Choosing the Best Time of Year for Your Beach Sporting Event

With many sports being played year-round now, you have a lot of options on when to hold your next sporting event or tournament.

USSSA Orange Beach

Add to that the mild temperatures of the Alabama Gulf Coast, and your options just expanded even more.

Consider several factors when deciding when to bring your event to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach:

  • Family Vacations. When holding a tournament in a beach destination like the Alabama Gulf Coast, you can double your team’s fun when families combine sporting events with their family vacations. If your group’s athletes are tweens and teens, like those of the USSSA baseball and softball circuit, summer is an optimal time to plan your event.
  • Shoulder Seasons. A shoulder season is the time between peak and off-peak vacation seasons. For those who want to take advantage of great weather and off-season rates, the shoulder season provides a good opportunity for fun in the sun with lower rates than the summer months.
  • Should you choose to hold your beach sporting event during a holiday weekend, it’s important to start planning even earlier. Distribute lodging information to your participants well in advance of the event. In addition, book event spaces and restaurants early for welcome parties and packet pickup.

Thanks to mild temperatures, it’s easy to plan year-round sporting events on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. October boasts a daily average temperature of 71 degrees and November offers a daily average of 62 degrees – perfect temperatures to keep your athletes cool and in top performance mode. For more temperatures, visit the weather page on our website.

If you have questions about optimal months for your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach event, contact our home team for assistance.


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