Youth sports tournaments are popular in most large US cities. Sports teams on the go now include everything from soccer to softball to volleyball to cheerleading. Team leaders and organizers are often challenged with where to host their team. Unless reservations are made well in advance, hotels and motels are almost always booked. They also lack the youth accommodations these events need to make children and teens feel at home. All the more reason why youth sports organizers are increasingly choosing vacation homes for their teams to stay for away activities, competitions, and tournaments.

Close proximity to tournament venues

Vacation homes are often just as conveniently located near sports and tournament venues as hotels and motels. For kids, teens, and event leaders/organizers, being just a few minutes from where the events are taking place can be a key factor. These homes are not only close to stadiums, ballparks, and convention centers, but are also often just minutes from major entertainment attractions that allow kids, teens, and their charges to unwind.

There is no place like home

Tournament organizers and team managers are finding that vacation homes can be very useful for youth sports teams. Many of these homes feature kids/bunk rooms, two or three bunk beds and two trundles, offering the added convenience of allowing multiple children to share the same room. Some four-bedroom vacation homes can sleep up to 16. And most have a sleeper sofa in the living room that sleeps two more.

Entertainment for children, adolescents and their charges

Many vacation homes are designed to keep children, teenagers and their companions entertained, something they need after a physically and mentally challenging day of competition. These homes typically have smart TVs, action-packed gaming systems like X-Boxes, DVD players, foosball, Netflix, and Wi-Fi access for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Such connectivity options also help keep everyone up to date on local tournament activities and sporting events around the world.

Pools, spas and barbecues

After a busy day of difficult tests and challenges, children, teenagers and their wards need to relax. Vacation homes allow guests to do something they normally can’t do in a hotel or motel: cook hot dogs, hamburgers or steaks on a barbecue in the privacy of their own backyard. Do not wait for barbecues to be available or share garden space with strangers from the hotel/motel. Each house typically includes a large outdoor dining table and chairs, along with a comfortable seating area. Most homes also have a private enclosed in-ground pool and relaxing spa or hot tub. Here, adults can de-stress with their peers while young swimmers can practice their techniques, again in the privacy of the people they know.

three square meals

Staying in a vacation home allows guests to enjoy healthy and affordable meals for kids and teens, three times a day. Unlike hotels and motels, which offer inflexible menus, most vacation homes allow guests to prepare unique meals to suit their team’s taste and health preferences. Each home features fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and double oven), granite countertops, and large breakfast bars. Kitchens also come with pots, pans, bakeware, cookware, dishes, silverware, even kitchen towels and paper towels – just like home.

Cheap Cleaning Services

Youth sports teams can be tough on clothing and uniforms. Hotel/motel laundry services can be very expensive for an entire crew. Most vacation homes include a washer and dryer for affordable in-home convenience. Cleaning up after children and teens can also be a chore, which is why most homes have cleaning services available as well.

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