Youth sports tournaments are popular in most major US cities. Sports teams on the move now include everything from soccer to softball, volleyball to cheerleading. Team leaders and organizers are often faced with the challenge of knowing where to house their team. Unless reservations are made well in advance, hotels and motels are almost always booked. They also lack the youth-friendly accommodations that these events need to make children and teens feel at home. All the more reason why youth sports organizers are choosing more and more vacation homes for their teams for outdoor activities, competitions and tournaments.
Proximity to tournament sites
Vacation homes are often as conveniently located for tournaments and sports venues as hotels and motels. For children, teens, and event managers / organizers, being minutes from the venue of the events can be a key factor. These homes are not only close to arenas, ball parks and convention centers, but they are also very often minutes away from major entertainment attractions that allow children, teens and their expense to relax.
There is no place like home
Tournament organizers and team leaders are finding that vacation homes can be very accommodating for youth sports teams. Many of these homes have children’s bedrooms / bunk beds, two or three bunk beds, and two trundle beds, which provide the added convenience of allowing many children to share the same bedroom. Some four bedroom vacation homes can sleep up to 16. And most have a sofa bed in the family room that can accommodate two more people.
Entertainment for children, adolescents and their costs
Many vacation homes are designed to entertain children, teens and their loads, which is what they need after a day of tough physical and mental competition. These homes typically have smart TVs, action-packed gaming systems like X-Box, DVD players, foosball, Netflix, and Wi-Fi access for smartphones, tablets, and computers. portable. Such connectivity options also help keep everyone up to date with the activities of local tournaments and sporting events around the world.
Swimming pools, spas and barbecues
After a busy day of trying and challenging, kids, teens and their loads need to relax. Vacation homes allow guests to do something they typically can’t do in a hotel or cook hot dogs, burgers or steaks on a barbecue in the privacy of their own backyard. No waiting for barbecues to be available or sharing yard space with weird hotel / motel guests. Each house usually includes a large outdoor dining table and chairs, as well as a comfortable seating area. Most homes also have a private, enclosed inground pool and a relaxing spa or hot tub. Here, adults can relax with their peers while young swimmers can practice their techniques, again in the privacy of people they know.
Three square meals
Staying in a vacation home allows guests to enjoy healthy, economical meals for children and teens three times a day. Unlike hotels and motels, which offer rigid menus, most vacation homes allow guests to prepare unique meals that match the health and taste preferences of their teams. Each home has a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and double oven), granite counters, and large breakfast bars. The kitchens are also equipped with pots, pans, cookware, cooking utensils, dishes, cutlery, even kitchen towels and paper towels, just like at home.
Cost effective cleaning services
Youth sports teams can be picky about clothes and uniforms. Laundry services in hotels / motels can be very expensive for an entire team. Most holiday homes include a washer and dryer for economical home convenience. Cleaning up after kids and teens can also be a chore, which is why most homes have housekeeping services available as well.