• 2018 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Fort Wainwright

    by AB Editors October 2018

    The harsh winters that annually descend on Alaska bring many challenges, but no matter how low the temperatures plunge you can count on the youth sports and fitness staff at USAG Fort Wainwright continually finding ways for providing the highest quality programs for its youth.

  • 2018 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: City of Arlington

    by AB Editors October 2018

    During the fall of 2005, the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department staff in Texas began important discussions that would lead to reshaping the community’s youth sports landscape and positively impacting the lives of thousands of children.

  • 2018 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: City of Tamarac

    by AB Editors October 2018

    In 2011 the City of Tamarac in South Florida opted to seize control of its youth sports programs that had been run mostly by parent groups in the past.

  • Creative Programing Opens Your Doors to More Students

    by Brett Klika, CSCS & Founder of SPIDERfit Kids in conjunction with the American Council on Exercise October 2018

    Improved health awareness is making campus recreation facilities “sanctuaries of sweat” for an increasingly diverse population of student gym-goers. Once reserved for athletes and exercise enthusiasts, campus recreation centers are now evolving their program offerings to accommodate a larger demographic with a broad array of fitness needs.

  • How College Rec Integrates Health and Wellbeing

    by Michael Popke October 2018

    Virginia Tech's recreational sports department applied a different strategy than usual to its freshmen orientation in August.

  • Bad Adult Behavior Keeps Youth Sports Officials Away

    by Phil Mushnick October 2018

    Mel Narol was 51 when he died in 2002. At the time, what had begun as a side job had sadly "flourished" into a full-time gig.

  • Youth Football Team Banned After Parent's Ref Attack

    by Bob D'Angelo September 2018

    A youth football team in New Mexico was banned from its league after a parent body slammed a referee, prompting a brawl, KRQE reported.

  • Ex-Youth Football President Accused of Stealing $54K

    by Caitlin Schmidt September 2018

    The former president of a Marana youth football association is facing multiple felony charges after court documents say he embezzled $54,000 from the organization.

  • The Changing Role of Rec Director on College Campuses

    by Andy Berg September 2018

    The position of college rec director is evolving parallel with the state-of-the-art rec centers being erected across the country. Whether formally as part of their job description, or by default because of their context within the campus community, rec directors today are being tasked with everything from recruiting and retention to risk prevention and wellbeing.

  • Ex-Little League Official Charged with Embezzling $87K

    by Nathaniel Percy September 2018

    A Trabuco Canyon man was charged with 18 counts of embezzlement, allegedly taking more than $87,000 from a Rancho Santa Margarita youth sports league.