Team Sports


BattleBands

The Queen City Battle of the Bands Moves to Houston to Launch the National Battle of the Bands

August 9, 2018

Houston, Texas, is the new host city for the annual Queen City Battle of the Bands (QCBOB) which is now the National Battle of the Bands. more >>


US_ClubSoccer

US Club Soccer Announces East Coast NPL for 2018-19 Season

August 9, 2018

The East Coast NPL, a new league member of the National Premier Leagues (NPL), will begin in Fall 2018, it has been announced. more >>


USA_WaterPolo

USA Water Polo Brings Back Splashball

August 6, 2018

Splashball, USA Water Polo’s introduction-to-water-polo program has relaunched, designed children ages 5-11. more >>


Erie

Fishing, Festivals and Fitness: August 2018 Events from Erie Sports Commission

August 2, 2018

The Erie Sports Commission will host and support six events in August 2018. more >>



RoundRock

Round Rock Is The Sports Capital Of Texas!

August 8, 2018

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... more >>


Laredo

Pack Up the Teams and Head on Down to Laredo, Texas!

July 11, 2018

Want a destination for sports but one that also lends itself to a perfect blend of culture, language, culinary influences and ambiance? Look deep... more >>


Odessa

Odessa, Texas: The Home of Friday Night Lights Welcomes New Addition to the Football Family

June 27, 2018

The Permian Basin, an oil-rich area, brings thousands to work in the field. But the community and its passion for sports convinces them to stay. Get... more >>


Athens

Looking for a New Destination for Your Youth Baseball Tournament?

June 13, 2018

Located in the charming town of Athens, known as the “gateway to East Texas,” Coleman Park is the destination for youth baseball in Athens,... more >>


RutherfordMain

Game On in The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

May 29, 2018

This vibrant Southern community, conveniently located just 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, includes the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna,... more >>



Trak_USL

Trak Software, USL Ink Multi-Year Partnership

July 23, 2018

The United Soccer Leagues, LLC, announced it had signed a multi-year partnership with Trak Software. more >>


WSCSports

USL to Partner with WSC Sports for AI-Powered Video Content

July 23, 2018

The United Soccer League (USL) announced a partnership with WSC Sports, the leader in AI powered sports video content. more >>


CIAA

Economic Impact of 2018 CIAA Tournament Up From Previous Year

July 23, 2018

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) made a significant impact during tits annual basketball tournament in Charlotte, NC. more >>


USL_Blinkfire

USL Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Blinkfire Analytics

July 16, 2018

The USL has entered into a multi-year partnership with Blinkfire Analytics to be the Official Social Media Valuation Supplier. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)... More>>


blank Case study | July 17, 2018
Conway, Arkansas: Sports at Its Heart   

By: Peter Francesconi

More than 125 years ago, business leaders in Conway, Arkansas, wanted to grow the local economy, so they created a strategy to attract institutions... More>>


blank Case study | July 17, 2018
Winning With a ‘Very Valdosta’ Sports Culture   

By: Peter Francesconi

In the 1980s, Valdosta, Georgia, surged in prosperity and, with the renewed economic impact came a renewed downtown area, business relationships and... More>>


White Papers

FIFA Whitepaper | June 1, 2018
Environmental Impact Study on Artificial Football Turf   

FIFA recently performed a study on the environmental impact of recycling synthetic fields. The results of this research are here. More>>


RedTorch Whitepaper | May 1, 2018
#SportOnSocial2018   

This report ranks the social media performance of 35 international federations of the IOC from March 2017 to February 2018. More>>


ACSM Whitepaper | November 1, 2017
Worldwide Forecast of Fitness Trends for 2018   

Which exercise programs are going to be big, and how will they feed into sports events? A new survey from ACSM provides clues. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>



Print

Articles

Ref Article | August 8, 2018
Social Media Parent-Shaming: The New Weapon to Stop Bad Behavior

By: Michael Popke

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...   More>>


WorldBeach Article | August 8, 2018
World Beach Games Coming to San Diego, Despite Rough Start

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It certainly hasn’t been smooth sailing, but the tide is turning on the World Beach Games. The event, now expected to take place in October of...   More>>


AAFL Article | August 8, 2018
More Headlines about Spring Football but is Anyone Listening?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Last week’s announcement that uniform company Starter will be a supplier to the Alliance of American Football made some trade journal headlines....   More>>


BIGVision Article | August 8, 2018
New Business Model Puts Youth Players in Charge of Facilities Upkeep

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As the arms race intensifies to build bigger, better and more sophisticated sports venues, the cost of maintenance has spiraled upwards as well. But...   More>>



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