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Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management


Mary Helen Sprecher

Mary Helen Sprecher is the managing editor of Sports Destination Management. She has been a technical writer for more than 25 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, and as such, has written for a variety of magazines in the sports and fitness industry. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues.

Previously, she was a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an instructor in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College, where she taught meeting and event planning courses.


Article | June 30, 2010
Planning a Cycling Event? - It's Just Like Riding a Bike!   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The joy of learning to ride your first two-wheeler might just be overshadowed by the feeling of accomplishment you get from putting on your first...more >>


Article | April 30, 2010
Crossing the Finish Line with the Right Venue   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Unlike beach volleyball or gymnastics (or many other commercially popular sports, for that matter), track and field games have the distinction of...more >>


Article | February 28, 2010
The Diversity of Inline Skating   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If fitness goes through fads and fashions, inline sports are boho-chic-not exactly mainstream, but too cool to go out of style. And with new...more >>


Article | December 31, 2009
Court Success for your Basketball Event   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Baseball might be the great American pastime, and soccer practice might be the destination of every minivan-driving mom, but basketball is the...more >>


Article | October 31, 2009
Golf: On Course for Success   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Tiger Woods. Vijay Singh. Michelle Wie. Joe Average. Guess who you're planning a golf tournament for? Most planners who are selecting a venue for a...more >>


Article | August 31, 2009
Tennis Anyone?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No, we're not talking about walking onto Center Court at Wimbledon and facing the reigning world champion across the net. Most people would rather...more >>


Article | June 30, 2009
Soccer Facilities: Soccer = Big Business   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It's easy to say that Brandi Chastain kicked the door down in 1999 and brought soccer back to popularity in America, but in reality, the U.S. women's...more >>


Article | April 30, 2009
Pool Facilities: What's Going on Below the Surface?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What do pool sports and site selection have in common? There's a lot going on below the surface, and what looks effortless is not. Finding the right...more >>


Article | February 28, 2009
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Event Planning Success Emanates from the Ground Up   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Baseball is the great American pastime. Softball was a medalist event for the United States at the summer Olympics for years. The two sports are a...more >>


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