Gatlinburg Indoor and Outdoor Sporting Events
By the middle of summer, things will really be heating up in Gatlinburg, and not just because it’s July. The sporting events at Rocky Top Sports World will be bringing the heat, too.
Change the Game Classic
The month’s activities will begin with the Change the Game Classic basketball tournament, which will be held from July 6-8. Hosted by Volunteer Prospects, this tournament for kids in 7th through 11th grades is specifically designed to provide opportunities to be seen by one of the many college coaches in attendance. It’s a chance for premier basketball travel teams to make a real impression on the folks that matter. Tournament games will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (July 6th & 7th) and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday (July 8th). That’ll give the whole weekend for some team fun in Gatlinburg!
Anyone who just wants to see some good basketball games can watch the tournament. Spectator admission fee is $15/day for adults, $5/day for kids. Under 5 years old gets in for free.
2016 Gatlinburg Summer Grappling Games
On July 9th the whole place will change for the Grappling Games. This tournament for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Grappling will run exciting matches from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An all ages affair, divisions range from kids to senior adults. If you want in on the action, but don’t want to risk being thrown the mat, spectator tickets are $10. Kids under 5 are free.
Smoky Mountain Soccer Academy-Summer Camp
Taking place July 11-15, this soccer camp is a great chance for kids to learn age-appropriate fundamentals from an NSCAA Education Partner and NSCAA Classic Member Club. The USSF licensed coaches will train participants, ranging in age from K-12. Everyone who participates will receive a shirt, soccer ball, and a diploma for each session attended. Since the camp runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., kids will have plenty of time to enjoy the area attractions.
Hoopz Showcase Summer Championships
From July 22-24, some intense basketball will be played at the Hoopz Showcase Summer Championships. Both Boys and Girls teams from 2nd grade through 11th grade will be going head-to-head to claim the top spot. Tournament play will begin on Friday for all teams, with each team guaranteed to play 5 games. It’s a great opportunity for teams to hone their hoop skills against other top teams.