SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking place this week. Below are upcoming events and information on how to learn more.
USA Field Hockey National Club Championship, presented by Harrow Sports
Date: July 9–17
Venue: Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event description: From the Regional Club Championship, the nation’s top 16 teams in each of the U‐14, U‐16 and U‐19 Girls age divisions will compete for the title of National Club Champions. The National Club Championship is an ideal opportunity for clubs to compete against each other in a highly competitive atmosphere and coincides with USA Field Hockey’s mission of growing playing opportunities and the game of field hockey in the United States.
Number of athletes/participants: Roughly 960 athletes (360 athletes per division)
Number of spectators (in venue and online): Roughly 2,000 per division
When is the event up for bid again? 2027
Link for event information: go.teamusa.org/2JcbsTY
Streamed/Broadcast Information: The medal matches of the U‐19 NCC will be live streamed.
USBC Junior Gold Championships
Date: July 14–21
Fort Worth, Texas
Forum Bowling Lanes
Grand Prairie, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Registration and Trade Show
Automobile Building at Fair Park
American Airlines Center
International Training and Research Center
Crowne Plaza Dallas-Market Center
July 13–20, 2019 – Detroit
July 11–18, 2020 – Indianapolis
Event description: The pinnacle for U.S. Bowling Congress Junior Gold members is competing at the annual Junior Gold Championships for a chance to represent the United States in international competition as part of USBC Junior Team USA. The Junior Gold Championships is the premier national youth sporting event where individuals qualify at the grass-roots level. The tournament provides more than $300,000 in scholarships on an annual basis, while providing an incredible social experience and crowning champions in six age-based divisions.
Number of athletes/participants:
2017 – 3,554 athletes
2018 – Estimated 3,800 athletes
Number of spectators (in venue and online):
On average, athletes travel to the event with 2.5 guests.
2017 – 8,885
2018 – Estimated 9,500
Regarding online spectators, bowl.com/juniorgold has more than 1.4 million page views annually, with 80 percent or more of that traffic coming in July when the tournament takes place.
When is the event up for bid again? Currently the tournament is booked through 2020. The bid process for host cities will begin again starting in August 2019. Due to tournament format size, only certain cities can hold the event. USBC is always looking for sponsors of the event. There is currently an endemic presenting sponsor, but no title sponsor. Additional opportunities are always available. The current presenting sponsorship is good through the 2020 event. The bid process will start again in January 2019.
Link for event information: bowl.com/juniorgold
Streamed/Broadcast Information: All advancer round competitions will be live streamed on USBC’s YouTube channel, BowlTV.
USA Field Hockey Summer Bash at the Beach, presented by 4U Sports
Date: July 20–22
Venue: Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Virginia Beach Regional Training Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Event description: The Summer Bash at the Beach is USA Field Hockey’s youth event for U‐10 Co‐Ed, U‐12 Co‐Ed, U‐14 Boys and U‐14 Girls. This 7v7 event exposes youth to the sport in a competitive, fun tournament environment, all the while playing on state‐of‐the‐art surfaces.
Number of athletes/participants: Roughly 840 athletes
Number of spectators (in venue and online): Roughly 3,000 spectators
When is the event up for bid again? 2019
Link for event information: go.teamusa.org/2JnaHY3
USA Baseball National Team Development Program (NTDP)
Date: July 22–26
Venue: Various venues in Chicago, Illinois
Event description: The National Team Development Program offers identified athletes an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball staff to better prepare for a future national team experience. The program includes skill development sessions, off‐field education seminars and intrasquad Stars vs. Stripes games to assist in the development of the athletes as people and players.
Number of athletes/participants: A minimum of 38 athletes will be invited
Link for event information: bit.ly/2w7ZCsE