While Youth Baseball Soars, Participation In Little League Is Fading

For Chris Chavous, he grew up with a passion for baseball similar to many across the world. As a former Little League player, and now as the president of Warner Robins American Little League in Warner Robins, Ga., is eagerly tuning in to the 2019 Little League World Series to see youth players who also have that same passion. But while millions of people have been tuning in to watch these 10-to-12-year-old kids, that hasn’t led to higher Little League […]

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How Parents Can Save For Young Athletes’ College Education

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) As part of a great American pastime, over three million kids in the U.S. play youth baseball. However, very few will enjoy the distinction of playing at the championship series. Youth baseball players are between 10 and 12 years old, which means that in the next six to eight years, many of these kids will be moving into dorms and starting college classes. According to the National Center of Education […]

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Baseball’s Beer Boom: Why Minor League Baseball Embraced Craft Beer

Walk through one of the many beer festivals held across the U.S. and there’s a decent chance a Minor League Baseball hat is making the rounds.  Whether the cap is from the Hillsboro Hops, Beer City Bung Hammers or Carolina Micro Brews, the hat might be on the head of a beer lover purely because of the logo. But there’s plenty of synergies between MiLB teams and the more than 7,400 U.S. breweries and those help explain a growing trend […]

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LaLiga-Relevent Sports Partnership Expanding Reach In Year Two

When LaLiga and Relevent Sports Group announced last August that they were signing a 15-year joint venture to promote the league and soccer in North America, one element of the deal dominated the conversation – the plan to host a regular season LaLiga match in the U.S., which would be the first held outside of Europe. While that match has still not come to life – although the two sides say they’re making progress in making it happen – the […]

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Summer Classic Event Seminal Part Of SLAM 2.0

When SLAM Magazine was purchased by independent investor JDS Sports in 2017, many wondered what this meant for the 25-year-old basketball publication going forward. Now nearing the two-year anniversary of this acquisition, “SLAM 2.0,” as employees put it, is pushing to differentiate itself from other industry leaders. One way SLAM is doing that is via events. On August 17 and 18, SLAM will be hosting its second-annual Summer Classic Volume II at New York City’s Dyckman Park. It serves as […]

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Relevent Sports Sees Growth Ahead For Women’s ICC Tournament

As more eyeballs are drawn towards women’s soccer following the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Relevent Sports Group is looking forward to a big second year for its women’s soccer tournament – and forecasting even bigger things ahead. The Women’s International Champions Cup, launched last year, follows a similar format as Relevent’s International Champions Cup, bringing the top clubs in professional soccer to the U.S. for one tournament. However, unlike the men’s ICC, a distinct advantage has helped the women’s […]

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From Chula Vista to Maine-Endwell: Two Towns’ Journeys After LLWS Triumphs

On paper, there are few similarities between Chula Vista and Maine-Endwell. Chula Vista, Calif., is the second-largest city in San Diego County and home to over 270,000 residents. Maine-Endwell are two hamlets just west of Binghamton, New York, that have a combined population of roughly 16,500. Chula Vista is where people go for palm trees and year-long beach weather; around Maine-Endwell, people often quip that there are more farm animals than people, and where snowfall comes in abundance – and […]

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Clover Sonoma Turns To Female Sports Figures For New Campaign

(BrandForward is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) True strength comes from within. That is the message Clover Sonoma wants to convey with the launch of their new “Strong Inside” campaign celebrating the inner strength of women.  Clover Sonoma is a third-generation, family-owned and operated dairy based in Northern California. This week, the company introduced their new campaign featuring women who embody inner strength – championship-winning athletes Brandi Chastain, Alysia Montaño, Jennifer Azzi, and Emmy-winning sports journalist Amy Gutierrez […]

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Las Vegas Cementing Itself As Basketball Powerhouse

Looking for the Mecca of Basketball? Try Sin City. As the USA Basketball training camp wound down in Las Vegas, it put a cap on a busy summer of hoops in the desert. As usual, the city hosted the NBA Summer League, along with a slew of AAU tournaments. But this year, the city also welcomed the WNBA All-Star Game along with USA Basketball, which returns every so often. While events kept basketball fans, players and professionals alike flocking to […]

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As PGA Tour Moves Along With New Format, TPC Boston Handles Loss Of Event

For over a decade, the PGA Tour and the Greater Boston area were well connected. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan grew up in and graduated from Belmont High School, a suburb of Beantown. Going into 2018, TPC Boston in Norton, Ma., hosted the Dell Technologies Championship – formerly known as the Deutsche Bank Championship – one of the tour’s four annual playoff events. Its first tournament director? Jay Monahan. Now one year later,  things are much different between Massachusetts and […]

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