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Booking a hotel for sports tournaments

Booking a hotel for sports tournaments

During the tryouts for the travel team, you knew this day would come: You’re spending the weekend at a hotel, not of your choosing, for an extended competition. But veteran sports families and travel experts have a few tips for making the most of your nonvacation getaway and finding the best accommodations:

Book early

Most inconveniences arise after you forget to reserve a room when tournament organizers send out the emails, says Janine Schofield, president of the Towson Recreation Council and mother of four whose children play five different sports.

Club teams often reserve a block of rooms for the team, but if you don’t confirm early, the booking...