Host Your Next Youth Tournament in Branson
With state-of-the-art facilities, breathtaking nature and plenty of fun things to do, Branson is the ideal place for youth sports tournaments.
Not only will children have plenty of fun after the games, but parents and siblings will enjoy a great vacation together thanks to all of the fun attractions and amenities Branson has to offer. Here are a few things that make Branson a unique setting for a youth sports event.
Ballparks of America
This exciting new youth baseball resort is the ultimate in stay and play facilities for the 10U to 13U age level. Ballparks of America features epic fields modeled after some the country’s most famous stadiums—including Busch Stadium, Wrigley Field and Fenway Park—as well as onsite team lodging. No more camping in fields and lugging coolers. Travel Ball Parents can finally experience tournaments as a vacation for the whole family. While the players stay in onsite Big League Suites fashioned after MLB clubhouses, their families can enjoy many nearby hotels and resorts offering great discounts.
The facility also features 140,000 square feet of retail space which is filling up over the next year with restaurants (including, of course, pizza), a high-tech bowling alley, arcade, barber shop and spa where moms can enjoy getting “baseball toes” pedicures. Between games, players can hang out in the Baseball Village or study the competition on live TV feeds in the restaurants and dorms. After a summer week or spring/fall weekend of competition, players and their families can enjoy a variety of nearby attractions including the White Water water park adjacent to the fields. Ballparks of America can also provide you with a wide list of Branson attractions that offer discounts for players and their families.
This 44,000 square foot state-of-the-art Branson RecPlex features amenities perfect for a wide variety of tournament sports including: four baseball/softball fields each with 200-person bleacher seating, two multi-use soccer fields with bleacher seating, two full-size basketball or volleyball courts in a wood floor gymnasium with electronic scoreboards and bleacher seating and a 12,250-square-foot AquaPlex with 6 lanes for competitive lap swimming and large water slides for fun. The fields all come with warm-up areas, ticket booths, as well as concession and restroom facilities. The courts feature locker rooms, a lounge area, concessions and a game room. With so many great amenities, it’s little wonder that the Branson RecPlex has hosted 12 national sports tournaments including both the boys and girls USSSA World Series events and AAU National Championships since it opened in 2005. It has also been home to over 100 state and regional events in baseball, basketball, volleyball, swimming, tennis and martial arts.
Things To Do After the Game
The Branson area has something for the whole family. There are many reasons why kids love it here. Before or after the tournament, enjoy amusement parks like Silver Dollar City, White Water waterpark, the Branson Ferris Wheel and go-karts at Track Family Fun Parks. Or experience ziplining and climbing at the new Fritz’s Adventure. Kid-friendly shows include Dolly Parton's Stampede dinner theater with live horses, the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai or musical acts like The Haygoods. And there are plenty of restaurants that will please even the pickiest of eaters including pizzerias like CiCi’s Pizza and Papa Grand’s Pizza, kid-friendly Italian food at Pasghetti’s and the family favorite McFarlain’s.
For more than games, take advantage of a two-day itinerary packed with fun activities for youth groups.