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Entries for 2017

NASC Playbook Winter 2017/2018 Available for Download

 Posted on: December 29 2017
The Winter 2017/2018 edition of the NASC Playbook is available now.  Download your copy. Inside this issue State of the Industry Survey  Nominating Committee Seeking Industry Leaders  NASC Launches New Website Member Awards and Hall of Fame Registration and Housing open for NASC Symposium Knoxville, TN will host 2019 NASC Symposium eSports in Sports Tourism  Forming Stronger Relationships with Facility Partners We encourage members to share information with your peers. Contact Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing, at to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The NASC Playbook.   Best wishes for a terrific 2018! The NASC Staff

Women's Summit Set for March 28-30, 2018 in Columbus, OH

 Posted on: December 19 2017

March 28-30, Columbus, OH in conjunction with Women’s Final Four. Developed by top women leaders in the sports events and tourism industry, the inaugural Summit will inspire you to achieve your career goals.

News Year’s Resolution!

 Posted on: December 18 2017
I know I am a little early talking about a New Year’ Resolution---let me get through the Holidays enjoying the plethora of Sweets and endless Parties with all that delicious food. After all of that I will then come up with and announce my 2018 Resolution to shave some pounds knowing that it will be September before I will hit my goal. My resolution that I want to announce today is that I will make it a Priority to dig deeper in my personal relationships with our facility partners. We (Sean Robison on our staff and I), as I am sure that your destinations do as well, have turnover from time to time in our Parks and Recreation Departments. To be honest, they are not always public about the change or the new hire. In some cases, we found out through another source of the change. We have several different Park and Recreation Departments in our various communities, but they play a key component in hosting tournaments and events here in Dayton and Montgome...

2018 Membership Renewals

 Posted on: December 8 2017
Dear Members: As the NASC heads into our 26th year of service to our members, the staff and board of directors thank you for your support and dedication to the sports events and tourism industry. We encourage you to take full advantage of the benefits and resources available to your organization as an NASC member, including our newly redesigned website! Renew now. Membership Benefits Directories · Member Directory · Event Owner Directory · Vendor Directory Events & Certification · Sports Event Symposium · 4S Summit · Chief Executives Summit · Women Executives Summit · Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Certification Peer–to–Peer Resources · Mentoring · Models & Samples Publications & Resources ·&n...

National Association of Sports Commissions launches new website as the sports events & tourism industry resource

 Posted on: December 7 2017
CINCINNATI (December 8, 2017) – The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), the only non-profit trade association for the sports events & tourism industry in the United States, has launched a new website,, to serve as an expanded resource for its membership.  “The NASC serves as the leading association for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners and industry partners, and the new website will provide a comprehensive information for members, industry partners and media,” said Al Kidd, President & CEO of NASC.  “The new site is a more contemporary and easier to navigate source of information and support tools.  We plan to add additional Industry Pulse taking technology and tools to facilitate market and event analysis in 2018.  This is a great start for our on-going evolution into a more progressive social and digital member engagement site.” The website offers severa...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 Posted on: December 5 2017   Posted by: Janna Clark, CSEE
Gifts, errands, budgets. New year, new season. Why not also make it time for an NASC membership checklist? Especially if you are new to the association, it’s time to get your NASC house in order. Make sure your company profile is accurate.   Log in here: and review each tab “ My Organization, My Profile”, etc. to make sure you have the latest info out there. Upload a photo. Yes, use that new headshot.  If you don’t have one, now is a good time! Tap into membership-related research. Make a meeting appointment each week to read something new off the site.  You’ll be amazed at what is available right at in front of you. Get registered for Symposium.  Registration is OPEN. Don’t delay.  You don’t want to miss out on any new developments for April 2018 in Minneapolis. Shop. (It IS the holidays....

2017 Champions Of Economic Impact In Sports Tourism

 Posted on: November 29 2017
Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism” award winners. An overwhelming number of nominations was received, all of which represented a variety of sports. And despite the fact there was so much variance in the type of event and athletes served, all had the common denominator of playing a vital role in the local economies where the events were hosted. These winners represent the most notable success stories and illustrate quantifiable results from each of the event-destination partnerships. Working together, these event organizers and host destinations achieved outstanding economic impact, an exceptional experience for athletes and spectators, media attention to the destination and much more. To read the full article, click here.

What your event rights holder wants from you

 Posted on: November 7 2017
First and foremost, we want information.  Rights holders operate in multiple states, counties, municipalities and other entities which all may have different rules when it comes to facility permits, health and safety rules, etc.  Knowing that information is incredible helpful to rights holders and can save them hours of research time and phone calls trying to sort it all out. Local information is also helpful, especially for youth events.  People need things to do between games, or need to buy things they forgot etc.  Providing a simple one-sheeter with information such as the nearest hospital, urgent care center, sporting goods store, mall, movie theater etc. will be useful when training staff and can be included in their staffs books they use throughout the weekend.  Think about the things you would want to know about if you were traveling for your son’s or daughter’s tournament. For youth sports especially, it is also important to have a re...

4S Summit Recap and Next Steps

 Posted on: October 24 2017
First 4S Summit completed, what a great time we all had in Detroit! Lots of good conversations, good ideas and good friends. Now you may ask, we have all this knowledge….. what next? I think we all learned that the ‘4S’s” go hand in hand, right? Let’s do a little recap…. Sales, Strategies, Sponsorships and Services. In order to have an event in your destination these four topics will come into play. Best practices, things that work, things that don’t and discussing these topics in an open forum is a great way for destinations to learn from one another. We all know that we have many different size destinations, budgets and a variety of venues. However, one common denominator is we all want to host a successful event. That brings me to Sales, learning about the event…Does it fit in market? Do we have a local club or ambassador to help advance our bid? Making sure you have all the players to make the event successful?  Do YO...

Submit your nomination to serve on NASC Board of Directors by January 8

 Posted on: October 15 2017
Board service of the sports events and tourism industry's leaders is vital for the continued growth and success of the NASC. Board members serve as representatives of the NASC's 750 member organizations and help guide the future direction of the Association. The NASC Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the following open positions (view job description):  Secretary - Candidate must have previously served on the NASC Board of Directors Four (4) Active member representatives (three-year terms) One (1) Allied member representative (two-year term) One (1) Rights Holder member representative (two-year term) Submit a nomination. Timeline October 15 – Nomination Portal Opens January 8 – Nomination Portal Closes January 15 – 31 – Interviews Conducted February 2 – Committee Call to vote on slate to present to BOD February  20 – Proposed Slate presented to BOD February 28 – All nominees ...
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