Blog: Obstacles to Serving Obstacle Racers
by Mary Helen Sprecher April 2012
Like skinny jeans and Ugg boots, fitness goes through trends. And just as with skinny jeans and Ugg boots, those trends aren't for everyone. Discerning individuals recognize that. Those who aren't discerning become fashion victims, or in this case, fitness victims.
Sprint Football is Witnessing a Growth Spurt
by Paul Steinbach March 2012
Bruce Kirsh has been associated with Franklin Pierce University for more than four decades as a student-athlete, coach and administrator.
Recreation Departments Restructure to Maximize Efficiency
by Emily Attwood February 2012
Cities and recreation departments have been slashing services and staff, struggling to operate within their budgets without sacrificing programs.
Team Sports Participation Up Among 13-, 14-Year-Olds
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor September 2011
The growth in youth team sports since 2009 is now being fueled by America's 13- and 14-year-olds. That's just one of the key findings of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association's annual participation study on team sports, "U.S. Trends in Team Sports." In 2010, sports participation among 13- and 14-year olds increased 22 percent and 14 percent, respectively, versus 2009.
Columbus, Ohio, Seeks to Keep Teens Off the Streets
by Emily Attwood September 2011
The opening day of the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee had all the elements normally associated with state fairs - hot weather, carnival rides and games, and barns filled with cows.
Slow-Pitch Softball's Participation Decline Challenges Rec Professionals
by Paul Steinbach July 2011
The end didn't come all that suddenly. In its glory years, the Jock's Nitch Softball Classic drew 140 slow-pitch teams to Pittsburg, Kan., for three days of camaraderie and competition.
Recreation Department Is First to Require Concussion Testing
by Joe Bush July 2011
Vinny Ciurciu, a linebacker for the NFL's Detroit Lions, suffered two concussions during the 2010 season. He sat out two games after the first one, and then a glancing blow to the head on his return was all it took to trigger renewed symptoms.
Blog: In Search of a New St. Patrick's Day Tradition
by Mary Helen Sprecher March 2011
St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon, meaning that soon, a huge number of people will feel compelled to immerse themselves in what they fervently believe is a great example of the Irish culture.
Facility Owners Diversify Program Offerings Beyond Basketball
by Andrew Cohen October 2010
Most facility owners who base their business models on basketball end up scrambling to diversify their program offerings.
Interest in Boardless Indoor Soccer Rises, but Numbers Often Don't Add Up
by Andrew Cohen August 2010
Interest in boardless indoor soccer is rising, but for many facility owners, the numbers don't add up.