Craig Allen • Founder of NEXT PLAY and Developer

Craig Allen

Husband • Father • Developer • Sports Fan
Craig Allen, Founder of NEXT PLAY

Craig Allen

Founder of NEXT PLAY

Favorite sports: Soccer, basketball, swimming, volleyball and golf

I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with undergraduate degrees in Business Finance and Business Education. After graduation, I began a career in education as a Computer Science teacher, as well as, a basketball coach and whatever other sport they needed a coach in. However, it was during my early years in the classroom where I developed a new passion for web development and technology. I also have my Master of Science in Sports Management.
Toughness by Jay Bilas

Toughness by Jay Bilas

I have heard the word “toughness” thrown around a lot lately. Reporters on television, radio and in print have opined about a team or player’s “toughness” or quoted a coach talking about his team having to be “tougher” to win. Then, in almost coordinated fashion, I would watch...

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As a former coach and team manager it was important for me to always have clear communication with my players and parents. When developing NEXT PLAY, my goal was to provide teams and clubs a platform that was easy to use and edit, while providing parents and fans key and useful information.
Craig Allen, NEXT PLAY Founder

I offer the full development and design package for your organization

Web Design

  • Sports and Education Websites
  • Corporate Design
  • Responsive Design Elements

Mobile Development

  • Hybrid Applications
  • Ionic Framework
  • Premium Design


  • Platform and Plugin Updates
  • Content Modifications
  • Design and Framework Upgrades

Developer based in the
Greater St. Louis Area

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