Meet Our Team
We Love Sports!
My Backyard Sports was founded with the belief that many homeowners want a higher end, more fulfilling home sports experience but did not realize that it was truly available to them. My Backyard Sports is leading and fulfilling this need. Some homeowners assume the price is out of reach. At MBS we bring the Sports Stadium experience to your backyard that meets your specific needs and budget.
Michael Kraner Founder
Michael is an avid sports participant and fan and believes many of the greatest lessons in life are learned ‘On the Court and Between the Lines.’ Most of these courts were in Brooklyn, NY, his hometown and Bergen County, NJ where he resides with his family.
Debbi Rapaport Co-Founder
Debbi is both entrepreneurial in spirit and in practice, having started two other companies in addition to being co-founder of My Backyard Sports with her husband Michael. Debbi has a graduate degree in psychology from Harvard University and lends her insight on marketing and consumer behavior. As a licensed real estate agent, she also sees an increased positive impact of My Backyard Sports installations at residential homes on their market value at the time of resale.
Scott Stricof VP, Franchise Development
Scott is a passionate sports enthusiast. He grew up in New York City where he played multiple sports and also attended numerous professional games as an avid fan. His love of sports include baseball, basketball, hockey, football and tennis. Scott currently resides with his wife and two children in Westchester County, NY. In his free time Scott loves to coach and play sports with his twin boys.