As cities and states reopen in the wake of COVID-19, youth and local sports organizations will return to a different kind of play. At LeagueApps, we wanted to understand what this “new normal” would look like—and we knew that the best way to gather these insights was to talk to the men and women running clubs, camps, tournaments, teams, and leagues across the country. These are people who are balancing city and state mandates with those of the communities they serve, and the people who we believe are shaping the future of this industry.
In this report, you’ll learn:
- How organizations are responding to financial challenges.
- How technology is helping organizations adapt and innovate
- How the pandemic will impact accessibility in sports
- And more
In April and May 2020, we polled more than 300 organizers running a variety of different programs, both for-profit and nonprofit, in almost all 50 states. Our respondents represent nine different sports—baseball, softball, basketball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, and football—and a number of them also run multi-sport programs. We asked questions about financial health, virtual programming, program development, and parent dynamics—and the results say a lot about what the future holds.