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SnapSports® Has Home Court Advantage During AAU’s Big Mountain Jam 2014

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Salt Lake City, the home of SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces, welcomes the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) 2014 Big Mountain Jam! This three-day tournament, comprised of over 300 teams will, will be played on 28 SnapSports Indoor ShockTower® surfaces chosen for top ratings in performance and ease of installation. We are excited to be able to participate in an event right here in our own back yard.

“To partner with such a world class event hosted in our own backyard is an incredible opportunity; our team is looking forward to catching a great weekend of competitive basketball action.” – Jorgen Moller, CEO SnapSports

AAU, now in its 23rd year of tournament hosting, is recognized as one of the premier event operators in the country hosting over 40 tournaments a year. Big Mountain Jam continues to grow with teams traveling from Utah, Nevada, California, Idaho, Colorado and Canada

AAU tournaments are professional events that are fun and guaranteed safe for athletes of all ages. For the safest surface on the market, Big Mountain Jam chose SnapSports Indoor ShockTower®, the only modular surface with a shock absorption system built into the under-structure of the floor.

Athletes, coaches, and AAU Officials alike look forward to competing on the tournament surfacing and SnapSports is looking forward to being there for all the action!

SnapSports® Major Player in World’s Largest AAU Basketball Tournament

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

SnapSports® is the Official Championship and Tournament Surfacing for AAU Jam On It Memorial Day Tournament in Reno May 24 – 26, 2014.

SnapSports® has been chosen as an official flooring provider for the 1st Annual AAU Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Tarkanian Basketball Academy May 24-26,2014. The expansion to Las Vegas comes following several successful Memorial Day Tournaments held in Reno with this year’s competition expecting over 1000 teams. The ‘Jam On It’ Vegas event sets itself apart, however, in a big fashion – the tournament will host both basketball and volleyball competitors, boys and girls ages elementary through varsity. SnapSports ShockTower surface was chosen as the premium surface to accommodate the dual sport tournament.

“Unlike any other modular sports surfacing, the SnapSports ShockTower floors give us the best performance and safest playing surfacing for both our basketball and volleyball athletes to compete during the same event, simply not possible before SnapSports.”
~Matt Williams – CEO Jam On It.

The 2014 AAU Jam On It Las Vegas Memorial Day tournament will feature over 90 teams competing on 15 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.

“We are excited to have been chosen as the official multi-court for AAU’s Jam On It Dual Sport Tournament. SnapSports surfaces are engineered for athlete performance and protection throughout the play of ANY sport. We are ecstatic to be a part of this inaugural tournament and are looking forward to helping it grow over the next few years.”
~ Jorgen Moller – CEO, SnapSports

‘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 including the AAU West Coats National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jam On It also manages two multi-court facilities in Northern California housing 20 courts between the two facilities.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the team at SnapSports have been engineering, manufacturing, and providing the world’s leading outdoor multi-courts, basketball courts and indoor sport surfaces for nearly four decades. As the pioneers of the modular sports surfacing industry you play on today, the SnapSports team continues to develop the most advanced, multi-patented, modular sport surfacing and outdoor game courts for top athletes and families all over the world. With unparalleled experience and a high performance product line, SnapSports is the industry’s undisputed champion. SnapSports manufactures in their 150,000+ square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certified operations 24×7 and is supported by an authorized global network.

SnapSports® Named Official Championship Court For The 2014 AAU Las Vegas Memorial Day Dual Sport Tournament

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

SnapSports® has been chosen as an official flooring provider for the 1st Annual AAU Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Tarkanian Basketball Academy May 24 – 26, 2014. The expansion to Las Vegas comes following several successful Memorial Day Tournaments held in Reno with this year’s competition expecting over 1000 teams. The ‘Jam On It’ Vegas event sets itself apart, however, in a big fashion – the tournament will host both basketball and volleyball competitors, boys and girls ages elementary through varsity. SnapSports ShockTower surface was chosen as the premium surface to accommodate the dual sport tournament.

“Unlike any other modular sports surfacing, the SnapSports ShockTower floors give us the best performance and safest playing surfacing for both our basketball and volleyball athletes to compete during the same event, simply not possible before SnapSports.”
~ Matt Williams – CEO Jam On It.

The 2014 AAU Jam On It Las Vegas Memorial Day tournament will feature over 90 teams competing on 15 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.

“We are excited to have been chosen as the official multi-court for AAU’s Jam On It Dual Sport Tournament. SnapSports surfaces are engineered for athlete performance and protection throughout the play of ANY sport. We are ecstatic to be a part of this inaugural tournament and are looking forward to helping it grow over the next few years.”
~ Jorgen Moller – CEO, SnapSports

‘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 including the AAU West Coats National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jam On It also manages two multi-court facilities in Northern California housing 20 courts between the two facilities.

Three Generations of SnapSports® Modular Sports Flooring All Together at the National Athletic Business Expo in San Diego, CA—An Industry First

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

At this year’s National Athletic Business Conference & Expo, three generations of modular sports flooring were all together at the SnapSports® display, including Dan Kotler, the inventor of the backyard game court industry.

SnapSports the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of premium sports flooring and outdoor athletic courts, joined forces this weekend with three generations of the SnapSports family, an industry first.Dan Kotler, the inventor of the modular backyard game court industry was at the SnapSports booth with his wife Carol along with their grandson Adam (sports sales) and his daughter Kerry and husband Jorgen (Owner / Operators – SnapSports ).

“At the show today, I was happy to see amongst today’s corporately owned competitors, that a family owned & operated company can not only compete but clearly lead the industry, makes me proud of my family at SnapSports®.”
~ Dan Kotler – Pioneer Of The Backyard Game Court Industry

Over 40 years ago, Dan Kotler had the idea to create a space in family backyards where everyone could safely enjoy all of their favorite sports. That simple, but brilliant idea has grown into the outdoor game court industry you see today. Dan who sold his company and retired in the mid 90’s, often comes by SnapSports® to see his family and long time friends to share his ideas unmatched knowledge and a few laughs who have been there since the beginning.

“Today was fun having my son, my husband and my dad in the booth talking with customers about SnapSports and how it all began over 40 years ago.”
~ Kerry Moller – COO, SnapSports

SnapSports is the only major ‘family owned & operated’ modular sports flooring manufacturer world-wide. With over four decades of manufacturing experience going into every court they build, ensures customers are getting the most advanced sports flooring product on the planet.Based in Salt Lake City, Utah – The team at SnapSports® have been engineering, manufacturing, and providing the world’s leading outdoor multi-courts, basketball courts and indoor sport surfaces for over four decades! As the pioneers of the modular sports surfacing industry you play on today, the SnapSports team continues to develop the most advanced, multi-patented, modular sport surfacing and outdoor game courts for top athletes and families all over the world. With unparalleled experience and a high performance product line, SnapSports is the industry’s undisputed champion. SnapSports manufactures in their 150,000+ square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certified operations 24×7 and is supported by over 100 employees and an authorized global dealer network.

SnapSports® is the official sport surface provider for United States Futsal (USFF), AAU ‘Jam on It’ Basketball, Volleyball Festival, Special Olympics, AAU ‘All Under One Roof’ Basketball, Veteran Wheelchair Games, Colorado Crossroads, National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships, AAU ‘Big Mountain Jam’, World Police & Fire Games and USA Team Handball. In addition, SnapSports is an approved partner of the IHF and a FIBA Technical Partner, the world’s governing body for the sport of basketball.

SnapSports® Introduces New 50-50™ Sports Flooring

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The newest addition to their multi-patented sports flooring line, 50-50™, the largest high-performance modular sports surface in the industry.

SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing has proven that “Size Does Matter” with the introduction of their newest modular surfacing, 50-50™. Now the largest available module on the market, the 50-50 is set to be the pinnacle of indoor sports surfacing, especially for competitive volleyball at every level of sport.

“The 50-50 will have a huge impact in the volleyball world. A floor guaranteeing 70% fewer seams, will ensure a much safer surface for athletes during high impact play while continuing to exhibit the top rated performance SnapSports is known for. The ability to assemble and disassemble courts at a faster rate will also be a huge asset to clubs worldwide.”
~ Matt Williams – AAU Governor, Pacific District

The half meter (Sq2) size of the 50-50 guarantees over 70% fewer seams than any competitor sport tile, making for a considerably more consistent surface during competitive play. The largest module in the industry provides the fastest deployment of any suspended modular sport surface, a SnapSportability™ that is ideal for tournaments, athletic showcases, and non-permanent floors. Conformance to international play standards certifies that this product will be available worldwide.

The 50-50 is also available with SnapSports new dual-stage ShockTower® Technology, a full suspension floor system engineered with resilient shock absorbers within the sub structure. An improvement upon the first generation of ShockTower, the dual-stage shock provides a primary and a secondary level of “give” designed to reduce the vertical impact on athlete’s joints and extremities. In combination with the ShockLock® lateral impact technology, the 50-50 surfacing makes play safer, allowing athletes to play for longer without fatigue or injury.

“SnapSports consistently develops game changing sports products. We developed the ShockTower, an innovation greatly reducing the force sustained by athletes and eliminating the need for underlayment. Now, our newest product, the 50-50 surface, utilizes that ShockTower technology in the industry’s largest module. We see this product having great success in our International market and expect that many will find this far superior to the floors they play on now.”
~ Robert Dougherty – SnapSports, International Sales Manager