Sports Reports

Comparison is Key when Concerning Trends

This past year, the sports industry’s main goal was not rebounding, but looking at past year’s data and comparing when it came to rebuilding. While some say comparison is the main thief of joy, when it comes to sporting events and gatherings, comparison should make all of us ecstatic. In the 2021 Trends Report, survey responders estimated it would take anywhere from two to five years to fully recover from the pandemic. However, in this year’s survey, multiple responders say they were currently seeing recovery happen before their own eyes—a drastic change from the five-year expectation just one year prior. Check out why this is, and more in our 2022 Trends Report!

Come Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Wash. Located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of the Salish Sea and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, Snohomish County begins 15 miles north of Seattle, a little under 120 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a short ferry ride away from the Olympic Peninsula.

From Humble Beginnings to Worldwide Fame  

While both variations of volleyball are popular due to the game being highly athletic, competitive, gender neutral, and a strong emphasis on teamwork, the games do currently have setbacks that, if are not fixed now, could potentially take down the sport.

Is “America’s Game” on the Decline or the Rebound

According to data from statista.com, in 2018, 5.16 million people over the age of six participated in tackle football in the U.S. By comparison, there were 8.4 million people playing in that age range in 2006, representing a 48 percent decline in 12 years.

Winning Diamonds on the Diamond: Softball’s Home-Run in Popularity

Gone are the days of football, baseball, basketball, and soccer being the only sports that get team rings. If you go online and search “softball championship,” “softball championship rings” is the second search option that pops up. But what has caused such an upward climb in softball's popularity in recent years, and how are those experts preparing for the future?

How the World of Gaming is Changing the Sports World for Good

E-Sports is taking the world by storm with almost 500 million annual viewers and players. With such a growing fanbase and athletic pool, more and more E-Sports tournaments and arenas are popping up. Take a look at our Sports Report to find out how E-Sports is changing the sporting world as we know it, and a few tips and tricks from professionals if you want to plan your own tournament.

America’s Pastime Remains Strong

Baseball continues to be a favorite sport to play or watch, and there is still an intense desire among young athletes to participate in the game.