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Smoky Mountain Sports Trends: New Research Details Physical and Mental Benefits of Youth Sports

Everyone knows that playing sports can be an important part of growing up, but new research shows just how beneficial youth athletics can be. The True Sport Report, sponsored by the USADA, found that playing youth sports fosters tremendous physical, emotional, psychological, and social benefits. Read on for a closer look at all of the advantages kids enjoy when they play sports: (more…)

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A Different Type of Smoky Mountain Soccer Tournament: Futsal Comes to Rocky Top Sports World

Rocky Top Sports World has become known for hosting some of the region’s most popular soccer tournaments. However, a different type of Smoky Mountain soccer tournament comes to our sports facility in late January with the Gatlinburg Futsal Championship! Here is everything you need to know about this unique sport, as well as all of the event details: (more…)

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Smoky Mountain Sports Trends: Experts Weigh In On What Makes Successful Youth Athletics

National experts have recently weighed in on youth sports, noting that positive development and easy access to information are the primary keys to successful youth athletics. Read on to discover what experts have said about effective youth sports programs and how Rocky Top has been as a leader in these programs at our Smoky Mountain sports facility. (more…)

Two men competing in a Smoky Mountain wrestling tournament.

Everything You Need to Know About the Duals Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tournament

Rocky Top Sports World is excited to announce Smoky Mountain Duals, an action-packed two-day wrestling event taking place at the end of December. This is guaranteed to be a great event that you will not want to miss! In addition, this is a fantastic opportunity for your team and family to combine a holiday vacation to Gatlinburg with a top-notch sporting event. Here are the details you need to know about the Duals Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tournament: (more…)