Event Info

Monday, August 27 2018,

Bo Jackson Elite Sports Development | Hilliard, OH


General Information

The most valuable one-day event for youth and amateur sport tournament, league, club and facility leaders, pros and volunteers, in 30 team sports. We’re conveniently set on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid conflicts with your practices and games.
The event will sell out. Register early!
Tickets are only $99.

Can’t attend in person? Join us online via Livestream for $9!

The Countdown Begins!









2018 Midwest TLC Sport Summit

Each of the 4 TLC Sport Summits 2018 will feature a unique set of headline-grabbing and expert speakers in the one-day “master class” format. Each event’s agenda will be complete and available online 45 days prior to each event:

Open Registration Begins - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Registration and stadium-style continental breakfast

9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

WELCOME TO THE TLC SPORT SUMMIT MIDWEST 2018:  “Welcome to the $19B Tournament, League & Club Revolution.”  TLC Sport Summit Chair JAY WHITEHEAD.

9:15 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

TOURNAMENT, LEAGUE & CLUB SPORT SUMMIT OPENING KEYNOTE.  Ohio State University Football National Champion (2002), author of “Redemption” and ESPN 30-for-30 “Youngstown Boys” Star MAURICE CLARETT.

10:15 a.m. - 10:55 a.m

YOUTH SPORTS INNOVATION WORKOUT.  Here’s where we share innovations from all corners of the 30-sport youth team industry—a very interactive session where your participation is requested.  This interactive session is led by LeagueApps President JEREMY GOLDBERG.

10:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

TEAM E-COMMERCE EXPERT PANEL. TLC Sport Summit Chairman, JAY WHITEHEAD, moderator. Panelists: OrderMyGear.com CEO KENT McKEAIGG, Team Sports Ohio team dealer BRAD DOWNER, Next Level Sports’ CEO LANCE SMITH, former UnderArmour team brand leader & OrderMyGear.com enterprise leader MATT KAPLAN.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

TOURNAMENT, LEAGUE & CLUB EXPERT PANEL.  LeagueApps President JEREMY GOLDBERG, moderator.   Panelists:  Next Level Flag Football, Basketball, Volleyball CEO LANCE SMITH, Run for the Roses Girls’ Basketball Tournament leader TUCKER NEALE, Pickerington Central coach and NFL veteran CECIL DOGGETTE, Swarm AAU basketball leader MIKE BYRNES and Illinois Travel Baseball Club Founder NELSON GORD.

12:20 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

SUPERSTAR KEYNOTE.  Star of the movie Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story and the only D1 scholarship basketball player with one arm KEVIN LAUE.

1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

SPORTS TOURISM, FACILITIES & TRAVEL EXPERT PANEL. Sports Facility Advisory/SFM CEO DEV PATHIK, moderator.  Panelists: Opportunity Seed Fund founder and High Velocity Sports CEO BRYAN FINNERTY, SportsForce Parks leader WILL SPENCE, Spooky Nook owner SAM BEILER, former Indiana Pacer and Shoot 360 facility owner FRED JONES, Bo Jackson Elite Sports GM AARON CONRAD.

2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

ATTACK OF THE APPS:  Next Level Sports’ CEO LANCE SMITH:  The Youth Sports Apps You Need to Know About, each in 2 minutes or less.

2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF YOUTH SPORTS:  Moderator LeagueApps President JEREMY GOLDBERG.  Panelists:  Cleveland Indians Youth leader MATT KATA, Cleveland Cavaliers Director of Fan Development KERRY WOLOSZYNEK, Ohio State University Sports Management Professor BRIAN TURNER, FC Cincinnati SVP Marketing/Community KATE SOLOMON, Columbus Blue Jackets Grass Roots leader JASON ZUMPANO and Columbus Clippers Assist. GM MARK WARREN.

3:40 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

BIG ISSUES EXPERT PANEL.  League Network CEO &  TLC Sport Summit Chair JAY WHITEHEAD moderator.  Panelists:  Ohio State University Sports Management Professor BRIAN TURNER, Former Cincinnati Bearcat and NFL Miami Dolphin ISAIAH PEAD, former OSU and NFL player DOUG WORTHINGTON, SFIA Vice President JOHN PETERS, sports social media expert ALEX GONZALEZ, others TBD.

4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Your Stay

We have secured a room block at the nearby HOMEWOOD SUITES.
Rates start at $119 (+tax) for 1-bedroom suite, $159 for a 2-bedroom suite. Breakfast is complimentary.

Rates end 8/13/18 or whenever full. Don’t wait to reserve your stay.

Hotel address: 3841 Park Mill Run Drive – Hilliard, Ohio 43026


2018 TLC Sport Summit Event Policies 

  • Refunds can be made in full for all requests made by email up to 30 days prior to event date. Refund requests between 29 days and 5 days prior to event date are subject to a $50 service fee. No refund requests will be granted after 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4 days or less prior to event date.
  • Attendee substitution requests may be made until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 3 or more days prior to event date.
  • Refund and substitution requests should be made only by email to Annesophie@LeagueNetwork.com.
  • In the case of postponement due to forces beyond control, organizers reserve the right to determine terms of refund, including the option to provide a “rain check” for a future date. In the case of complete cancellation due to forces beyond the organizers’ control, registration fees will be refunded electronically, less applicable credit card or bank fees.


Keynotes & Featured Speakers

Maurice Clarett

Maurice Clarett

OSU Football National Champion




NFL VP of Officiating



SFA/SFM Founder & ESPN Newsmaker

Kevin Laue

Kevin Laue

Hoops Legend & "Long Shot" Movie & TV Star


Joey Brander

Joey Brander




Sports Venture Capitalist & High Velocity Sports Founder


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