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Top 3 Smoky Mountain Attractions That are Perfect for Active Kids

If you have children participating in one of the tournaments or other events at Rocky Top Sports World, they might be looking for something fun to do during their time in the Smoky Mountains! There are several local attractions that are not only fun but also keep your kids physically active with a variety of challenges! Here are the top 3 Smoky Mountain attractions for active kids: Read More

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3 Parks in Gatlinburg Where You Can Practice for Your Tournament

If you want to practice for your tournament at Rocky Top Sports World and you have already arrived to Gatlinburg, we have great news for you! There are several city-owned parks throughout Gatlinburg that are open to the public and have excellent recreational facilities! The only thing that you need to bring along with you are any sports equipment that you might need for your practice session! Here are 3 parks in Gatlinburg where you can practice for your tournament: Read More

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5 Ways to Prepare Kids for their Youth Sports Tournaments

Have your kids ever participated in a youth sports tournament before? Even if they have, it never hurts to make sure your kids are prepared, especially for out-of-town tournaments. Here are 5 ways to prepare your kids for their youth sports tournaments: Read More

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5 of the Best Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains for Kids

If you have time between games and want to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you have to check out some of the hiking trails! You’ll love being able to get exercise and see some beautiful wonders these mountains have to offer. Your team will love getting a break from sports camps or tournaments while still getting exercise. Here are 5 of the best hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains for kids: Read More

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10 Benefits of Playing Sports as a Child

Football, basketball, soccer, track, volleyball, swimming, baseball, hockey, and softball: the list could go on and on of the different sports and activities kids can get involved in through school and the community. While schedules can overlap and life can become busier, there are so many more benefits of playing sports as a child than you might think. Here is a list of 10 physical, emotional, social, and mental benefits of playing sports as a child: Read More

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Top 4 Active Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains to Help Prepare for a Tournament

If you have an upcoming sports tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, it is important to stay active so that you are in great shape when the tournament date arrives! Whether you will be in the Smoky Mountains for a month before your tournament or just a few days, there are plenty of fun activities in the area that help you to stay active! Here are the top 4 active things to do in the Smoky Mountains to help prepare for a tournament: Read More

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10 Great Sports Movies for Kids to Watch as a Team

Trying to find something to do for the whole team to spend time together? Have a movie night at someone’s house! You can order pizza, camp out in the living room, and watch some of the great sports movies for kids! Look at these 10 great sports movies for kids to watch as a team: Read More

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10 of the Best Foods to Eat After a Workout For Kids

Focusing on what your kids eat before they have practice is important, but you should also consider what they eat after practice. After kids exercise, they will need the right kind of food to help build and repair muscle, as well as regain their energy. Here are 10 of the best foods to eat after a workout for kids: Read More

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All the Details About the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship

Looking for something to help improve your 5th grade girl’s basketball skills? Do they want to have more practice playing? You should sign her up for the AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship. She will get to play against other teams and compete to become the champion of the tournament. We have all the information for this tournament below: Read More

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5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for Team Bonding

In town for a tournament but have some downtime? What better way to spend it than having your team bond! There are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that will help your team build relationships with each other, making them even better on the court together! Check out these 5 things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for team bonding: Read More