• League Provides Opportunity for Kids with Disabilities

    by Rory O'Sullivan February 2016

    The crack of a bat and cheering crowds at Blair Park in San Bernardino on Saturday mornings may deserve a closer look. These athletes have special needs: They're either in wheelchairs, blind or, like Andy Scroggins, 17, have Down syndrome.

  • Pair Allegedly Stole Thousands from Slow-Pitch League

    by Paul Peirce February 2016

    A Mt. Pleasant Township couple has been charged with misappropriating $3,233 from an athletic association that runs a slow-pitch girls softball league for which they served as president and treasurer in 2012 and 2013.

  • NY Town Board to Review Ice Rink Proposals

    by Barbara O'Brien February 2016

    Hamburg Town Board members have heard from two companies that want to build a multisport facility in the town.

  • Youth Football Program Hopes for Home Field

    by Allison Steele February 2016

    Camden's Whitman Park Tigers are used to making do with little. With no playable home field, the youth football program depends on borrowing other teams' playing fields for games, and equipment is kept in a corner of a Teamsters hall in Collingswood. Things are supposed to turn around this year. Last summer, coaches met with members of Camden Mayor Dana Redd's staff, discussing long-awaited plans to improve the home field and build a clubhouse. Coaches left feeling optimistic, and officials said they would plan to break ground this month, said Brad Hawkins, director of the program.

  • $75M Sports Resort Project Proposed

    by AB Staff February 2016

    A developer is proposing a $75 million recreation resort in northwestern Indiana that would include an indoor water park, an indoor drive-in theater and a 150-room hotel.

  • Soccer League Probed for Ties to For-Profit Company

    by Louis Casiano Jr. and Lou Ponsi February 2016

    City leaders on Tuesday pledged to work with officials of a local youth soccer league to allow the organization to use city fields while they investigate whether the club used its nonprofit status to benefit a for-profit company.

  • Boston Suburb Bans Tackling in Youth Football Program

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    Citing an increased risk of injury in tackle football and a decline in enrollment, the recreation department of a Boston suburb is switching its youth football program to a flag football program for grades one through eight.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: NSA Bahrain Child and Youth Programs

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    At NSA Bahrain Child and Youth Programs safety, effort and fun are what it’s all about. The department’s philosophy is zeroed in on instilling a positive attitude, basic fundamentals, confidence and sportsmanship into all children who participate.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Oconee County Parks and Rec

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    When it comes to providing quality youth sports programming, the Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department in Georgia is committed to excellence, and the more than 4,000 children ranging from age 4 to 18 that annually participate in its programs reap the benefits of that commitment.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Mountain Home Air Force Base

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    The beautiful state of Idaho and all of its wonderful natural resources are put to great use by the Mountain Home Air Force Base Youth Sports Program staff – and the children there couldn’t be happier.