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Sports Service 

It’s one thing to win a bid to host a prestigious sporting event in your community.  It’s an entirely different thing to host the event successfully to the point where the athletes and their families want to come back as soon as possible.  The ability to effectively service sports groups and tournaments is a key differentiator between communities that are the best event destinations in the country, and those that are not.  

Sports Service lays out best practices for each step from bidding on an event, to hosting it, to the post-con follow-up.  We have tapped into some of the brightest minds in the sports tourism industry to get their insights on what that secret sauce is that makes their organizations and their community great at hosting competitions and events. 

The book offers discussion questions at the end of each chapter that are directed at three separate stakeholder groups (Host Destinations, Event Rights Holders, and the Hospitality Leaders).  We also offer a training seminar that accompanies the text.  We hope Sports Service gives you that extra knowledge you are seeking that puts your events on par with the industry’s best.

Sports Smart Volume 1

Sports Smart: Volume I is a compilation of case studies from the front lines of the sports tourism and events industry. Author and sports industry consultant Jon Schmieder, Founder + CEO of the Huddle Up Group LLC, has over 20 years of experience in growing sports related businesses in the non-profit sector.