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3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES BEST FC SOCCER CLUB

MASSACHUSETTS-BASED CLUB IS LATEST ADDITION TO SOCCER DIVISION   ANDOVER, Mass. (NOV. 28, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired BEST FC Soccer Club, adding another elite youth training and development organization...

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All Sports

3STEP SPORTS NAMES TANIA KING AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Proven executive King joins 3STEP to continue to lead the company’s athlete-centric growth strategy ANDOVER, Mass. (NOV. 15, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has named Tania King as its new Chief...

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All Sports

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES NORTH BAY BASKETBALL ACADEMY

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLUB AND EVENT OPERATOR WILL BE FOUNDATION FOR WEST COAST BASKETBALL GROWTH ANDOVER, Mass. (Nov. 10, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired North Bay Basketball Academy (NBBA), adding...

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All Sports

3STEP SPORTS TO PARTNER WITH HOOP IT UP ON SERIES OF 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENTS

ANDOVER, Mass. (NOV. 2, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has partnered with Hoop It Up, to run a series of 3-on-3 basketball tournaments across the country next summer. For the past...

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All Sports

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES PATRIOT LACROSSE CLUB

ELITE NEW JERSEY-BASED CLUB IS LATEST ADDITION TO LACROSSE DIVISION ANDOVER, Mass. (Oct. 5, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired Patriot Lacrosse Club, adding another elite youth training and development...

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All Sports

3STEP Field Hockey hires Allan Law as National Coaching Director

3STEP Field Hockey has hired Allan Law as National Coaching Director, adding one of the sport’s most respected voices to its growing staff. Law has more than 20 years of experience as a coach and educator, most recently as an assistant coach...

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Baseball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES PROSPECTS ATHLETICS

For Immediate Release February 23, 2022 Contact: Walker Jones (walker@threestep.com) 3STEP Sports adds to expanding baseball, softball divisions by acquiring Prospects Athletics WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 23, 2022 – 3STEP sports, the most impactful youth sports ecosystem in the nation, has acquired Prospects...

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Baseball

The Show Goes On

Former Show Baseball stars Steven Hajjar, Jared Dupere, and Dom Keegan continue to chase their baseball dreams going into 2022 By Danny Priest Baseball is a game marked by achievements. Hitting .300, throwing a perfect game, capturing the elusive World Series trophy,...

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Baseball

3STEP Sports Announces Partnership with Blast Motion

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Blast Motion, the leader in swing analysis, player development and improvement, today announced a partnership with 3STEP Sports to help put industry-leading swing improvement technology in the hands of baseball and fastpitch athletes across New England.

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Baseball

New Balance Select formed by EBL and PBC

BOSTON — The Elite Baseball League (EBL) and Premier Baseball Conference (PBC) have formed a new League called New Balance Select, a merger that unifies the top two baseball leagues sponsored by one of the top brands in the sports industry. Combining...

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Baseball

Nor’Easters Success Built on Selfless Play

MARIETTA, Ga. – The WWBA National Championship is one of the largest tournaments in the country each summer and is filled with hundreds of teams all competing for a chance to win a championship. Some teams recruit players to increase their odds...

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Baseball

Show Baseball Academy and Northeast Hurricanes Form Partnership

WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Show Baseball Academy and Northeast Hurricanes Baseball & Softball are excited to announce a partnership in preparation for the fall baseball and softball season. The two club programs will merge athletes to feature over 55 teams across Massachusetts...

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Basketball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES NORTH BAY BASKETBALL ACADEMY

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLUB AND EVENT OPERATOR WILL BE FOUNDATION FOR WEST COAST BASKETBALL GROWTH ANDOVER, Mass. (Nov. 10, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired North Bay Basketball Academy (NBBA), adding...

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Basketball

3STEP SPORTS TO PARTNER WITH HOOP IT UP ON SERIES OF 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENTS

ANDOVER, Mass. (NOV. 2, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has partnered with Hoop It Up, to run a series of 3-on-3 basketball tournaments across the country next summer. For the past...

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Basketball

Haze of Glory

After starring as a player, Scott Hazelton has gone down a different path to success as a coach. By Danny Priest The name Scott Hazelton is synonymous with basketball in New England. People know him as a coach, mentor, player development specialist...

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Basketball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES ICONIC GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL BRAND HOOP GROUP

CAMP AND EVENT OPERATOR HAS BEEN A PILLAR IN YOUTH BASKETBALL FOR 60 YEARS WILMINGTON, Mass. (Aug. 29, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired nationally-renowned Hoop Group, which has been...

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Basketball

Paul Biancardi Talks Club Basketball, Understanding Recruiting

Navigating the club basketball and recruiting process can be tricky. ESPN National Director of Recruiting Paul Biancardi joined 3Step Sports for a Q&A regarding selecting the proper club team, navigating the recruiting process, and much more.  By Danny Priest In early June,...

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Basketball

Coach U: The Rivals Way

Ushearnda Stroud thought she was done with the game of basketball. Then, she took a chance and now finds herself as one of the most prominent coaching figures in New England and a source of inspiration for girls with dreams of making...

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Field Hockey

3STEP Field Hockey hires Allan Law as National Coaching Director

3STEP Field Hockey has hired Allan Law as National Coaching Director, adding one of the sport’s most respected voices to its growing staff. Law has more than 20 years of experience as a coach and educator, most recently as an assistant coach...

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Field Hockey

UNDER ARMOUR SPONSORS UA SELECT GAME, 3STEP FIELD HOCKEY

For Immediate Release March 1, 2022 Contact: Ainslee Lamb (ainslee.lamb@threestep.com) Under Armour to be title sponsor of Select Game and official outfitter of 3STEP field hockey WILMINGTON, Mass., March 1, 2022 – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest youth sports club and event...

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Field Hockey

3STEP SPORTS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NFHCA THROUGH 2025

For Immediate Release February 18, 2022 Contact: Ainslee Lamb (ainslee.lamb@threestep.com) 3Step Sports Continues Successful Partnership With NFHCA WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 18, 2022 – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest youth sports club and event operator, is proud to announce that it is extending...

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Field Hockey

PENN MONTO TO BECOME OFFICIAL BALL OF 3STEP SPORTS FIELD HOCKEY

For Immediate Release November 15, 2021 Contact: Ainslee Lamb (ainslee.lamb@threestep.com) … PENN MONTO TO BECOME OFFICIAL BALL OF 3STEP SPORTS FIELD HOCKEY   WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 15, 2021 – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest youth sports club and event operator, is proud...

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Field Hockey

PENN MONTO TO BECOME OFFICIAL BALL OF 3STEP SPORTS FH

PENN MONTO TO BECOME OFFICIAL BALL OF 3STEP SPORTS FIELD HOCKEY WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 15, 2021 – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest youth sports club and event operator, is proud to announce that Penn Monto will be the official ball of 3Step...

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Field Hockey

ESSEX Sports Center Executes Lease with 3 STEP Sports, LLC

MANSFIELD, Mass. — The Essex Sports Center announced today that they have come to terms with 3 STEP Sports LLC to anchor the 30,000SF field house at the Essex Sports Center effective July 1, 2020. Brian DeVellis, president of ESG Associates Inc.,...

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Football

3STEP Sports Names Go4Ellis Official Athletic Training Services Provider

WILMINGTON, Mass. — 3STEP Sports, the largest youth sport event and club operator in the nation, has named Go4Ellis its official athletic training services provider through a partnership that will connect coaches, tournament directors, leagues and camps directly with on-demand athletic trainers....

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Football

Deion Sanders Thrives in Coaching Role at Prime Underclassmen Camp

Early during Sunday’s Prime Elite Underclassmen Camp, Miles Weston was running a drill against Deion Sanders. The outsole of the Venice High School freshman wide receiver’s cleat was torn clean off as he was coming out of his break. Without saying a...

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Lacrosse

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES PATRIOT LACROSSE CLUB

ELITE NEW JERSEY-BASED CLUB IS LATEST ADDITION TO LACROSSE DIVISION ANDOVER, Mass. (Oct. 5, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired Patriot Lacrosse Club, adding another elite youth training and development...

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3d New England Lands Five Of Inside Lacrosse’s Top 2021 Players

Virginia Freshman Griffin Schutz headlines the rankings, the first 3d New England player to ever rank No. 1 in the country By Danny Priest Griffin Schutz hasn’t played a collegiate lacrosse game yet for the University of Virginia, but the No. 1...

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Lacrosse

ELITE LACROSSE CLUBS COME TOGETHER TO FORM MID-SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release December 13, 2021 Contact: Brett Manney (brett@nxtsports.com) Nation’s Top Club Lacrosse Programs Come Together For Mid-Summer Championships in June 2022 WILMINGTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2021 – Six of the nation’s top lacrosse clubs – 3D New England, 3D Georgia,...

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Lacrosse star and coach Scott Ratliff Finds Expression Through Poetry

Oh Captain, My Captain …: Lacrosse star and coach Scott Ratliff has found a way of expression through poetry By Danny Priest Have you ever played word association? You say blue, your friend says sky. They say fork, you say knife. Stop...

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Lacrosse

ESSEX Sports Center Executes Lease with 3 STEP Sports, LLC

MANSFIELD, Mass. — The Essex Sports Center announced today that they have come to terms with 3 STEP Sports LLC to anchor the 30,000SF field house at the Essex Sports Center effective July 1, 2020. Brian DeVellis, president of ESG Associates Inc.,...

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Lacrosse

3STEP Sports Names Go4Ellis Official Athletic Training Services Provider

WILMINGTON, Mass. — 3STEP Sports, the largest youth sport event and club operator in the nation, has named Go4Ellis its official athletic training services provider through a partnership that will connect coaches, tournament directors, leagues and camps directly with on-demand athletic trainers....

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Soccer

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES BEST FC SOCCER CLUB

MASSACHUSETTS-BASED CLUB IS LATEST ADDITION TO SOCCER DIVISION   ANDOVER, Mass. (NOV. 28, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired BEST FC Soccer Club, adding another elite youth training and development organization...

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Soccer

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES SPORTS MADE PERSONAL

ILLINOIS-BASED COMPANY WILL BRING ITS SOCCER AND LACROSSE CLUBS TO 3STEP SPORTS, AS WELL AS EVENTS, AND TRAVEL AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISIONS WILMINGTON, Mass. (June 15, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful club and event operator, has acquired Sports...

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Soccer

3STEP SPORTS ADDS SEACOAST UNITED

3STEP SPORTS ADDS SEACOAST UNITED SPORTS CLUB WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 13, 2021 — 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest youth sports club and event operator, has acquired Seacoast United Sports Club, which has over 5,000 athletes across soccer and field hockey. The partnership...

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Volleyball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES FaR OUT VOLLEYBALL CLUB

MICHIGAN-BASED CLUB THE LATEST ADDITION TO VOLLEYBALL DIVISION   WILMINGTON, Mass. (Aug. 31, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired FaR OUT Volleyball Club, adding another nationally-recognized club to its volleyball division.  ...

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Volleyball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

FLORIDA-BASED CLUB THE LATEST ADDITION TO GROWING VOLLEYBALL DIVISION WILMINGTON, Mass. (Aug. 1, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired Wildfire Volleyball Academy, adding another nationally-recognized club to its volleyball division....

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Volleyball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES TRI-STATE ELITE VOLLEYBALL CLUB

CINCINNATI-BASED CLUB ANOTHER KEY ADDITION TO VOLLEYBALL DIVISION WILMINGTON, Mass. (July 25, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired Tri-State Elite Volleyball Club, adding another nationally-recognized club to its volleyball division....

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Volleyball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES THE ACADEMY CLEVELAND VOLLEYBALL CLUB

TOP CLUB AND EVENT OPERATOR BOLSTERS GROWING VOLLEYBALL DIVISION WILMINGTON, Mass. (July 11, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator, has acquired The Academy Volleyball Club Cleveland (AVC), adding another nationally-recognized club to...

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Volleyball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES THE ACADEMY VOLLEYBALL CLUB

INDIANAPOLIS-BASED CLUB AND EVENT OPERATOR IS ONE OF BEST IN NATION WILMINGTON, Mass. (June 30, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful club and event operator, has acquired The Academy Volleyball Club, one of the largest and best youth...

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Volleyball

3STEP SPORTS ACQUIRES K2 VOLLEYBALL CLUB

TENNESSEE-BASED CLUB AND EVENT OPERATOR JOINS 3STEP’S GROWING VOLLEYBALL ROSTER AS ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP CLUB VOLLEYBALL ORGANIZATIONS WILMINGTON, Mass. (June 28, 2022) – 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful club and event operator, has acquired K2 Volleyball Club,...