MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The City of Montgomery is now in its second day of hosting a week-long high school sports convention for the Alabama High School Athletic Association, and things are just getting started.
The 21st annual AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Sports Week began Sunday with players for the North and South football teams checking in for their first practice, and continued Monday with four more sports practicing while coaches worked in clinics.
It's an annual event for Montgomery, and one that Mayor Todd Strange said is a positive impact on the city.
"This event has an economic impact of between $8 and $10 million annually," he said to media at a press conference at Auburn University at Montgomery.
The remainder of the week will feature more clinics for the more than 4,000 coaches and administrators in attendance, while athletes from numerous high school sports gather to practice before facing off in North versus South competition.
Those competitions will take place around Montgomery, including at Riverfront Stadium and the AUM campus.
Tuesday will feature a number of teams playing against each other, as the North and South will pit their best athletes in baseball, soccer and softball against each other.
Below is a schedule of events for this week's conference and All-Star Sports Week: