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The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With more than 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host […]

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NFL Flag Championships Heads to Canton in July

The NFL Flag Championships will be hosted on July 19-21 at the Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio, and feature over 280 teams of girls and boys with NFL Flag regional winners representing all 32 teams. NFL Flag, operated by RCX Sports, will produce the three-day competition in partnership with Omaha Productions footsteps from […]

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Nearly 200 teams from a dozen countries converged at Heritage Park in Henderson, Nevada, on February 2 to compete in the 2023 NFL Flag Championships. Photos by RCX Sports/NFL Flag

2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games Will Host Flag Football Championships

The National Football League has announced details about the Flag Football Championships taking place at the 2024 Pro Bowl Games in Orlando, showcasing teams that won at the 2023 NFL Flag Regionals and with multiple levels of flag football participating in the events from February 1-4. The NFL Flag Championships marks the first time a […]

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From left, Jason Gewirtz, Wayne Moss, Izell Reese, Terry Hasseltine and Marty McNair. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’23 Closing General Session: Keeping Youth Sports Safe

The concluding session at the 25th anniversary TEAMS Conference & Expo focused on youth sports, which represent the largest segment of the sports-events industry. Keeping kids safe while they are involved in those sports has become an increasingly difficult yet crucial task. Recent high-profile situations with Damar Hamlin and Bronny James have underscored the need […]

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Izell Reese: How RCX Sports is Expanding Youth Sports Participation

Izell Reese is the chief executive officer of RCX Sports, a youth sports experiences business, running and operating leagues, camps, combines, tournaments and events. RCX Sports works with professional leagues, national governing bodies, sports-centric businesses and brands to reimagine youth sports experiences, and is committed to improving the accessibility and inclusivity of sports by creating […]

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Major League Soccer and RCX Sports Launch MLS GO

Major League Soccer and RCX Sports have announced the launch of MLS GO, a recreational program designed to increase participation and access for young players that engages with existing community organizations and local recreation programs to provide boys and girls ages four to 14 with a local soccer experience. Over the course of a season, […]

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Izell Reese, CEO of RCX Sports and executive director of NFL Flag, and Pam Watts, NIRSA executive director, announced the partnership between the two organizations. Photo by Steven Miller

RCX Sports Partners with NIRSA to Increase Flag Football Participation

RCX Sports, the official operating partner of NFL Flag, has announced a new partnership with the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association. The collaboration, aimed at increasing flag football participation, programming and training across college campuses in the intramural and club sports arenas, will help NIRSA enhance its flag football tournaments as well as train […]

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National Hockey League Partners with RCX Sports to Create NHL Street

The National Hockey League has announced a strategic partnership with RCX Sports to launch NHL STREET, a North America-wide youth street hockey league. NHL STREET is a ball hockey experience designed for children ages 6 to 16. Longtime NHL-licensed equipment partner Franklin Sports has created a line of equipment for participants, including branded sticks, balls […]

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AFC defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) of the Las Vegas Raiders reaches for the flag of NFC quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) of the Minnesota Vikings during the flag football event at the NFL Pro Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

NFL Pro Bowl Helps Flag Football Make its Case

Nearly 60,000 people at Allegiant Stadium watched some of the best athletes in the world play flag football on February 5. More importantly, millions of people around the world watched on TV, including children — the same children the NFL and its NFL Flag initiative hope will be the next generation of football players. And […]

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