Maryland’s Own Monday: Elite Tournaments

Based out of Howard County, Elite Tournaments goes above and beyond simply setting the stage for youth soccer players to slide tackle, shoot and score. Elite Tournaments works to provide professionalism to youth and adult sporting events through organizational efficiency, specialized management, and operational proficiency. Continue reading

In Maryland, All Athletes Can Find Their Game | Sports Destination Management

With topography as varied as the U.S. itself, Maryland is primed and ready to host any event a sports planner has in mind. From mountain biking and whitewater kayaking in Western Maryland, to marlin fishing in Ocean City, to soccer in the plethora of sports-field complexes spread across the state, to cheerleading and gymnastics events in the Baltimore City and Ocean City Convention Centers, to indoor or outdoor tennis complexes to baseball in no less than nine minor league ballparks and more, the state has much to offer. It’s also accessible to travelers using any mode of transportation. In short, according to Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports, it’s a perfect location, and one planners should be considering in their site selection decisions.

Source: In Maryland, All Athletes Can Find Their Game | Sports Destination Management

The Olympics are heating up and so are our Maryland athletes

This summer the world is watching Rio, and we at Maryland Sports are no different. 12 Marylanders are competing in the Olympics, 11 for Team USA and one for Team Jamaica. From the opening

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ceremony we could see the presence of our Maryland Olympians when Michael Phelps (Baltimore) led Team USA in the parading of countries. Continue reading

Another Exciting Weekend for Elite Tournaments

Every year the SAC Columbia Invitational Memorial Day Tournament has grown in size and numbers, and this year was no exception.  Reaching its largest numbers to date, the tournament reached the peak of what can be supported without expanding into other facilities and counties.  According to Matt Libber, the VP of Operations and Business Development, “the tournament is currently spread over 4 counties in Maryland with over 1,000 games played in 16 different locations on 54 fields.”

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Racquetball Fever in Howard County

This May the USA Racquetball National Championships will be held in Denver, Colorado.  For participants to reach nationals they must first compete in a regional qualifier.  This year the Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifier was held at Laurel SportFit from April 17-19 and hosted athletes from mainly Virginia, Maryland and DC, but competitors from many other states were represented as well.  The tournment was hosted by the Maryland Washington Racquetball Association (MWRA) which is the official governing body of racquetball in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is under charter from USA Racquetball.

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Maryland Takes Center Stage

The weather was perfect this weekend for an exciting and eventful array of sports around the state. From horse racing to cycling to extreme races, there was something for everyone to participate in. Here is a snapshot of why Maryland is a growing Sports destination:

Maryland will have another, as the 137th Preakness featured the largest crowd ever. Over 120,000 people donned their snazziest outfits, partied, jammed and celebrated horse racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore City. The horse racing did not disappoint either. I Will Have Another narrowly defeated Bodemeister to put itself in position to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Stay tuned to see if I Will Have Another attempts to make history at the Belmont Stakes on June 9th.     Continue reading