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‘One-stop shop’ youth sports complexes will feature beer, nail salons for parents

Elite Sports is opening several high-end youth sports complexes, including a volleyball facility for MAVS Volleyball Club.
Elite Sports is opening several high-end youth sports complexes, including a volleyball facility for MAVS Volleyball Club.

Sometimes parents drop their kids off for sports practice and go home or run errands.

Elite Sports wants to change that.

The Olathe-based sports development and management company wants parents to stay and have a beer, get their nails done or catch up on work at a workstation.

Elite has opened two sports complexes in Olathe and Overland Park and has plans for three more across the metro — two more in Johnson County and one in Kansas City.

"Our new facilities are paving the way for local clubs," Elite Sports CEO Jason Bryson said. "Practice is no longer a drop-off, but a lifestyle that goes well beyond the sport, and a unique experience that parents can enjoy as well."

Elite Sports Olathe, which hosts the MAVS Volleyball Club, and has 10 NCAA regulation-sized volleyball courts that will also accommodate futsal and pickleball. The facility is also expected to have two lounges, an arcade room, concessions, classrooms, a business center, big-screen TVs, a full-service bar and a nail salon.

The Overland Park location hosts practices for the Kansas City Softball Academy. The space can be used as five batting tunnels or one large, indoor space for fielding and team practices.

Both locations are open, but Bryson said Elite is still putting finishing touches, including decor and concessions, on both facilities.

Elite's new Lenexa soccer and futsal location will open next month and feature lounges, classrooms, a full-service bar and a dedicated year-round agility training area. It was previously the MAVS facility.

Multisport facilities in Olathe and Kansas City are expected to open this fall.

Clubs, including MAVS Volleyball and Elite Softball Academy, will occupy the Elite Sports facilities, but other metro-area clubs will be able to rent space. Elite also plans to host local, regional and national tournaments.

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