Category Archives: Our Gatlinburg Sports Complex

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Olympic Contenders Inspire Young Athletes at Rocky Top Sports World

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are right around the corner, and here at Rocky Top Sports World, our young athletes couldn’t be more excited! The children and teenagers who train and compete at our Gatlinburg sports complex can’t wait to see their favorite athletes head to Rio to try and bring back the gold. While many Olympic contenders have captured the imagination of young visitors to Rocky Top Sports World, there are a few athletes and teams who really stand out.

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Beat the Heat: Remember to Stay Hydrated This Summer at Rocky Top Sports World

Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we love summer in the Smoky Mountains! With average highs in the mid-80s and lows in the 60s, the weather is perfect for outdoor sports camps and tournaments. At the same time, the summer heat requires athletes to take special precautions when they enjoy some fun in the sun. We have put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about staying hydrated during summer sporting events at Rocky Top: Read More

A beautiful field at our sports complex in Gatlinburg TN.

3 Things Athletes Love About Playing at Rocky Top Sports World

Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we love getting feedback from the athletes and families who visit our sports complex in Gatlinburg TN! We are very proud to have over forty 5 star reviews on our Facebook page, with an average rating of 4.7 stars. As we read over our reviews, we noticed that certain themes kept coming up over and over again. Here are the top three things visitors loved about their experience at Rocky Top Sports World: Read More

A girl playing soccer at our Smoky Mountain sports complex.

Should Young Athletes Specialize in Only One Sport?

Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we like to keep up with the latest information and studies about youth sports. One trend that we thought was worth investigating was sports specialization in kids. Increasingly, many parents are encouraging their children to intensively train in only one sport from a very young age. Does this early specialization actually give young athletes an edge? To find out, we took a look at a comprehensive study from the Sports Health journal entitled Sports Specialization in Young Athletes. We’ve summarized and analyzed their findings below. Read More

Aerial view of the fields at our Smoky Mountain sports complex.

New Greenway Opens Around Rocky Top Sports World and Mills Park

Rocky Top Sports World is thrilled to announce a new, exciting feature for residents, athletes, and guests! The City of Gatlinburg recently completed construction on a greenway around our Smoky Mountain sports complex and Mills Park. The new greenway provides a convenient and scenic way to travel from field to field. Read on for everything you need to know about these beautiful walking trails. Read More

Young athletes give high fives after a game at our sports complex in Gatlinburg.

Sportsmanship Comes First at Rocky Top Sports World

Here at Rocky Top Sports World, we offer some of the best athletic facilities in the Southeast to players and teams from around the country. In addition to our top notch courts and fields, we also strive to maintain a positive atmosphere that keeps athletes coming back again and again. If we had to sum up the culture and standards we aim to foster at our sports complex in Gatlinburg in one word, it would be “sportsmanship”. In this article, we will examine what sportsmanship means to us and what we expect from athletes, coaches, and parents who visit Rocky Top Sports World.        Read More

Young women on a Smoky Mountain sports team.

4 Benefits of Joining a Smoky Mountain Sports Team at Rocky Top Sports World

Becoming more active is something that most people strive for as they begin a new year, and it is an especially important goal for kids. One of the best ways to get your child moving is by having them join a sports team. Along with having fun with friends, there are many great benefits for playing a team sport. Here are just some of the advantages of joining a Smoky Mountain sports team: Read More

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4 Reasons to Make Joining Sports Leagues at Rocky Top Sports World Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year is quickly approaching and that means it is time to consider what your New Year’s Resolution is going to be. No matter what you set your mind to, you can achieve and conquer your goals for the upcoming year. One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is spending more time being active. There are many great ways that you can stay active throughout the year, and you will be so happy with the results of doing so, no matter where you go to exercise.

Our Rocky Top Sports World leagues offer a unique way to achieve your goal of being more active. Here are a few reasons to make joining one of our Rocky Top Sports World leagues your New Year’s Resolution: Read More