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Michael Cassidy

Mike Cassidy is the President and co-founder of NextPlay, a tool that lets coaches at all levels plan, run and analyze tryouts and evaluations using their mobile device.

A creative polymath and relentless entrepreneur, Mike is constantly looking for new solutions to life's neglected problems. As a dad, avid sports fan & coach for young players, Mike understands the challenges of building a strong team and preparing them to win on and off the field.

Frustrated with using stopwatches and clipboards, Mike originally designed NextPlay to help his football league run better preseason assessments. However, with the help of his experienced tech team, NextPlay now serves hundreds of coaches across eight sports nationwide - from youth rec leagues, travel and high school teams, to elite camps and showcases - including one sponsored by Rivals.

Prior to founding NextPlay, Mike served as a security analyst for the Department of Defense and an infantry officer during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a masters from Tufts. He's also an award-winning screenwriter and film producer.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 22

4:30pm PDT