• Letter from the Editor: Never Lose Perspective

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Perspective is everything. It's a phrase that went through my head more than once as we put together our annual Facilities of Merit® issue.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What Habits Would You Change?

    by AB Staff October 2017

    Ed Steele
    risk and safety coordinator, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Harrisonburg, Va.

    "Making myself stay on track. After 31 years, I am in a new position in our organization. Part involves playground inspection and safety, with which, as a CPSI for 15 years, I am very familiar. The other areas are ADA and OSHA compliance, which I am not as familiar with. I have to stay on track to balance the ongoing work of playground safety, while using down time to research and study relevant ADA and OSHA regulations."

  • Gym Manager Among Those Killed in Shooting

    by Colorado Springs Gazette October 2017

    A 28-year-old Navy veteran and gym manager from Colorado was among the 59 people killed when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday night.

  • Talking to Kids About 'Taking a Knee' During Anthem

    by Beth Whitehouse October 2017

    Parents are always looking for teachable moments, and they have one now regarding the renewed debate over some National Football League players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem to protest racial injustice, says Darrell Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance NYC. The alliance works with student athletes and coaches in the tri-state area, including Nassau County.

  • AB Show: Visualize Your Public Rec Success

    by Kate Rampone September 2017

    As a public recreation professional, you have the opportunity and privilege to have a positive impact on the life of every member in your community, with programs ranging from learn-to-swim classes for babies to aerobics workouts for seniors — and everything in between. But has it ever felt like the impact of what you do is not fully understood by the community?

  • Emails: Ex-New Mexico AD Sought to Protect Donors

    by Geoff Grammer September 2017

    Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs acknowledged in a draft retirement letter he wrote in early May that he initially withheld information about UNM paying for donors' expenses for a controversial Scotland golf fundraiser to protect the donors. Meanwhile, Krebs forwarded a reporter's questions in April regarding the school's search for a basketball coach to Gov. Susana Martinez's top political adviser at the same time Krebs said Santa Fe did not have any involvement in the search. Those are some of the details that emerged from emails recently obtained by the Journal from the final few months Krebs was athletic director. According to the emails the Journal obtained as part of an inspection of public records request, Krebs also:

  • AB Reader Perspective: Best Equipment Purchase?

    by AB Staff September 2017


  • Letter from the Editor: Back to School

    by Andy Berg September 2017

    The thermometer remained pegged above 80 degrees, while high humidity kept air conditioners working overtime for most of July. However, as we wrapped up production on this month's issue, the calendar turned to August and here in Madison we saw our first day below 70 degrees. By the time some of you read these words, school will be back in session and the season's first football games will have already been played.

  • How AB Show Can Help You Stay Sharp and Get Ahead

    by Jason Scott September 2017

    Competition is fierce, whether your career in athletics, fitness or recreation takes you on the field or not. You need to stay sharp to stay ahead, and there's no better place to hone your gameplan than at AB Show 2017, Nov. 8-11, in Orlando, Fla. Wherever you are on your professional path, AB Show has something to offer. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect from this year's event:

  • Athletes Open Up About Mental Health

    by USA TODAY August 2017

    Royce White left the NBA three years ago amid demands for a better mental health initiative from the league. Today, playing basketball in Canada, he speaks bluntly about mental illness and salts his conversation with colorful metaphors and off-color language.