With the spring season comes that highly anticipated time of year when local tracks, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and outdoor tennis courts are dusted off and prepared for another season of competition. At the arrival of warmer weather, young athletes across the region begin their own warm-up in preparation for spring and summer tournaments.
With a number of high-quality sports complexes scattered throughout Rapid City and the surrounding area, our Black Hills town makes for an excellent location for South Dakota leagues and associations to host youth tournaments.
With the Star of the West Complex boasting numerous soccer and baseball fields on the east end of Rapid City; and Sioux Park, Timberline, Post 22, and Harney providing plentiful athletic venues throughout town, there are facilities to host tournaments large and small and draw in competing teams from surrounding regions. That’s not to mention the brand new soccer complex projected to break ground just North of I-90 at the Elk Vale Road Exit east of Rapid City.
On the other side of the interstate from this new sports complex is WaTiki Indoor Waterpark and adjoining hotels, the Fairfield Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites. From where these properties sit along I-90, we provide excellent access to all Rapid City sports venues, restaurants, attractions, etc.—everything your youth champions will need to enjoy any of the following upcoming competitions:
MDU/Bankwest Classic Basketball Tournament
April 5, 6, 7, 2013
Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament
SD School of Mines & Technology & National American University gymnasiums
South Dakota State Youth Archery Tournament
April 6, 2013
National Archery in School Program
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena
RCYSL Champions Cup Soccer Tournament
May 17 – 19, 2013
Rapid City Youth Soccer League – Boys & Girls Tournament
Star of the West Sports Complex
Midwest Labor Day Invitational Youth Football Jamboree
May 25 – 27, 2013
Black Hills Youth Football
Sioux Park, Dunham Field (SDSM&T)
2013 South Dakota Midcontinent Cup Soccer Tournament
May 31 – June 2, 2013
2013 Midcontinent Cup- U12-U19 Rec. Teams
For a comprehensive list of this season’s upcoming youth athletic tournaments, visit the Rapid City Sports Council Event Calendar.
When you bring your team to town for a tournament, you’ll want to find a place to stay that has everything your athletes will need to compete: a hearty continental breakfast, relaxing beds, a way to soothe tired muscles at the end of the day, and an entertaining filler for that time lapsing in-between matches.
At WaTiki’s adjoined hotels, you’ll find comfortable accommodations, a complimentary breakfast for champs, and group rates to extend to each member of the team. Whether you’ve got a day or two of free time, tired bodies that could use some R&R, or cause to celebrate at the end of a successful competition, the WaTiki Indoor Waterpark is a kid-friendly attraction that can give your team exactly what it needs…so come to relax at the end of a long day of games in our Lazy River, or soak those tired bodies in our hot tub. Celebrate a tournament well-played with wet and wild slides, arcade games, and water park attractions for the whole team!