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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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Flying High: Communities are Capitalizing on their Strengths to Grow Gymnastics Events
To keep gymnastics events flying high, cities across the U.S. have gotten creative. Whether it means creating and investing in new events, forming partnerships with local groups, offering outstanding facilities or capitalizing on great publicity stunts, each unique strategy has helped the sport grow. Learn what cities are doing, and who is ready to share their expertise next. Read more...
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Softball: A Game for the Ages
With options for almost every age and skill level, softball might just be the up-and-coming great American pastime. From kids to college play, and from leagues to travel teams, it’s a growing sport with limitless potential. Check out the diamonds throughout the U.S. – with options in every region, there’s sure to be the perfect facility to host your event. Read more...
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Blue Communities: Trends in Water Sports
When local communities leverage their waterways into sports venues, great things happen. Sports tourism brings in the people, and residents too start to take advantage of all their community has to offer. Rowing, paddling, surfing – even open-water swimming and more – are all part of the great wave that is sweeping the nation. Read more...
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Team Travel Options: Transportation
Getting from Point A to Point B is a lot more complex than it used to be. When should you use a bus? How convenient are charter flights? Can you buy airline tickets for your team in advance – and still make changes? Alan Judah explains the intricacies of team travel and how the answers can vary, depending upon your needs, budget and more. Read more...
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