Spring Break High School Baseball Tournament in St. GeorgeEach spring, high school baseball teams from around Utah come to St. George and Santa Clara areas of southern Utah for the annual Spring Break Baseball Tournament. Teams compete in several brackets in multiple high school fields across the St. George area.
According to Kevin Lewis who is the director of sports marketing for St. George Area Tourism, “Our desert climate and convenient recreational facilities have made us the go-to destination for regional and national sporting events.”
Baseball Tournament brings 140 Teams and 8,000 visitorsThe St. George Spring Break Baseball Tournament attracts more than 140 baseball teams approximately 1,400-1,600 players. Each year the tournament grows, but the average amount of visitors is approximately 8,500-10,000 people when you include the families and friends of players and teams. It is a big tournament, and great fun to be in St. George with such great Spring weather for baseball.
Baseball Field locations where games take place in St. George
The historic Flyer Field in downtown St. George is the baseball field of the Flyers at Dixie High School. It was named after the beloved baseball coach Don Lay. He died in 2011. Many generations of ball players from high school across Utah have played here and loved their memories of hard-fought baseball tournaments.UPDATE on Flyer Field: The Don Lay Flyer Field is being torn down to make room for the new baseball field that is nearing completion. Rumor is since the location of the field was against the street, foul balls that were hit would hit passing cars resulting in constant complaints. Controversy arose recently with the site of the new field located at the site of the old Dixie Middle School. A Save Flyer Field Facebook page was created to spread the word to in an effort to save the field and its original location.
Elks Field is a great baseball field in the heart of St. George city around the corner from Dixie High School's Flyer Field. The address is 100 S. 300 E. St. George, UT.
2015 UPDATE on Elks Field: St. George City officials approved the pending sale of the 6 acre lot that Elks Field sits on in downtown St. George to the Washington County School District for the construction of a new elementary school. The action helps bring a three-way deal between the city, school district and Dixie State University one step closer to reality.
Archie Gubler Park
Archie Gubler Park is located in Santa Clara, Utah next door to the new Paradise Village at Zion vacation home resort community. There are 4 baseball fields at this park where tournament games are held for certain age groups. If your baseball team is scheduled to play games here, be sure to rent vacation home accommodations at Paradise Village to be within convenient walking distance.
Other Sports Tournaments and Activities in St. George in early-spring
There are several other competitive sports tournaments happening during early-spring in St. George. Some of them include:
Utah Competitive Soccer’s Ice Breaker Tournament
Includes 150 competitive soccer teams from around the state of Utah. This soccer tournament is sanctioned by USSSA and is available all boys and girls teams U8-U18 of any state and soccer affiliation. All soccer games are played in the St. George area including Washington, St. George, and Hurricane Utah. Visit Icebreaker Tournament website for more information
Southern Utah Soccer Association’s Red Rock Invitational
Includes 80 additional soccer teams who compete.
Date: February 13,14 and 16, 2015
Registration Begins: December 1st
Registration Deadline: January 31
Location: St George, Utah
Fee: U11-U14 $550.00 U15-U18 $600.00
Director: Angie Poulton
Website: Red Rock Invitational
Desert Spring Softball Championship
This popularity of this girls fast pitch softball championship tournament held in St. George helped make St. George what it is today with softball tournaments. The tournament covers two weekends in Febraury each year for different age groups; 10 and under, 14 and under, and 18 and under teams. 12 and under, and 16 and under teams competing the second weekend of the tournament. The tournament is put on by St. George city and is held at the Canyons Softball Complex. This complex is quite nice and has been recognized the last 8 years as the “Complex of the Year” by the National Softball Association.
The winning team receives a trophy and swag. The runner-up gets shirts and a placard recognizing their runner-up status. Players who hit a triple or home run are given the "Triple Threat" or "Out of the Park" t-shirt. For more information, view St. George softball tournament website
Rocky Mountain School of Baseball’s sizable Presidents’ Day Tournament
Visitors come for softball tournaments too such as the Desert Spring Softball Championship, and the Rocky Mountain School of Baseball’s sizable Presidents’ Day Tournament.
Pickleball is very popular in St. George. More than 130 participants come together to compete at pickleball (similar to tennis except with a smaller court requiring less running). This tournament takes place in February during President's Day weekend. It is quite fun to be apart of.
According to the Director of Tourism in St. George Roxie Sherwin, "Families love the location and the easy access to impressive places like Snow Canyon and Zion National Park."
Tournaments Economic Impact on St. George
These tournaments have a big economic impact on the St. George area. Families join the players and make a vacation out of it. They rent hotels, go to dinner at the many restaurants, and enjoy shopping, entertainment during their down time and between games.
St. George Area Parade of Homes
February in St. George also features the annual Parade of Homes, which draws over 30,000 visitors from all over the state for this 10-day event. The Parade of Homes runs from Feb. 13-22 and features 26-30 brand new custom homes that people tour for new home ideas. For more information, visit St. George Parade of Homes website or visit our St. George Parade of Home page
St. George Vacation Rentals near St. George Spring Break Baseball Tournament
Utah's Best Vacation Rentals offers St. George vacation rentals near Spring Break baseball tournament. Paradise Village at Zion is the perfect location to accommodate your baseball team, softball team, soccer team, other players, their families and friends, or other visitors coming for the baseball tournament, softball tournament, soccer tournament, or pickle ball tournament in St. George Utah.
Perfect St. George accommodations for baseball teams and families
The neat thing about Paradise Village at Zion is that it offers 4 baseball fields at the adjoining Archie Gubler Park, perfect for practicing for games. But, if your games are being played at Gubler Park, then you are walking distance to your vacation home. What could be better than that? You and your team can go back and have a poolside barbecue together and enjoy the whole weekend together.
The other popular feature baseball teams love about Paradise Village is the amazing multi-tiered themed swimming pools and hot tub. It is a hit with kids, and a great place to relax as a team while being together after games. The vacation homes themselves surround the pool and offer baseball and other teams more space, full kitchens, multiple bedrooms (some with bunk beds), large open family rooms and dining areas for teams to eat and enjoy each other's company. Homes range in size from 3 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms, and can sleep as little as 8 people, all the way up to 50 by renting multiple vacation homes in the village. It is also a great way to build team strategy and discuss the games and plan for the next baseball game for the following day. There simply is no better place to stay for high school baseball teams, families and groups in St. George than Paradise Village at Zion for Spring Break high school baseball tournament.
To make your reservations, contact our local southern Utah reservations team at (801) 747-0218, or book a vacation home online from this website with any major credit card. Book one home or several homes to best accommodate your baseball team or family.
About St. George
St. George is a popular among visitors for its small-town feel in a desert resort lifestyle. Nearby are Zion National Park, Snow Canyon, Tuacahn, and within 90 minutes is the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. More than a dozen golf courses attract avid golfers for weekend golf retreats and relaxing getaways. There are adventure tours for the adventurers in your group, which take you on guided hikes into the rarely-seen areas of St. George and surround mountains and canyons. There is so much to do in St. George in the spring months and throughout the year it is worth the visit with family and friends. Learn more about St. George