LakePoint Sports in Emerson provides state-of-the-art sports facilities

LakePoint Sports, the country’s premier travel and youth sports destination, is set for a busy year!  The venue states demand and exposure to colleges, coaches and pro scouts are at a fever pitch!

“Candidly, with our partnerships, state-of-the-art venues, and location, we are doing everything we can to keep up with the demand,” said David Pate, director of marketing at LakePoint Sports. “It is an exciting challenge, but we are ready for it.”

LakePoint Sports Overview

LakePoint Sports serves more than 30 sports year-round, including baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics and cheer. The 1,300-acre LakePoint Sports campus boasts the 170,000-square-foot Champions Center containing the world’s largest continuous wood floor. The center can host 12 full-court basketball games or 24 full-court volleyball games at once. Additionally, the campus includes eight Major League-sized baseball fields and three multi-use fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football, as well as a 10-court beach volleyball pavilion and a three-lake wakeboarding park. For more information or to view this season’s packed schedule, visit www.LakePointSports.com

Baseball

LakePoint Sports is the flagship campus for Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and offers live streaming and video-on-demand capabilities, serving as the global testing site for PlaySight Interactive.

Prep Baseball Report (PBR), the country’s leading and most respected scouting service for amateur baseball, hosts all of its national tournaments and showcases at the LakePoint Baseball Village. Nearly all 10 of PBR’s national summer events are sold out, including the National Program Invitational, 15U, 16U and 17U National Championships. Additionally, each sold-out event has a waiting list with a dozen or more teams on it.

“PBR continues to reach more and more of the country’s best amateur baseball players,” said Sean Duncan, president of Prep Baseball Report. “Demand for our events is unprecedented nationally and at our flagship campus, LakePoint Sports.”

PBR has an extensive list of technology partners, and LakePoint Sports serves as PBR’s national tech showroom, featuring brands like Trackman, Blast, PitchAI, Vizual Edge and PlaySight. These brands will have an unrivaled presence on LakePoint’s campus and integrate with PBR’s player profile platform, creating unmatched player data as they compete at LakePoint.

“We are thrilled to call LakePoint Sports our flagship campus,” said Duncan. “I am grateful college coaches, and pro scouts annually attend our events, including the National Program Invitational and Futures Games at LakePoint Sports, to name a few.”

Basketball

RYZE Hoops, the nation’s travel basketball platform, has also seen stronger demand for its events. As such, RYZE Hoops has expanded the number of events at the LakePoint Champions Center by 50%. College coaches continue to be impressed with the level of talent RYZE brings to its events at the 12-court Champions Center.

Additionally, RYZE Hoops has partnerships with world-renowned technology brands, including NBN23, BluePrint Stats and PlaySight. The unions integrate with LakePoint’s state-of-the-art technology, helping players get noticed by top college basketball programs.

“The Champions Center at LakePoint Sports is in a class of its own,” Dan McDonald, director of operations at RYZE Hoops, said. “We have created the best experience on the hardwood due to our technology partnerships and the top level of competition played during our events.”

Multi-purpose Fields

Strategically, LakePoint Sports continues to pursue other growth partnerships. In February, LakePoint completed a six-month renovation initiative of its multi-purpose fields complex, including brand new, state-of-the-art field turf on its three fields, fiber technology for high-speed connectivity and live streaming capabilities, digital video boards, and its guest service amenities.

Flag Football

Powered by Reigning Champs Experiences (RCX), the leading flag football organization in youth sports, NFL Flag, is calling the newly renovated multi-purpose fields complex home. NFL FLAG will host the Georgia Friday Night Lights series, consisting of over 20 weekends through the year.

“The multi-purpose fields complex at LakePoint Sports is the perfect location to expand NFL FLAG in Georgia and to encourage more of today’s youth to play football,” said Izell Reese, CEO of RCX Sports. “You can see the effort LakePoint put into the complex to make it the best in the country.”

Soccer

Along with the RCX partnership, NASA TopHat, the southeast’s premier soccer organization, is partnering with LakePoint to bring elite-level soccer competition to campus this year and beyond. The organization will be holding southeast regional tournaments and practices at the multi-purpose fields complex at LakePoint.

“The newly renovated complex at LakePoint is amazing,” founder and CEO of NASA TopHat Dave Smith said. “Elite soccer clubs from around the southeast will enjoy competing here in our tournaments and will allow them an opportunity to get seen by college coaches.”

About LakePoint Station

Nearby is LakePoint Station, a one-stop-shop for fun and food! With 17 indoor climbing walls, 10 regulation bowling lanes, 2 rollerball lanes, a state-of-the-art laser tag arena, a virtual reality arena, indoor blacklight golf and outdoor mini-golf, as well as a full arcade! And if you are hungry, you’ll find St. Angelo’s Pizzeria and Station Sweet’s Frozen Yogurt.

Places to Eat

Nearby you’ll find lots of fast food options including Arby’s, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Subway, McDonald’s, Wendys and Tokyo Steak & Sushi Asian Cuisine. One of our local favorites if you are looking for good ole fashioned country cooking or a meat and 3 is Doug’s Place.  Just a short drive north will take you to downtown Cartersville for lots of local options — Jefferson’s, Ate Track Bar & Grill, City Cellar, Swheat Market, Mellow Mushroom, Table 20, Appalachian Grill, Maine Street Coastal,  Scott’s Walk-Up Bar-B-Q and Moore’s Market.  Closer to I75 in Cartersville you’ll find the usual chain restaurants and other options.

Where to Stay

There are lots of hotels in the area. Look at these for starters:

  • Hampton Inn Emerson
  • Mainstay Suites Cartersville
  • Sleep Inn Cartersville
  • Tru by Hilton Cartersville
  • Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville
  • Home2Suites by Hilton Cartersville
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Cartersville

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