Who says you can’t be creative and an athlete?

At LeagueApps, our youth sports why is very important to us because it drives what we do everyday. Why we played sports and why we work to ensure all kids have an opportunity to play. Now, we want to know your why.

Grand prize will be awarded:

  • $1000 Scholarship
  • Paid trip to NYC to present at NextUp: The Youth Sports Management Conference
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The SPORTSDOG Storytellers Contest:

The SPORTSDOG Storytellers Contest invites student athletes in grades 10 through 12 to create and submit their youth sports story via whatever medium they like—be it an essay, a speech, or a produced video. Tell us your youth sports story—why you play, an exciting game-winning moment, or how sports has positively impacted your life, etc.


  • Tell us your youth sports story—how did you start playing? Why do you continue to play? How has sports impacted your life for the better? What lessons have you learned?
  • Describe an unforgettable moment in your youth sports career—maybe it was a big win, a point you scored in a clutch moment, a failure that taught you something important, an award, or something unrelated to the score at all. What lessons did you learn? What made this moment so unforgettable?
  • Can you tie any of these stories or moments back to the LeagueApps SPORTSDOG Values? Sportsmanship, Passion, Openness, Results, Team, Student of the Game, Difference Maker, Own Your Role, Grit

How to Enter

During the submission period (8am EST May 13, 2024 through 11:59:59pm EST July 22, 2024), read the Official Rules and submit your short story entry by uploading it per the site instructions and completing the required fields (including your contact information). Only online submissions will be accepted. 

Five finalists will be selected and announced by August 5, 2024, and the Grand prize winner will be selected by August 19, 2024.  Winners will be notified by email.

All written submissions must be limited to 500-words and video submissions must be uploaded in MP4 format. 

Visit the Official Contest Rules page for more information.

Apply Below:


Our judging panel will select five finalists who will each win a $500 Amazon e-gift card to and have their SPORTSDOG story featured on LeagueApps’ blog—an opportunity to have published creative work before college. 

Grand Prize
One Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the five finalists to receive an additional $1000 scholarship and be invited to share their story in-person with the youth sports community at NextUp: The Youth Sports Management Conference in New York City on October 16 & 17. 


  • April 27:  Contest announced
  • May 13-July 22:  Submission period
  • August 5: Finalists announced
  • August 19: Grand prize winner selected 
  • October 16-17: Grand prize winner shares story at NextUp in NYC!