Amateur Sports Tournament, League and Club Leaders Share Winning Strategies at First Ever TLC Sport Summit

Cal Ripken, Jr. to deliver the keynote address to audience of 1,000+ amateur sports administrators, commissioners and volunteers

BOULDER, Colo. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On December 11, 2017, the TLC Sport Summit will be home to North America’s top amateur sports tournament, league, club and association leaders for a dynamic one-day gathering to share insights, ideas and the winning strategies that are driving the $15 billion youth and amateur sport industry.

The TLC Sport Summit takes place December 11, 2017 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD and is available to delegates around the world via live stream. Full conference details are available at

Highlighting the TLC Summit is a special keynote address from MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. As a longtime club leader and youth sports coach, Ripken will share his unique insights as a professional who runs tournaments featuring nearly 2,000 teams each year. In addition to hearing from Ripken, the packed day features 20 fast paced workshops, seminars, and best-practice filled sessions about the latest in sports organization management and communication technology, fundraising, recruiting, equipment, insurance, health, safety and more.

Other presenting experts include NFL great and 7-on-7 football tournament pioneer, LaVar Arrington; Laura Petrillo, CEO of Youth 1; Eric Hutcherson, EVP at the NBA; and Bonnie Goldberg, Founder of Capitol Hill Volleyball.

The TLC Sport Summit is a joint venture of team management platform TeamSnap and youth sports media and fundraising platform League Network.

“Today, leaders of tournaments, leagues, clubs and associations dictate buying and management habits for eight out of ten amateur sports teams,” said TeamSnap CEO Dave DuPont. “Yet until now there was no one place for leaders of tournaments, leagues and clubs across all team sports to share best practices. The TLC Sport Summit is that place.”

“It’s about time that the people who run the youth and amateur sports organizations that touch 40 million athletes have their own business forum,” added League Network CEO Jay Whitehead. “After all, tournaments, leagues and clubs in North America have annual budgets that total over $15 billion. And while each team sport is different, there are secrets that leaders across all team sports can learn from each other.”

About TeamSnap

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Almost 20 million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap’s web and smartphone apps to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the Team, the club and the season. TeamSnap makes organizing sports as simple as click, tap and go. More info:

About League Network

League Network produces online, print media and events for 350k leaders of youth and amateur tournaments, leagues and clubs, which drives demand for our Assisted Fundraising, “the new team funding habit.” Founding 2016 in Newark, NJ by longtime youth league leader Anne-Sophie Whitehead and led by an experienced team whose motto is “Better Leagues, Better Lives,” we’re backed by sports and venture capital investors including NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. More info:

About TLC Summit

The one-day event runs from 8:30am to 7pm on Monday December 11, 2017 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD, with an opening reception on Sunday December 10 from 6pm to 7pm hosted by Cal Ripken, Jr. Ripken Stadium Organizers expect a total paid audience of 1,000, comprised of 400 in-person at the Stadium and 600 via paid livestream. Organizers are welcoming new sponsors and partners including leading business and consumer brands that serve the large tournament, league and club market.

Online registration for the event, and sponsorship and attendee resources are available at


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