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SI.COM

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FOR AUG. 28, 2017

Sports Illustrated Play

Get Appy!

Autumn is just around the corner, which means several things: NFL opening weekend, the World Series, another round of Kyrie and LeBron rumors and, for the 150 million Americans who are involved in youth sports, fall sign-up.

Since its inception in 2015, Sports Illustrated Play has been upping the standard for youth league management. With the release of a new SI Play app update, any team, regardless of its league affiliation, can enjoy SI Play's indispensable tools. Users can track all of their kids' games, practices and events, for any teams, in any sport. Can't make it to a game? The app features real-time updates. Coaches can track player attendance and access information on the opposition. Interactive player cards will have kids feeling like stars.

The app is about more than improved logistics. It's a powerful social tool that allows parents, coaches and players to post photos, videos and comments—and "high-five" their favorites. The social elements are a nice reminder on hectic days and overprogrammed nights of what's so great about youth sports, and why we invest so much time and energy in them. The app is free and available on both iOS and Android platforms; to download it, and to learn more about SI Play, check out SIPlay.com

SCOUT TEAM

The updated SI Play app can be used by any team—even if the rest of the league isn't on the platform.

PLAYER CARDS

Kids will feel like stars, and parents and coaches will feel like parents and coaches of stars, with all contact info in one place.

TAKING DIRECTION

Travel-team season got you worried? Fret not—we know where you're supposed to be (even if you're not sure).

LIVE SCORING

Because you can't be in two places at once, you watch one kid's game in person and track another's through the app.

THE FEED

Stories, photos and videos posted by players, coaches and parents for other players, coaches and parents.

FAMILY CALENDAR

Junior will never show up to football practice in tennis togs again. SI Play maintains schedules for multiple kids in multiple sports.