Archive for the Basketball Category

AAU Basketball Tournament to Take Over Reno Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The world’s largest basketball tournament, hosted by AAU’s Jam On It Academy, will take place over Memorial Day weekend at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces will once again be a key partner in the successful AAU weekend, providing over 60 tournament and championship courts.

The Reno Memorial Day Tournament, AAU’s most successful basketball event, will feature over 820 teams competing in 1,680 games “All Under One Roof”! Athletes 2nd grade through Varsity and spectators will descend upon Reno from all over the western United States including: Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The team at SnapSports, a trusted AAU court provider for almost a decade, is excited as always to play a major part in the tournament’s success.

“We are thrilled to have our patented basketball surfaces chosen by such an elite organization. AAU promotes health, fun, and sportsmanship, all ideals important to SnapSports. Our team is excited to continue to partner with the AAU Reno Memorial Day tournament and watch the number of participants playing on our courts continue to grow.”
– Jorgen Moller, SnapSports CEO

For the Memorial Day weekend tournament, AAU athletes will be competing on SnapSports Revolution® and BounceBack ShockTower® basketball courts, products chosen for their ease of installation and focus on competitor safety. BounceBack ShockTower, remains the only modular basketball surface on the market with a built in shock absorption system, lessening the impact on joints with an added level of “cush.”

“Over the years we’ve used nearly every indoor modular surface and I can say unequivocally that SnapSports products are the best in the industry! The Revolution and BounceBack locks stay locked, work great over a variety of surfaces and just don’t break. They disassemble easily and are ready to use over and over again.” – Matt Williams, Jam On It CEO

SnapSports, based in Salt Lake City, is a proud court provider for AAU, The United States Futsal Federation, NBA House 2015, NBA Jam Session 2014, the International Handball Federation and more. SnapSports surfaces are approved as a FIBA technical partner.

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Sole DXB Takes the Meaning of “SnapSports Custom Basketball Court” to a Whole New Level.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Sole DXB, a regional lifestyle platform for footwear, fashion, culture, art and design located in Dubai, has taken the meaning of “custom court” to a whole new level. In need of a not-your-average basketball court for the 2017 Sole Ball Above All Classic, Sole DXB called SnapSports. SnapSports worked with the cutting edge company to create a killer blue camouflage court. The December tournament, put on in partnership with Nike, featured 11 teams competing in 19 games for the tournament crown, trophy, and 10,000 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirhams).

Sole DXB, known for its outside-the-box forward thinking and hip hop-oriented presence, needed a court to jive with their ideals and SnapSports delivered. The custom camouflage DuraCourt® basketball surface was manufactured and painted at the SnapSports facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, then later made the roughly 8,000 mile trip to Dubai. This is the second custom court for the Sole Above All Classic that SnapSports has created—the first being an equally cool, equally custom court designed in a pixelated pattern.

The SnapSports team was beyond stoked to work with such a cool company on such an insanely awesome court. We can’t wait to see what Sole DXB can dream up for future years of the Sole Ball Above All Classic. Sky’s the limit!

See the official Sole DXB website for information from the most recent and previous years.

Photos from the 2017 and 2016 Sole DXB Ball Above All courts:

SnapSports® Chosen as Official Court Provider for the Jr. NBA®, Presented by Under Armour, During the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Utah-based SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces, official provider of basketball courts for Jr. NBA presented by Under Armour events throughout the 2018 All-Star Weekend taking place February 16–18th in Los Angeles, CA.

SnapSports, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of indoor and outdoor athletic courts, is once again taking part in the NBA All-Star weekend, this time as the official court provider for the Jr. NBA, presented by Under Armour Events. The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, taking place February 16th–18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, is action-packed with events geared toward NBA enthusiasts, fans, and players of all ages. SnapSports, entering their fourth year working with the NBA organization, is excited to be a part of the festivities.

“The entire team at SnapSports is proud that the NBA, the world’s premier basketball organization, chose SnapSports for this year’s Jr. NBA Basketball Courts during NBA All-Star weekend. This is a testament to the fact that when it comes to durability, performance and player safety, we are unmatched.”

 Jorgen Moller Jr, CEO SnapSports

Joining the All-Star Weekend Festivities for the first time, Jr. NBA events includes clinics, the Gatorade Jr. NBA All-Star Invitational, skills challenge, and coaches forum. All events are led by current and former NBA and WNBA players and take place on the courts provided by SnapSports.

For the Jr. NBA 2018 All-Star weekend events, SnapSports provided eight half and three full indoor basketball courts comprised of their patented Revolution surfacing. The roughly 35,000 square feet of basketball surfacing was chosen by the NBA events team for its unmatched performance and player safety. SnapSports patented sport floors also offer easy and fast installation–key for a large event with notably high attendance.

The Jr. NBA is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA with participants being boys and girls ages 6–14. The Jr. NBA hosts tournaments and events worldwide, teaching fundamentals of basketball while emphasizing teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah—the team at SnapSports has been, engineering, manufacturing and providing the world’s leading outdoor multi-courts, basketball courts and modular sport surfaces for nearly four decades! As the pioneers of the modular sports surfacing and outdoor multi-court industries you play on today, the family at SnapSports continues to develop the most advanced, multi-patented, modular sport surfacing and outdoor multi-courts for top athletes the world over. With unparalleled experience and a high-performance product line, SnapSports is the industry’s undisputed champion. SnapSports manufactures 24/7, in a 160,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, UT, and is supported by an authorized global network. SnapSports is a family owned and operated company.

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SnapSports Championship Basketball Courts Dominant Throughout Local Event

Friday, June 30th, 2017

What is better than being a major partner of one of the fastest-growing AAU basketball events? Being a major partner of one of the fastest-growing AAU basketball events in your own backyard! The SnapSports® Salt Lake City-based corporate team has had the pleasure of taking part in Big Mountain Jam and The Rocky Mountain Showcase, consecutive weekend tournaments hosted by AAU’s Jam On It Academy. Rocky Mountain Showcase, taking place this weekend at South Towne Expo center, is the culmination of two stellar weekends of intense basketball competition – together forming the largest basketball event in Utah.

Big Mountain Jam has experienced exponential growth since its original kick off. This inaugural dual weekend tournament was created to accommodate the hundreds of teams turned away from the competition in previous years. SnapSports, a consistent partner with all Big Mountain Jam events, is thrilled with the tournament growth. Between the two weekends, over 900 teams from all over the Western United States will compete on 30+ courts comprised of SnapSports Championship Basketball Surfacing – BounceBack ShockTower®. Boys and girls of all ages will go head-to-head on SnapSports tournament game courts, with winners proudly crowned as Rocky and Big Mountain champs. AAU has consistently chosen SnapSports ShockTower surfacing for its built-in shock absorption system, the only surface on the modular market with such technology.

SnapSports has been a proud partner of AAU Jam On it for many years and enjoys supporting an organization that is focused on the growth and development of amateur athletics.

 

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SnapSports Outdoor Championship Basketball Courts Return to Dew NBA 3X Tournament

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Following a successful inaugural year, the Dew NBA 3X tournament is back in action, kicking off the 2017 schedule of events in Chicago May 13th – 14th. The two-day event showcased premier 3×3 teams competing for the Chicago title on custom SnapSports® BounceBack® Basketball courts. Female and male winners are awarded a cash prize and a trip to the Championship, held in Los Angeles in September. SnapSports Athletic Surfaces will be there every step of the way, providing our patented Bounceback outdoor tournament flooring with patented ShockLock® technology. SnapSports’ ShockLock system delivers built-in “give” easing player joint impact and creating a safer athletic surface, making it an easy choice for the NBA.

The Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition combining unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. Each day of the 2-day event features more than 30 selected men’s and women’s teams. The Championship teams will qualify for the 2017 USA Basketball 3×3 Tournament, which qualifies for the NBA global 3×3 Championship. The League’s global 3-on-3 platform is part of the NBA’s ongoing commitment to growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Each event on the 6-city tournament tour features live music, entertainment and fan interactions with current and former NBA stars.

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One featured artist from each city will be given the opportunity to display their talent on a section of the SnapSports championship basketball court. With six participating artists, the court will be a one-of-a-kind representation of the 2017 Dew NBA 3X come September. Salt Lake City-based SnapSports is thrilled to have again been selected to provide courts for the most elite 3×3 basketball competition in the nation.

“Everyone at SnapSports is proud that the NBA, the world’s premier basketball organization, chose SnapSports Athletic Surfaces, as the ‘championship Basketball Court’ of NBA 3X Tour. This is a testament to the fact that when it comes to durability, performance and player safety, we are unmatched.” – Jorgen Moller Jr, CEO SnapSports

SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in our 180,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. SnapSports is the Official Court of DEW NBA 3X, 2016 NBA Centre Court, NBA Nation, 2015 NBA House, NBA 3X, AAU Basketball Jam On it, AAU All Under one Roof, The Big South, The United States Futsal Federation, USA Basketball, Big Mountain Jam, and USA Team Handball. SnapSports is an official FIBA Technical Partner and has been a proud partner of The Special Olympics, The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, The Volleyball Festival, Gus Macker 3×3, World Police & Fire Games and The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championship, to name a few. SnapSports surfaces are Made in the U.S.A. – Played on Around The World™.

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