August 08, 2018 | Sports Destination Management
Issue #90: August 08, 2018

Social Media Parent-Shaming: The New Weapon to Stop Bad Behavior

Parents of youth athletes have long been accused of behaving badly. But when a youth soccer referee from Oklahoma decided to post video clips of some primo parental malfunctions on a Facebook page he'd created, the result went viral. It's simple but brilliant - and it works. more

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Round Rock Is The Sports Capital Of Texas!

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and sports are no exception! Round Rock has made a name for itself as the Sports Capital of Texas, playing host to the biggest youth and recreational sports tournaments for athletes from all over the world. From our minor league baseball stadium, Dell Diamond, to the 10-field Multipurpose Complex to the 82,800 square-foot indoor Sports Center, we can handle tournaments of any size. Rock Rock is conveniently located, making it easily accessible for your team. We take the Sports Capital of Texas title seriously and are dedicated to providing the highest quality service and an easy experience for everyone. Come visit us and see for yourself what a difference our first-class service can mean for your event. more

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San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

Nestled between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with vibrant natural beauty and plentiful outdoor amenities. From off-the-beaten-track races to collegiate level play, our facilities are a natural fit for your next event. more

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In other news and commentary...
First WWE Women's-Only Event Potential Game Changer for Organizers

What was once an anomaly - girls on high school wrestling team - has become commonplace. The question is, however, whether a women's-only wrestling event on the pro level will be a standalone hot ticket and whether it can spur more female participation. The early signs are all positive. more

If Passed, the PHIT Act Will Mean Big Savings for Participants

The campaign to get a sedentary U.S. population active just got a huge shot in the arm. Even better news: it can benefit event owners and rights holders. But if the sports event planning industry wants to capitalize on it, the time is here. And now. And slipping away quickly. more

Could Boxing and Weightlifting Be Next Up on USOC Chopping Block?

The international governing bodies for weightlifting and boxing are in wait-and-see mode as the International Olympic Committee determines the fate of their sports in future Games. One is being cited for 'ongoing concerns' in a number of areas while another is trying to show anti-doping compliance. more

With September 11 Only a Month Away, Planners Preparing to Mark the Occasion

A month from now, America again observes Patriots' Day, the commemoration of September 11. This year has an eerie sense of familiarity since the original 9/11 also fell on a Tuesday. Here's a compilation of what is happening in the sports industry and how planners are marking the day. more

New Business Model Puts Youth Players in Charge of Facilities Upkeep

As the arms race intensifies to build bigger, better and more sophisticated sports venues, the cost of maintenance has spiraled upwards as well. But one organization has come up with a novel solution: having players, including youth, help maintain the complex instead of paying a registration fee. more

More Headlines about Spring Football but is Anyone Listening?

Last week's announcement that uniform company Starter will be a supplier to the Alliance of American Football made some trade journal headlines. Also in the news was the fact that the relaunch of the XFL would require a $500 million investment. The big question was whether America cared. more

Inside Events

Inside Events: USA Curling

It's the quirky, relatable sport that brought home the men's gold medal at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, found its way into 45 states (including Hawai'i) and made appearances at countless corporate team-building exercises. Learn about USA Curling, its venues, its growth and its goals. more

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July/August 2018

July/August 2018

This issue of SDM covers a lot of ground. Our sports are as varied as combat, lacrosse and running, our Regional Focus covers the Southeast and there are sports insight columns on bass fishing and competitive cheerleading and dance. Add in our industry experts, who are weighing in on the essential topics and you really do have an issue that is packed with substantive content and excellent insights. From coast to coast and border to border, and throughout the entire landscape of sports and experiences available, there's always something new to try and fun to learn. This issue offers a view of that. more

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