Respect for Women Being Instilled at Youth Football Level
by Mark Wiedmer September 2014
His Scenic City Youth Football League having taken over Finley Stadium on Saturday, SCYFL president Bobby Dunn stared down from the press box at his undersized scrappers in oversized helmets and said, "I like to think we've been successful because we're about more than football." Thank goodness. Because just exactly what the oblong ball stands for these days beyond causing brain traumas, promoting a culture that might makes right and filling the coffers of big-time college athletic departments, NFL franchises and television networks is becoming more and more difficult to grasp.
TOPSoccer Program Gets Special Needs Children Active
by James Thomas Jr. September 2014
By James Thomas Jr. Correspondent "They're always coming out to watch but never get to participate." That's how Sarah Andino explained why her husband, Nestor and a friend, Derk Gregory, started a soccer league for special needs children.
Poor Pay Turning Prep Coaching into 'Dying Profession'
by JR Radcliffe, Kettle Moraine Index September 2014
As you might expect, coaches aren't doing what they do for the love of money.
YMCA Opens Region's Largest Indoor Playground
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
If there's one phrase kids universally loathe, it's "Don't run indoors!"
The lucky kids of Bristol, Tenn., however, are going to be hearing those three words a lot less frequently.
Concerns Over Precedent as Gym Usage Fee Waived
by Dave Dahl September 2014
A youth athletics organization can use gymnasiums in the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District without worrying about the cost. The Board of Education has waived the $1,800 fee for Springville Youth Inc. for its boys and girls basketball teams to play in the district's gymnasiums.
Program Teaches Gymnastics to Special-Needs Children
by MIKE BUSH JOURNAL STAFF WRITER September 2014
Shining Stars offers weekly gymnastics classes for children diagnosed with such disabilities as autism, Down syndrome and developmental delays.
Seattle Park Leaves Lights On to Curb Crime
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
During the day, a popular park in Seattle's Capitol Hill is full of family-fueled action. Once the sun sets, however, a different kind of activity takes over — crime.
Soccer League Debuts 'Respect the Game' Behavior Policy
by Arizona Daily Star September 2014
The vast Pima County Junior Soccer League, which has about 5,500 young players and more than 10,000 parents and family members, instituted a Respect the Game policy this year in which parental (and player) behavior is monitored.
State OKs Colorado Springs' Regional Tourism Project
by MEGAN SCHRADER firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
The project includes construction of a downtown Olympic museum and adjacent sports and events arena, a sports medicine clinic at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a visitor's center at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Faith-Based Organization Supports Youth Sports Efforts
by Terry Shaw September 2014
Dwayne Sanders, Emerald Youth's athletic director, said the organization had 130 girls in its own recreation volleyball league, but none of the girls were able to play in school leagues - even though schools in other parts of Knox County fielded their own teams.