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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

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10 Great Sports Movies for Kids to Watch as a Team

Trying to find something to do for the whole team to spend time together? Have a movie night at someone’s house! You can order pizza, camp out in the living room, and watch some of the great sports movies for kids! Look at these 10 great sports movies for kids to watch as a team: Read More

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10 of the Best Foods to Eat After a Workout For Kids

Focusing on what your kids eat before they have practice is important, but you should also consider what they eat after practice. After kids exercise, they will need the right kind of food to help build and repair muscle, as well as regain their energy. Here are 10 of the best foods to eat after a workout for kids: Read More

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All the Details About the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship

Looking for something to help improve your 5th grade girl’s basketball skills? Do they want to have more practice playing? You should sign her up for the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship. She will get to play against other teams and compete to become the champion of the tournament. We have all the information for this tournament below: Read More

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5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for Team Bonding

In town for a tournament but have some downtime? What better way to spend it than having your team bond! There are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that will help your team build relationships with each other, making them even better on the court together! Check out these 5 things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for team bonding: Read More

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Your Guide to the Top Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Athletes at Rocky Top Sports World

Gatlinburg is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country! When you participate in a tournament or event at Rocky Top Sports World, one of the best parts is having the chance to explore the area. Whether you’re celebrating a big win at one of the delicious Gatlinburg restaurants or spending your downtime visiting the attractions, you’re sure to have a great time in the Smoky Mountains. To help guarantee you have fun, we’ve made a list of the top things to do in Gatlinburg that you won’t want to miss. Read More

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4 of the Best Spring Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

It’s springtime in the Smoky Mountains, and the weather is perfect for being outdoors. Not too cold, not too hot! During this time of year, there are wildflowers all throughout the mountains and creatures are coming out to explore. If you’re wanting to get out and see the beauty of nature this spring, you’ll definitely want to try out 4 of the best spring hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Read More

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All You Need to Know About the Breakthrough Basketball Camp in Gatlinburg

Are you a basketball player who wants to improve your skills or a coach who wants to change up your routine? Then the Breakthrough Basketball Camp in Gatlinburg is the program for you! The camp is broken into two sessions: one for younger players who need to improve on basic skills and older players who want to fine tune their skills. Read on to learn more about the Breakthrough Basketball Camp. Read More

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5 of the Best Smoky Mountain Restaurants to Celebrate a Big Win

After a big win, there is no better way to celebrate than by heading to one of the delicious restaurants in the Smoky Mountains! The Smokies are home to places to eat that are both kid friendly and great for groups. To help you decide where you should eat after your game, we’ve made a list of 5 of the best Smoky Mountain restaurants to celebrate a big win. Read More