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November 2017 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

US Club Soccer Puts Focus on Player Safety

US Club Soccer is a National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, made up of nearly 6,000 youth clubs across the country, boasting an impressive 500,000 participants and 70,000 registered coaches. And while they offer a variety of services, programming and resources, they believe that their most important responsibility is ensuring the health and safety of every young soccer player.

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REC NEWS

New Cancer Exercise Specialist Program Provides Benefits to Patients & Survivors

To bring comprehensive and safe exercise-recovery programs to people at all stages of cancer recovery, the American Council on Exercise launched its Cancer Exercise Specialist program.

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SFIA Releases 2017 'Tracking the Fitness Movement' Report

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association announced the release of its annual "Tracking the Fitness Movement" report, which reviews the annual fitness participation in the United States of those ages 6 and older.

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Research Finds Group Exercise Improves Quality of Life, Reduces Stress

Researchers found working out in a group lowers stress by 26 percent and significantly improves quality of life, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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Poll: Americans Turn to Parks & Rec for Health Improvement

According to the latest Park Pulse poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association, more than three in five Americans say they would take up walking or jogging through local parks, on trails or around the neighborhood if they were advised to be more active.

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Fitness Pros Name HIIT Top Trend for 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals and found that High Intensity Interval Training is expected to be next year's most popular trend in fitness.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Youth & Adult Sports Programming

Youth & Adult Sports Programming

Youth and adults sports programming are among some of the most popular varieties of programs offered by respondents to the Industry Report survey.

Youth sports teams are most commonly found among YMCAs (84.4 percent of respondents said they offer youth sports teams), schools and school districts (83.6 percent) and parks (70.4 percent). These respondents were also the most likely to report that they had plans to add youth sports programs at their facilities over the next three years, with 25.6 percent of Y respondents, 28.1 percent of school respondents, and 15.7 percent of parks respondents indicating they had such plans.

Adult sports teams are most commonly found among parks (61.4 percent of respondents said they offer adult sports teams), colleges and universities (55.9 percent) and community recreation and sports centers (50.4 percent). Respondents from Ys were most likely to be planning to add adult sports teams (25.6 percent), followed by parks (20.4 percent) and community centers (18.9 percent).

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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Here are some past stories from Recreation Management related to our main feature above.

Outside of the Box: Up-and-Coming Sports Programming Can Expand Your Reach

Expanding your programming can be as simple as hopping onto the bandwagon and offering a new sport that's growing in popularity across the country, like archery, adventure racing and pickleball.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201611FE04/1.

Roll With the Changes: Strategies for Municipal Golf Operations

Participation in golf has taken a hit in recent years. Providing new ways to entice people onto the course is a smart strategy to keep your gold operation operating.

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Safety First for Indoor Tennis Facilities

Safety should always be top of mind for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers. Here's a closer look at improving safety for your indoor tennis facility.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201711GC01/1.

Seeking the Total Package: Trends in Sports Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound Systems

Technology is constantly advancing, providing new and better ways to keep sports field lit, and to provide spectators with all the information and excitement they want.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201710FE02/1.

Taking the Field: Whitaker Fields Complex at the UT Austin

With a tremendously popular program providing sports clubs, competition and just plain fun to a diverse audience of students, UT Austin recently updated its facilities to accommodate even more.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201710FP01/1.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017, Nov. 13 to 17 in Orlando, Fla., presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions. (www.iaapa.org)
2018 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 16 to 19 in Ft. Worth, Texas, presented by The Sports Turf Managers Association. (www.stma.org)
FEC Summit 2018, Jan. 28 to 30 in Laguna Beach, Calif., presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions. (www.iaapa.org)

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