Florida


GreaterOrlando

Greater Orlando Sports Commission Announces 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships in Lake County

March 5, 2021

The biennial event will feature an expected field of more than 200 water skiers representing 35 countries, taking place October 11-17, 2021. more >>


AAU

AAU Volleyball Classic Ready to Begin

March 4, 2021

Now in its 21st year, the AAU Volleyball Classic has been a staple on the AAU Volleyball calendar for more than two decades. more >>


Bassmaster

Grass Will Play A Key Role In Bassmaster Southern Open On Harris Chain

March 4, 2021

Competition days will be March 4-6 with daily takeoffs from Venetian Gardens (Ski Beach) at 6:45 a.m. ET. more >>


AAU

AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, AAU Volleyball Classic to Return to Orlando in 2021

March 3, 2021

The organization has announced that the overall dates for next year's event are June 17-29, 2021. AAU Volleyball Classic info is also out. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF Announces 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates

March 2, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing season. more >>



SoutheastTourismSociety

Huddle Up Group, Southeast Tourism Society Announce New Partnership

March 1, 2021

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and Huddle Up Group have announced their new industry partnership. more >>


DeeringBay

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club Building New Facilities

January 25, 2021

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida has broken ground on a $7.1 million amenity improvement project. more >>


USTA

University of Florida to Offer Professional Tennis Management Program

December 7, 2020

University of Florida will be joining a growing list of colleges across the country to offer Professional Tennis Management (PTM) programs. more >>


TCool

T°Cool® Field Coming to the Sunshine State

November 16, 2020

T°Cool®, an evaporative cooling solution that is proven to reduce synthetic turf surface temperatures, is coming to the sunshine state. more >>


GreaterOrlando

Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department Receives Excellence Award

November 16, 2020

Leesburg’s Parks and Rec Department received the 2020 “Excellence in Sports Tourism, Small Market” award. more >>



LittleSchematic

Location Review: Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County

September 1, 2020

The buzz is true. Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County is open for your next unbeatable event. From basketball to soccer, volleyball,... more >>


FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>


PanamaCityBrach

It’s a Whole New Ball Game in Panama City Beach, Florida

October 28, 2019

With 27 miles of sugar white sand, turquoise waters and a plethora of options on-site and off-site, your players and teams will be able to play their... more >>


Beach

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades: Your Sports Paradise

February 16, 2018

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for its sun, sand, luxury resorts and more, but this don’t-miss destination... more >>


Articles

Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Net Interest

By: Michael Popke

Lacrosse is a growing sport with a bright future and enthusiastic players at all levels, from youth to international. And in many areas, its...   More>>


Article | July 1, 2020
Can College Club Programs Help Boost the Sports Economy?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First came the news that a few colleges here and there were dropping sports programs because of COVID-19-related shortfalls. Then a few became dozens...   More>>


Article | June 29, 2020
Spiking COVID-19 Cases Cause the Cancellation of Some Early Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Hurry up and wait. The first states in the U.S. to adopt aggressive reopening protocols are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases that is forcing...   More>>


Article | June 1, 2020
With Gun Sales on the Rise, Shooting Venues are in the Right Place

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the wake of the pandemic, outdoor sports, including fishing, kayaking, cycling, hiking and running, have flourished. The opening of a new shooting...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Right on Track

By: Judy Leand

As one of the oldest athletic events in the world, track and field has been a vital part of both the ancient and modern Olympics and is a mainstay of...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Luring Business to Communities Nationwide

By: Tracey Schelmetic

In the U.S., tournament angling, and especially competitive bass fishing, has seen significant growth, thanks in part to the efforts of Fishing...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Fields of Hope

By: Michael Popke

Baseball had an uncharacteristically, unprecedented silent spring, thanks (or no thanks) to COVID-19. But hope springs eternal. When the players...   More>>


Article | May 19, 2020
AAU Walks Back Promise to Host June Youth Volleyball Tournament

By: Michael Popke, Mary Helen Sprecher

Did the AAU jump the gun in announcing its junior volleyball championship would go on as scheduled? It appears someone thought so. While one...   More>>


Article | May 13, 2020
Can Theme Parks Help Predict the Youth Sports Rebound?

By: Michael Popke

The international association for the attractions industry just unveiled its online member resource center for dealing with COVID-19. At the same...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 17, 2015
Okaloosa County, Florida: Tee Off on the Emerald Greens   

By: Peter Francesconi

Okaloosa County, Florida, is known as the Emerald Coast, and its greens are a great place to bring your next golf event. Whether skirting the... More>>


blank Case study | January 7, 2015
Okaloosa County, Florida - The Magic of the Emerald Coast   

By: Peter Francesconi

Some say there’s something magical about the power of three. In our culture, combinations of three are everywhere, including in sports: three... More>>


blank Case study | August 26, 2014
Daytona Beach, Florida: Compete the Daytona Beach Way   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Daytona Beach, Florida, with its 23 miles of beaches and the Daytona International Speedway, has long been the preferred destination for those with a... More>>



Subscribe to SDM