Rocky Top Sports World Blog

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Top 4 Reasons to Turn Your Sports Tournament into a Gatlinburg Vacation

If you are coming to Rocky Top Sports World to participate in one of our exciting tournaments, stay a few extra days to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains! Our state-of-the-art sports campus is located just a few miles outside of downtown Gatlinburg, where you can experience a variety of awesome restaurants, shops, and attractions! Here are the top 4 reasons to turn your sports tournament into a Gatlinburg vacation: Read More

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4 Scenic Hiking Trails in Gatlinburg That Your Team Will Love

If you are participating in a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World and looking for the perfect workout before your match, just head to one of the scenic hiking trails in Gatlinburg! This is a great way to get some exercise and pump up your heart rate while enjoying the natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains! Here are 4 scenic hiking trails in Gatlinburg that your team will love: Read More

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3 Things to Know About the World Cube Association Event in Gatlinburg TN

While Rocky Top Sports World is known for hosting some of the biggest sports tournaments in the country, we are also pleased to host other competitive events too! One of the most unique events, the World Cube Association competition, is coming up soon and we have all the details you need to participate in this exciting event! Here are 3 things you need to know about the World Cube Association Event in Gatlinburg TN: Read More

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Top 3 Smoky Mountain Attractions That are Perfect for Active Kids

If you have children participating in one of the tournaments or other events at Rocky Top Sports World, they might be looking for something fun to do during their time in the Smoky Mountains! There are several local attractions that are not only fun but also keep your kids physically active with a variety of challenges! Here are the top 3 Smoky Mountain attractions for active kids: Read More

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3 Parks in Gatlinburg Where You Can Practice for Your Tournament

If you want to practice for your tournament at Rocky Top Sports World and you have already arrived to Gatlinburg, we have great news for you! There are several city-owned parks throughout Gatlinburg that are open to the public and have excellent recreational facilities! The only thing that you need to bring along with you are any sports equipment that you might need for your practice session! Here are 3 parks in Gatlinburg where you can practice for your tournament: Read More

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5 of the Best Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains for Kids

If you have time between games and want to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you have to check out some of the hiking trails! You’ll love being able to get exercise and see some beautiful wonders these mountains have to offer. Your team will love getting a break from sports camps or tournaments while still getting exercise. Here are 5 of the best hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains for kids: Read More

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10 Benefits of Playing Sports as a Child

Football, basketball, soccer, track, volleyball, swimming, baseball, hockey, and softball: the list could go on and on of the different sports and activities kids can get involved in through school and the community. While schedules can overlap and life can become busier, there are so many more benefits of playing sports as a child than you might think. Here is a list of 10 physical, emotional, social, and mental benefits of playing sports as a child: Read More

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Top 4 Active Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains to Help Prepare for a Tournament

If you have an upcoming sports tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, it is important to stay active so that you are in great shape when the tournament date arrives! Whether you will be in the Smoky Mountains for a month before your tournament or just a few days, there are plenty of fun activities in the area that help you to stay active! Here are the top 4 active things to do in the Smoky Mountains to help prepare for a tournament: Read More