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Sports Destination Management Magazine

2017

July/August 2017

If your interests include not merely sports themselves but the business of sports, this issue is for you. Leading off, we have an article on planning international sports events, negotiating the stay-to-play policy, best practices in volunteer recruitment and engagement – and working with sports commissions and CVBs. There’s also excellent coverage of the Southeast as a destination, road sports, lacrosse and combative sports, as well as volleyball and competitive cheer. Who could ask for more? Click here to start the learning process.

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May/June 2017

This issue is one you’ll want to save. Not only does it contain excellent information on some of the fastest-growing sports around, like triathlon and pickleball, but it offers up articles you’ll find yourself turning to again and again. You can learn about sports events for seniors, maximizing economic impact, building your relationship with athletes, exploring continuing education options – and a whole lot more. Plus, there are features on baseball, fishing and track & field. Your learning experience starts the second you turn the page.

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March/April 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same? Not in the fast-paced world of sports where even the sports themselves are evolving. Our issue focuses on golf, soccer and aquatics, as well as adventure racing and disc golf – and venues in the mountainous regions of the U.S. There’s great information on setting up medical support for events, on stay-to-play (spoiler alert: it doesn’t work for everyone) and photography of sports events. There’s even an interview with NASC’s new executive director. Spring into a news season of learning now.

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January/February 2017

It's an inverse equation: a disproportionate amount of time is spent planning sports events, and still they blow by us at what seems to be the speed of sound. If we've done our jobs correctly, the event has gone off seamlessly. This issue examines some of those things we invest a lot of time in, which though invisible to athletes, are essential nonetheless. We also examine hot trends in sports, such as obstacle racing and rugby, and of course, the huge draws of winter and ice sports, basketball, BMX and skateboarding. Your learning starts here

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2016

November/December 2016

This issue of Sports Destination Management has all the trends keeping sports current. Learn about the forces shaping volleyball and tennis, as well as equestrian and rodeo. There’s also a great section on the CrossFit Games, as well as U.S. Figure Skating – and on America’s heartland, the Midwest. You’ll learn about event merchandising, hotel negotiations and using apps in event management, as well as hints on keeping recurring events fresh. Plus there’s our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Click here and start learning.

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September/October 2016

With the summer Olympics in the rear-view (and what a view it was!), it’s time to turn our attention what’s ahead. How do we grow the sports we have, and how do we use best practices in business? In this issue, we review what people will be talking about (gymnastics and cycling, for instance, along with water sports) and looking ahead (softball will be included in the 2020 Games.) And there’s always time to sharpen our skills in business, and articles on security, transportation options, negotiations, long-term contracts and more will help you do that. Turn the page and start your learning experience.

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July/August 2016

This month’s issue of Sports Destination Management will get you revved up for Rio. From articles on running and road sports to legal issues about sports travel, there’s something here for every planner to learn from. What’s the best way to work with sports commissions and CVBs? How can you effectively engage volunteers and implement a successful stay-to-play policy? What are some of the best destinations and facilities? Start your summer learning experience here.

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May/June 2016

The Rio Games makes sports more meaningful this summer. A well-executed event gets more attention, more athlete visibility and more benefit for the host city. Want to put on a great event? We have information on senior games, keeping athletes happy, education for sports event planners and more. Plus, information on triathlons and track & field, equestrian – all the things you’ll see in Rio, plus some other fast-growing sports and excellent destinations. Start your planning here and now.

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March/April 2016

Want to learn how to put on the best event possible? Learn from the best! The March/April 2016 issue of Sports Destination Management has insights from some of the most well-regarded thought leaders in the industry. Learn about medical support and planning, event insurance, hotels and accommodations – even stay-to-play. Soccer, swimming and diving events and golf are covered, along with disc golf, the mountainous areas of the U.S. and a look at US Youth Soccer. Leap into spring – and learning.

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January/February 2016

This issue has some great insights on perfecting sports events, from that first bid to the final whistle. See the articles on social media strategies, recording and streaming events, planning for athletes with disabilities and more. There’s also great information on hosting basketball, winter and ice sports and skateboard and BMX events. We’ll look at the Northeastern region of the U.S. and at some of the new and expanding markets, just waiting for your next event. Get a jump on 2016 now.

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2015

November/December 2015

This issue of Sports Destination Management has all the trends keeping sports current. Learn about the forces shaping volleyball, tennis, equestrian events and strength and fitness competitions. There’s also a great profile of US Soccer and on the Midwest. You’ll learn about event merchandising, hotel negotiations and using apps in event management, as well as hints on keeping an event fresh, year after year. Plus coverage of our first ever awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. We’re honoring the events and partners that make our industry great and you won’t want to miss a word of it.

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September/October 2015

The calendar is turning, and sports are moving along. It’s time to start planning softball tournaments, so don’t miss this roundup of some of the best diamonds in the country. The Summer Olympics in Rio will bring extra attention to water sports and to gymnastics – something else covered in these pages. You can learn about negotiating with venues, working with sports commissions and CVBs, event security and the newest trends in team travel. There are great articles on facilities in the Southwest and Pacific, and on facilities across the U.S. A new season of sports is here. Turn the page and get a sneak peek.

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July/August 2015

The best things in life really are free, and you’ll find them in this issue of Sports Destination Management. Not only does our Perspectives article detail the best ways to recruit and work with volunteers, but all the industry experts who shared their knowledge with us did so voluntarily. Don’t miss the articles on stay-to-play, working with sports commissions, legal issues, cheer & dance and the USGA. We also delve into what makes a successful event in running and road sports, combative sports and lacrosse, and we examine the Southeast as a destination. Your summer learning starts here. Turn the page to get a jump-start.

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May/June 2015

The old adage in real estate is location, location, location. In this issue, we talk about locations for soccer, fishing and track & field. There’s also information on maximizing economic impact, giving athletes the star treatment, tapping into the senior athlete market, organizing multisport events – and even educational programs designed to turn out more knowledgeable professionals. You’ll also learn about specific locations – such as the Mid-Atlantic area – and about some of the most promising personnel to help you put on your best event ever. It’s a great issue and you won’t want to miss a word.

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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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January/February 2015

Make a resolution to start 2015 the right way. The January/February issue of Sports Destination Management has the tools you’ll need to create a better bid package, promote your event through targeted social media strategies and even learn about live-streaming events. We’re covering the basketball facilities you just might be seeing this March, but this issue also brings you the chance to learn about the trends shaping winter events, the facilities of the Northeast and how BMX and skateboard events are gearing up for warm weather. We also have a special section highlighting up-and-coming destinations for sports. Get started by clicking now!

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2014

November/December 2014

Where are some of the most exciting developments in our industry occurring? At the intersection of sports and technology. The November/December issue of Sports Destination Management has all the details. What can mobile apps do for your event? How is technology influencing the merchandising and promotional industry? How can it help you communicate if your event should have to shift into crisis mode? You can learn it all here. In addition, you’ll learn about the evolution and rise of fitness competitions – currently relying heavily on social media for their promotion and branding. Plus, you’ll get the latest on equestrian sports and rodeo, volleyball and tennis facilities. Learning starts now. Turn the page to get started.

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September/October 2014

If you want the best insights into sports planning, the best place to start is with industry experts. This issue of Sports Destination Management has them all. Take a look at the articles on long-term contracts, safety and security, transportation options and negotiations with facility vendors, as well as the Sports Outlook article on USA Cycling, and the Executive Insights piece on the Professional Disc Golf Association. Destinations and NGBs from sports across the nation have shared their photos and ideas about soccer, gymnastics and water sports. Our Regional Focus article features interviews with cities in the Southwest and Pacific, highlighting some new and favored facilities. There’s more too; our From the Web feature highlights some industry news that appeared on our site, sent in by our readers. Open the pages and ready yourself for a wealth of knowledge.

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July/August 2014

Want to stay ahead and not just keep up? Want to work smarter, not just harder? The July/August issue of Sports Destination Management can help you achieve those goals. We have information on the best destinations for lacrosse, new trends in the running world and proven strategies for winning with wrestling, boxing and martial arts events. Get the facts on MRSA and learn to harness the power of stay-to-play policies to capture your best returns yet. This issue brings together some new sports (pickleball), provides updates on the powerhouse sports of cheer and dance, and teaches you to tap into resources your CVB can provide to help raise your event’s media profile. Learn everything you need to know, starting here and now.

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May/June 2014

Sports event planners, don’t lose another minute—find out in this May-June 2014 issue of Sports Destination Management how to stay ahead of the curve and on top of developing trends, like events for senior athletes. Our in-depth coverage of the best practices to make events successful for senior athletes will put you on top of your game—and help you help them to be the best they can be, too. Not sure what it takes to be eco-friendly? Find out in our article on sustainable sports events. You will come away with the best tips for planning, marketing and even making key partnerships that will enhance your event at every turn – and even inspire others to follow suit. Triathlon is one event experiencing explosive growth, thanks to three key initiatives at the national level. Learn what those are and how they can be implemented at your next event in the article, “Triathlon and Beyond: New Trends in Multisport.” The spring sports season has officially kicked off. Make the most of it with the outstanding industry insights you’ll find in the pages ahead.

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