RECENT ARTICLES
  • 2016 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation - East Agency

    by NAYS Staff November 2016

    The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation – East Agency focuses on enhancing the physical, emotional, social and mental well-being of all its youth sports participants.

  • 2016 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Naval Station Rota Spain Youth Sports and Fitness Program

    by NAYS Staff November 2016

    When it comes to providing high-quality youth sports programming that kids will remember for a lifetime, the staff at Naval Station Rota Spain Youth Sports and Fitness Program does it as well as anyone.

    Committed to helping children embrace healthy activities and lead active lives, the staff consistently rolls out fun and innovative programs, which helped it earn the prestigious Excellence in Youth Sports Award. The Excellence Awards, created by Athletic Business and the National Alliance for Youth Sports, recognize programs for conducting diverse activities that focus on providing safe and positive experiences for all participants.

  • 2016 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Detroit Parks and Recreation Department

    by NAYS Staff November 2016

    The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department staff delivers on its “We Make It Happen” slogan every single day—and the 300,000 youngsters that annually participate in its programs are clearly reaping the benefits.

  • 2016 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

    by NAYS Staff November 2016

    At the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources in North Carolina, fun, participation, sportsmanship and skill development are what it’s all about.

  • Atlanta Opens Miniature Soccer Pitch in Transit System

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The MARTA transit system in Atlanta, Ga., has found a unique way to make youth soccer more available to widespread urban residents.

    MARTA has partnered with Soccer in the Streets and Atlanta United to build the world’s first soccer pitch inside the boundaries of a major urban transit system. Located at MARTA’s Five Points station in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the new field will sit right at the hub of Atlanta urban transit, making it convenient and accessible for all Atlanta residents.

  • Youth Football Team Removed for Fielding 19-Year-Old

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A team of 13- and 14-year-old football players has been removed from its youth league in Rhode Island after the team’s coach put a 19-year-old into a game.

  • Management Company Gives Little Leaguers Run-Around

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As the autumn days get shorter in St. Petersburg (Fla.), little leaguers are faced with the spooky prospect of playing out the rest of the season in the dark, if the St. Petersburg Little League can’t get the money together to pay their electric bill. The monthly cost to run the floodlights at the field is around $1,000.

  • Infographic: Generational Differences in Fitness Participation

    by AB Editors October 2016

    The Sports and Fitness Industry Association's 2016 Topline Report surveyed people from different age groups to find how they participate in sports, fitness and recreation activities. 

  • Infographic: The Nationwide Decline in Sports Officials

    by AB Editors October 2016

    There are around 300,000-350,000 total high school sports officials in the U.S. but states like Tennessee, Nevada, and Kansas are all reporting a decrease in registered officials. In fact, Oregon saw a 12 percent decrease in the last three years alone.

  • Youth Football Coach Shot and Killed in Florida

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A youth football coach in Florida was shot and killed last week, moments after his team’s nighttime practice.