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2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities

 September 21 2016
Now is your opportunity to position your brand in front of hundreds of serious-minded sport tourism professionals as a 2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium sponsor. To allow for more customization and ensure a high ROI for your company, we have expanded the sponsor categories to help you meet your marketing objectives and budgets.  View the 2017 Prospectus Directly connect with your target audience through a fully integrated marketing and promotional platform designed to help achieve specific business objectives and produce measurable results. The NASC assists sponsors in designing a winning game plan by utilizing specific marketing and promotional assets – before, during, and afte...

Being a better sports parent

 September 19 2016
We’ve quoted from a number of articles and columns talking about how coaches can better serve their athletes. Now, there’s an article (aimed at soccer parents, but applicable to just about anyone) on how parents can better serve their own kids. From the Institute for Soccer Parenting comes an article by former college and pro soccer player Skye Eddy Bruce, “Immediately Become a Better Soccer Parent by Asking This Question.” In the article, she talks about the ride home with her daughter after a loss. She starts the conversation by saying, “I love watching you play.” And then, the rest of the ride was filled with talk about what went right in the game, an...

September’s Featured Member Benefit – Event RFP Database and Event Webinars

 September 15 2016
We continue our featured benefit for the month of September with a blog post on the Event RFP Database and Event Webinars. As the sport tourism industry's only association, the NASC emphasizes educational and professional development opportunities year-round that help make our members more effective in the business of bidding on, booking, and managing sporting events. The NASC uses a variety of platforms, including the Event RFP Database and Event Webinars, to share information with serious-minded sport tourism executives. Information-sharing is one of the cornerstones on which the NASC was founded.  NASC members have access to many resources to help them get their share of t...

The NFL is for kids, too

 September 14 2016
With the NFL now in full swing this week, it’s a good time to highlight some of the initiatives the NFL has in place to get kids active and eating right. In fact, you may have seen one of these programs in action if you attended an NFL pre-season game this summer. Probably the most visible is the “NFL Play 60” program, which is really the umbrella title for several youth initiatives, including Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school program emphasizing good nutrition along with activity; NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, the long-time national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15; and NFL Flag Football, a youth football league for boys and girls ages 5-17. ...

Preparing for Your Appointments

 September 13 2016
As registration just opened for the 25th annual NASC Sports Event Symposium, it is never too early to start planning for appointments.  Whether you are a rights holder, DMO, sports commission, or vendor, appointments require some level of planning from both an appointment setting and discussion point of view. There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down for an appointment with someone who is unprepared for the meeting. Whether you are a rights holder or a destination, the first thing you need to know going into a trade show with appointment style meetings is “know what you are selling.”  If you are a rights holder this means knowing the type of event, a time f...

Back to School Sports Advice

 September 8 2016
As most schools are now back in session (and on the heels of the Little League World Series), columnist Dan Shanoff on ESPNW.com offers some back to school tips for families who have student-athletes returning to the court or the field this fall. The article, “10 back-to-school tips for sports parents,” offers obvious and not-so-obvious suggestions to help families and their students enjoy games and activities together. Among the reminders are: 1)      Remember the first rule of sports parenting: Your kid isn’t LeBron James. Rec league and even      travel-league play should be about working hard, listening to coaches, b...

NASC Scores with Meetingmax - Association signs agreement for online housing reservation system

 September 8 2016
Cincinnati, OH and Vancouver, BC; September 7, 2016 – The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) announced today that it has signed a contract with Meetingmax, provider of the travel industry’s most flexible online housing reservation software.  Through the agreement, Meetingmax’s online accommodation platform will handle hotel room bookings for NASC’s events and conferences, including the NASC Sports Event Symposium. The system will handle all 2,500 room nights associated with the 2017 symposium, to be held in Sacramento from March 27 to 30. “As a member organization, customer service is of the utmost importance to us,” says Lori Gamble...

Top 3 Takeaways When You Attend NASC Market Segment Meetings

 August 30 2016
Have you experienced challenges with how to track room night information better, or do you wonder if others pay bid fees and, if they do, where do they receive the money?  Well, you are not alone with challenges or issues we may face in the sport tourism industry.  The upcoming NASC Market Segment Meetings in Indianapolis, October 25-26, 2016, is a great meeting to attend for the opportunity to discuss your challenges/issues and to share best practices in the sport tourism industry. NASC Market Segment Meetings are very beneficial.  Here are three top benefits for attending these meetings in Indianapolis. 1.         Learning Opportuni...

NASC Search Committee Releases RFP for Executive Search Firm for NASC Chief Executive

 August 29 2016
The NASC Search Committee just released its RFP for an Executive Search firm to assist with the search process for the NASC's new chief executive. Click here to view the RFP. Click here to view the position profile. Proposals should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Janis Schmees Burke by email: JBurke@HoustonSports.org And/Or Mail: Janis Burke 1331 Lamar Street, Suite 700 Houston, Texas 77010 713-308-5900 Review of proposals will begin immediately, and continue until a selection is made.  Any questions pertaining to the RFP should be submitted by email and directed to: JBurke@HoustonSports.org.

August’s Featured Member Benefit – Best Practices Webinars

 August 23 2016
We continue our featured benefit for the month of August with a blog post on NASC Best Practices Webinars. As the sport tourism industry's only association, the NASC emphasizes educational and professional development opportunities year-round that help make our members more effective in the business of bidding on, booking, and managing sporting events. The NASC uses a variety of platforms, including webinars, to share information with serious-minded sport tourism executives.  Best Practices Webinars focus on a trend or topic that is relevant and timely. Led by industry experts, the webinars are an educational tool that present solutions for sport tourism professionals with a common th...
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