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Rocky Top Sports World: Top 6 Benefits Of Playing Youth Sports

At Rocky Top Sports World, we understand how important it is for kids to participate in a youth sports program. Not only do we support it because it gives kids a chance to explore our Gatlinburg Sports complex, but we also know there is a ton of health benefits associated with youth sports.

In case you weren’t aware of these benefits, we have decided to provide parents a little breakdown of just how much of a positive impact that competition has on your kid’s life.

Physical Fitness

It’s a given that the more time your child spends playing sports, then the better in shape he or she may be. However, when we say that playing sports improve physical fitness, we are talking about a more well-rounded physical health. Meaning that not only will your child be strong, but he or she will also probably eat better and have more mental clarity as well.

Living a healthy lifestyle is important, not matter how old you are. That is why we at Rocky Top Sports World are excited to help young athletes develop these skills at an early at our Gatlinburg sports complex.

Builds Social Skills

youth team sports at Rocky Top Sports WorldWhen your child participates in a team sport than he or she will have a unique opportunity to create bonds with kids his/her own age. There is no comradery quite like that shared between teammates. And the more time that your child spends with his/her teammates, the more social skills and cues he/she will learn that they can then translate into real world situations.

This way, when they grow up, young athletes will be better equipped to make friends and interact with new people in any social situation.

Improves Self-Esteem

When you are in shape and you have good friends, it is hard for anyone to not also have a high self-esteem. Thanks to the help of a couple other benefits from playing youth sports, young athletes are also known to have a higher confidence level than kids who do not play sports.

This positive attitude not only inspires them to take chances and go for the win on the field, but it also helps them stay driven to succeed off the field as well.

soccer competition at Gatlinburg sports complexIncreases Academic Success

Sports create structure in children’s life. It helps them understand how to prioritize and manage their time.

In return, this structured mindset helps competitors succeed both in the sports world and academically. Just like they have to study the playbooks and practice tapes before each game, your young athlete will learn the importance of studying and getting good grades.

Life-Long Memories

As parents, we want our children to look back on their childhood one day and have it be filled with fond memories. By participating in a youth sports program, parents are giving their children tons of opportunities to create these memories. Whether it be the time they scored the game-winning goal or the funny story that resulted from the car ride on the way to their tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, every time your child gets ready to compete is a new opportunity to create a life-long memory.

In addition, these memories can also hold strong life lessons that will follow your young athlete throughout his/her life. Lessons like perseverance, courage, strength and teamwork are extremely valuable lessons to know as they grow and mature into young adults.

Reduces the Risk of Osteoporosis

girls playing volleyball at Rocky Top Sports WorldThough this probably isn’t a great concern now, as your child grows older and fully-develops into an adult, the physical activity that he or she participated in when they were younger will actually help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. In case you aren’t familiar, osteoporosis is a condition that affects the density of bones. Particularly prominent among females, the Women’s Sports Foundation recently released that youth athletes have a lower risk of developing this condition when they grow up thanks to the physical conditioning they did as a child.

Learn More About Youth Sports at Rocky Top Sports World

Now that you have learned all about the many health benefits available to children who participate in sporting events, why not begin planning your next tournament or youth camp at Rocky Top Sports World today by taking a few moments and explore what all our spacious Gatlinburg sports complex has to offer. At Rocky Top Sports World, we not only offer an 86,000 square-foot indoor sports facility, but we also offer a total of 7 synthetic-turf outdoor fields that are perfect for football, soccer and lacrosse.

Our facility also offers several private meeting rooms, team locker rooms, a concession stand, and, of course, unbeatable views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

To learn more about Rocky Top Sports World, feel free to give us a call today, or fill out the Gatlinburg sports contact form on our website.


football at Rocky Top Sports World

Former UT Football Coach Phillip Fulmer Joins Team at Rocky Top Sports World

Calling all college football fans! Phillip Fulmer, former head football coach for the University of Tennessee, recently announced that he will be joining our quickly-growing team at Rocky Top Sports World. Coach Fulmer’s position with our Gatlinburg sports complex will be to work as an ambassador with the community, as well as assist with the development of our many sports camps and sponsorships throughout the year. Read More

Volleyball team competing at Rocky Top Sports World

Top 8 Gatlinburg Attractions Near Rocky Top Sports World To Visit This Fall

Aside from our state-of-the-art facility and our fantastic views, one of the biggest things that sets Rocky Top Sports World apart from all the other youth sporting complexes in the country is our close proximity to so many fun and exciting things to do. Not only are we neighbors to the most popular national park in America, but we are also just down the street from a ton of thrilling Gatlinburg attractions that visitors will love to enjoy after spending the day competing. Read More

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The Top 3 Gatlinburg Restaurants Near Rocky Top Sports World

There is no doubt that after an exciting day of competition, your  team will probably want a nice hot meal to help you refuel for tomorrow’s matches. That being said, one of the biggest perks of choosing Rocky Top Sports World for your youth sporting event in the Smoky Mountains is that you will are just a short drive from all the many delicious Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg restaurants that call the area home. Not matter what you are craving, you are sure to find the perfect place to eat. Read More

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4 Smoky Mountain Events You Didn’t Know You Could Have at Rocky Top Sports World

When you think about Rocky Top Sports World, it is easy to only see us as a place where you can host your youth sporting events in Gatlinburg. However, did you know that our facilities are equipped to handle any group Smoky Mountain event?

It’s true. With over 40,000 square feet of indoor space, visitors to our Gatlinburg sports complex will be amazed at how well our team of event specialists can transform our facility to accommodate their group’s needs. For an example of some of the non-sports related Smoky Mountain events at Rocky Top Sports World we can host, keep reading! Read More

little boy playing soccer at Rocky Top Sports World

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Our Youth Sports Complex in Gatlinburg

We have been off to a great start here at Rocky Top Sports World. We have already hosted several exciting youth sporting events in Gatlinburg, and we look forward to the many upcoming tournaments we have scheduled.

That being said, we have noticed that some of our guests have had some questions about our youth sports complex in Gatlinburg that we would like to answer. Read More