• AB Survey: IM Programs Growing, Diversifying

    by Paul Steinbach and Emily Attwood February 2017

    Intramural sports are a fluid game in which hard work, keen instincts and quick reactions are keys to success. If participants tire of volleyball, give them blacklight volleyball, sand volleyball or seated volleyball. Take dodgeball to the next level with extreme dodgeball or giant dodgeball. There's broomball, goalball, speedball, knockerball, flickerball, pickleball, wallyball, Wiffle Ball, arena football and two-ball soccer. Ball sports not your students' bag? How about log rolling?

  • CU Rec Makes Advances in Adaptive Programming

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The University of Colorado Recreation Center is making significant advances in the way of creating a universal community and activity hub for its diverse student population.

  • Opinion: Parks and Rec Work a Lot Like TV Show

    by Stacie Talbert Anaya February 2017

    I believe wholeheartedly in the great things that good government can do. For the Corpus Christi PARD, this manifests itself as the Gospel of Play - our belief that the solution to all of the problems in the world can begin with parks and recreation.

  • Officials Move Ahead with Parks and Rec Studies

    by Joe Napsha February 2017

    North Huntingdon officials are forging ahead with two studies of the township's needs for parks and recreation, an initiative prompted last year by residents requesting more facilities, including multi-sport athletic fields and park improvements.

  • Local Groups Struggle to Recruit Youth Sports Officials

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In the last year, finding qualified officials to work youth sports tournament games has become increasingly more difficult, according to the Sports Commission in Rochester, Minn. This makes it harder to host local tournaments, which results in fewer competition opportunities for youths.

  • Kayakers Use Indoor Pool to Prep for Warmer Weather

    by Denise Allen Membreno January 2017

    Beginner and advanced kayakers have a place they can go this winter to prepare for warmer weather, as well as learn a few techniques from fellow paddlers.

  • County, City Dispute Park Land Development

    by Sarah Peters January 2017

    The future of an 82-acre swath of untamed property in Palm Beach Gardens will be a park, but the county and city are at odds over who should develop it.

  • Columbus to Continue Recreation Plan Sans Browns

    by Rick Rouan January 2017

    The Cleveland Browns won't be bringing their training camp to Columbus, but the city and Franklin County aren't giving up on a plan for joint programming at a recreation center.

  • School Running Club Pairs Physical, Social Exercise

    by Telegram & Gazette January 2017

    At lunchtime, the lobby of Dr. Arthur F. Sullivan Middle School fills with a swarm of girls and boys walking into the cafeteria. The walls are plastered with motivational sayings, student artwork and plaques showcasing student achievements. But at the end of the school day, the pace for 15 of the school’s female students picks up considerably, as they pursue achievements of a different sort and extend their motivation through a new school program. Girls on the Run is an after-school running club and part of a national initiative that incorporates physical activity with social and emotional exercises. Sullivan has one of the first GOTR teams in the Worcester Public Schools along with Elm Park Community School.

  • New Fields Lead to Youth Soccer Club Boom

    by Allison Steele January 2017

    On Saturday, when the Camden (N.J.) Youth Soccer Club's indoor winter season begins, about 90 children are expected to be in attendance, nearly double the number in the indoor program when it started two years ago.