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Great Smoky Mountain Youth All Star Showcase at Rocky Top Sports World

At Rocky Top Sports World, we host several youth sporting events throughout the year. From soccer to volleyball, all kinds of sports are played at our facility. The Great Smoky Mountain Youth All Star Showcase is one of the youth events we want to talk about with you. Keep reading for more information on this event. Read More

Kids playing soccer at our Gatlinburg sports complex during the spring in Gatlinburg

6 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited to Play Youth Sports

Do you want your kids to play youth sports but you aren’t sure how to get them interested? There are plenty of ways you can get your kids excited to play youth sports! From watching games with them to exploring all kinds of sports, you will be able to find a way to get them to want to play. Here are 6 ways to get your kids excited to play youth sports: Read More

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10 of the Best Kid Sports Movies and Shows and Where to Watch

When your family is missing the excitement of youth sports tournaments and games, spend time watching some of the best kid sports movies and TV shows! The second best thing to actually playing sports is watching them. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best kid sports movies and TV shows and where you can watch! Read More

Beautiful fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.

Top 5 Places to See Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

The fall is one of the very best times of the year for a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World! In addition to comfortably cool weather, autumn also brings breathtaking foliage to Gatlinburg, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When you’re not playing at Rocky Top, you can enjoy some leaf peeping with your family or teammates. Read More

A group of boys on a soccer team hoisting a trophy in the air.

How to Know If Your Young Athlete is Ready for a Travel Team

Joining a travel sports team can be a great opportunity for young athletes! Designed for the most talented and dedicated players, these elite teams travel far and wide to compete in games and tournaments with the best of the best. While playing on a travel team can be an amazing experience, it is also a significant commitment for young athletes and their families. As you decide whether travel sports are right for your child, be sure to keep the following factors in mind. Read More

A group of teenage basketball players with smartphones.

6 Youth Sports Apps and Websites That Your Team Will Love

The digital revolution is transforming the world of youth sports. Whether you’re looking to save time on team management activities, connect with fans, or improve your training, there is an app for that! To help you navigate all of the new products out there, Rocky Top Sports World has put together a guide to six of the best youth sports apps and websites. Read More

Confident young women on a soccer team.

7 Traits That Make Student-Athletes Great Leaders

It is no coincidence that a large percentage of CEOs and elected officials were athletes in their youth! As many business and political leaders will tell you, they started to develop the skills that have served them well throughout their careers when they were student-athletes. Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we have seen first hand how playing sports brings out the best in kids and young adults. Read on to learn the top seven traits that make student-athletes great leaders. Read More

A blend of chocolate and vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone.

5 of the Best Places to Get Dessert in Gatlinburg

Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we are big proponents of healthy eating. However, we also recognize that it’s important to reward yourself with a treat now and again! Our sports complex is located just a short drive away from a number of restaurants that serve mouthwatering sweets. After your big game at Rocky Top, we recommend getting dessert in Gatlinburg at one of the following eateries. Read More

Rocky Top Sports World and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Rocky Top Sports World Brought $45.7 Million to Sevier County in Fourth Year

We are excited to report that Rocky Top Sports World recently closed the books on its biggest year yet! In the 2017-18 fiscal year, our athletic complex delivered a $45.7 million economic impact to Sevier County, TN. For the fourth consecutive year, Rocky Top Sports World has generated even more money than projected, topping the previous fiscal year by more than $10 million. Read More

A Smoky Mountain black bear cub in a tree.

Top 3 Places to See Smoky Mountain Wildlife When You Visit Gatlinburg

No trip to Gatlinburg, TN is complete without seeing some of the area’s signature wildlife! When you’re in town for a tournament or event at Rocky Top Sports World, you will definitely want to venture into the Great Smoky Mountains to catch a glimpse of the national park’s beautiful animals. To help you make the most of your time in Gatlinburg, we have put together a handy guide to the top three places for viewing Smoky Mountain wildlife. Read More