- 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.
- Pickleball Finds a Home on New, Existing Outdoor Courts
by Mary Helen Sprecher May 2016
This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Study: Focus on Elite Athletes Hurts Sports Participation
by Jason Scott May 2016
A Canadian study found that lower rates of sports participation may be caused by something other than video games, smartphones or the general laziness of today’s youth.