Live Video for Social Distancing in Youth Sports

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on every aspect of our lives, and we work to find a “new normal” for everything we do. Sports at all levels have been particularly ravaged, from youth sports to the professional level. For most high schools and colleges, fall sporting activities have been cancelled entirely.

If your teams have returned to the field, strict safety procedures are likely required to protect players, coaches, and spectators. Two key components in safety protocols are limiting (or eliminating) the number of spectators and social distancing, or as we refer to it in the world of sports – spectator distancing. While these precautions are necessary, they limit the ability for people to enjoy watching the games. So, what’s the solution?

It turns out a solution is already available and in use all across America – live streaming video. By live streaming sporting events, anyone who is connected to the Internet can enjoy watching games.  If your league, school or complex doesn’t have a live streaming system, it’s up to you to find the best system available that provides all the features you want in a live streaming video system and is affordable. If you already have a system in place, you must ensure that it satisfies all your requirements, since live streaming your sporting events is now more important than ever.

We’re not talking about mounting a camera or two around the areas where your sporting events take place. Leagues, schools and sports complexes need professional installations of feature-rich, live streaming solutions that are high quality, affordable, and customized for your unique location.

The best live streaming solution available today is GoDog GameStream. GoDog Sports is not a camera vendor that “sets it and forgets it.” We are a service partner and developed GoDog GameStream as a managed service, meaning we scope your sports venue(s), manage the install and work under flexible business models tailored to your needs.

GoDog GameStream offers more than any other live stream video system for sports in the industry. With GoDog GameStream you get:

  • HD live stream cameras
  • Live streaming
  • On demand access to games
  • Bookmarking
  • Highlight creation
  • Game downloads
  • Web portal with your venue, league, or school’s branding
  • Custom dashboard to manage teams and schedules
  • User management for a secure experience
  • Exclusive high-speed satellite Internet at ANY location, thanks to ViaSat (optional)
  • Customer service with account managers

And best of all, it’s surprisingly affordable. We also include a revenue share and support sponsorships and advertising. Additional unique connected services we offer include SnackBarTV, to broadcast games at concessions stands, WiFi hotspots for the convenience of your spectators, and point of sale solutions, including touchless pickup and delivery to the stands.

GoDog GameStream is focused on customer satisfaction, and the only way we can do that is by working closely with you before, during, and after the installation. We don’t take a cookie cutter “take it or leave it” approach. We customize everything to suit the needs of our clients large or small. Whether you’re a single field youth sports league, a massive sports complex, or a school with multiple indoor and outdoor sporting venues, we will custom tailor a live streaming video solution that’s right for your location.

We start by scoping your location, during a Zoom and Google Maps session scheduled at your convenience. For indoor venues like basketball, swimming, and volleyball, we can work with photos and videos. Once we know more about your location, we figure out the best system and configuration for your needs and budget. Then, we complete the installation at your facility. We also train personnel on your portal admin tools and monitor your feeds to maintain uptime. Our operations team lives by the motto: “We Install. You Stream!”

If you already have a system in place, it might be time to update your system with GoDog GameStream. We can assess your current system and installation and show you how easy and affordable it can be to get a serious upgrade and offer a better experience to everyone.

We know that COVID-19 isn’t going away any time soon, and even after a vaccine is developed and implemented, a reduction in crowd sizes will become the “new normal.” GoDog GameStream is long-term solution for you to maintain social distancing and still provide a way for everyone to enjoy the action. Click here to see how social distancing can be done more effectively with GoDog GameStream – https://godogsports.com/play-safe/

With GoDog GameStream your sports venues will take a giant leap forward in innovation and safety. Everyone can finally enjoy games from the safety of their homes or wherever they are in the world, on any connected device. Never miss a moment with GoDog GameStream!

How to Add Live Streaming Video to High School and College Sports

As we approach the new school year, every high school and college in the country has been impacted by COVID-19 and is evaluating their sports future. Responsible decisions are being made concerning the health and safety of student athletes, coaches, parents, boosters, and anyone associated with live sporting events. And it’s not just one sport. It’s all sports.

Fortunately, sports will return at some point, but changes in how we compete and view sporting events will change dramatically. Testing, spectator distancing, mask wearing, and other protocols will become the new normal. More than ever, now is the time to consider a solution that is already in place at high schools and colleges all across America – live sports streaming.

Whether you’re an athletic director, coach, or involved parent, you want to provide an amazing experience for student athletes, coaches, families, and fans at your sporting venues. You also probably know that live streaming high school and college sports is no longer a nice to have; it’s an expected service and a great way to differentiate your school and attract potential athletes. Mounting a camera on the backstop, backboard, or 50-yard line may record part of the action, but it won’t get it all and doesn’t stream live to all families.

High schools and colleges need professional installation for an affordable price that is custom made for each sporting field, court, or venue. It’s not just football and baseball. Basketball courts become volleyball courts and wrestling rings. Soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse often share fields. With a live streaming solution in place, your school can broadcast virtually every sport, so families and fans never miss a moment. And now the next wave of live streaming innovation is coming to market for schools across America, with incredible features that take the live streaming experience to a whole new level.

The best live streaming solution for youth sports tournaments available today is GoDog GameStream. GoDog is not just a camera vendor. We are a service provider and developed GoDog GameStream as a managed service, meaning we scope your sports venues, manage the install and work with you under flexible business models that are tailored to your needs.

GoDog GameStream was created with three key things in mind. First, we wanted the highest quality video stream possible. Second, we wanted a simple to use, cloud-based interface customized with sports venue branding and easy enough for grandparents to use. And finally, it had to be affordable. GoDog GameStream offers more than any other youth sports live stream system in the industry.

With GoDog GameStream you get:

  • HD live stream cameras
  • Live streaming
  • On demand access to games
  • Bookmarking
  • Highlight creation
  • Game downloads
  • Web portal with your venue, league, or school’s branding
  • Custom dashboard to manage teams and schedules
  • User management for a secure experience
  • Exclusive high-speed satellite Internet at ANY location, thanks to ViaSat (optional)
  • Customer service with account managers

And best of all, it’s surprisingly affordable. We include a revenue share with the complex and support sponsorships and advertising. We also offer unique connected service including SnackBarTV, to follow every game at concessions stands, WiFi hotspots for the convenience of your customers, and point of sale solutions, including touchless pickup and delivery to the stands.

But GoDog GameStream is particularly effective for coaches and scouts. With our live streaming system in place, coaches can have multiple camera angles to use as a real-time “virtual coach” to help their athletes reach their maximum potential. And for those athletes who are true standouts? GoDog Game Stream allows scouts to track and evaluate players remotely. Regardless of their sport, athletes get the exposure they need and deserve with a GoDog live video streaming system

GoDog GameStream is focused on customer satisfaction, and the only way we can do that is by working closely with you before, during, and after the installation. We don’t take a cookie cutter “take it or leave it” approach, like the expensive camera vendors out there. We are a service provider and customize everything to suit the needs of our clients. We know that schools operate under tight budgets. We’re here to help you get the best possible system, attentive service, and at an affordable price.

We start by scoping your location, during a Zoom and Google Maps session scheduled at your convenience. We work with you to figure out the best system and configuration for your needs and budget. Then, we complete the installation at your facility. We also train personnel on your portal admin tools and monitor your feeds to maintain uptime. Our operations team lives by the motto: “We Install. You Stream!”

If you already have a system in place, it might be time to update your system with GoDog GameStream. We can assess your current system and installation and show you how easy and affordable it can be to get a serious upgrade and offer a better experience to everyone.

And again, we know we are all dealing with a pandemic crisis that has brought schools to their knees.  GoDog GameStream can be an important part of your safety protocol by using video to reduce crowd sizes and maximize safety for players, coaches, and families. With GoDog GameStream you can maintain social distancing and still provide a way for everyone to enjoy the action. Click here to see how social distancing can be done more effectively with GoDog GameStream – https://godogsports.com/play-safe/

With GoDog GameStream your school athletics will take a giant leap forward in innovation and safety so everyone, including grandma and grandpa, can finally enjoy all sporting events from wherever they are in the world, on any connected device. Never miss a moment with GoDog GameStream – where student athletes are the stars!

Live Streaming Video for Youth Sports Complexes and Tournaments

Whether you’re the owner/operator of a youth sports complex or a tournament director, you want to provide an amazing experience for players, coaches and families at your facility.

You already know that live streaming youth sports is no longer a nice to have; it’s an expected service and a great way to differentiate your sports venue. Mounting a camera on the backstop may record part of the field, but it won’t get all the action and doesn’t stream live to all families. Sports complexes need professional installation for an affordable price that is custom made for youth sports. And now the next wave of live streaming innovation is coming to market for leagues, schools, and tournament complexes across America, with incredible features that take the live streaming experience to a whole new level.

The best live streaming solution for youth sports tournaments available today is GoDog GameStream. GoDog Sports is not a camera vendor, we are a service provider and developed GoDog GameStream as a managed service, meaning we handle scoping your complex, managing the install and working under flexible business models tailored to your venue.

GoDog GameStream was created with three key things in mind. First, we wanted the highest quality video stream possible. Second, we wanted a simple to use, cloud-based interface customized with sports venue branding and easy enough for grandparents to use. And finally, it had to be affordable. GoDog GameStream offers more than any other youth sports live stream system in the industry.

With GoDog GameStream you get:

  • HD live stream cameras
  • Live streaming
  • On demand access to games
  • Bookmarking
  • Highlight creation
  • Game downloads
  • Web portal with your venue, league, or school’s branding
  • Custom dashboard to manage teams and schedules
  • User management for a secure experience
  • Exclusive high-speed satellite Internet at ANY location, thanks to ViaSat (optional)
  • Customer service with account managers

And best of all, it’s surprisingly affordable. We include a revenue share with the complex and support sponsorships and advertising. We also offer unique connected service including SnackBarTV, to follow every game at concessions stands, WiFi hotspots for the convenience of your customers, and point of sale solutions, including touchless pickup and delivery to the stands.

GoDog GameStream is focused on customer satisfaction, and the only way we can do that is by working closely with you before, during, and after the installation. We don’t take a cookie cutter “take it or leave it” approach, like the expensive camera vendors out there. We are a service provider and customize everything to suit the needs of our clients.

We start by scoping your location, during a Zoom and Google Maps session scheduled at your convenience. We work with you to figure out the best system and configuration for your needs and budget. Then, we complete the installation at your facility. We also train personnel on your portal admin tools and monitor your feeds to maintain uptime. Our operations team lives by the motto: “We Install. You Stream!”

If you already have a system in place, it might be time to update your system with GoDog GameStream. We can assess your current system and installation and show you how easy and affordable it can be to get a serious upgrade and offer a better experience to everyone.

Here are a few things to watch out for when assessing live streaming.

  • Are you dealing with a full-service provider or a basic camera vendor?
  • Do they provide custom installation to ensure camera placement / angles are the best for your facility, or do they simply ship you a camera and require you to figure out how to best install?
  • Do they provide you with a revenue share on all services? Is an app required to view the experience and if so, what are the app store ratings?
  • Have you watched cameras at a provider’s venue to make sure the picture isn’t a coke bottle or fish barrel lens, like a security camera?
  • Worse, are their cameras off center or crocked from a foul ball or basketball hit to the lens, and gone unadjusted?
  • Are the streams high quality?
  • Do they have user sign up and registration, so you know who is watching your youth athletes?
  • Are highlight creation and game downloads built right in?
  • Do they enable you to advertise and get sponsors?
  • Can they cover every field or court with connectivity or are you limited to only a subset of fields because your internet can’t reach every location?
  • Are you dealing with a pro / college camera solution trying to sell into the youth market?
  • Most important, are they affordable?

GoDog GameStream was built for youth sports by youth sports dads with a track record in technology and the wireless service provider industries. We offer the highest quality video, manage all installs, monitor your feeds, include user registration, exclusively offer ViaSat high speed satellite internet to reach every location and are highly rated by all customers. In fact, our rapid national expansion has been driven by referrals from existing customers.

GoDog GameStream can also be an important part of your safety protocol. Social distancing is required at most facilities now, and video is key to reducing crowd sizes to maximize safety for players, coaches, and families. GoDog GameStream is great solution for you to maintain social distancing and still provide a way for everyone to enjoy the action. Click here to see how social distancing can be done more effectively with GoDog GameStream – https://godogsports.com/play-safe/

With GoDog GameStream your youth sports complex will take a giant leap forward in innovation and safety to attract teams. Everyone, including grandma and grandpa, can finally enjoy games from wherever they are in the world, on any connected device. Never miss a moment with GoDog GameStream – where kids are the stars!

Add Live Streaming Video to Youth Sports Leagues

As “baseball” parents, we know the sacrifices you make to keep your kids involved with youth sports. We also know the joy, excitement, and camaraderie among players and families that make it all worthwhile. These are lifelong memories you are making with your kids. They grow up fast, so enjoy the moments for all they’re worth.

But what about all those times you can’t be there because of social distancing, work, overlapping games of siblings, and “life” just getting in the way? Like you, we’ve been there after a missed game, listening to our kids tell us about the awesome play they made, like turning a double play or catching a TD in the corner of the endzone. These are moments you don’t want to miss, and now you don’t have to thanks to real time live streaming.

We’re not talking about FaceTiming, while your significant other is jumping up and down screaming your kid’s name out. That’s not how watching a live stream game should be. No one can enjoy the experience, right? Let alone enjoy watching it later at home.

What we’re talking about are real time live streaming systems that are being installed at youth sports leagues and venues across America today. Live streaming youth sports with professional installations is just emerging as the next wave of innovation at leagues, schools, and tournament complexes.  And the incredible set of features takes the live stream experience to a whole new level.

The best live streaming solution available today is GoDog GameStream. As youth sports parents, we developed GoDog GameStream to deliver highest quality video, a simple to use interface, and an affordable price. We don’t take a cookie cutter “take it or leave it” approach, like the camera vendors out there. We are a service provider and customize everything to suit the needs of our individual league clients.

With GoDog GameStream you get:

  • HD live stream cameras
  • Live streaming
  • On demand access to games
  • Bookmarking
  • Highlight creation
  • Game downloads
  • Web portal with your venue, league, or school’s branding
  • Custom dashboard to manage teams and schedules
  • User management for a secure experience
  • Exclusive high-speed satellite Internet at ANY location, thanks to ViaSat (optional)
  • Customer service with account managers

And best of all, it’s surprisingly affordable. We even have ways for you to raise money to pay for your system and raise revenue for your organization with sponsorships and advertising revenue.

GoDog GameStream is focused on customer satisfaction, and the only way we can do that is by working closely with you before, during, and after the installation. We start by scoping your location, during a Zoom and Google Maps session scheduled at your convenience. We work with you to figure out the best system and configuration for your needs and budget. Then, we complete the installation at your facility which typically takes about half a day. We also train league personnel on your portal admin tools and monitor your feeds to maintain uptime. Our operations team lives by the motto: “We Install. You Stream!”

GoDog GameStream can also be an important part of your league’s safety protocol. In today’s uncertain times, social distancing is key to safer interaction between players, coaches, and families. Click here to see how social distancing can be done more effectively with GoDog GameStream – https://godogsports.com/play-safe/

With GoDog Game Stream, everyone can enjoy the game, from wherever they are, on any connected device. Never miss a moment with GoDog GameStream – where kids are the stars!

Paying for Live Video Streaming at Youth Sports Leagues is Easier Than You Think!

What are families saying about GoDog GameStream?

Live streaming youth sporting events is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after technologies by youth sports leagues and schools across the country. GoDog GameStream and their HD broadcast system is emerging as an industry favorite, utilizing satellite technology to deliver the broadcast, which is a unique and exciting game changer.

However, one of the challenges faced by youth sports leagues and schools is the cost of installing an HD broadcast system and maintaining it. While most live streaming solutions cost between $10,000 and $50,000 to install, GoDog GameStream has packages from only $1,995. Working closely with leagues and schools who installed GoDog GameStream in California, the GoDog Sports team has now identified the most popular ways a league or school can afford their system and reap all the benefits that come with it.

3 Ways to Help Fund the GoDog GameStream System

The GoDog GameStream system provides a long list of valuable benefits and functionality, fromon-site high-speed Internet and crystal-clear HD video streaming to completely secure viewing portals and revenue generating capabilities. But the first step is getting it installed at your facility.Don’t let the initial costs steer you away! Here are three ways that GoDog GameStream can be surprisingly affordable.

Get Square and Get Funding!
GoDog GameStream has partnered with Square to help offset the cost of installation and theongoing maintenance fee through the GoDog Sports exclusive “Fund-a-Field” program. With every Square account, Square will launch a FREE fund-raising web page for your league or school that allows family and friends to donate to fund the GoDog GameStream system. And, your league or school can launch your own Square spirit wear store with proceeds going to fund your GameStream system. It’s amazing how fast it adds up!

A Modest Dues Increase
We understand the costs of running a league and the commitment required for parents and families to participate in youth sports. But for a 400-player league, the GoDog Game Streamsystem install is just $4.99 per player! In fact, through a modest dues increase, GoDog GameStream can act as a fundraiser for your league. By increasing dues by $10 per family, your league will net up to $2,000 per year after the cost of GoDog GameStream. Leagues generally raise fees every year, but often families don’t experience any new features. Based on feedback from leagues who added GoDog GameStream, adding this live streaming service will be viewed by all as a giant leap forward for your league.

“It’s perfect for parents who work late and can’t be at the games,” says Mark Benavides, board member of the West Covina America Little League. “The kids like to go back, watch past games and record clips of them making a good play or getting a big hit. These are memories they can keep,” Mark goes on. “The cost was only $10 per family for the entire year, and the GoDog team helped get Internet into our snack bar.”

GoDog Sports can help you present this idea to your league by
contacting them here. The benefits are incredible!

Sponsor Advertising
The GoDog GameStream system is designed to incorporate sponsor advertising. For example, for a 400-player league, you can expect to sell $2,000 per year in pre-roll video and on-screen digital sponsorships. This can pay for the entire system with no out-of-pocket costs to your league or school.

Creative Fund Raising
Every youth sports organization is different. We know because we are all youth sports parents, former players, and just love youth sports. We will work with you to develop unique,creative ways to raise money. Some recent sponsorships include a Home Run Derby, whereeach participant enters a fee to compete, with the proceeds going to fund GoDog GameStream. Or we can sponsor a drink cup fund, where GoDog Sports buys league water bottles that families purchase and get free refills all year at the snack bar. Let us work with you to come up with ideas that fit your individual needs and can raise funds for your GameStream system.

Take Your League to the Next Level with GoDog GameStream

Live streaming youth sporting events is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after technologies by youth sports leagues and schools across the country. GoDog GameStream andtheir HD broadcast system is emerging as an industry favorite, utilizing satellite technology to deliver the broadcast, which is a unique and exciting game changer.

Once installed, the GoDog GameStream system provides a range of benefits for your league. Current GoDog GameStream league customers have shown that live streaming has proven to increase overall viewership of games and interest in their leagues. Some additional benefits include:

GoDog Point-of-Sale Systems
Partnered with Square, GoDog Sports can provide your league or school with portable creditcard terminals for the snack bar. A small terminal start-up fee includes a free spirit wear store and Fund-a-Field campaign!

High Speed Internet
GoDog Sports can add high-speed satellite Internet (powered by Viasat) to virtually any facility in any location nationwide. We can also assist schools with sourcing fiber or cable Internet options, often at a lower cost than service providers in your area.

GoDog Snack Bar TV
Attendees can watch all games in progress live at your snack bar. It’s a great way to keep people engaged and raise your concessions revenue!

GoDog HotSpot
Do you have poor cell reception or no WiFi available at your facility? GoDog Sports can launch an ad-supported, facility-wide hotspot.. Let us help you with a custom package that is affordable for your league or school!

CUSTOMER INTERVIEW: Little League Board Member Discusses Experience with GoDog GameStream

A new era in live streaming youth sporting events began this spring in southern California at multiple sports fields utilizing GoDog GameStream and their HD broadcast system. Live streaming youth sports is quickly becoming popular and utilizing satellite technology to deliver the broadcast is a unique and exciting game changer.

A new era in live streaming youth sporting events began this spring in southern California at multiple sports fields utilizing GoDog GameStream and their HD broadcast system. Live streaming youth sports is quickly becoming popular and utilizing satellite technology to deliver the broadcast is a unique and exciting game changer.

One of the early adopters of the GoDog technology is the Sherman Oaks Little League, just outside of Los Angeles, California. Azzie Mackenzie, a board member of the league, offered a few thoughts on GoDog GameStream and reaction from the league and families.

What are families saying about GoDog GameStream?

AM: Families love it. The live streaming is by far the most talked about thing at the league this year. My kids have their friend’s games on at home literally every day. But being able to enjoy the games from afar is the biggest plus.

Once the GoDog system was up and running, family members from around the world were able to watch games on their computers, phones, and even mirror it on their big screen televisions.  Often, they’re seeing their grandkids play for the first time.

I’ve heard most from working parents who can now watch their son or daughter play games from work or while traveling. One of our coaches couldn’t be here last week, and he was watching from an airport on the east coast. He was able to watch his team play and even had some random people comment on how crystal clear the video was. Another parent had two games up on his PC monitors at work while both his kids were pitching at the same time in two different games. Across the board, everyone has been impressed with the quality of the feed and happy to be able to see their kids playing.

What made you decide to install a live stream system?

AM: Ever since live streaming was available, parents were asking about it. But it was never affordable, and it was a hassle to set up equipment and get someone to operate it.

Then we met the team from GoDog who showed us their system and it was incredible. Once approved, they came in and had everything set up and deployed the same week.  All parents had to do was register and login to the GoDog website portal to start watching games.

What are some of the things you like most about GoDog GameStream?

AM: I like the control we have. We can turn cameras and audio on and off anytime we want from our admin web interface. There’s also a scheduler where we can set times for cameras to turn on and off. We can also ensure only league members and their friends and family can watch games. People have to register first and then can invite their family members to join. Other systems let anyone watch kids without any kind of registration, which we wanted to avoid.

We also have the option of adding local advertising to the system, so anyone who’s sponsoring the league can get more exposure and eyeballs from people watching the game.

Some of the other features are great, too, like having guaranteed Wi-Fi Internet. The satellite system GoDog uses creates a league-wide Internet hotspot. This is really convenient for siblings who have tablets, for our parents who score GameChanger and you can even make WiFi calls through the hotspot.

Also, from a league perspective we like that GoDog handles any customer care questions from both the league and our families. We are all volunteers, so we look for partners and systems that are as plug-and-play as possible.

Getting Started with GoDog GameStream

GoDog GameStream starts with the custom installation of HD cameras and state-of-the-art satellite Internet, which usually takes less than one day, and they can install the system anywhere kids are playing sports. Then youth sports leagues can broadcast their games with a crystal clear, 1080p video stream.  Friends and family can watch live games on a computer, tablet, or phone from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection.

Here’s what a GoDog GameStream installation looks like:

-A GoDog representative scopes the facility with a league rep. This includes taking measurements, locating power, where equipment will be located and more.

-Next the GoDog rep identifies the best dish location to cover all fields – GoDog satellite Internet is 100% dedicated bandwidth for the streaming needs of customers.

-Then, GoDog identifies the ideal location for cameras, which for baseball fields is typically at the backstop. Rectangular fields for football, soccer, and basketball are mid-field, with a special 180 degree camera that features 4 lenses for high definition detail across the entire field.

-Finally, GoDog schedules the install crew and launches the system on the same day.

It’s that easy.

Find out more about how incredible the GoDog GameStream system is and why using satellite technology is the game-changer in live broadcasting youth sporting events.

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