RECENT ARTICLES
  • Management Company Gives Little Leaguers Run-Around

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As the autumn days get shorter in St. Petersburg (Fla.), little leaguers are faced with the spooky prospect of playing out the rest of the season in the dark, if the St. Petersburg Little League can’t get the money together to pay their electric bill. The monthly cost to run the floodlights at the field is around $1,000.

  • Infographic: Generational Differences in Fitness Participation

    by AB Editors October 2016

    The Sports and Fitness Industry Association's 2016 Topline Report surveyed people from different age groups to find how they participate in sports, fitness and recreation activities. 

  • Infographic: The Nationwide Decline in Sports Officials

    by AB Editors October 2016

    There are around 300,000-350,000 total high school sports officials in the U.S. but states like Tennessee, Nevada, and Kansas are all reporting a decrease in registered officials. In fact, Oregon saw a 12 percent decrease in the last three years alone.

  • Youth Football Coach Shot and Killed in Florida

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A youth football coach in Florida was shot and killed last week, moments after his team’s nighttime practice.

  • Rec Department Issues Zero-Tolerance Policy for Fans

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    “Calm down or else.” That’s the message a Maryland recreation and parks department is sending to unruly parents by way of a new policy intended to crack down on troublemakers.

  • YMCA's Riverside Site Presents Challenges, Opportunities

    by Paul Steinbach August 2016

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

  • Pop Warner League Nixes Season, Blames Flag Football

    by Jason Scott August 2016

    As safety concerns surrounding youth football continue to mount, a growing number of players (and their parents) are opting for non-contact options, leaving tackle football teams and leagues suddenly low on participants.

  • Can Playground ‘Zoning’ Make Kids More Active?

    by Jason Scott August 2016

    Active kids are healthy kids. This is a well-known fact, and an important justification for what most grade school students would call their favorite period of the school day – recess.

  • 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 Soccer Club: $80K Fee Unfair

    by Emily Attwood May 2016

    The Urbandale (Iowa) Parks and Recreation Commission is recommending its local sports clubs split the cost of improvements made to the sports facilities used by the groups, a plan that doesn’t sit well with one of the four clubs.