Virginia


AAU

AAU Boys Basketball World Championships Share Details of Events

July 7, 2020

The AAU World Championships, formerly National Championships, are open to teams worldwide at sites nationwide. more >>


USA_Swimming

USA Swimming Announces Post-COVID-19 Comeback

July 6, 2020

As USA Swimming continues to monitor the changes of this global pandemic, it also plans for athletes' happy return to competition. more >>


SandSoccer

Sand Soccer Championships Returning to Virginia Beach Oceanfront in August

June 30, 2020

The 2020 Ferguson North American Sand Soccer Championships weekend has been rescheduled to August 7-9, 2020. more >>


Loudoun

Visit Loudoun Lands Contract to Host Major Soccer Tournament

June 25, 2020

A new major soccer tournament will debut in Loudoun County next year. more >>


SalemVA

Virginia's Championship City is Back in Business

June 24, 2020

Salem is both proud and relieved to announce that three major events, originally slated for Virginia’s Blue Ridge, have been rescheduled. more >>



ValleyForge

VFTCB Launches #MakeItMontco Hotel Package

June 22, 2020

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention welcomes regional visitors, and even local residents with the #MakeItMontco Hotel Package. more >>


PrinceWilliam

Prince William County Welcomes Sports Tourism Manager

March 9, 2020

The Prince William County Office of Tourism is proud to announce and welcome Michael L. Rojas as their new Sports Tourism Manager. more >>


SmithRiver

SRSC's Promise to Fill All 52 Weekends in 2020

February 24, 2020

The Smith River Sports Complex is making a promise to fill all 52 weekends of the 2020 calendar year with an organized event or activity. more >>


Loudoun

Loudoun County Sports Venue Receives Award

February 10, 2020

One of Loudoun’s premier sports complexes received national recognition from Senior Softball-USA. more >>


Loudoun

Loudoun County Sports Venue Receives National Recognition

December 11, 2019

One of Loudoun’s premier sports complexes received national recognition last week from the Senior Softball-USA organization. more >>



Chesterfield

Chesterfield County: A Mecca for Sports Tourism with World-Class Facilities and Fields

June 24, 2019

Located in central Virginia, just south of Richmond, Chesterfield County is becoming the go-to destination for event owners seeking excellent access,... more >>


Loudoun

Loudoun County, VA: An Ideal Location for Any Tournament

March 1, 2019

Located less than an hour from Washington, DC, Loudoun County is home to Dulles International Airport. Far enough north for winter sports, yet far... more >>


Articles

LiveStream 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>>


RogueBaseball Article | July 4, 2020
Youth Baseball Organization Breaks into Locked Fields to Host Games

By: Michael Popke

We’ve heard about kids defying “no trespassing” orders to play on fields and fish in steams but this is a new one. Baseball games (complete...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Teeming with Variety, Ready for Teams

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Southeastern region is a sports mecca, with teams and fans alike drawn to its year-round sunshine and mild winters. Proximity to both sandy...   More>>


ClubTennis 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>>


Soccer Article | June 3, 2020
US Soccer, US Youth Soccer Clash on Allowing Travel Tournaments

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Oh, boy. Talk about a buzz kill. US Soccer has released its return-to-play guidelines for youth soccer, recommending a phased-in approach with...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
On the Coast and in the Game

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Mid-Atlantic region is a melting pot of large cities, rich history, diverse cultures, bustling seaside boardwalks, rolling countryside and...   More>>


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

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Michael Popke

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>>


BeachSoccer Article | May 13, 2020
Late Summer/Early Fall Being Targeted as Restart Date

By: Michael Popke

Is late summer when the industry will hit the restart button? While it’s impossible to say exactly when COVID-19 will cease to be a threat (and...   More>>


MiLB Article | April 29, 2020
Sources: "Assault on Hometown Baseball" a Done Deal

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Last year, the country learned of what became known as “the assault on hometown baseball,” or MLB’s proposal to cut 40 teams from the minors....   More>>


USDGA Article | January 30, 2020
Inside Events: United States Disabled Golf Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A little-known (but strongly traveling and spending) sector of the golf market is individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Disabled Golf Association...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 3, 2019
Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

By: Judy Leand

Located in the Coastal Virginia Region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is consistently ranked among... More>>


blank Case study | November 9, 2018
Sports Teams are Discovering Prince George County   

By: Michael Popke

Prince George County, Virginia, may be steeped in American and Eastern European history, but it’s also making its own modern-day history by beefing... More>>


blank Case study | October 31, 2011
Get Back to the Beach: Virginia Beach, Virginia   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Locating your event in a beachfront vacation destination is a surefire strategy for infusing a sports event with irresistible draw; unfortunately,... More>>



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