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AAU Chooses Rival to Launch Esports Program

The Amateur Athletic Union has selected Rival to become the national operating partner for the AAU Esports program. AAU is looking to expand its presence in esports after announcing competitive video gaming as the newest addition to its 41 sports last year. “My vision for youth sports is simple: To raise tomorrow’s leaders on today’s Continue Reading

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Chicago Community Center to Host AAU Events

The Chicago Sports Alliance, the AAU’s largest licensed event operator, has announced that it will designate the Pullman Community Center in Chicago as its new Midwest headquarters. Under terms of the deal, the alliance will organize and operate tournaments, leagues, clinics and new year-round programs at the center, with the expectation it will attract a Continue Reading

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Winners of 2019 SportsTravel Awards
Announced at TEAMS ’19 in Anaheim

SportsTravel announced the winners of the 2019 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’19 Conference & Expo in Anaheim on November 13. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the revamped awards ceremony was emceed Continue Reading

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An athlete performs kata moves during a karate test event at Nippon Budokan, a venue for karate at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of ground. “The beauty of karate is that it’s a lifetime sport,” said Phil Hampel, CEO of USA Karate, which counts 3,200 members. “It adjusts and adapts.” There’s plenty of evidence of the sport’s adaptability, both Continue Reading

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AAU Enters Partnership to Stream World’s Largest Volleyball Event

The Amateur Athletic Union’s Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships, which anticipates at least 2,800 teams and 42,000 participants, will have every game streamed on BallerTV, a Los-Angeles based technology company. The tournament started on Monday in Orlando, Florida. The platform will provide access to over 15,000 matches available on a smartphone, tablet or computer. The Continue Reading

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AAU Partners with U.S. eSports Federation for Esports Events

The Amateur Athletic Union has selected the United States eSports Federation (USeF) to lead development of the AAU’s esports plans across the United States. As part of the deal, USeF will develop AAU’s presence in esports digitally and across live events. In turn, USeF has announced it will partner with Allied Esports to mobilize that Continue Reading

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