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KC Crew: Running Adult Sports Leagues

Welcome to The Facility Playbook, where we examine the dynamic world of facility management and bring you insights from industry experts. In this episode, we are joined by Greg Mallory and Mitch LaMendola from KC Crew, which is the company Luke started that pulled him into the facility and league world. KC Crew runs multiple leagues for tens  of thousands of people each year, and has become the go-to organization for adult sports programming in Kansas City. You can hear more of how Luke got started in the industry in our intro episode "Welcome to the Facility Playbook"

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Creating Adult Sports Programming

In the fast-paced world of sports, where youth athletes often dominate the spotlight, there's a remarkable resurgence happening among adults. Young professionals looking for connection in KC are reaping the benefits of KC Crew's Adult Leagues. They're redefining the way grown-ups engage in sports, emphasizing camaraderie, fun, and fitness. Let's delve into this exciting movement and discover how KC Crew's Adult Leagues are transforming the game for adults. For more information, check out

Covered in This Episode:

  • Diverse Leagues for Adults
  • A Good Time for Everyone
  • Finding a Crew
  • Year-Round Sports
  • Prioritizing Player’s Well Being

Highlights and Key Moments:

  • "We started with a vision, but it was the feedback that truly shaped us."
  • "Every player matters, and every voice counts in our league community."
  • "Enhancing the league experience means putting players first."
  • "We don't just follow trends; we set them."
  • "KC Crews's legacy is built on a foundation of constant improvement."

Diverse Leagues for Adults

KC Crew's Adult Leagues are all about inclusivity. Whether you're an amateur athlete or a seasoned pro, there's a league for you. The emphasis here is not solely on competition but on providing an inclusive space where adults of all ages can stay active and enjoy the sports they love. "Age should never be a barrier to enjoying sports and staying fit. Our leagues provide a welcoming space for everyone."

Participation in these leagues spans a wide spectrum of sports enthusiasts, from basketball aficionados to pickleball pros, even karaoke! It's not just about winning; it's about sharing the joy of sports with like-minded individuals. Joining an adult league is like joining a second family, where camaraderie is as important as competition. Whether you're a retiree looking to relive your glory days on the court or someone who wants to pick up a new sport, there's a place for you in KC Crew's Adult Leagues.

A Good Time for Everyone

One of the unique features of KC Crew's Adult Leagues is their unwavering commitment to flexibility. In a world where hectic schedules can often stand in the way of participating in sports, this organization goes above and beyond to accommodate its players. They host leagues from Epic Center in Independence, downtown, all the way to Overland Park. Players have the freedom to choose their preferred location, day, and time for games. This player-centric approach means that even adults with the busiest schedules can still enjoy the thrill of sports without the hassle.

Imagine being able to play the sport you love at a time that works for you. That's precisely what KC Crew's Adult Leagues offer. They understand that adults have diverse commitments, so they let them choose what works best for them. It's all about making sports accessible and enjoyable, no matter how busy life gets. Flexibility is the name of the game, and with these leagues, you play when it suits you.

Finding a Crew

What sets KC Crew's Adult Leagues apart is their unwavering focus on community building. It's not just about the games; it's about the friendships and connections formed along the way. These leagues foster a sense of belonging that extends far beyond the field or court. From post-game gatherings to team events, the leagues encourage participants to bond, socialize, and build lasting relationships.

"We're not just about competition; we're about creating lasting memories and friendships.” The leagues are a platform for like-minded adults to come together and enjoy sports in a supportive and friendly environment. It's not just about winning; it's about the shared experiences and the community that grows around them. Whether you're celebrating a victory or consoling a defeat, you're doing it with friends who share your passion for sports.

Year-Round Sports

With a diverse range of sports to offer, KC Crew's Adult Leagues adapt to the seasons. In the warmer months, participants can engage in outdoor sports like basketball and volleyball, soaking in the sun and enjoying the great outdoors. When winter rolls in, the action moves indoors to accommodate activities like indoor basketball and cornhole. The organization's commitment to year-round sports means there's never a dull moment for participants.

"We've got the whole year covered, ensuring that adults can enjoy sports in every season.” From the excitement of outdoor kickball to the intensity of indoor basketball, KC Crew's Adult Leagues have something for everyone, no matter the weather. It's about embracing the changing seasons and keeping the sports spirit alive throughout the year.

Prioritizing Player’s Well Being

Injuries are an unfortunate part of sports, and KC Crew's Adult Leagues recognize that. However, what sets them apart is their comprehensive support system in place for injured players. The organization understands the physical demands of sports and is committed to ensuring the well-being of its players, both on and off the field.

When an injury occurs, an injury report is promptly filled out, providing essential details about the incident. This not only serves insurance purposes but also acts as a record for the player's well-being. But the care doesn't stop there. KC Crew follows up with every injured player, whether it's a minor stubbed toe or a more serious injury. A personal call or email from the team at KC Crew ensures that players know they are valued and supported.

"We genuinely care about our players' well-being. Our injury care process ensures that players receive the support and guidance they need during their recovery." Additionally, KC Crew partners with physical therapy facilities, offering free consults to injured players. This means that players receive professional care and guidance to aid their recovery process.

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Thank you for joining us on this episode of Facility Playbook! We hope the knowledge shared serves as a valuable resource for facility owners and managers seeking to thrive in the ever-evolving sports industry. Stay tuned for part two with KC Crew, where we will continue to bring you expert tips to help you navigate the dynamic world of facility management

KC Crew's Adult Leagues are not just about sports; they're about enriching lives through camaraderie, fitness, and fun. Whether you're a new to town looking for connection and networking or someone who wants to embrace a new sport, these leagues offer an inclusive and welcoming environment. Embrace your inner athlete, make new friends, and enjoy the thrill of the game at any age. It's not just sports; it's a community.


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