• Soccer Club Claims Racism in Field-Use Suit

    by Kelly Puente July 2016

    A youth soccer club is suing Vanguard University, alleging that the Christian college in Costa Mesa broke a contract over use of its athletic field after nearby homeowners complained that the games drew too many Latino families to the neighborhood.

  • Tennis Camp Introduces Kids to Sport

    by Debbie Juniewicz June 2016

    Carrie Thomas knew right away that her son Nathaniel had found his sport. "He's been carrying that racquet around the house all week," the Dayton mom said, smiling. "He just struts around with it."

  • Mom Creates Baseball League for Special Needs Kids

    by Shara Park June 2016

    A few years ago, when Jennifer Maravilla's son, Julio, wanted to play on a baseball team, she was excited about the possibilities, but the experience wasn't what she expected.

  • How to Make the Most of Facility Site Visits

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Youth Football League Hit by Thieves — Again

    by Kelly Puente June 2016

    This is the third time in three months the Fullerton Bears Junior All American league has seen its equipment stolen from a storage container on the Buena Park High School campus, resulting in a total loss of more than $20,000, said board member Fred Jung.

  • Custom Turf Transforms Ice Rink into Soccer Field

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2016

    Rico Carter warmed up for a game of indoor soccer on the artificial turf that converted a hockey rink into a soccer field at the east end of Cool Sports in West Knoxville.

  • Youth Baseball League Hopes to Rezone for New Facility

    by Thomas J. Barton June 2016

    Dubuque PONY League leaders will take another crack at coaxing city zoning officials to OK a request to rezone a swath of agricultural land for a new West End facility.

  • Panel to Discuss Athletics as Gender Equality Booster

    by Amy Donaldson June 2016

    While sports often seem a gratuitous indulgence, those who've played or coached youth sports understand that with the games come some tangible, important and sometimes unexpected benefits that extend beyond the individuals who participate.

  • Florida Preps for Summer Sports Tourism

    by Jennifer Sorentrue June 2016

    As Florida's tourism season enters the slow summer months, Palm Beach County sports leaders plan to keep local hotel rooms full by hosting thousands of out-of-town athletes.

  • Volunteers Give Skatepark a Boost with Money, Repairs

    by Telegram & Gazette June 2016

    In need of repair, and marked by graffiti, the skate park at Joe Capillo Park recently received an extensive ramp-up of its features, for pennies on the dollar. At a time when many towns are letting their wooden skate parks go by the wayside because of costs and safety concerns, town resident and retired professional BMX ramp rider Airin Roso approached the town, saying he wanted to do whatever it took to save the park. Mr. Roso, who has unofficially adopted the skate park, initially envisioned an fledgling effort for $200 and a few hours of work. But it turned into four 12-hour days. Its ramps were relayered and painted. Graffiti was covered. Ramps were also repositioned for better flow of use. Skaters and bikers no longer have to use a nearby basketball court to coast toward the ramps.