A few years ago, softball was rarely televised. Flash forward to the present, and the Women’s College World Series is now one of the most watched sporting events of the year nationwide. But how did it happen that fast?
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.
“While numbers dropped during the pandemic, we were able to keep our participation number just over 90 percent during the 2020-21 season. The 2021-22 season saw a tremendous rebound with a record number of new 8 and under players registering with USA Hockey; 7 percent higher than the previous record,” says Dave Fischer, senior director of communications with USA Hockey.
Rob Higgins, executive director of Tampa Bay Sports Commission says, “Amalie Arena is one of the busiest buildings in North America and does a tremendous job hosting a variety of events including gymnastics. Our organization and Amalie Arena have teamed up on a variety of events over the years such as the NCAA Women’s Final Four, NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, the NHL All-Star Game, and many others. Amalie Arena and Vinik Sports Group are incredible partners, and our community is very fortunate to have facilities like Amalie Arena that roll out the red carpet for visiting major events.”
While open water swimming is a beautiful sport that takes the utmost athleticism and determination to conquer, it is no secret that open water swimming has more potential dangers than regulation pool swimming. However, with planners working together to form well thought out contingency plans, routes, and safety measures, open water swimming can go off without a hitch.
When COVID-19 hit the world in early 2020 and most social activities and sports were put on hold, Americans flocked to bike shops as cycling was an action that could be done in isolation and safely throughout the height of the pandemic.
Brain games geared towards middle and high schoolers are changing the sports world as we know it. As a result, planners are now attempting to add these games to their rosters annually. But what is a brain game, and how do you plan one? Our editor, Summer Abston, dove into the world of brain games for our most recent issue to seek out the answers to these questions and more.
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!
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.
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.
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