• Youth Sports' Physical, Psychological, Social Benefits

    by Record Searchlight November 2015

    As if there weren’t already many good reasons for kids to play sports, I’ve just found some more. A report put out by TrueSport.Org claims that in addition to the physical benefits, sports provides emotional, psychological and social benefits.

  • Youth Soccer Tournament Could Net $2M for County

    by NC Ingram Hunter November 2015

    More than 130 youth soccer teams from three states will descend upon Wilmington this weekend for the 2015 Beach Soccer Classic, an event that is expected to net significant economic impact for the region. Coordinated by the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth, the tournament, running Saturday and Sunday, will host an estimated 2,100 players ages 10 to 18 from North and South Carolina and Virginia. Accompanying the 132 teams, which average 14 players per team, will be several family members, 120 coaches and 75 referees, according to Dani Pittman, Wilmington Hammerheads Youth tournament director. All told, she said, the best estimate is a total of 4,000 people will attend. SEE COMPETITION, A5

  • Marathon Growing, But Could Do More to Raise Profile

    by Inquirer Editorial Board November 2015

    The Philadelphia Marathon offers runners a survey of the multifaceted beauty of the city and the kind of supportive spectators who might just hand them a (small) beer at mile 20 in Manayunk, when they could really use one. In recent years, the race has gained runners, profits, and sponsorship. In the spirit of distance running, however, the city should be asking whether it can go farther.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: NSA Bahrain Child and Youth Programs

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    At NSA Bahrain Child and Youth Programs safety, effort and fun are what it’s all about. The department’s philosophy is zeroed in on instilling a positive attitude, basic fundamentals, confidence and sportsmanship into all children who participate.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Oconee County Parks and Rec

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    When it comes to providing quality youth sports programming, the Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department in Georgia is committed to excellence, and the more than 4,000 children ranging from age 4 to 18 that annually participate in its programs reap the benefits of that commitment.

  • County Parks and Rec Department Takes Aim at Feral Hogs

    by Maryann Batlle 239-263-4790 November 2015

    The county’s parks and recreation department has proposed opening 31 Lee County preserves to hunting the wild pigs.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Mountain Home Air Force Base

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    The beautiful state of Idaho and all of its wonderful natural resources are put to great use by the Mountain Home Air Force Base Youth Sports Program staff – and the children there couldn’t be happier.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: U.S Army Garrison Hawaii

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    At the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Youth Sports and Fitness Program, the youth sports programs are continually evolving to meet the diverse needs of today’s youth. What never changes, however, is the department’s focus on enhancing kids’ physical, cognitive, social and emotional development through their participation.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Cherokee Recreation and Parks

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    The Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency staff is passionate about youth sports – and it shows.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Fort Leonard Wood

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    The diverse offerings of sports programs at Fort Leonard Wood Youth Sports and Fitness in Missouri focuses on two important principles: fun and development. Regardless whether children are on the soccer field, basketball court or involved in any of the 10 team sports offered at the base, they’re assured to have a positive experience while learning sports skills.