Thursday, November 16th, 2017


Grassroots tournament series will have nine U.S. metro stops in first year tour

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – November 16, 2017 SportsEngine Inc., the leading youth sports technology provider, announced today a partnership with Prep Hoops, a national grassroots basketball media and event company, to present the inaugural Prep Hoops Series powered by SportsEngine, a youth basketball tournament series that will travel to nine U.S. cities in the spring and summer of 2018.

SportsEngine, a division of NBC Sports Group, is trusted by over 750,000 sports teams to run their websites, tournaments, leagues, online registration and mobile apps. With the inception of the Prep Hoops Series, all participating teams will have the option to get a free SportsEngine-hosted and designed website for their organization that will allow access to schedules, rosters and team stats throughout the year. In addition, SportsEngine’s owned basketball media properties, D1 Circuit and Prep Circuit, along with Prep Hoops contributors will garner maximum exposure for teams and individual athletes.

Prep Hoops’ presence in the grassroots basketball industry comes with a reputation of executing successful tournaments and events around the country for college hopefuls, in addition to publicizing the teams and athletes involved. This new tournament series alone will gain the attention of over 100 national scouts in search of stock risers, under the radar prospects and breakout teams at all levels of competition and recruitment.

“Traditionally, many of our basketball customers have been connected to us through our technology solutions,” said Jody Vogelaar, VP Marketing, SportsEngine. “This partnership is a great opportunity for us to be able to help those clubs, teams and players get exposure to scouts through the media component of our business.”

“We are excited to team up with SportsEngine to present a new set of tournaments for teams in all areas of the country,” said Nick Carroll, Co-Founder of Prep Hoops. “The added level of technology support and media coverage for participants is something we have been wanting to provide attending teams since we started our company in 2012.”

The Prep Hoops Series will take place April-July 2018 and will touch down at nine different metro locations across the United States, eventually culminating with a national championship in Knoxville, Tennessee. Each event will feature tournament play for age level 13U-17U.

Full Prep Hoops Series Schedule

April 6-8 – Los Angeles (Sports Academy)

May 4-6 – Kansas City (Sports Pavilion Lawrence)

May 11-13 – Myrtle Beach (MB Sports Center)

May 18-20 – Las Vegas (Tarkanian Basketball Academy)

May 25-27 – Orlando (Big House Sports Complex)

June 29-July 1 – Dallas (The Fieldhouse-Grapevine)

July 11-15 – Cincinnati (Nothin But Net)

July 18-22 – Fayetteville, AR (Whitaker Sports Center)

July 25-29 – Knoxville, TN (Rocky Top Sports World)

To register for the tournament series visit or email


About SportsEngine

Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of Sport Life Management mobile applications for coaches, parents, and athletes and Sports Relationship Management tools for governing bodies, leagues, clubs, associations and events. SportsEngine, Inc. powers over 750,000 teams, leagues, and clubs, helping them manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine, Inc. is based in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, please visit; like the company on Facebook at; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at @sportsengine.

About Prep Hoops

Founded in 2012, Prep Hoops has quickly become America’s authority for grassroots basketball coverage and events. Prep Hoops provides a one-of-a-kind event platform, hosting over 20 tournaments and over 50 prospect showcases in over 30 markets throughout the United States. Additionally, with over 100 contributors stationed throughout the country, Prep Hoops publishes close to 20,000 articles annually on players, club teams, and high school programs at all levels of competition and recruitment nationally. Visit or follow Prep Hoops on Twitter @PrepHoops.