Spring Sports Action on Alabama's Beaches

Mark your calendar with all the spectacular spring sporting events taking place in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

From March to May, the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission boasts a jam-packed schedule with various sports such as softball, baseball, tennis, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. 

Gulf Shores softball


You’ll see why softball diamonds are a girl’s best friend at four events in March. The 2019 NAIA and the University of Mobile, Gulf Coast Invitational hits the Gulf Shores Sportsplex with collegiate softball March 1-3, when 30 teams hit the fields at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex to battle it out for the title. High school teams will also have their chance to show off when the 2019 Gulf Coast Classic I swings by the Gulf Shores Sportsplex March 11-13, followed by the 2019 Gulf Coast Classic II Softball Tournament March 18-20 and the 2019 Gulf Coast Classic III Softball Tournament March 25-27.


High school varsity and JV teams will arrive at the beach March 18-21 as the 2019 Gulf Coast Classic I Baseball Tournament swings by the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Next in the batter’s box is the 2019 Gulf Coast Classic II Baseball Tournament March 25-28, also at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. 


Next on the courts is the 2019 USTA Gulf Shores Summer Slam Tennis Tournament. This USTA Tennis event will be serving up action on June 21 -23 at the George C. Meyer Tennis Center.

Gulf Shores soccer


Kick it up a notch with the boys 2019 Orange Beach Soccer Shootout on February 14-15, then with the 2019 Island Cup Soccer (Boys and Girls) on February 21-22. These elite tournaments both feature more than 100 soccer teams at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

Track and Field

Spring track and field training dates include week-long sessions on March 9-10, March 11-18, March 18-25, and March 25-April 1. Then the 2019 AISA Outdoor Track & Field State Championship races to the Gulf Shores Sportsplex on April 11 and 12. This event features high schools in the Alabama Independent School Association. The 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship is set for May 23-25 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.


May 2-5 brings a huge volleyball event to the beaches of Alabama when the 2019 NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship hits the white sand for a weekend of sun, surf, sand and volleyball fun for all.

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