4 Secret Benefits of Playing Sports in the Smoky Mountains

young boy playing sports in the Smoky Mountains

If you have ever visited the Smoky Mountains, then you know that it is by far one of the best places to bring your family or sports team. There are so many fun things to do, places to shop and restaurants to dine in, that it is impossible to fit it all in in one trip.

However, for sports teams, our beloved mountains offer even more benefits that you may not have realized. Keep reading to discover our favorite secret benefits of playing sports in the Smoky Mountains.

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Mild Temperatures

One of our favorite aspects of being able to call the Great Smoky Mountains home is that we share the same mild temperatures that the area is known for. When compared to other youth sports complexes in the country, we at Rocky Top Sports World are very fortunate to be in a location that does not see extreme heats and cold throughout the year.

This means that if you and your team are looking for a fun place to host your tournament or workshop in the middle of summer, you all won’t have to worry about it getting too hot throughout the day. This also means that the temperatures don’t get too cold in the winter, so you can enjoy playing your favorite sport all year long at our Gatlinburg sports complex.

Now, this does not mean that we never see rising temperatures nor that our area is immune to snow. However, on days where the weather does reach one extreme or the other, we do offer our state-of-the-art indoor sports facility that you and your team will enjoy playing in.

Click here to find out more about the 86,000 square-foot facility at Rocky Top Sports World.

Beautiful Views

young female soccer player playing sports in the Smoky MountainsIt is hard to talk about how Rocky Top Sports World is located less than 6 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park without mentioning the unbeatable views that come along with it. The benefit of these views is that they are a great way to inspire your team when they are on the field.

You see, not only are the views nice to look at, but they are also a good tool to help your teammates focus. Unlike a typical city setting, the mountains don’t bring loud noises and distractions.

Teams who travel to our Gatlinburg sports complex have commented on how peaceful they found our location to be.

Cleaner Air

In addition to the beautiful views that the Great Smoky Mountains bring, we also get to enjoy the cleaner air associated with being so close to a national park. The large amount of preserved land that we are fortunate to call our neighbor keeps our Smoky Mountain sports complex free from being surrounded by a lot of industrial businesses that can clog the air.

The benefit to this is that when you or your team are playing sports in the Smoky Mountains, you all can take a deep breath and not worry about what might be inhaling as you would in larger cities.

father and son hiking in the Smoky MountainsWays to Stay Active On and Off the Field

We all know the benefits of youth sports in the Smoky Mountains. We also know how important it is to carry on the healthy-living habits that we learn on the field and incorporate them into our daily lives.

Not only does this help us maintain the high level of physical fitness that sports require us to have, but it also helps us live a long and healthy life.

That being said, teams who travel to the Smoky Mountains for their sports tournament will be pleased to find such an abundance of ways to stay active long after the game is done. This can include hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, walking along along the store fronts in downtown Gatlinburg, or white water rafting in Gatlinburg with our friends at Smoky Mountain Outdoors when the weather warms up.

The options available to stay active while visiting the Smoky Mountains are truly limitless.

If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of playing sports in the Smoky Mountains, or if you would like to begin planning your own travel sports tournament or camp at Rocky Top Sports World, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can easily reach any of our team members by calling the number below, or fill out the Smoky Mountain sports information form on our website. One of our talented events specialists will be in touch with you as soon as possible.