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  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Fort Leonard Wood

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    The diverse offerings of sports programs at Fort Leonard Wood Youth Sports and Fitness in Missouri focuses on two important principles: fun and development. Regardless whether children are on the soccer field, basketball court or involved in any of the 10 team sports offered at the base, they’re assured to have a positive experience while learning sports skills.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Beale Air Force Base Youth Programs

    by NAYS Staff November 2015

    When it comes to providing fun and innovative youth programming that puts giant smiles on kids’ faces, the Beale Air Force Base Youth Programs staff has it mastered.

  • 2015 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Camp Pendleton

    by National Alliance for Youth Sports November 2015

    At Camp Pendleton Youth Sports in Southern California, meeting everyone’s needs is a daily priority for the staff – not an easy task with roughly 2,500 kids participating annually.

  • Emphasis on Youth Tennis Programming Driving Participation

    by Stuart Goldman October 2015

    When Mike Woody recalls how he taught tennis lessons 30 years ago, he jokingly referred to those lessons as "Tennis Ball, Racket and Chase." Students would hit the tennis ball, and then go chase it down.

  • St. Paul Police: Marathon Disrupters Will Be Arrested

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    Anyone disrupting or interfering with runners during the Twin Cities Marathon this weekend will face consequences, according to St. Paul police chief Tom Smith.  

  • Blog: Quantifying the Impact of Parks and Rec

    by Emily Attwood September 2015

    The National Park and Recreation Association's annual convention is underway this week in Las Vegas, Nev. After arriving Monday afternoon and getting my first taste of life in the City of Lights, I caught a brief glimpse of the sun and the strip before steeling myself for a day of windowless sessions in overly air-conditioned rooms.

  • Judge Rules Against Parks and Rec Employees in Lawsuit

    by Emily Attwood August 2015

    A Shawnee County, Kan., judge has ruled in favor of the city of Topeka in a lawsuit filed by 10 former parks and recreation employees. The lawsuit was filed in May 2012 by the 10 employees following the merger of the city’s parks and recreation department with the county of Shawnee’s parks and recreation department. The case was brought before Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca W. Crotty in April and a verdict issued last week.

  • How to Avoid Disputes in a Public/Private Partnership

    by Emily Attwood August 2015

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  • Youth Organizations Dispute Soccer Complex Usage

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Controversy in a New York town has risen over which youth sports organizations get to use a soccer complex that is both publicly and privately funded. 

  • Millennials Flock to For-Profit Rec Leagues

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A number of millennials grew up with their schedules full of extracurricular sports. These teams allowed them to stay physically fit but also helped these young adults maintain a steady social circle as they grew up, but once they graduated from college and entered adulthood, the opportunities for organized team sports started to dwindle.