Amateur/Youth Sports

Profile: ASIYA

ASIYA has created a sport hijab for female Muslim athletes, blending religious tradition with hi-tech athleticwear.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Community, Entrepreneurship

Trend: Big Data in Sports

The playing of sports generates tremendous amounts of data -and that data has great value for those who can capture and deliver it in useful ways. Find out how media, social media sites, fantasy sports and medicine are using big data in unique ways.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Trends

Trend: Concussion Research

Concussions are a major topic in contact sports, especially football, from youth leagues all the way up to the pros. Several leaders in the field have established themselves in Minnesota, and are working together to have a positive impact on players, kids and society.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Sports Tech, Trends

Trend: New Approaches in Youth Sports

Youth sports are at a crossroads. While popular in the U.S. there are concerning trends that show an overall trend towards less participation, fewer kids continuing with sports, and a corresponding increase in sedentary children.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Community, Sports Tech, Trends

Profile: The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship

Fly over Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis in late January and you’ll be greeted by an astounding sight: over a quarter million square feet of ice cleared to form 25 rinks, each hosting a chivalrous game of pond hockey where love of sport and pride in team dominate.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship

Profile: Player’s Health

Tyrre Burks knows how injuries can change the trajectory of a football player’s career. A wide receiver at Winona State University, his talents allowed him to become part of the elite 1.9 percent of NCAA football players go on to play the sport professionally.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Venture Capital

Profile: SportsEngine

When Justin Kaufenberg and Carson Kipfer were developing SportsEngine, the Minneapolis-based youth sports management and administration platform, they didn’t have to go far to get ideas for features.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Health Innovation, Sports Tech