Issue #111: June 12, 2019
Cardiac Events Most Common Cause of Sudden Death in Young Athletes

Cardiac Events Most Common Cause of Sudden Death in Young Athletes

Ask anyone about injuries in sports and they'll talk about concussions. But ask anyone about sudden deaths and there's silence. As it turns out, the majority of sudden deaths among athletes age 6 to 17 were cardiac-related - and occurred during practice. Is there a way to reverse this troubling trend and keep youth sports safer?

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Destination Spotlight

Arlington, Texas' Exponential Growth in Sports Tourism

Few cities in the United States are experiencing a sports development and tourism boom like the one happening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area destination of Arlington, Texas. The city is the home of traditional sports like football and baseball but also has an eye to the future, hosting quidditch and esports. Explore this always-evolving destination.

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Arlington, Texas' Exponential Growth in Sports Tourism
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Sports Tourism is on Fire in Maryland!

Sports Tourism is on Fire in Maryland!

Maryland is the heart of sports and the place to play. With venues for lacrosse, basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, triathlons, martial arts, quidditch, cricket and more, we have opportunities for everyone not only to host their next event in Maryland, but to take it to the next level.

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In other news and commentary...
Motorsports Events: Economic Engine or Source of Contention?

Motorsports events can generate revenue, excitement and crowds. Unfortunately, they can cause controversy when they're not being held at a facility that was originally built to handle them. Case in point: the Detroit Grand Prix, held on Belle Isle, a public park.

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Will Esports' Migration to Movie Theaters Leave Convention Centers Behind?

Note to indoor venues in cities everywhere: if you haven't updated your network infrastructure to attract esports events, consider this your wake-up call. Why? Because movie theaters - the kinds in malls and strip centers - are about to steal your thunder. Get ready for the next wave of hosting.

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Study Demonstrates Positive Impact of Youth Sports on Mental Health

As if there weren't already plenty of reasons to support youth participation in sports programming, medical science is bringing us one more. A new study suggests that participation in team sports as adolescents can result in a lower likelihood of depression or anxiety as adults.

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Want to Host an NCAA Championship? Start Here

The NCAA has announced the start of its 2022-26 championship site selection campaign, as well as details for potential host cities. A total of 86 championship events will go up for bid. Here's a look inside the process, as well as a timeline, for cities and clubs.

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Sports, Concussion, Repeat: Researchers See Troubling Pattern

Concussions as a repeated injury? Apparently so. A new study indicates that one in six children who have suffered one concussion will go on to repeat the experience - within two years. This and other head injury headlines can be found in the roundup below.

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Fishing Derbies: When Kids Cast Out, Everyone Reels It In

It all starts with a kid learning to hold a pole. The recreational fishing industry - and competitive event owners - know that anglers are born at the local level where, with the right bait and enough encouragement, that first catch can lead to lifelong involvement in the sport and good returns for the industry.

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Inside Events
Inside Events: Kayak Bass Fishing

Inside Events: Kayak Bass Fishing

Kayak Bass Fishing represents the fastest-growing segment of the angling market. With lower barriers to entry and ease of access to fishing venues, kayak anglers enjoy multiple advantages. Learn about the fishing discipline that has landed on the national stage and find out what it takes to host an event.

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This summer, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach hosts more than 1,200 youth baseball and softball teams, including the USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 3 (shown here) from June 24-29 | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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May/June 2019

May/June 2019

This issue brings together sports we know and love - baseball, track & field and fishing - and yet still shows us we can learn something new. Our industry contributors have written about events for senior athletes, how to manage the athlete relationship, ways to build economic impact and exciting new opportunities awaiting those who want to further their education. We'll also see how triathlon and junior golf are training future athletes for success. There's even a feature on college towns and what they can offer. A new summer of sports is at hand. Let's get the learning started.

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