• Basketball Group Credited for Lowering Crime

    by Ali Rockett August 2017

    A basketball league pitting teams from rival public housing communities against one another on the court rather than in the streets seems to have reduced crime in the those neighborhoods, according to organizers and Richmond's police chief.

  • Start-Up Seeks to Connect Youth Athletes with Leagues

    by Patrick Thomas August 2017

    A Minneapolis start-up is attempting to make it less stressful for parents to find the right youth sports league for their children.

  • 'Circus Arts' Workouts Taking Fitness to New Heights

    by Anya Sostek August 2017

    In May of this year, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shut its doors after 146 years of operation. At the same time, the practice of circus arts as exercise has never been more popular.

  • Youth Group Drops Tackle Football, Blames YMCA

    by Ryan Collingwood August 2017

    The Spokane Youth Sports Association won't be doling out helmets and pads this fall...

  • Citizens Question Availability of Parks’ Water Facilities

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Public park facilities in Statesville, N.C., have recently come under scrutiny after concerned citizen Nande Kristi noticed children drinking from a ground spigot while playing at her neighborhood park.

  • Parks and Rec Department Eyes $5M Overhaul

    by Steve Ahillen July 2017

    The quarry at Fort Dickerson Park, Tenn., has been a haven for swimming and other water activities for years, but...

  • Infographic: The Benefits of Youth Sports

    by AB Editors July 2017

    Today is National Youth Sports Day, an event to highlight the need for physical activity, living healthy, access, youth development, and safety within youth and interscholastic sports. With around 20% of children between 6 years old and 12 years old being largely sedentary, it is important that we work to get our kids moving and reaping the health and social benefits of youth sports. So what are these benefits?

  • Report: U.S. Marathon Times Slow, But Participation Grows

    by Amby Burfoot July 2017

    "In recent years, the general emphasis among marathoners has shifted from performance to participation...

  • Razor Blades Embedded in Slides at Two Texas Parks

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    A city maintenance crew in Huntsville, Texas, made a troubling discovery that underlines the need for regular and vigilant safety inspections of municipal playgrounds.

  • Collapsed Park Backboard Prompts City Response

    by the Telegram & Gazette July 2017

    Sixteen-year-old Kadisha Evans was shooting baskets June 30 at Holland Rink Playground when a heavy...