• Team Scrambles to Fund Pop Warner Super Bowl Trip

    by Susan Schulman; News Staff Reporter December 2014

    The Pop Warner Western New York Bills had a phenomenal season. Eleven wins. Undefeated. More than 300 points scored, 70 of them in the last two games. No points scored against them.

  • Youth Football Coach Stabbed During Sideline Fight

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    A youth football tournament in Eastman, Ga. on Monday nigh was briefly interrupted after a fight broke out between two coaches, landing both in jail for the night.

  • Youth Club Sports Big Business, But Some Question Value

    by Nancy Cambria, Dayton Daily News November 2014

    When you signed up your kindergartner for a team sport, you had no clue that in as little as three years you could be caught up in a dizzying and expensive youth sports scene.

  • Young, Geeky Proud of Parkour's Rep as 'Sport of Nerds'

    by Joe Miller The News & Observer November 2014

    They’re into video games, role-playing, comics and superheroes. And they might be some of the most athletic kids around.

  • Report: Rec Dept. Should Privatize, Create Tax District

    by Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer November 2014

    West Palm Beach's Parks and Recreation Department has too much work and too few people, and should consider privatizing some of its work, a consultant's report says.

  • Youths, Mostly Girls, Giving Target Archery a Shot

    by Marty Farrell; for the AJC November 2014

    Not since the TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" nearly 60 years ago has there been anything on the small or large screen to push interest in the sport of archery like the 2012 big-screen double whammy of "The Hunger Games," and the blockbuster animated hit, "Brave."

  • Developer Plans Ice Rink, Water Park for Closed Mall

    by Mike Nolan. November 2014

    With a scheduled closing of Lincoln Mall less than two months away, a Matteson resident said he wants to convert the indoor mall into a "sports and entertainment campus."

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Suffolk (Va.) Parks and Recreation

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    Suffolk (Va.) Parks and Recreation is a place for children to learn fundamental sports skills, enhance communication skills, build social relationships and just have fun – all through youth sports. 

  • 2014 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: MCAS Miramar Youth Sports Program

    by NAYS Staff November 2014

    The U.S. Marine base MCAS Miramar Youth Sports Program in San Diego, Calif., provides the children and families of its community with a place to learn fundamental and advanced skills in a variety of sports, and a place to stay healthy and active while meeting new friends. 

  • Minneapolis Parks Dept Seeks to Stabilize Budget

    by Steve Brandt, Star Tribune November 2014

    The Park Board is trying to get the park department on solid financial footing after years of cuts, short-term financial shifts and growing concern that the city's golf operation needs a massive infusion of new money.