7 games in 6 days for pool play. What do you do there with all that downtime?
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Well if you were a veteran you used to rent a home at a lake and have plenty of options for relaxing. Now days I am told PG is getting more aggressive with the hotels and requiring teams to have a minimum number booked so it is getting more difficult.
I asked my son what his friends do and his answer was: hit in the cages, watch other games, go to Top Golf and eat out...a lot.
my son has been down here since 17U WWBA and is a PO. Lots of downtime. Besides the games, we've watched fireworks, gone hiking up in Alpharetta, found a gym to continue workouts. He'll pitch later today, then we're heading back in the morning. This will be his last year down here...
Shop at Better Baseball. Take in a Braves, Rome Braves (AA) or Gwinnett Stripers (AAA) game, depending on your budget, schedule and location. Shopping at the The Battery at Suntrust Park (Baseballism, and a couple of baseball stores, but if you want actual baseball equipment, Better Baseball is your best bet.) Tour a local college that might not have been on your radar before--Berry (D3), Oglethorpe (D3, I think--looks like Hogwarts), Piedmont, Emory (top D3), Truett McConnell (?), Covenant (near Chattanooga, an hour north of Lakepoint), Young Harris, Georgia Highlands (Juco, I think). There is a wake park by the entrance to Lakepoint.
There are plenty of outdoor activities as well, but it's about a thousand degrees in Atlanta right now.
Keep in mind that your games could be up to two hours from Lakepoint. Be sure to check travel times during the time you'll need to be there. What is 45 minutes when you check Google maps at 10 PM is 2 hours at 7 AM, so you may not have as much downtime as you expect.
First year not there in 12 years. Kinda sad. It really depends on your game times and travel. Understand that Atlanta means it could be 2-3 hours travel time according to game time. God forbid you have game on the other side of Atlanta at 9 AM or 5 PM and have to travel all the way through traffic. there is Stone Mountain, Coca Cola, Aquarium, Zoo, and lots of things. Groupon is a great resource of cheap fun things to do. We found a gocart and putt putt place the last two years that had great all day discounts on groupon for $15 a person. It was a great deal. Took about 25 players from various teams with us. There is plenty of shopping. Son started taking PS and they played a lot. Night games at PG are great to go watch because it is cooler. We usually also made a schedule of his friend's and former teammates games and went and watched them. My youngest son played on 32 different teams from 13 until last year so he had a lot of different teammates, even if they were just for 1 tournament.