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Anderson, SC fishing

Anderson to Host Major Youth Fishing Event

The Bass Federation Inc.’s 2024 Junior World Championship will take place July 24­–26 on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina, with youth anglers from around the United States and Canada competing for $25,000 in scholarships, products and prizes. For each day of TBF Junior World Championship competition, weigh-ins will be open to the public at […]

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Triple Crown Sports

Triple Crown Sports Announces New Ownership Structure

Triple Crown Sports founders Dave and Annette King have transitioned majority co-ownership shares of TCS to two of their children, Keri King and Kelly (King) Salberg. Keri King and Kelly Salberg will control approximately 80 percent of the shares in Triple Crown Sports, with Dave and Annette King holding most of the minority portion remaining. […]

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Ripken Disney

Ripken Baseball Partners with Walt Disney World Resort

Ripken Baseball and Walt Disney World Resort have agreed to host youth baseball experiences at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the summers of 2025 and 2026, involving four week-long tournaments each year. The first tournament will be staged June 8–13, 2025. Week 2 will be held from June 15–20; Week 3 from June […]

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TTS 3Step

Team Travel Source and 3STEP Sports Announce Partnership

Team Travel Source and 3STEP Sports have announced a partnership which aims to enhance the overall athlete experience and streamline the travel management process. The collaboration will make it more efficient and convenient for teams, athletes and their families to travel to sporting events. Team Travel Source, through its network of hotel and local relationships, […]

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AAU Volleyball Orlando

AAU to Host World’s Largest Volleyball Tournament in Orlando

The Amateur Athletic Union will host the world’s largest volleyball tournament from June 13 through July 7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The 51st AAU Girls’ and Boys’ Junior National Volleyball Championships will draw more than 117,000 athletes and coaches representing all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “The […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Skip Gilbert Youth Soccer

Skip Gilbert: The State of Youth Soccer

Skip Gilbert is no stranger to the sports industry. As a former professional soccer player, the sport may well be his true love. But his previous stints included one with the USADA, the anti-doping agency, as managing director of operations, marketing and development; managing director of professional tennis operations and tournament manager for the U.S. […]

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ASM Edge Sports

ASM Global to Partner with EDGE Sports Group

ASM Global has announced a significant investment in Boston-based Edge Sports Group, as the organization looks to expand its offerings in the youth sports and sports tourism industry. This investment in Edge comes as ASM Global was awarded the management contract by the County of Henrico in Virginia for the 185,000-square-foot Henrico Sports & Events […]

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NBC Next SYB

NBC Sports Next Partners with Stronger Youth Brands

NBC Sports Next has announced a multi-year partnership with Pennsylvania-based Stronger Youth Brands, a youth sports and enrichment brand platform. SYB will utilize features offered by NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine Motion technology platform. The initial phase of the partnership will focus on Soccer Shots, which currently enrolls more than 600,000 children, ages 2-8, throughout franchises […]

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Flag Football
Flag football has exploded in popularity, specifically with more girls than ever playing the sport. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Unrivaled Sports Acquires Under the Lights Powered by Under Armour

Unrivaled Sports has acquired Under the Lights Powered by Under Armour, the second-largest youth flag football operator in the United States with 170 local flag football leagues and 35,000 boys and girls from first through eighth grades participating. Unrivaled Sports was created in late March by Josh Harris, David Blitzer and The Chernin Group to […]

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