Archive for the Basketball Category

New HALO Flooring Debuts at 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend is the First Event to Showcase New HALO TuffShield Flooring

SnapSports teamed up again with the NBA for the 2020 All-Star and Jr. NBA weekend in Chicago this year. We installed over 30,000 square feet of our Maple TuffShield surfacing for the 4-day marathon event of basketball tournaments and skills challenges. NBA Pro athletes from all over the country worked out with kids of all ages on our floors.

We chose this event to unveil our newest addition to the SnapSports product family, introducing our new line of iridescent HALO TuffShield color options. The Blue HALO TuffShield finish showcased in each basketball key provided a stunning contrast with the Maple TuffShield courts–certainly a unique and interesting focal point! Not only are these new finishes good-looking, the HALO TuffShield options are designed to hold up to the serious play of competitions like the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. This flooring continues the SnapSports legacy with the advanced patented technology that athletes have come to expect.

A huge thank you to our production team for producing all of the product without any delays and to the quality standards that make the SnapSports brand the best in the industry. And a shout out to our shipping team for taking great care to get the product delivered and picked up on schedule. This was a great event to kick off what will most certainly be another stellar year for SnapSports!

Photos from the 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend:

SnapSports Ready to Jam at Rolling Loud Festival in CA

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Rolling Loud, the LARGEST hip-hop festival in the world, kicks off its Bay Area event tomorrow in Oakland, California. Part of this year’s action includes a 58 x 44 foot SnapSports Outdoor Revolution basketball half court complete with custom Rolling Loud Logo.

The festival, which started out as a 3-day event in Miami, is now known as the largest hip-hop festival in the world! With 2019’s scheduled stops in Miami, Oakland, New York, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, the 5th year of the Rolling Loud festival is slated to tally the largest turnout yet.

The Bay Area Festival, with its SnapSports custom outdoor basketball court, takes place this weekend September 28th – 29th at the Oakland Coliseum Grounds. Headliners include hip-hop superstars Future, G-Eazy, Migos, and Lil Uzi Vert along with many more well-known artists also scheduled to perform.

The SnapSports Outdoor Revolution flooring chosen by Rolling Loud is the perfect solution for permanent or portable, backyard or commercial courts. Completely customizable from size, colors, logos and sport use, SnapSports can build the perfect court for any event or residential backyard. Families, top sports organizations, and marketing agencies worldwide use SnapSports surfaces for their durability, high performance, and ease of installation.

Photos of the Rolling Loud court:

SnapSports Official Flooring of Red Bull 3X

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Red Bull 3X Basketball Tournament Stops in Salt Lake City, held on SnapSports® Official Championship Courts

The newest premier 3 on 3 basketball tournament stopped in Salt Lake City last weekend, taking the downtown summer heat to an entirely new level. The Red Bull 3X Salt lake City Regional Qualifier featured top male and female talent aged 18 and up vying for the $6,000 prize purse and a chance to earn a spot on the 2020 USA Basketball National 3X Team! All tournament play, taking place in the outdoor courtyard of Vivint Smart Home Arena, ensued on SnapSports Official Championship Basketball courts custom made for the Red Bull events. With Vivint Smart Home Arena just miles away from headquarters, SnapSports eagerly anticipated such an elite level event held in their backyard.

“The whole SnapSports team is so excited and proud to have our Outdoor Basketball Courts chosen by RedBull 3x Tournament, another testament to the unmatched level of performance and quality found in all SnapSports athletic surfaces.”
Jorgen Moller – CEO

The Red Bull 3X Salt Lake City Event was one of over twenty qualifiers held nationwide, with the top 4 men’s and women’s teams invited to play in the Red Bull USA 3X West Regional Event taking place in September. In partnership with USA Basketball, the inaugural Red Bull 3X series is one of 4 elite tournaments searching for America’s top tier 3X athletes. Men and women competing in Red Bull events earn cash prizes and FIBA points for the ultimate chance to win a spot on the 2020 USA Basketball National 3×3 Team!

For the inaugural tournament, Red Bull (an energy drink company known for sponsoring extreme sporting events) searched for a portable, high-performance basketball surface ideal for high-level athletes with the ability to customize with the rad, avant-garde branding the energy maven is known for. SnapSports was happy to deliver with their Outdoor Revolution ShockTower Basketball surfacing, complete with a one of a kind maze-like design and hand-painted Red Bull Logos. An extreme court design for an extreme company!

Photos from the Red Bull 3X Event:

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:

2019 NBA All-Star Weekend Kicks off on SnapSports Basketball Surface

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Festivities for the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend were officially underway last weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SnapSports, for the sixth consecutive year, was chosen as the flooring provider for Jr. NBA and Gatorade events happening throughout the weekend. Current and former NBA stars volunteered as coaches for the Jr. NBA skills clinic. The clinic took place on 4 full courts and 6 half courts comprised of over 33,000 square feet of SnapSports patented Maple TuffShield basketball surfacing. Boys and girls of all ages picked up tips and tricks from the likes of former MVP and current Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, current Detroit Pistons PF Blake Griffin, and fan favorite, former Atlanta Hawk Dikembe Mutombo—just to name a few!

Following the Jr. NBA Clinics, the SnapSports indoor basketball courts installed for All-Star weekend will also be the selected site for the Quarter, Semi and Final rounds of the 19th annual Gatorade Jr. NBA All-Star Invitational. The free single elimination tournament features middle school aged boys and girls from the Charlotte Area.

The NBA All-Star game, first held in 1951, features the NBA’s biggest and brightest stars from coast to coast vying for the spotlight with 3 pointers, no look passes, and insane dunks. Over the years, the NBA has added additional aspects to All-Star weekend, outside of the game itself including: the NBA All-Star Celebrity game, the rising Stars Challenge, and several versions of “Jam Session” the main fan attraction. For the NBA, SnapSports’ versatile, high performance, portable yet safe surfaces are ideal for Jam Session, Jr. NBA, and Gatorade events.

Photos from the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend: