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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How Do I Set Up a Single Camera Stream for Baseball?

May 26, 2016

Screenshot of Emory University's baseball program 

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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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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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[Interview:] Why Do Fans Love This Innovative Sports Program?

March 30, 2016

BoxCast recently spoke with David Pizzuto, the Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) about his experience streaming with BoxCast. Here’s what he had to say:

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6 Ways to Get Your Sports Teams in the News

March 17, 2016

There's no denying it - the continued decline of the newspaper business means it’s increasingly difficult to get media attention for your teams.

Round after round of layoffs are decimating newsrooms—sports departments included.

So unless you’re heading up a high-profile Division I college athletic department, with dedicated writers reporting, tweeting and dissecting every move the school's teams makes, it can be frustrating to tell your stories.   

Publicity is a challenge. But not impossible. Here are six ways to get your teams in the news:

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The Best Ways to Console A Kid Who Just Blew The Game

February 24, 2016

The sense of pride when your child contributes to a team win is beyond description.

So is the gut-wrenching experience when it’s his or her error that costs the team a game.

If your kid screws up, it’s not the end of the world. But what’s the best way to approach them when they’re, at best, struggling with athletic self-confidence or, at worst, shattered behind the bedroom door in a pool of tears?

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10 Expert Ways to Make Your Tournament Unforgettable

February 10, 2016

 

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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How the Super Bowl has Grown in the Past 50 years

February 04, 2016

This Sunday, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will battle in the 50th Super Bowl. In wedding terms, it’s the “Golden Anniversary.”

How appropriate, because the NFL’s championship game has exploded into a larger-than-life international event — and a bottomless stream of gold for the league and its owners, players and broadcast partners.

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Why Streaming is the Next Big Thing for Pro Sports

January 28, 2016

Remember the NFL’s toe dip into live video streaming in November 2015?

Well, now they are ready to dive headfirst into streaming.

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