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Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved with Youth Basketball

If you have been looking for a physical activity to encourage a healthy lifestyle for your child, youth basketball is an excellent option! Playing basketball helps children learn basic coordination and team building skills while maintaining their health. After all, kids need physical activity on a daily basis, which can often be difficult with the lure of video games and other distractions! Here are the top 5 reasons to get your child involved with youth basketball: Read More

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3 Fun Gatlinburg Attractions You Should Visit for Team Building

If you have a sports team participating in a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, there are several attractions in Gatlinburg that are perfect for team building. This a great way for your players to improve their relationship with fellow team members and to provide an overall positive team environment! Here are 3 fun Gatlinburg attractions you should visit for team building: Read More

Fannie Farkle's in downtown Gatlinburg.

4 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg With Your Team After a Tournament

After you play a tournament, you’ll want to do something fun with your team! We want to share some of the best things to do in Gatlinburg with kids so you guys can have a ton of fun while you’re in town. From arcades to the aquarium, you’ll find there are plenty of activities that are perfect for relaxing and having fun. Here are 4 of the best things to do in Gatlinburg with your team after a tournament: Read More

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Rocky Top Sports World Hosts World Cube Association

GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World, managed by Sports Facilities Management, hosted a World Cube Association competition for the 3rd year this past weekend, December 7-8th, 2019. The World Cube association governs competitions for mechanical puzzles such as the Rubik’s Cube. This year’s event had 100 total competitors who journeyed from as far as Read More

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Youth Sports Team to Focus Before a Game

You want your youth sports team to do well in a game or tournament. If they are distracted, they won’t perform as well as if they were focused. While it is mostly up to them to concentrate on the game, there are a few things you can do to help them stay focused! Here are the top 5 ways to get your youth sports team to focus before a game: Read More

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Rocky Top Sports World Earns International Venue Award

GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World, managed by Sports Facilities Management, has received a 2019 Fitness and Nutrition Award from Global Health and Pharma. Rocky Top Sports World was named the “Best Indoor and Outdoor Sports Campus – South East USA.” Rocky Top Sports World is now recognized both nationally and internationally for their Read More

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All You Need to Know About Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley to Our Sports Campus

One of the awesome things about our facility is our location in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! We are just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, where you will find tons of lodging options, exciting attractions, and fantastic restaurants! While you can always enjoy the short drive over to our location, the most convenient and affordable way to get to our facility is to climb aboard the Gatlinburg Trolley! Here is everything you need to know about riding the Gatlinburg Trolley to our sports campus: Read More

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Rocky Top Sports World Honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact

GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World and the Smoky Mountain Cup have been named one of Sports Destination Management’s 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Rocky Top Sports World chose to nominate Smoky Mountain Cup for this award due to their growing impact each year since 2014 when the event began. In Read More

The city of Gatlinburg on a spring day.

Top 4 Reasons to Turn Your Sports Tournament into a Gatlinburg Vacation

If you are coming to Rocky Top Sports World to participate in one of our exciting tournaments, stay a few extra days to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains! Our state-of-the-art sports campus is located just a few miles outside of downtown Gatlinburg, where you can experience a variety of awesome restaurants, shops, and attractions! Here are the top 4 reasons to turn your sports tournament into a Gatlinburg vacation: Read More

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4 Scenic Hiking Trails in Gatlinburg That Your Team Will Love

If you are participating in a tournament at Rocky Top Sports World and looking for the perfect workout before your match, just head to one of the scenic hiking trails in Gatlinburg! This is a great way to get some exercise and pump up your heart rate while enjoying the natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains! Here are 4 scenic hiking trails in Gatlinburg that your team will love: Read More