Right at 90 teams will take their best swings at the 14u Triple Crown fastpitch World Series in Reno/Sparks/Carson City, Nevada.
The activities began Monday, July 22 with an assortment of camps, clinics, and a team parade – we’ve got a heads-up on a few more diversions to explore when there are a few extra moments off the diamond.
Lake Tahoe – About 40 minutes away, Lake Tahoe is a place of impressive scope and beauty which never gets old. Lake Tahoe makes for an excellent summer getaway thanks to its sprawling beaches, ample boating and fishing opportunities and well-maintained hiking trails.
National Bowling Stadium – Perfect site for some team bonding, the Stadium was designed with the tournament bowler in mind but can be transformed into several configurations to suit any event and is available for private parties, business meetings, and bowling functions.
National Automobile Museum – Car enthusiasts who visited raved about the museum's carefully restored pieces and said they were pleasantly surprised by its range of exhibits and educational value. Many were also quick to comment that the museum appeals to more than just automobile junkies.
Casinos – Chances are the adults in the group will be tempted to slip away at some point for the sparkle and sizzle of the casino life in the area. More than 20 casinos are available to explore.
Animal Ark – This wildlife sanctuary and its dedicated staff help non-releasable wildlife survive in a stunning rural setting. While the Ark focuses mainly on the rescue and rehabilitation of North American predators, several exotic species have found sanctuary at the Ark as well.
Triple Crown has found the mountain escape of Park City, Utah, to be one of the most suitable and satisfying destinations for championship events in the diamond sports.
This year’s fastpitch World Series event there welcomes the 16u and 18u age groups, set to run July 15-20. While many teams chose this event to conclude their busy summer schedule, there are moments and reason to slip away and enjoy any of these five diversions.
Historic Downtown Park City – Independent boutiques, one-of-a-kind restaurants, restorative spa sessions, maybe a ride on the town lift to play in the mountains … Park City has done it right. Meander around the sidewalks and pay close attention to the amazing art galleries.
Fly Fishing – Both the nearby Provo and Weber Rivers are full of brown and rainbow trout, among other species, making it one of the top fishing spots in the country. If you've always wanted to give fly fishing a try, sign up for a half- or full-day excursion and check out the best fishing holes in the region.
Alpine Mountain Coaster – Utah’s longest Mountain Coaster winds through more than a mile of loops and curves at speeds up to 25 mph. Just like your favorite roller coaster, but with the refreshing mountain scenery of Park City.
Horseback Riding – We all say we’ll do it someday, so make it happen! The horses stabled by Park City guides are kind, responsive, and emotional creatures. Plus, they love to go out on the mountain trails having made the journey countless times.
Kimball Art Center – Get the team together and see how their creative skills can grow. Located just a few blocks off Main Street, the KAC features exhibits by regional and national artists and offers more than 300 classes in painting, drawing, photography, stained glass, pottery and other visual arts
The fastpitch rotation of the Triple Crown World Series has the 10u and 12u age groups heading to San Diego for 2019, with game set to run from July 13-17.
As one of the most popular and beautiful settings in California, there’s no shortage of activities to explore off the field, but here are five options that should be at the top of every team’s list.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve – In terms of unique beauty, this is a wonderful setting to explore north of the city. Trails offer a chance to get up close and personal with the attraction's famously beautiful sandstone ravines and badlands as well as breathtaking views of the coastline.
Balboa Park/San Diego Zoo – How often does something live up to the hype? The San Diego Zoo deserves every ounce of praise it gets, and the surroundings at the park with the museums, trails and flowers make for a delightful journey away from the ballpark.
Coronado Bay – The iconic bridge that takes you away from the city to this less-frantic beach setting is something you won’t forget. Just meandering around the shore is a great way to spend the day, and there’s sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, kayaking and Venetian gondola cruises to up the activity level.
USS Midway Museum – The longest-serving aircraft carrier in the world has been permanently moored at San Diego’s Embarcadero since 2004. Commissioned in 1945, the USS Midway served in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm, before becoming the largest museum dedicated to aircraft carriers and naval aviation anywhere.
La Jolla Sea Caves – In a single tour you can experience southern California's surf culture, observe several species of marine animals, and visit four different marine environments: sandy beach, rocky coast, kelp forest, and open ocean, each with unique characteristics and wildlife viewing opportunities.