Issue #9: April 22, 2015

Parents Turning To Courts to Mediate Their Disputes in Youth Sports

It may be a whole new dimension in the combination of a frustrated super-jock parent and a litigious society. Increasingly, parents who believe their kids are spending too much time on the bench are taking to the courts to resolve their problems with the coach. And it's not just bench time -- some parents have sued when their children did not make their desired sports team.

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Sports Leading the Way in Lewisville, Texas

Lewisville, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, plus it's home to several dozen sports fields, a great new natatorium and regulation-size basketball and volleyball courts — all of which are drawing in the teams and fans. Whether it's swimming and diving, fishing, lacrosse or even futsal, this city is ready to host and willing to make every event a winner. There are plenty of attractions once competitors are off the field, as well as a full complement of hotels, restaurants and other facilities. And did we mention the year-round great weather? It's time to explore this Dallas/Fort Worth suburb and find a home for your event.

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In other news and commentary...
California Sports Fields, Golf Courses Feeling the Heat

When California Governor Jerry Brown ordered officials in early April to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history, sports facility managers had more to worry about than most people. To them, water restrictions could mean brown, dried fields that could cause injury - or incredibly hot artificial turf (which uses water for rinsing and cooling purposes).

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Baggage Wait Limits Now in Effect

Checking bags before boarding your flight? Be prepared to pay. Waiting for your luggage at the carousel once you get off the plane, though, might mean the airline has to cough up. A new policy recently instituted by Delta has brought baggage wait limits that just might balance out the weight limits, if not the fees.

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Obstacle Racing Continuing to Gain Ground in Industry

Obstacle racing continues to prove it's capable of leaping challenges in a single bound as it strives for acceptance in the mainstream. With new events, new sponsorship and a conference that specifically addresses non-traditional running events, it's clear the phenomenon is gaining steam.

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Head Games: Helmets Still an Unanswered Question in Women's Lacrosse

Impact sensors in football helmets. In mouthguards. On the sidelines. All of it designed to guard against traumatic brain injury and the problems it can cause athletes down the line. And still, the debate about use of helmets in women's lacrosse rages on.

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Inside Events

Inside Events: United States Bowling Congress

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the USOC. USBC is a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone.

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March/April 2015

March/April 2015

Your business is the business of sports - all that goes on behind the scenes to make the athletes look good and the spectators feel proud. This issue of Sports Destination Management includes some of the best information in the business, written by the best professionals in the business. Learn about insurance, stay-to-play, lodging and medical planning, as well as updates about the AAU and US Quidditch. You can also learn about the best facilities - and the best tips - for hosting can't-miss golf, baseball and aquatics events, as well as some great venues if you're planning a sports event in the mountain states. Click here to start your learning experience now.

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