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The game of ultimate frisbee is a unique sport that’s growing in popularity across the country. Ultimate frisbee, or just ultimate as some call it, is a non-contact, self-refereed sport played between 2 teams with a flying disc frisbee. Featuring numerous state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields, Rocky Top Sports World is the perfect place for ultimate lovers to get in a game of ultimate frisbee and even for beginners wanting to try something new! Here is a deeper dive into the rules of ultimate frisbee:

Volleyball lives at Rocky Top Sports World! Our 80 acre state-of-the-art sports campus is home to several youth volleyball competitions and events each year. Teams travel to Gatlinburg from across the country to compete in this great sport at Rocky Top Sports World. For more than 125 years volleyball has brought joy to generations of young athletes! Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the history of volleyball:

There’s a long list of reasons why youth sports are important. First and foremost, youth sports provide fun and excitement your child will absolutely love. Beyond that, the lessons learned through playing youth sports will last a lifetime! When your child participates in youth sports, he or she will be better equipped for the rest of their lives. We explore why youth sports are important with these 5 lessons your child will learn:

After a nationwide talent search, Rocky Top Sports World, along with Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), has chosen Doug Grote to be the new General Manager of the 80-acre multi sports facility in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Grote has extensive experience managing sports facilities and programs. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cumberland College and a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Grote, a former

Phew! That was a heart-pumping, down-to-the-wire game! Now it’s time to refuel. Especially if you have another game coming up soon. Great snacks that properly refuel and rehydrate your body can be in the difference in wins and losses in games with such small margins. Take the healthy route instead of falling for the convenient trashy snack! To help keep you at the top of your game, Rocky Top Sports World has put together a list of 5 after game snack ideas for youth sports teams:

When it comes to a soccer tournament in Tennessee, there is no better place to hit the field than Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg TN! Our state-of-the-art facility features a massive outdoor area with 7 outdoor fields, making it easy for us to host tournaments of all sizes. When you add the magnificent background of the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no other sports facility quite like ours. Here are the top 5 reasons why our sports complex is the best place to play soccer in Tennessee:

A debate rages on at the youth sports level regarding participation in multiple sports: should children focus on, or “specialize,” in one sport, or should they participate in numerous different sports throughout the year? Major sports organizations including the NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA and U.S. Olympic Committee have all voiced their support for multi-sport play among youth athletes as part of The Aspen Institute’s Project Play campaign. Here are 3 benefits of playing multiple sports for youth athletes:

As with any hobby, participating in youth athletics comes with a number of expenses. Whether you need to pay for uniforms, equipment, a bus, or something else, it helps to have some cash coming into your team’s treasury. Fortunately, there are many great fundraising activities and events that can generate money for your school or club. Rocky Top Sports World has put together a guide to four of our favorite fundraising ideas for youth sports teams.

One of the advantages of participating in a tournament or event at Rocky Top Sports World is having the chance to visit Gatlinburg, TN. Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains, our city is one of the top family vacation destinations in the country. Even if you have a demanding playing schedule, you will still be able to find time to enjoy everything the region has to offer. To help you make the most of your trip to the Smokies, we have put together a guide to the best Gatlinburg attractions and restaurants near our sports complex:

While you are in town for your sporting event at Rocky Top Sports World, you can use the rest of your vacation time to explore the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Our sports complex is located just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you will find over 800 miles of magnificent hiking trails! Here are 4 of the best Smoky Mountain hikes for athletes:

When it comes to planning the perfect basketball tournament, there is no better place to play than our Gatlinburg sports complex! Our state-of-the-art facility features an 86,000 square foot indoor venue equipped with 6 basketball courts, making it easy to have multiple games going on at once! You’ll also find a stunning setting among the Smoky Mountains, as well as plenty of nearby lodging options and fun things to do! Here are the top 4 reasons why Rocky Top Sports World is the best place to play a basketball tournament:

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