Co-Founder, Sport Ngin
Chapter Board Members - Minnesota
PCA-Minnesota Board Member Carson Kipfer has made a name for himself as a co-founder of Sport Ngin, a company that “builds applications and services to help the heroes of today spend less time on the administrative activities of their organization and more time teaching the qualities of sport to their athletes.”
Since the company’s advent in 2008, Sport Ngin has become one of the largest technology providers dedicated to serving youth and amateur athletics around the country with website-building, application design and more. Soon, the company will help spread the PCA message far and wide through many of the websites Sport Ngin builds for youth sports organizations partnered with PCA-Minnesota.
“After first learning about Positive Coaching Alliance, we were inspired to find an organization who so closely aligned with our own cause and values," Kipfer said. "Great conversations with PCA-Minnesota board members confirmed that alignment and led to an obvious connection.”
Along with his efforts with Sport Ngin, Kipfer has a love for a multitude of sports from the perspective of a player, coach and fan. “I grew up playing multiple sports including baseball, soccer, basketball and hockey,” Kipfer said. "I have a great appreciation for a number of coaches who made a profound impact on my life -- both my performance as well as my character development. As a child, I was fortunate to have coaches who instilled in me a strong desire to compete, focus on the craft of each sport, and ultimately contribute as part of a unified team.”
All those experiences combined to drive Kipfer's desire to make a difference in youth sports. “My own positive youth sports experiences helped shape the person that I am today," he said. "Finding a platform to pay that forward is exciting. I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on the PCA-Minnesota board alongside so many incredible leaders from our community and look forward to working with this inspiring group to impact the lives of youth and high school athletes in Minnesota and beyond.”