Youth sports in US look for reinvention, industry unity

LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness’ US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, one grappling with many of the same heavy impacts from the continued hiatus as the professional and major college ranks, but typically without the revenue support of long-term media and sponsorship contracts.

Both Goldberg and Lopez are also involved in a newly formed national-level coalition advocating for youth sports. That effort has since grown substantially in size and received a boost from a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders.

The second of a two-part video series. The first part can be found here.

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