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September/October 2013
September/October 2013

Athletes are, by nature, creatures of habit. We like to work out certain ways, at certain times, in certain places. We have pre-competition routines we like to follow in order to reach what we feel will be the best possible outcome. And we like to play in the same locations, in and on facilities where we feel comfortable.

So what happens when we move outside our comfort zone? What happens when we try another sport, another technique, another location? Many times, we have the initial knee-jerk reaction of not liking something. But over time, something better can take place. We can discover that a new workout, a new perspective, a new sport, even a new place, can reinvigorate us. We can actually enjoy and appreciate the different experience, and when we come back to what we know and love, we’re better at it.

This issue is all about trying new things. We have a discussion of new trends in safety and security measures to keep your event running smoothly. You can also learn new techniques for negotiating and cultivating long-term contracts. We have cutting-edge facilities for softball and a review of the newest initiatives and programs in cycling and in water sports. And if you’ve never thought about the Southwest and Pacific as sports destinations, well, we’re glad to introduce you to those as well.

In short, there’s plenty to be learned by thinking outside your typical playing field, and this issue is here to help you explore it.

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Business Development
Safety and Security: Changing Your Game for the Better

Clipboard
The Fine Art of Negotiation: Finding a Win/Win Situation

Destination Spotlight
Stockton: The WIN Country of California
Surf City USA - Huntingdon Beach, California: Surf, Sand and So Much More for Sports
The Surprising Sports Treasures of Tri-Valley, California

Executive Insights
USA Archery: An Interview with Teresa Iaconi, Press Officer

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Sticking the Landing: Successful Gymnastics Events from Bidding to Competition and Beyond

Perspectives
In It for the Long Run: Leveraging the CVB and Sports Commission Relationship for Better Long-Term Contracts

Regional Focus
Go West: These Cities are Ready to Play

Service Solutions
Travel Options for Sports Teams: Weighing All The Possibilities

Sports Facilities
Softball: The Game America Plays

Sports Landscape
Winning on Water

Sports Outlook
State of the Sport: USA Cycling

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