2019 WINTER LINEUP OF YOUTH AND COLLEGIATE SPORTS TOURNAMENTS
2019 WINTER LINEUP OF YOUTH AND COLLEGIATE SPORTS TOURNAMENTS
Must-See Events at Seminole County Parks and Championship Sports Venues
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2018) – If you build it, they will come…and during the winter months of 2019, there’s enough tournaments in Seminole County to draw sports enthusiasts from all over. Orlando North, Seminole County is the perfect place to tie in a warm winter getaway with adrenaline inducing youth and collegiate competitions. Pack a sun hat and plan a visit to experience one of these exciting events in a beautiful setting:
January 2-5 – Seminole County is excited to play host to the Baseball Youth All-American Games. This event will bring in over 800 individual baseball and softball athletes from all over the country for this showcase style event. Location: BOOMBAH Sports Complex. Organized by Athletx Sports Group. For more information, click here.
January 4-5 – Soldiers Creek Park will kick off the new year with a brand new softball exposure camp with Fastpitch University. This event will bring 100 players from all over Florida to Seminole County to showcase their skills for college coaches and increase their chances of landing a scholarship to play at the next level. Organized by Fastpitch University. For more information, click here.
January 11-13 – Girls ECNL Florida returns to Seminole County for the 8th straight year, bringing 3,500 of the nation’s most elite girls soccer players from all over the country for a showcase event taking place at Seminole Soccer Complex, Sylvan Lake Park, and Central Winds Park. Over 300 college coaches will be in attendance as well to scout the players. This 3-day event will generate $2 million in economic impact for Seminole County. Organized by Elite Clubs National League. For more information, click here.
January 17-20 – For the second consecutive year Seminole County is set to welcome the NFHCA Winter Escape to the area. The event will generate over 1.5 million in economic impact for the community, as well as drive over 2,500 room nights. Location: BOOMBAH Sports Complex. Organized by Corrigan Sports.
January 26-27 – Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) of Florida will bring their first Gold Cup event to Soldiers Creek Park. This Fastpitch softball tournament is the first in a 3-event series being brought to Seminole County for the first time. Organized by Premier Girls Fastpitch.
February 2-3 – Seminole County welcomes back Florida Half Century for their February 50s-60s senior softball tournament at the Boombah Sports Complex. 65 teams are expected to compete from all over the state of Florida, bringing over 350 hotel room nights to the area. Organized by Florida Half Century Amateur Softball Association. For more information, click here.
February 16-17 – Over Presidents Day weekend, we will host the Nations Baseball Presidents Day Challenge. This event will draw well over 120 teams from across the state looking to compete for a championship. Location: BOOMBAH Sports Complex and various other county facilities. Organized by Nations Baseball. For more information, click here.
February 22-24 – Seminole State College brings back their annual Seminole State Invitational college softball tournament to Soldiers Creek Park. 10 top junior college softball programs will compete for the title. Organized by Seminole State College of Florida. For more information, click here.
March 2-3 – USSSA Fastpitch will hold their distinguished Elite Select softball tournament at Soldiers Creek Park and the Seminole Softball Complex, bringing 80 of the top fastpitch clubs in the state to Seminole County. Organized by Florida USSSA Girls Fastpitch Softball. For more information, click here.
March 9-15 – Escaping the cold, 20 Canadian Club baseball teams will travel to Seminole County in March for Spring Training games. This week long event will feature some of the top Canadian college club teams preparing for their upcoming season. In total this event will bring 425 athletes/coaches and over 900 room nights. Location: BOOMBAH Sports Complex. Organized by Prep Baseball Report. For more information, click here.
March 10-29 – Hogan Lacrosse, based out of Maryland, will take up residence in Seminole County for 3 weeks in March. 17 elite boys high school teams will train at the Boombah Sports Complex and Moore’s Station fields, bringing over 700 hotel room nights to the county. Organized by HoganLax. For more information, click here.
March 18-22/25-29 – The Florida League High School Invitational will be returning to Florida for another exciting year. Over the course of a week, the top high schools from across the state will complete and prepare for the upcoming season. Each week, we expect to see 12 teams and 300 room nights. Location: BOOMBAH Sports Complex, Chase Park, various other county facilities. Organized by Florida League.
For a complete list of winter sports tournaments, times and applicable entry fees, visit the PlayOrlandoNorth website.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County serves up nationally-recognized venues for youth, collegiate and amateur sports tournaments, along with nature-based recreation, eclectic dining, a booming micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals, events and sports tournaments. With over 2,000 waterways, visitors discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor pursuits from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers, to air boating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. Recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Sports Tourism Award from the Florida Parks and Recreation Association, Seminole County proudly presents an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County in Sanford. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4. Here overnight guests save 30% on accommodations compared to Orlando and nearby beachfront hotels. All this, and it’s less than an hour’s drive to area theme parks and beaches. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit: www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com
Mary Jane Kolassa