Maryland is the home of many Events Rights Holders (ERH) and National Governing Bodies (NGB). Below is a list and short description of all known ERH’s and NGB’s along with their social media information.
Elite Tournaments | North American Table Tennis | Disabled Sports USA | Aloha Tournaments | Corrigan Sports Enterprises | Orienteering USA | US Lacrosse | US Table Soccer Federation | National Steeplechase | United States Youth Cricket | Hogans Lacrosse | Thoroughbred Racing Associations
Elite Tournaments has organized over 110 youth soccer events for eight different clubs, colleges, international and professional organizations since its inception in 2000. Throughout the year, Elite Tournaments runs multiple soccer tournaments along the eastern seaboard and across the US and has also managed international tournaments in Bermuda for the Bermuda Football Association (BFA). In the 2011, Elite will continue to expand their bailiwick by running a charity race to raise money for juvenile diabetes. Elite Tournaments has based its company on the experiences of its staff’s playing, coaching and managing experience at other events prior to joining the company. Members of the Elite Tournament’s staff are former high school and college standouts, as well as a former collegiate and high school coaches and referees.
North American Table Tennis conducted its first major event in November of 1998, the North American Teams Table Tennis Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. This event is one of three Majors for the sport of table tennis in the United States. Through professional event management and software development, NATT has been able to develop events that are the most attended in USA Table Tennis. In 2000, NATT developed a tour of table tennis events, bringing professionally operated events to venues across America. With industry support for this activity from sporting goods manufacturers, the North American Table Tennis Tour was born. For the first time in USA Table Tennis history, an independent operator took the sport “on the road.”
Disabled Sport USA (DS/USA) is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve those injured in war. DS/USA provides year round winter and summer sports and recreation programs, adapted to youth and adults with disabilities, including a program for permanently injured service members from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through these programs, DS/USA annually conducts over 140 regional and national level activities.
One of DS/USA’s most successful programs, Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project (WWDSP) supports and serves severely injured service members returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project provides sports and recreation programs to these veterans and their families free of charge. This includes: transportation, lodging, meals, adaptive equipment and training.
Aloha Tournaments was created to develop, promote and host youth athletic tournaments. In 1999, the founders of Aloha Tournaments created the Warrior Lax Splash Lacrosse Tournament. Lax Splash quickly became the largest competitive lacrosse tournament in the world. Along with Lax Splash, Aloha Tournaments has created or helped develop over a dozen other lacrosse and field hockey tournaments.
It is Aloha’s belief that a tournament has to be more than a few games and a trophy. The founders and administrators have had many years of experience in the lacrosse and field hockey industry – both as players, volunteers and business people. Aloha Tournaments is dedicated to providing the complete tournament experience. Tournaments can be organized in a competitive or festival atmosphere. All age groups can be accommodated.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) was established in 1991 with the goal of creating, managing and implementing sports and event marketing opportunities for the corporate community. Based in outside Baltimore City, CSE develops and implements events throughout the entire Baltimore/Washington region and maintains longstanding relationships with the corporate community in each market. CSE has built relationships with prominent members of the profession at all levels including professional franchises, collegiate sports teams, athletic departments and sports media along with local, regional and national corporations. These relationships have opened the door to a variety of sports and lifestyle activities.
Orienteering USA is continually gaining ground throughout the regional, national and international landscape as the national governing body of orienteering for the US as recognized by the International Orienteering Federation & the US Olympic Committee. Orienteering USA hosts numerous events across the US for its more than 50,000+ active members.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, primarily serving the youth game. It provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game, boasts 63 chapters throughout the United States, and offers programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
US Lacrosse sponsors numerous events over the course of the year that appeal to players, coaches, officials and fans of the game. These events range from educational to recreational in nature, and include the US Lacrosse National Convention, the annual Hall of Fame Ceremony, clinics for coaches, officials and players, and youth festivals and tournaments.
In 2002, the United States Table Soccer Federation (USTSF), a 501(3)c non-profit charitable organization was formed and became one of the first member organizations to affiliate with the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF). The combined USTSF Staff has well over 150 years of experience with table soccer from competitive play, arcade management, and route operating to tour staff, tournament direction, and manufacturer sales and product promotions (and is further supported by approximately 40 volunteer USTSF Regional and State Directors nationwide).
The USTSF acts as the United States’ officially designated liaison between the ITSF and the various USA-based “member” foosball organizations (e.g., the United States Table Soccer Association [USTSA], Bonzini USA, Independent Foosball Promotions [IFP], etc.) as well as all the table manufacturers and the United States Olympic Committee.
Based Fairhill Training Center, Maryland, the National Steeplechase Association is the headquarters of American steeplechase racing. As the official sanctioning body of the U.S. Steeplechase racing, the National Steeplechase Association licenses participants, approves race courses, trains officials, coordinates race entries, enforces rules, compiles an official database, and oversees the national marketing and public relations of the sport. The NSA provides essential services and information to participants and fans alike. Another main goal of the NSA is to preserve the tradition and history of steeplechasing in the 21st century.
The United States Youth Cricket Association, a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Maryland, is dedicated to introducing our great sport to American children. We will do this working in support and entirely under the direction of USACA, supporting local youth cricket organizations by sharing funding, printed and digital resources, and “best practices.” We are also a network of dedicated volunteers who give our time, energy and money to bring cricket to schools. USYCA will work closely with clubs, training facilities and academies; we will be a feeder system for them, supplying a steady flow of new, young cricketers with which to fill their ranks. We are also firmly committed to fully developing women’s cricket by drawing girls into our sport at an early age and shepherding them through to USACA’s national teams.
A local lacrosse company that is located in Arnold, MD. They hold boys lacrosse tournaments, camps, team training and clinics in a safe, fun and competitive environment. They also have multiple Summer Lacrosse tournaments, Indoor Lacrosse League, club lacrosse teams, skill sessions and camps. Hogan’s Lacrosse’s main goal is to provide a great atmosphere for safe, fun and competition.
The Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) was formed in 1942 when World War II threatened to force a halt to all racing in the country. Realizing the Thoroughbred industry needed guidance and a plan to continue some racing to ensure the continuation of Thoroughbred breeding, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, then president of Pimlico and Belmont Park, planted the seed to form a commission of racetracks. As of 2015, the TRA has 43 member associations conducting racing at 39 racetracks in the United States and Canada; they are headquartered at Fair Hill NRMA in Cecil County.