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A new podcast championing the people making youth sports happen

By Jamie Hancock
April 6, 2020
2 min

At LeagueApps, we’ve always believed that sport is about more than the fields we play on, the uniforms we wear, and the trophies we win. It’s about community—the coaches, parents, and players who come together to learn, grow, and push the game forward. 


This is why we’re excited to share the launch of Play It Forward, a new podcast that shines a light on some of the brightest voices in our community. We recruited five youth sports leaders that use LeagueApps to run their organizations, plus a retired NBA champion, to share their stories and wisdom—and you can listen to the first two episodes today


Throughout the season, you’ll learn how to build a winning culture, grow and scale your business, attract the right kind of coaches and players, and more. We hope that you enjoy hearing from some of the organizers that inspire us the most—and in the spirit of community, we hope you’ll tell your own teammates about Play It Forward.


Episode 1

A Culture of Winning: Shane Battier (Now available)

The former NBA player talks about building a “championship culture” by emphasizing process over results.

Listen now


Episode 2

Recruiting and Developing Coaches: Amanda Kammes (Now available) 

Lakeshore Lacrosse’s Amanda Kammes shares tips for recruiting, developing, and retaining coaches. 

Listen now


Episode 3

Attracting and Retaining Players: Michael Garcia (Release date: April 11, 2020)

Austin Junior Volleyball’s Mike Garcia talks about recruiting, coaching, and managing kids.


Episode 4

Supercharging Growth: Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters (Release date: April 18, 2020)

Pro Skills Basketball’s Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters discuss supercharging growth and the business side of sports organizing.


Episode 5

Parents as Customers: Dana Burkholder (Release date: April 25, 2020)

Forza1 Volleyball’s Dana Burkholder discusses the importance of treating parents as customers and making every interaction a positive one. 


Episode 6

Expanding the Playing Field: Tyler Kreitz (Release date: May 2, 2020)

ADVNC Lacrosse’s Tyler Kreitz talks about expanding the playing field so everyone can participate.