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Overflow crowd attends SNUG Virginia

By SportsEngine, 01/10/17, 7:00PM CST

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Featured webmaster Mike Haynes of Cross County Basketball shares tips for harnessing technology


Guests at the SportsEngine User Group event in Vienna, Virginia, prepare for a new-products primer presented by product marketing manager Rob Bedeaux.

Mike Haynes of the Cross County Basketball League was the features speaker as an overflow crowd of about 30 youth sports webmasters, coaches, registrars and board members attended the SportsEngine User Group Event on Dec. 15 in Vienna, Virginia.

Haynes, Cross County’s webmaster, talked about how he delivers on the league’s “Bringing Youth Basketball in the 21st Century” catchphrase through online registration, live video streaming of games, postgame video interviews with players, statistics entry and display of scoring leaders in each age group, a mobile responsive webesite and a robust social media presence.


Mike Haynes, at left

Haynes talked about how he’s leveraged technology to grow the league from 25 teams at its inception to more than 100 last year.

The event, held in downtown Vienna at Bazin’s Next Door, the sister venue to Bazin’s on Church, also included representatives from Burke Bulldogs Baseball, Dematha Catholic High School Ice Hockey, James Madison Crew, Springfield South County Youth Club, Annandale United FC, Central Virginia Amateur Softball, FC Virginia, Loudoun Basketball Academy, Northern Virginia Soccer Club, NOVA Baseball Magazine, Raspberry Golf Academy and W.T. Woodson Crew, among other organizations.

SNUG Virginia was hosted by SportsEngine Community manager Loren Nelson, who talked about the Help Center, Ideas Portal, Community Forum and other resources available to help use and maximize SportsEngine’s software. Product marketing manager Rob Bedeaux talked about new products such as PowerPay and have a brief overview on when and how to use them.  

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