2012 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Churchville (Md.) Recreation Council
by NAYS Staff November 2012
The Churchville (Md.) Recreation Council has been a leader on the local youth sports landscape for more than 40 years. The council was founded under the auspices of the Harford County Recreation Department to provide the community with quality recreation and leisure activities, and has been organized entirely by volunteers since its inception.
Blog: Stacking - Perfect for Guinness, Not a Sport
by Mary Helen Sprecher October 2012
If you're a sports aficionado, I know, absolutely know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that you've used this sentence:
Blog: Looking Deeper Into Our Cancellations
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein October 2012
There is nothing that ruins our collective mood quicker than a flood of cancellation requests. And man, have we been in a bad mood lately.
Parks and Recreation Departments Benefit from Sports Tourism
by Emily Attwood September 2012
In 2005, parks and recreation operations manager Joel Dunn approached the Carson City, Nev., convention and visitors bureau with a proposal to boost sports tourism in the city.
Blog: An Event That Really Colors Outside the Lines
by Mary Helen Sprecher July 2012
I'm pretty used to seeing photos pop up on my Facebook page, shared by friends who have participated in everything from racquetball tournaments to obstacle races. The most interesting album of late was posted by a friend who had been involved in something called the Color Run.
Increasing Participation in Recreation Programs
by Emily Attwood June 2012
The last few years have been a mixed bag for the recreation industry. The recession brought with it budget cuts that forced many recreation departments to get creative.
Communities Find Solutions to Sports Field Shortages
by Emily Attwood April 2012
A dedicated push by communities across the country to get youths off the couch and out playing appears to be paying off.
Blog: Obstacles to Serving Obstacle Racers
by Mary Helen Sprecher April 2012
Like skinny jeans and Ugg boots, fitness goes through trends. And just as with skinny jeans and Ugg boots, those trends aren't for everyone. Discerning individuals recognize that. Those who aren't discerning become fashion victims, or in this case, fitness victims.
Sprint Football is Witnessing a Growth Spurt
by Paul Steinbach March 2012
Bruce Kirsh has been associated with Franklin Pierce University for more than four decades as a student-athlete, coach and administrator.
Recreation Departments Restructure to Maximize Efficiency
by Emily Attwood February 2012
Cities and recreation departments have been slashing services and staff, struggling to operate within their budgets without sacrificing programs.