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July 17, 2024

New Feature: Scheduler Updates

Introducing updates to our Scheduler with Drag and Drop functionality and a Clear button, designed to streamline the tedious and stressful scheduling process for league organizers.

July 10, 2024

Catholic Sports - Sold Out Podcast #9

Paul and Tom share their journeys in transforming Catholic Sports from a kickball league into a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community across four cities, combining faith and sports to combat loneliness and foster deeper connections

June 27, 2024

Elo Ratings vs. Divisions

Discover how adopting the Elo rating system over traditional divisions may revolutionize your league's competitiveness and player engagement, as highlighted by LI-Kick's success.

June 26, 2024

New Feature: Custom Standings - Forfeits

Introducing Custom Standings - Forfeits, a new feature that allows league organizers to customize how forfeits affect league standings, ensuring more tailored and flexible competition management.

June 26, 2024

Gem City Social Sports - Sold Out Podcast #8

Discover how Kelsey moved to a new city, founded a local bar and sport and social league, and grew her player base from 84 to over 15,000 across 10 different sports.

June 26, 2024

New Feature: Foul Commentary

Introducing Foul Commentary, a new feature that provides league organizers with enhanced transparency and detailed insights into game fouls!

June 26, 2024

LI-Kick - Sold Out Podcast #7

Discover how LI-Kick transformed from a small kickball league into a vibrant, multi-sport community hub with thousands of participants, as Sal shares invaluable tips on creating engaging player experiences.

May 30, 2024

New Feature: Adjust Invoices

Introducing new features that empower league organizers with the control and flexibility to manage players' league registrations and finances.

May 30, 2024

Lexington Sport & Social - Sold Out Podcast #6

Discover how Morgan Light transformed Lexington Sport and Social Club into a thriving community of 2,500 players across 12 sports through sponsorship acquisition, hands-on staff management, and community building.

May 15, 2024

New Feature: Period-Based Scorekeeping

AREENA's new Period-Based Scorekeeping enables league organizers to track more than just the final score for sports like volleyball, pickleball, baseball, etc.!

June 26, 2024

Dallas Soccer Alliance & Crossbar - Sold Out Podcast #5

Ben, the owner of Dallas Soccer Alliance and Crossbar discusses strategies for retaining players, emphasizing the importance of fostering a strong community, which has helped him create the largest adult soccer leagues in North Texas.

May 30, 2024

New Feature: League Admins Can Better Manage Teams

Introducing new features empowering league organizers to assist with roster management and registration, ensuring optimal performance and satisfaction league-wide!

May 28, 2024

Honcho Pickleball - Sold Out Podcast #4

Discover the secrets behind Honcho Pickleball's meteoric rise from backyard fun to nationwide sensation in Episode #4 of the Sold Out podcast. Aaron reveals innovative strategies for league success, from strategic partnerships to maintaining competitive balance, offering an insider's view on how to scale up while keeping the player experience top-notch.

May 30, 2024

New Feature: Free Agents and Group Registration

Introducing free agent and group registration options for players with league organizer visibility and management capabilities.

June 26, 2024

Chicago Sport and Social - Sold Out Podcast #3

This interview with Brian from Chicago Sport and Social delves into their birth in 1989 to becoming today's largest sport and social group in the country, with 130,000 active adult participants across 20+ different sports.

May 30, 2024

New Feature: Customizable Skill Levels and Shareable League Links

Introducing customization options for skill levels and a streamlined process for generating registration links for players.

May 28, 2024

CityFutsal - Sold Out Podcast #2

This interview with Ximena from CityFutsal explores the league organizer's journey from its founding in 2011 to becoming a prominent futsal league program in Dallas, Texas, focusing on strategic growth, community engagement, operational challenges, and future digital enhancements.

May 28, 2024

Jesse Oaks Volleyball - Sold Out Podcast #1

Explore the transformation of Jesse Oaks from a modest start to a bustling volleyball hub, as Sean shares insights into the league's evolution, operational strategies, and player engagement, illustrating how dedication and innovation can cultivate a thriving sports community.

May 30, 2024

New Feature: Multi-Sport and League-Wide Schedules

Introducing expanded sport support as well as simplified scorekeeping to streamline league management operations and enhance the experience for players and organizers.

May 15, 2024

Measure what Matters:  Maintain and Grow Your Leagues

Measure important league metrics to ensure and maintain quality for your players and staff.

May 15, 2024

The Value of a League Commissioner

A good League Commissioner can make all the difference in a player’s league experience and their decision to return.

May 15, 2024

Qualities of a Good League

5 qualities of a good league to aim to deliver so players are happy, keep coming back, and tell their friends to join!

May 15, 2024

Live longer with sports

Playing sports is associated with living a longer, healthier life.