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The March/April issue is all about the change of seasons. Athletes are finding their way back to fields, courts, trails and roads that have been slumbering under snow and ice – at least in many parts of the country. Planners, meanwhile, are scrambling to get ready for this spring and put contracts in place for next year’s events. This issue of SDM can help, with features on soccer, golf and swimming/diving. Don’t miss our articles on medical planning, housing, photography and the benefits of planning off-peak events. Start your new season here. Read more...

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Kick It Up!
Whether it’s the U.S. Women’s National Team charging onto the field to face international competition, regional tournaments for teenagers or kids squaring off on a beach, Americans are playing soccer. Consequently, it’s essential that there are top-notch fields and complexes around the country that can handle tournaments and events. Read more...
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A Golden Era of Golf
In 2016, golf takes the Olympic stage once again after more than a century. While many sports experience an “Olympic effect”—a boost in participation following an Olympic debut or big Olympic win—golf is already going strong in America. Learn about the initiatives to help that growth continue. Read more...
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Just Add Water - Organizations and Venues Combine Efforts to Make Big Splashes in Aquatics-Based Sports Tourism
As swimming and diving events proliferate nationwide, sports tourism officials around the country are recognizing the long-term benefits of developing relationships with local aquatic sports clubs, natatorium operators and convention and visitors bureaus. As a result, they’re bringing in high-profile events that boost their community’s aquatics profile. Read more...
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Signing Off: Understanding The Pros And Cons Of Waiver And Release Documents
Just sign on the dotted line, right? It’s a bit more complicated than that. While liability insurance protects your organization after an incident occurs, there are some steps that sports organizations may consider in order to reduce the risk of a claim. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your event. Read more...
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