based on performance in championship-caliber events from around the world to provide an open opportunity to […]

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T2 Sporting Soccer Events

Status Open for bids until January 31, 2021. Inside Track T2 Sporting manages soccer events and leagues across North America and is looking to expand and partner with local sports commissions, VCBs or CVBs who are looking to bring in new annual events. The organization would provide team registration and fee processing along with marketing […]

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USOPC Veteran Chris Snyder Named VP of Operations for i9 Sports

Chris Snyder, who led the Coaching Education Department at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, will be the new vice president of operations for i9 Sports, a youth organization. Snyder will oversee the franchise system’s operational processes, sports programming and coaching resources. Snyder also led the American Development Model program for the USOPC, which […]

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Williamsport Ballpark Project Receives State Grant

The city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, will be receiving a $2 million state grant toward creating a youth baseball and softball complex as part of the Williamsport Ballpark project, a seven-field athletic complex that would have construction starting in 2021. Plans for the complex have been in the works for most of 2020 after a different […]

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Little League International Promotes Nina Johnson-Pitt, Dan Velte

Little League International has made two executive promotions focused on supporting local programs, elevating Dan Velte to Senior Operations Executive and Nina Johnson-Pitt to Senior Strategy Executive. The moves were made as part of November’s plan by the board of directors to strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International with a new operational and […]

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Baseball Players Association Launches 2021 Wisconsin Youth Tournament

The Baseball Players Association will launch the BPA Dairyland Series, which will consist of six youth baseball tournaments starting in 2021 in six Wisconsin communities. BPA is organizing the series, which is designed as an annual showcase for Midwest athletes, in conjunction with communities, organizations and venues across Wisconsin. The areas hosting legs of the […]

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USA Gymnastics Offers Concussion Awareness Program to Athletes

USA Gymnastics has announced a partnership with TeachAids, a nonprofit education company, to provide members with access to better information about concussion awareness. Under terms of the deal, members of the national governing body will have access to materials to the company’s CrashCourse program as part of the organization’s commitment to athlete health and wellness. […]

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