November 2017

APSP University Launches New Certification Course

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) University is launching a new pool and spa certification course, based on extensive feedback from state and local health departments and industry participants.

New Series Aims to Empower Students With Healthy Habits

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) recently introduced its first-ever Health Education Youth Empowerment Series to help students develop the skills they need to make decisions, and implement change in their lives and the lives of others.

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.

New Initiative Aims to Ensure All Have Access to Parks & Rec

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) officially launched the Parks for Inclusion Initiative at the 2017 NRPA annual conference in late September. NRPA will partner with Lakeshore and the Nation Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) as part of a pledge to the Commit to Inclusion Campaign. Designed by the Partnership for Inclusive Health, the Commit to Inclusion Campaign aims to end exclusion of people with disabilities from physical activity and associated areas. NRPA and its partners will work to ensure that all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation facilities.