10 Expert Ways to Make Your Tournament Unforgettable

February 27, 2018

This post talks about how to engage your fans and create an incredible tournament experience. It's part of our series on sports engagement.

If you had to guess, how many American kids between the ages of 8 and 17 would you say play organized sports? Would you believe that the number falls somewhere between 21.5 - 28.7 million kids? And it’s only growing.

The youth sports space is becoming increasingly competitive as the caliber of high school play improves each year. And if parents have dreams of their kids playing at the collegiate level - you better believe they’ll start them young.  

Since playing on local or school teams simply isn’t enough anymore, club teams and tournaments have become essential to developing a child’s talent. If you’re a tournament organizer, consider these 10 factors to take your tournament to the next level.

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Two Simple Ways to Include Audio on Your Streams

November 17, 2016

This post covers two ways you can integrate audio into your sports team's live stream. It's part of our series on audio tips for live streaming.

Imagine turning the TV on to watch your favorite sports team only to discover that no sound was playing. You’d think something was broken. That frustration would quickly turn into anger and you’d likely watch something else.

Viewers’ expectations of your streams aren’t any different. Sure, when people tune into a sports game, they want to see the action. But they also want to be able to hear what’s going on.

If you’ve opted not to include sound because you’re short-staffed or don’t have appropriate resources, there are still ways to provide your viewers with a better experience. This post outlines two easy ways to do just that.

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The Top 4 Reasons Your Swim Club Should Absolutley Stream

October 13, 2016

Swimming fans flocked to online Olympics coverage this year. Though commercial-heavy, NBC’s streaming coverage was overwhelmingly praised. People reported that they loved listening to the arena’s natural sound; they could even hear the coaches and competitors.

This streaming technology isn’t only available to networks willing to pay millions of dollars. In fact, swimming venues around the country are finding that they can stream their meets for a tiny fraction of that cost. The return is invaluable: parents and fans can tune in to watch their kids in the water, even if they can’t make it to the arena itself.

There’s a common misconception that streaming meets would be tricky. It’s not! This post outlines four reasons that your swim club should start live video streaming.

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5 Awesome Reasons SIDs Are Excited About Live DVR

September 20, 2016

 

When Live DVR was introduced to television several years ago, it took the world by storm. People's ability to pause and rewind their favorite shows in real-time transformed the viewing experience.

BoxCast is excited to roll out our own Live DVR feature for your live video streams. But the feature isn’t just great for viewers at home; it can also be used to make your game staff more efficient.

Below are five reasons that sports information directors should be pumped about Live DVR:

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How to Wow Your Fans with an Entertaining Pre-Event Video

June 02, 2016

Now that school’s out of session, many athletic departments find that they have a bit more time on your hands. If that’s the case for you, we have a special summer project that will add an extra element to your live video stream: a custom pre-event video.

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The Harsh Truth Behind Sports Parent FOMO and How to Fix It

April 26, 2016


Mike Donlin, VP Sports Development, and his son

I’ll admit it: I recently saw the acronym FOMO and had to look it up. If you did too, know that you're not alone.

FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out, plagues every youth sports parent.

We all love watching our kids play. We want to see them succeed. We want to share that joy. The triumphs and pitfalls of our children’s athletic careers affect us just as much as they do our children.

Still, we know that it’s natural for our kids to fail. We want them to fail so that they can learn how to pick themselves back up. But at the end of the day, our kids are our babies and we want to be able to console them.

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Did You Know You Can Now Download a BoxCast Stream?

April 21, 2016


Note: The Downloads feature is not available with every BoxCast streaming subscription plan. Please ask a BoxCast streaming specialist or your Client Manager about the Downloads feature if you don't already have it.

Now, with the click of a button on the customer dashboard, users can access and download an archived version of their stream just minutes after an event is over. 

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5 Important Things Your Online Fans Want You to Know

April 12, 2016

If you’re streaming your games, it’s clear that you care about your program and your fans. You want everyone to catch the action, whether or not they can make it to the game.

Still, it can be tricky to know what your online fans are saying. Do they like what they see? Are there things they wish you did differently?

As a streaming provider, we get to hear from viewers all the time. Here are the five things your fans wish they could tell you:

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Five Ways to Ensure Fans Find Your Sports Stream

June 11, 2015

We’re all seeing it happen - streaming is taking off. Whether it’s people bingeing on Netflix or listening to their favorite tunes on Spotify, this popular technology gives us what we want when we want it.

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