Sports Trade Associations

Sports trade associations promote ways to market the sport.

Businesses operating in specific sports create and fund sports trade associations. These organizations participate in public relation activities on behalf of the activity they represents. The main focus of these associations has always been standardization, according to the Paintball Sports Trade Association. Most also host conferences and networking events. Directed by elected officers and governed by bylaws, several are non-profit organizations.


The Fantasy Sports Trade Association, founded in 1999, promotes interaction between companies in the fantasy sports industry. Members of the FSTA enjoy benefits such as access to exclusive fantasy sports research data and an industry newsletter. The organization holds a biannual conference providing members with the opportunity to meet leaders in the industry and it’s business conference gives members the opportunity to network with peers.

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association

c/o Intelimax Media, Inc.

2320-555 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V6B 4N4



The Paintball Sports Trade Association exists to help the paintball industry by supplying education and information to members. People in the paintball business communicate and share ideas through the association. PSTA members enjoy several benefits such as a free subscription to exclusive forums and a web directory that directs players to the member’s business. The organization also hosts trade shows and special events such as the Young Guns and Industry Target Shoot tournaments.


501 Trophy Lake Drive

Suite 314

Trophy Club, TX 76262



The Trade Association of Paddlesports supports the paddling industry in North America. Members of this organization dedicate themselves to providing peddlers with the best equipment and services. TAPS represents outfitters and retailers, as well as manufacturers and publications. It also has associate members which consist of businesses that support the paddle sport industry though services such as legal and financial.

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11781 A Watertank Rd.

Burlington, WA 98233



The Angling Trade Association, formed in 1977, represents angling wholesalers and retailers as well as publishers, manufacturers and distributors. The ATA has always been the only trade organization representing the angling industry.

It strives to promote and protect, as well as represent the angling trade across all disciplines. This sports trade association aims to obtain long-term stability, growth and development for the sport.

Angling Trades Association

Federation House

Stoneleigh Park

Warwickshire CV8 2RF


024 7641 4999 ext 204


The Golf Consultants Association was created to promote consultatory skills of association members and provide a centralized location where potential customers can easily locate members. Founded in 1999, the GCA has a good record in providing help in several different services. Members specialize in different golf operations such as golf market information and designing golf courses.

The Golf Consultants Association

Federation House

Stoneleigh Park

Warwickshire CV8 2RF


+44 (0) 247 641 4999 ext 210