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Best Hockey Sticks for 2024 – TravelSports Staff Picks

Best Hockey Sticks for 2024: TravelSports.com Staff Picks

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Hockey is a sport that combines speed, agility, and precision, and the hockey stick is your primary tool on the ice. When selecting a hockey stick, it’s crucial to consider its role in ball or puck control, shooting accuracy, and the power behind every pass or shot. Modern hockey sticks are meticulously designed combining advanced materials and engineering to enhance your on-ice performance.

The construction of hockey sticks has evolved from traditional wood to high-tech materials like carbon fiber, offering a blend of flexibility, durability, and lightness. A well-crafted stick can significantly impact your game, allowing for sharper passes and more powerful shots. The curvature of the blade, the flex of the shaft, and the stick’s length are tailored to suit various playing styles and positions. A forward might opt for a stick that allows for quick wrist shots, while a defenseman might prefer one that can launch powerful slap shots from the point.

Choosing the right hockey stick involves assessing factors such as the flex rating, which indicates the amount of force needed to bend the stick. This should be matched to your weight and strength for optimum performance. The stick’s lie is also important, as it determines the angle the stick shaft forms with the blade on the ice, affecting your puck handling. Weight and balance contribute to the overall feel of the stick in your hands, influencing your control and reaction speed.

Equipped with the right hockey stick, your on-ice performance can be greatly enhanced. Beyond the basic specifications, personal preference and comfort play significant roles in finding the perfect stick. In the next section, we’ll explore some of the top hockey sticks on the market, scrutinizing features and benefits to help you make an informed decision.

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Downtime At A Tournament? What To Do!

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Downtime at a Tournament? What to Do!
Hey Travelsporters!

Good luck to everyone who is playing at Memorial Day tournaments this weekend. Thank you to all who have served as we remember and honor those who have fallen.

– Team Travelsports

What to do with your downtime during a tournament?

During downtime when traveling to a youth sports tournament, it’s important to keep the team engaged and make the most of the experience.

Here are some suggestions for activities during your teams downtime:

Relaxation and Recreation: Downtime is a great opportunity for relaxation and recreation. Consider activities like swimming, playing games, or simply enjoying some leisure time at the hotel. Some hotels may offer recreational facilities like a pool, gym, or outdoor spaces that can be utilized for team activities.

Sightseeing and Exploration: Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the tournament’s host city or nearby attractions. Visit local landmarks, museums, parks, or other points of interest. It can be both educational and fun for the team.

Team Meetings and Strategy Sessions: Utilize the downtime for team meetings to discuss game strategies, review performances, or plan for upcoming matches. This can be an excellent opportunity for coaches and players to communicate, set goals, and make adjustments.

Volunteer or Community Service: Engage the team in a volunteer or community service activity. Look for local organizations or initiatives that may need assistance. It not only provides a valuable learning experience but also promotes a sense of giving back.

Cultural and Educational Activities: Research the local culture and history of the tournament’s location. Plan visits to cultural centers, historical sites, or museums that can provide insights into the local heritage. It can be an educational experience for the team.

Team Dinners or Social Events: Arrange team dinners or social events during downtime. This can be a fun way to celebrate accomplishments, build team spirit, and enjoy local cuisine together. Look for nearby restaurants or consider organizing a potluck or BBQ at a suitable location.

Rest and Recovery: Downtime is also essential for rest and recovery, especially for young athletes. Make sure to prioritize downtime for relaxation, proper sleep, and rejuvenation. Encourage team members to take care of their physical and mental well-being.

Group Activities and Games: Plan group activities or games that promote interaction and fun. This could include card games, board games, team challenges, or outdoor activities like a scavenger hunt. Engaging in recreational activities can boost team morale and create lasting memories.

Watch Other Matches: If there are other games happening during the tournament, consider watching matches of other teams. This can provide an opportunity to observe different playing styles, strategies, and learn from other athletes’ performances.

Remember to balance downtime activities with the tournament schedule and the need for rest. It’s important to create a mix of fun, relaxation, team-building, and preparation to make the most of the overall experience.

2023 Trending Tournaments

Check out the top trending tournaments, by sport, on our site!

Baseball

Travel Ball USA Memorial Day Classic
All American Open
2023 PG West Memorial Day Classic
Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament

Softball

PGF Atlanta Fastpitch Memorial Day Classic
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div I Softball World Series
Lexi Kretsch Summer Showdown

Hockey

Kings of Spring Nashville
Montreal Meltdown AAA Hockey Tournament
Ponytail Challenge Hockey Showcase

Lacrosse

NCAA DI Women’s Lacrosse Championship
The Ohio Lacrosse FestivalSummer
Genesis Lacrosse Tournament

Sports for a Cause!

Buddy Baseball is a program designed for children ages 7 to 22 with various learning and/or physical disabilities. Buddy volunteers are comprised of teens and young adults. It’s a great program – find a local one near you! Here is an example of a local program in Wilmette, IL.

DID YOU KNOW??

Did you know that Travelsports’ tournament and facility pages have a section on What to Do that are near the location of the tournaments and facilties? If your team has some downtime and is looking for something to do, make sure to check the “What to Do” section on tournament & facility pages.

“What to Do”
Bowling Alleys
Batting Cages
Mini-Golf

And More!

MARKETPLACE
Don’t forget to check out our Marketplace!

We want to highlight an online marketplace that has joined Travelsports. Be sure to click on their name to check out their store on Travelsports.

 

Sports Plus We developed Sports Plus as a way to introduce meaningful hockey ideas to parents outside the big box stores. Our first product, Heads Up Head Safe™ embodies our love of the game and caring for the players’ safety. Our second product, The Drying Twig comes from our kids constantly leaving their wet equipment in a pile on the floor at home and on a tournament. Made in the USA is a big plus with us and a lot of people we speak with and that is why we are bringing this to you.

We are proud supports of The Wounded Warrior Project and The Long Island Warriors Veterans Hockey Club.

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There’s A Hotel For Everyone

Hey Travelsporters! 

With our softball page officially launched, we wanted to send a reminder about upcoming tournaments. If you’re traveling for an upcoming tournament, be sure to check out the softball leagues page to find upcoming end of season tournaments! With tons of tournaments being uploaded everyday, be sure to keep an eye out! Make sure to check out our hotels page to find one near the event you’re traveling to. We understand that stress of having to book a hotel to accomodate your team and their families. If you’re looking for ways to find the perfect hotel, be sure to check out the article below.

Finding the Right Hotel For Your Team 


Traveling with a sports team can be an exciting and challenging experience, especially when it comes to finding the perfect hotel, assuming you and your team have a choice! Choosing the right hotel is crucial for the success and comfort of your team, as it can affect their performance and overall experience. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect hotel for your traveling sports team:

  1. Location: The location of the hotel is essential for a sports team. Look for a hotel that is close to the venue where you’ll be playing or practicing or if you are playing at multiple facilities, try and find one in the middle. It’s also essential to choose a hotel that is close to restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities.

  2. Room Amenities: The rooms should be spacious enough to accommodate your team, and should also have enough storage space for their gear. Look for a hotel that offers amenities like refrigerators, microaves, and coffee makers in the rooms.

  3. Recreation Facilities: If your team has some downtime between games, look for a hotel that has recreation facilities like a pool or a gym.

2023 Trending Tournaments 

Check out the top trending tournaments, by sport, on our site! 

Baseball

All American Open 
Spring Classic
Hladky Memorial Tournament



Softball 

21st Annual May Celebration 
Wildcat Classic 
Top Gun-USA Diamond Domination – “Get Your Top Gun Game on Super NIT” 



Hockey

Top Tier Pittsburgh 
Windy City Rumble
Western Super Summit



Lacrosse 

Virginia State Cup Team Tournament
Palmetto Lax Classic 
 
Did You Know?
 
Did you know that Travelsports has a facilities tab? Like finding the right hotel, it’s important to know about extracurricular activities for team bonding when traveling for a tournament. If you’re looking for a fun extracurricular activity in your area, be sure to visit to find thousands of listings including 

 
And More! 
 
Resources 
 
 
Concussions in children can be quite scary, and it is a natural consequence of playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t fully prevent the risk of concussions while playing sports, but we can mitigate the risk. Below is an in-depth guide about concussions occuring in youth sports and information about the risk of concussions in kids. Also included is information about the risk of concussion in specific sports, how we can be safer, and information about the recovery and treatment process. Read more below. 

 
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Travelsports Business Newsletter – Location Expansion vs. Sports Diversification

In this month’s newsletter, we’ve included some things to think about when deciding on whether to expand your business into new geographic locations or diversify into other sports. We are currently working on a new analytics tool created specifically for businesses and event operators that may help with this decision – stay tuned! You may have noticed that we have added additional categories to our facilities page including Fieldhouses/Gyms, Golf Courses, Dance Studios, Indoor Training Facilities and more. Be sure to check them out. 

 

Event Expansion

Regional Expansion vs Sports Diversification

Whether you are satisfied with the size of your business or looking to grow, staying on top of trends: Demographics, Economics, Participation Rates, etc., will undoubtably influence whether to stay the course, expand regionally or diversify into to other sports. In addition, securing facilities to host your events is another critical component in your decision to expand or not. The good news is that there are sources of information accessible to businesses wrestling* with these decisions.

Demographics

City and region growth rates are driven by a number of factors including immigration, migration, technology mobility, weather, etc. These factors and others contribute to certain states and regions growing faster or slower than others. When looking to expand your existing business, demographic trends can be an important data point to consider but may not be the only factor to consider. The Census Bureau is a good place to start when looking to better understand demographic growth trends.

               


Economics

While there are articles written about the idea that the youth sports industry is “recession” proof, your customers, parents and players, will change their behavior based on economic uncertainty which can impact your growth plans. “During a recession, however, families may opt for a regional travel team instead of a national team to reduce travel expenses”. Forbes. Staying on top of economic signals can help guide you as to whether to look to expand or stay the course.

Participation Rates

The trends for youth sports participation accelerated after covid, with certain sports growing and others shrinking. The Aspen Institute through their “Project Play” does an amazing job at analyzing the factors that influence participation rates in youth sports. Growth rates in sports may mean you should double down in your existing sport or possibly extend into another sport. Be sure to check out participation rates for youth sports at Project Play

               

Facilities

Demographics, economics and participation rates all factor into deciding whether you should expand or not, but they are not the only things to consider. Access to facilities and employees are two additional critical factors that will undoubtably influence your decision. While Travelsports hasn’t yet fully tackled the “employee” issue, we have gone on to create the largest list of facilities on one site. From rinks to fields, gymnastics facilities to fitness centers, Travelsports has over 38,000 facilities listed on our platform that you can use when deciding on adding your next event. 

*“We like to throw in some sport motifs when possible!”

 



Attention Sports Tournament Managers

Are you tired of spending countless hours manually building a schedule? Does it feel nearly impossible to juggle requests and make every team happy?

Throowave is your solution! 

Our automated scheduling tool makes scheduling a breeze by taking into account a variety of factors, such as:
  • Location availability & preferences
  • Rest times between games
  • Preferred match-ups
Say goodbye to the hassle and say hello to a stress-free tournament planning experience! Join the many satisfied tournament managers who have already chosen Throowave as their go-to scheduling solution. 

Don’t wait! Visit throowave.com today to sign up for a demo and discover the benefits of our scheduling tool for yourself. 

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Travelsports is in the process of building a way for you to highlight events, let teams/managers know that you need an extra team for an upcoming tournament, general announcements, etc. through “Posts”. Similar to the content that you post on your website, emails and social media, “Posts” will allow you to amplify your message to a hyperfocused customer base. Stay tuned! 
 
 
Hotels

Every month we will highlight a hotel that has joined Travelsports. Tournament & Clinic operators, be sure to check out our hotel section on Travelsports to view hotels that are interested in working with you. 




Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University

Enjoy a comfortable stay and multiple amenities in a place that feels like home. Located in the heart of Nashville, the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University offers free 2-mile shuttle and is walking distance from Vanderbilt’s campus and the historic Centennial Park. If you’re traveling for an upcoming tournament, be sure to bring your sports teams here for a winning stay.
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Finding The Right Hotel For Your Team

Traveling with a sports team can be an exciting and challenging experience, especially when it comes to finding the perfect hotel. Choosing the right hotel is crucial for the success and comfort of your team, as it can affect their performance and overall experience. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect hotel for your traveling sports team:

  1. Location: The location of the hotel is essential for a sports team. Look for a hotel that is close to the venue where you’ll be playing or practicing. It’s also essential to choose a hotel that is close to restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities.
  2. Room amenities: The rooms should be spacious enough to accommodate your team, and should also have enough storage space for their gear. Look for a hotel that offers amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers in the rooms.
  3. Recreation facilities: If your team has some downtime between games, look for a hotel that has recreation facilities like a pool or a gym.
  4. Food options: A hotel that offers breakfast or has a restaurant on site can be convenient for your team. If you have players with specific dietary requirements, make sure the hotel can accommodate them.
  5. Safety: Safety should be a top priority when choosing a hotel. Look for hotels that have secure parking, locks on the doors, and security personnel.
  6. Group rates: Check with the hotel to see if they offer group rates for sports teams. This can help you save money on your stay.
  7. Reviews: Read reviews of the hotel from other sports teams who have stayed there. This can give you a better idea of the hotel’s quality and whether it’s a good fit for your team.

Fnding the perfect hotel for your traveling sports team requires some research and planning. Consider the location, room amenities, recreation facilities, food options, safety, group rates, and reviews when choosing a hotel. With these tips in mind, you can ensure that your team has a comfortable and successful trip!

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Baseball Tournaments

Soaring on Softball

 

Hey Travelsporters! 


It’s finally April and Spring is upon us and that mean’s one thing, it’s softball season! We recently launched Softball on Travelsports. Our softball page lists thousands of tournaments and facilities across the U.S for different age and skill levels. Over the next few weeks, we will be adding softball showcases, high school state playoffs, clinics, clubs and more! If you’re traveling for an upcoming tournament, be sure to check out our hotels page to find appropriate travel arrangements for your team.


– Team Travelsports 

 

The Development and Progression of Baseball

Baseball requires a unique combination of physical, technical, and strategic skills. To become a successful baseball player, it is essential to develop these skills through regular practice, training, and game simulations.

Physical Skills

One of the most important aspects of baseball is physical fitness. Players need to have excellent speed, agility, endurance, and strength to be successful on the field. To develop these skills, players should focus on a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and agility drills.

 


2023 Trending Tournaments 

Check out the top trending tournaments, by sport, on our site! 

Baseball

Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic
TSB 16th Annual St Pattys Smash
Arizona Spring Championship



Softball 

Garnet & Gold Tournament
USSSA Eastern National Championship
USSSA April Attack



Hockey

The Circle K Classic Tournament 
The Cup Buffalo
CCM Chi-Town Shuffle



Lacrosse 

The Challenge
Sandstorm Lacrosse Festival
    USBOXLA Winter Nationals

 

DID YOU KNOW??
 
 Travelsports has a coaches section, by sport, which allows coaches to add their profile, for free, so that players, parents, directors and clubs can discover them. Think of it as a “LinkedIn for Sport Coaches”. Click on any sport to find a coach and feel free to reach out to them. Here’s a link to Hockey Coaches

 

Marketplace

We wanted to highlight an online marketplace that has joined Travelsports. Be sure to click on their name to check out their store on Travelsports. 

Hockey Ice Time
“Just a hockey mom and beer league player selling “Stuff that’s Cool as PUCK” on Etsy. Please check out my unique hockey gifts for fans and players that you can’t find anywhere else.”
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Travelsports Business Newsletter – 2023 Marketing Trends & Hotel Partner Tips

Travelsports Business Newsletter – 2023 Marketing Trends & Evaluating Hotel Partners 

Welcome to our second Travelsports Business Newsletter! If you just subscribed, welcome!

In this month’s newsletter, we’ve included some marketing trends in 2023 and tips on evaluating future hotel partners. You may have noticed that we launched Softball as our newest sport on Travelsports. We’ve added over 1,500 tournaments and will be adding thousands more over the next few weeks along with clubs, clinics and showcases. Is there a sport that you are interested in us adding? Send us a note. We are working on additional tools and features that we think will be useful to grow your business. Stay tuned!

If you’ve missed a newsletter, no worries! Each business newsletter will be posted on our WordPress blog

 

 

Social Media Trends 2023 

It’s a new year and the question on every small business’ mind is, “What social media trends should I expect?” HubSpot Blog surveyed 1,283 marketers to discover trends B2B and B2C businesses will leverage in 2023 and which ones they’ve left in 2022. 
  1. Brands with an engaged social media community will win in 2023.
  2. Social media is the future of e-commerce.
  3. Consumers slide into brands’ DMs (Direct Messaging) for customer service.
  4. Search engines lose steam as consumers turn to social search.
  5. Influencer marketers ditch celebrities for micro-influencers.
  6. Short-form video is the highest ROI format and will see the most growth of any trend in 2023.
  7. Funny, trendy, and relatable content will stand out all 2023.
  8. Instagram is the highest ROI platform and will see the most growth of any social app in 2023.
  9. Social budgets will be put under the microscope, but marketers are staying optimistic.
  10. Re-sharing the same content across platforms won’t fly in 2023.

 

 

Attention Sports Tournament Managers

Are you tired of spending countless hours manually building a schedule? Does it feel nearly impossible to juggle requests and make every team happy?

Throowave is your solution! 

Our automated scheduling tool makes scheduling a breeze by taking into account a variety of factors, such as:
  • Location availability & preferences
  • Rest times between games
  • Preferred match-ups
Say goodbye to the hassle and say hello to a stress-free tournament planning experience! Join the many satisfied tournament managers who have already chosen Throowave as their go-to scheduling solution. 

Don’t wait! Visit throowave.com today to sign up for a demo and discover the benefits of our scheduling tool for yourself. 

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Finding the Right Hotel Partner
Looking for a new hotel partner for your clinic, showcase or tournament? We have some useful tips on how to evaluate a potential hotel partner. 
  1. Location: Choose a hotel that is conveniently located near the facilities that your event operates out of, and with good transportation links.
  2. Amenities: Make sure the hotel offers the amenities and services your customers need, such as fitness facilities, restaurant/bar, Wi-Fi, pool and meeting rooms.
  3. Reputation: Research the hotel’s reputation by reading reviews and feedback from previous guests, which is especially important for your customers participating in your event(s). 
  4. Room quality: Consider the quality and comfort of the rooms, as well as the room sizes and layouts that work best for sports teams and parents. 
  5. Cost: Compare prices and packages to ensure parents and managers are getting good value for their budget.
  6. Contract terms: Review the contract terms, including cancellation policies for your customers and rebates that come back to you. 
  7. Brand alignment: Choose a hotel brand that aligns with your brand image and values.
  8. Relationship building: Consider building a strong, long-term relationship with the hotel to benefit from future opportunities and benefits.
  9. Personal experience: If possible, consider visiting the hotel to get a sense of the facilities and services first hand.

 

Did You Know?

In our “Did You Know” section, we highlight different features, functionality, trends, etc. on Travelsports that we feel are important to our business users.

We know there are a number of ways that our business users try and reach existing and new customers: Email, Social, Search Advertising, Print, etc. We think there are benefits to advertising on Travelsports.

Travelsports received 1.8 Million page views in 2021, 3.5 Million page views in 2022 and we expect to double our page views to 7 Million in 2023. We have not only grown users in sports we previously added in 2021/2022 (hockey/lacrosse), but as we have added new sports (baseball/softball), we’ve seen increased traffic across all of our sports. 

For our current advertisers, we have been able drive hundreds of thousands of banner impressions which has resulted in thousands of banner clicks and follow on website clicks, which has ultimately led to new customers. We are biased, but we think advertising on Travelsports is an effective and targeted way to acquire new customers. To learn more, send us a note
      
 
Hotels

Every month we will highlight a hotel that has joined Travelsports. Tournament & Clinic operators, be sure to check out our hotel section on Travelsports to view hotels that are interested in working with you. 



Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa

Enjoy a comfortable stay in a place that feels like home. Our top priority is ensuring the best possible guest experience at our Lake Forest hotel! Bring your sports teams here for a winning stay.
 
 
 
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Baseball

The Development and Progression of Specific Skills in Baseball

 

 

Baseball season has started and it seems like the perfect time to talk about the development and progression of skills in baseball. 

Baseball requires a unique combination of physical, technical, and strategic skills. To become a successful baseball player, it is essential to develop these skills through regular practice, training, and game simulations.

 

Physical Skills

One of the most important aspects of baseball is physical fitness. Players need to have excellent speed, agility, endurance, and strength to be successful on the field. To develop these skills, players should focus on a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and agility drills.

 

Technical Skills

In addition to physical fitness, baseball requires a significant amount of technical skill. Players need to be able to hit, catch, and throw accurately and with speed. They also need to have excellent base-running skills and the ability to field their position.

 

To develop these skills, players should focus on regular practice and repetition. They can start with basic drills, such as hitting off a tee and playing catch, and progress to more advanced drills, such as practicing situational hitting and fielding ground balls.

 

Strategic Skills

Finally, baseball requires a significant amount of strategic thinking. Players need to be able to anticipate plays, make quick decisions, and adjust their strategies on the fly. This can be developed through regular practice and game simulations, which help players develop their decision-making skills and strategic thinking abilities.

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Travelsports Newsletter – Tenth Edition

 

Hey Travelsporters! 

Spring is upon us. The baseball and lacrosse season(s) are happening! There are many upcoming tournaments and showcases listed daily, so be sure to check them out! 

Hard to believe this is our tenth newsletter. Thank you for being a part of the Travelsports community. Be sure to spread the word about Travelsports to those looking for information related to youth and adult sports!

We are always looking for way to improve our newsletter. Have any tips or recommendations or want something featured in the newsletter, please send us a note to info@travelsports.com. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! 

– Team Travelsports
 
 

The Role of Parents and Coaches in Youth Sports – Ways to Provide Support

Parents play an important role in the development of their kid’s athletic career. Parents are kids’ main mentors on and off the playing field. Their influence helps with an athlete’s skill development, emotional support and helping them cope with winning and losing. There are a number of strategies parents can use to help their kids have a successful athletic career. 

According to Believe Perform, parents can help encourage their kids to develop self-awareness of the skills they’ve learned. This can be done by supporting them and showing support throughout practice and competitions and asking them how it went afterwards. As a parent, it’s important to give coaches autonomy and put trust in their methods. As long as the coaches’ and parents’ messages are aligned,  it will lead to less confusion for the athlete. Additionally, it’s important to provide emotional support whenever your child has a tough match or loss.

Though providing support is essential, it can sometimes be too much. Becoming over-involved could cause stress and increase burnout rates at a young age. To prevent burnout, it’s important to not put too much pressure on winning and success, but encouraging the athlete to do their very best. The importance is that they should always enjoy their sport and additional pressure could cause a decrease in their performance. If you disagree with a coach, it’s important to prevent giving conflicting advice, but to talk with the coach another time so it does not come across as being disrespectful. 

DID YOU KNOW??
 
With the hockey season winding down, be sure to use Travelsports to keep up to date on end-of-the-season tournaments and state/provincial playoffs. Interested in following the national USA Hockey tournaments … Click Here
 
 
 
 

Tournament weekends make for lifelong memories. Looking to make your team stand out at your next tournament? Check out Tourney Experience for customized team swag packages. Whether you’re a team manager or a parent, we know your time is valuable. We can help to simplify your tournament experience. Available for all sports!
 
 
Upcoming Events 

Interested in upcoming clinics, showcases and tournaments for baseball, lacrosse or hockey? Check out our list of trending upcoming tournaments and showcases below.

Hockey 

Lacrosse

Baseball 

 

Help Heroes of Ukraine
 

Help Heroes of Ukraine is a charity organization that seeks to provide resources for the people of Ukraine during and after the war with Russia. Their long term mission is to help individuals, families, and communities in Ukraine with food banks, clean water, shelter, access to medical care, clothing and education for those displaced by the war. 

Help Heroes of Ukraine is hosting upcoming tournaments in the Chicago suburbs and Florida. All proceeds from the event will be used for renewal of sport infrastructure and recreation centers in Ukraine. 

There is still time to sign up and they are still accepting donations
 
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Travelsports Business Newsletter – First Edition!

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Welcome to our first Travelsports Business Newsletter! This newsletter is being sent to all of the business’s that have joined Travelsports. Our business newsletter will be sent out on a monthly basis and will cover business practices on our site and highlight marketing and other trends within sports. Our goal is to provide insights into the youth and adults sports world that you will find useful for your business. Missed a newsletter or signed up recently? No worries! Similar to our bi-weekly consumer newsletter, each business newsletter will be posted on our WordPress blog. Cheers and here’s to many more. 

– Team Travelsports

P.S. Be sure to share this newsletter with other business focused in the sports industry and encourage them to sign up to Travelsports!

 

Spotlights and Trends in Sports Business


If you work in the sports industry, you’re probably aware of the recent trends in sports business including athlete influencer marketing (NIL) in collegiate sports, artificial intelligence, increased technology enhancement, sports betting and the professionalization of youth sports.

According to Deloitte, the growth and transformation of the sports industry is forcing organizations to take a more sophisticated approach—one that makes the industry more attractive for investors, more immersive for fans, and more supportive of athletes. To make sure this happens, it’s important for sports organizations to look ahead for possible events and actions that can change how the future unfolds. 

In this global golden age of sports, 2023 is expected to bring organizations and athletes more chances than ever to deeply connect with their fans. Technology will continue to infuse every aspect of sports, empowering athletes and creating a more immersive experience for fans at live events and at home. In general, 2023 will be about making the most of these near-term opportunities while managing associated risks with the longer term in mind. Read/Download the full report here
 

Are you tired of spending countless hours manually building a schedule? Does it feel nearly impossible to juggle requests and make every team happy?

Throowave is your solution! 

Our automated scheduling tool makes scheduling a breeze by taking into account a variety of factors, such as:
  • Location availability & preferences
  • Rest times between games
  • Preferred match-ups
Say goodbye to the hassle and say hello to a stress-free tournament planning experience! Join the many satisfied tournament managers who have already chosen Throowave as their go-to scheduling solution. 

Don’t wait! Visit throowave.com today to sign up for a demo and discover the benefits of our scheduling tool for yourself. 

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Looking to advertise in any of our newsletters or on our website? Send us a note: info@travesports.com
 
 

In our “Did You Know” section, we will be highlighting different features and functionality on Travelsports that we feel are important to our business users.

      

In this issue, we are highlighting the business dashboard. On your dashboard, you can view, in real time, the number of page views, website/signup clicks, leads (inquiries from prospective customers) and, if you are advertising on Travelsports, banner ad clicks.  
 
 
 
Every month we will highlight a hotel that has joined Travelsports. Tournament & Clinic operators, be sure to check out our hotel section on Travelsports to view hotels that are interested in working with you. 

Enjoy a comfortable stay in a place that feels like home. Our top priority is ensuring the best possible guest experience at our Naperville hotel! Bring your sports teams here for a winning stay.