High school and collegiate sports in full swing this spring

Event schedule loaded at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission
Posted 2/28/19

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Nearly 40 events will take place in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach March through May 2019, including several highlighting the home team – Gulf Shores …

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High school and collegiate sports in full swing this spring

Event schedule loaded at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

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GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Nearly 40 events will take place in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach March through May 2019, including several highlighting the home team – Gulf Shores High School. Baseball and softball teams from all over the Southeast will cruise to the coast for the GSHS Gulf Coast Classic Tournaments in March with families and fans in tow to experience local facilities and Alabama’s beaches.

“People from all over the country plan their entire spring break around traveling to our beautiful island paradise to participate in our tournaments,” said Matt Blake, athletic director for Gulf Shores High School. “The impact these tournaments have on our economy is essential for our local businesses. This also provides an opportunity for us to showcase our local student-athletes as they compete against some of the best talent from the Southeast.”

The following Gulf Coast Classic events take place at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex:

•March 11-13: Gulf Coast Classic I Softball Tournament

•March 18-20: Gulf Coast Classic II Softball Tournament

•March 18-21: Gulf Coast Classic I Baseball Tournament

•March 25-27: Gulf Coast Classic III Softball Tournament

•March 25-28: Gulf Coast Classic II Baseball Tournament

Other major spring athletic events include the Alabama Independent Schools Association Outdoor Track & Field State Championship (April 11-12), Alabama High School Athletic Association State Track Championship 4-7A (May 2-4), National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship (May 3-5), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Softball Opening Rounds (May 13-16) and the NAIA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships (May 23-25).

For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GulfShores.com/Sports, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

2019 Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission Spring Sports Schedule:

March 1-3: NAIA and University of Mobile Gulf Coast Invitational

March 2-3: Snap Soccer Shootout (girls)

March 2-9: Spring Track & Field Training

March 7-10: 50th Annual Bratton Brothers Invitational (golf)

March 8-11: March to May Collegiate Beach Volleyball Tournament

March 9-10: Publix Super Cup Soccer Tournament (boys)

March 9-16: Spring Track & Field Training

March 10-16: Marian University Track & Field

March 11-13: Gulf Coast Classic I Softball Tournament

March 16: Gulf Shores High School Track & Field St. Patrick’s Day Invitational

March 16-17: Gulf Shores Junior Tennis Tournament

March 16-19: Henderson State University’s Men’s Golf Tournament

March 16-23: Spring Track & Field Training

March 18-20: Gulf Coast Classic II Softball Tournament

March 18-21: Gulf Coast Classic I Baseball Tournament

March 19-23: Murray State University Track & Field Team Spring Training

March 23: South USA Grappling Alabama State Championship

March 23: Flora-Bama’s Beach Fun-Walk for America’s Warriors 5K & Half Marathon

March 23-30: Spring Track & Field Training

March 25-27: Gulf Coast Classic III Softball Tournament

March 25-28: Gulf Coast Classic II Baseball Tournament

March 29-31: University of Florida Soccer Match

March 30 to April 6: Spring Break Track Training

April 5-7: UTR Spring Tennis Tournament

April 11-12: AISA Outdoor Track & Field State Championship

April 12-14: Paddle at Scull Harbor

April 20: Zydeco & Crawfish Festival 5K Run

April 26-27: Pleasure Island Showdown Softball Tournament

April 27: Beach Classic – National Beach Tour Regional Qualifier

May 2-4: AHSAA State Track Championship (4-7A)

May 3-4: Crawfish Relay

May 3-5: National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

May 4-5: Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball Beachfest – National Beach Tour Qualifier

May 9-11: AHSAA Regional Softball Championship

May 10: Gulf Shores High School Football Spring Game

May 10-11: Lobos Locos Paddle

May 11: Good Life Ride

May 13-16: NAIA Softball Opening Rounds

May 23-25: NAIA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission:

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about playing along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit GulfShores.com/Sports.