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.
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 coveted 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.
USA Baseball 16U Cup
Date: July 13–15
Venue: USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, North Carolina
Event description: Open invitation tournament composed of 16 teams held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Number of athletes/participants: 16 teams
Link for event information: www.usabaseball.com/events/cups
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.