• Drop-In Rec Programs Increase Teen Engagement

    by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan February 2018

    On a cold, rainy weekday evening, four teenagers came to hoop. The weather meant Amaree Corbitt and Michael Hope, both 17, couldn't work their part-time job washing cars. So the Hillside New Tech High School students drove over to the I.R. Holmes Sr. Recreation Center on South Alston Avenue after school. Corbitt said he'd played basketball in the gym before, when he played rec league ball.

  • Why Recess Matters for Students

    by Amanda Oglesby February 2018

    Experts agree that exercise has benefits that go beyond the physical. Movement "stimulates your body. It stimulates your mind. It puts your psyche in a better place," said Dr. Margaret "Meg" Fisher, medical director of the Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

  • How to Program Every Inch of Your Indoor Sports Complex

    by Courtney Cameron January 2018

    Large indoor sports complexes are a big investment. They are expensive to build, staff and operate. So how can these facilities maximize return on their inherent costs?

  • Rec Basketball League for Over-40 Crowd Looks to Grow

    by Suzanne Hurt January 2018

    Bob Dressler of Corona, Calif., never played basketball on a team in high school or college. But he’s been playing in leagues and pick-up games ever since, and at age 60, he won his first championship in a local league “for old guys.”

  • Police Captain Under Review for Altercation with Ref

    by Courtney Cameron January 2018

    The Wichita (Kan.) Police Department confirmed Tuesday that a man accused of confronting and shoving a 17-year-old female youth basketball referee at a game Saturday is a Wichita police captain, according to USA Today.

  • Rec Facility Use Tied to Positive Outcomes for Students

    by Jason Scott January 2018

    The University of Arkansas conducted an analysis of outcomes for freshmen students based on their use of recreational facilities.

  • City Cuts Recreation Programs, Cites Fees, Participation

    by Hannah Covington January 2018

    Lino Lakes, MN, is cutting about 30 recreation programs and one staff position as part of a department overhaul. City staff say the sweeping changes largely stem from a facility rental dilemma and changes in program participation.

  • UNL Rec Sees Participation Boom with Free Week

    by Courtney Cameron January 2018

    In the first week of the semester — especially in the season of resolutions — the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Recreation Center is experiencing a participation boom.

  • Visitors Flow into Parks Despite Frigid Temperatures

    by Tribune News Service January 2018

    The frigid cold since late December spawned a modest surge in visitors to state parks in North Carolina's mountains. They came to see the many waterfalls that froze into stunning ice sculptures.

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    by Rachel Vander Pol January 2018

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