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Big Mountain Jam and Rocky Mountain Showcase Tournaments Proven Hometown Slam Dunks for SnapSports

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

SnapSports to provide tournament and championship basketball courts to AAU’s fastest-growing tournaments, taking place in Salt Lake City June 20–22 and 27–29.

“Home Sweet Home.” That’s the mantra for Salt Lake City-based SnapSports this weekend as they take part in AAU’s Big Mountain Jam, providing over 100,000 square feet of their industry leading indoor basketball surfacing for tournament and championship play. Big Mountain Jam, put on by AAU’s Jam On It Academy, kicks off today at the Mountain America Expo Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 450 teams of boys and girls of all ages have traveled from all over the Western US and Canada to battle for the BMJ crown. Due to the size limitations of the Expo center and the high level of interest, 450 more teams will compete next weekend in the Rocky Mountain Showcase.

SnapSports Athletic Surfaces, headquartered in Salt Lake City, has been a key player in the Big Mountain Jam for almost a decade. AAU Athletes will compete on indoor basketball courts comprised of SnapSports patented Indoor BounceBack ShockTower surfacing, the only modular surface with a built-in shock absorption system, completely eliminating the need for the use of underlayment. For consistently growing tournaments, needing no underlayment saves time and money—a must for tournament directors. Jam On It & AAU chose SnapSports surfacing not only for the ease of installation, but for its guaranteed performance and focus on athlete safety. With teams of all ages playing from morning until night, surface durability and safety were of the highest priority.

“To have AAU, a world-class sports organization, which promotes healthy competitive youth sports and right here in our own backyard, is fantastic! It’s rewarding to be chosen as the AAU Big Mountain Jams’ exclusive Championship Sports flooring over all other competitors,” said Jorgen Moller – CEO of SnapSports.

The team at SnapSports is thrilled with the growth of the local AAU tournaments. Originally just Big Mountain Jam, after years of turning down teams due to space and time limitations, AAU and Jam On It officials decided to add a second weekend in 2017. Now in its third year, the dual weekend tournament continues to thrive with participation nearing a total of 1,000 teams!

SnapSports patented technologies make their surfaces an easy choice for not only AAU but for other top organizations around the world AND for family backyards, home courts, and gyms!

Photos from this year’s AAU’s Big Mountain Jam and Rocky Mountain Showcase:

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.

 

Photos from AAU Big Mountain Jam:

AAU Big Mountain Jam 2015 Hits Salt Lake City

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

AAU Big Mountain Jam 2015
professional grade basketball surfacing
AAU and SnapSports

With over 20 indoor basketball courts packed into the South Towne Exposition Center, the best junior club players from around the nation converged to play on SnapSports professional-grade and portable basketball surfacing. AAU Big Mountain Jam 2015 and SnapSports often team up to provide the official surfacing for these classic tournaments while providing the best in quality to the nation’s most promising young athletes.

AAU Welcomes Back SnapSports® As Official Court Of This Year’s AAU Basketball ‘Jam On It’ Memorial Day Tournament

Friday, June 12th, 2015

SnapSports® to be the Official Courts for the 2nd Annual AAU / Jam On It Memorial Day Tournament in Las Vegas.

SnapSports® will be on the road again this Memorial Day Weekend as they join AAU for the 2nd Annual Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 23th-25th.  The ‘Jam On It’ Vegas Tournament, in its second year, is a unique tournament as it will host both basketball and volleyball competitors, boys and girls ages elementary through varsity.  To accommodate the complexity of a dual sport event, athletes will play on SnapSports® BounceBack® Surfacing, chosen for its superior high performance and player safety.

I’ve tried nearly every modular sports product and I can say, unequivocally, that SnapSports products are the best available!  It is the responsibility of AAU to provide high performing, safe and dependable courts for our athletes.  That is why we purchased SnapSports for all our courts.” – Matt Williams, AAU, Second Vice President

The 2015 ‘Jam On It” Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament will feature over 120 teams competing on 10 ShockTower® Championship Courts. The multi-patented ShockTower® technology is the only surface on the market to incorporate a shock absorption system into the understructure of the floor. 16 individual shocks per square foot ease the impact on player’s joints, guaranteeing a safer surface for any sport including basketball and volleyball. The versatility and high performance of SnapSports’ product line has made them a favorite of athletes, coaches, and event facilitators.

‘Jam On It’ is recognized as one of the world’s premier event organizers with 23 years of experience. As a proud member of the AAU, Jam On It has been selected to host local, regional, and national AAU events.  Jam On It also manages two multi-court facilities in Northern California housing 20 courts between the two facilities.

“ When an elite organization such as AAU Jam On It sets out to chose the best performing and safe play court for their tournaments and they choose SnapSports as their ‘Official Court’, it makes everyone here very proud. “   -Jorgen Moller Jr., CEO SnapSports

SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 150,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. SnapSports is the Official Court of AAU Basketball Jam On it, AAU All Under one Roof,  The Big South, The United States Futsal Federation, NBA Jam Session, NBA Nation, 2015 NBA House, 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 3X3, The Vanilla Ice.