April 2022

Study: Sport Improves Concentration & Quality of Life

When they're physically fit, primary school students feel better and can concentrate better, according to a study by the Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich. In addition, the study showed physically fit students were more likely to make it to higher-level secondary grammar schools than children with less sporting abilities.

$2 Million in Grants Available for Preventing Drownings & Drain Entrapments

State and local governments seeking assistance in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas can apply to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely Grant Program. The CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to qualifying jurisdictions. The Pool Safely Grant Program is essential to CPSC's national campaign to prevent drain entrapment and drowning.

NRPA Survey: U.S. Adults Say Environmental Education Is Crucial

In a recent poll from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), more than three out of four U.S. adults said it is extremely or very important that children and young adults learn about the environment, and how they can be good environmental stewards in their communities—an indication that park agencies should continue to reach their constituents with opportunities for learning about the environment. Parks can also meet the need by reaching out with volunteer opportunities, such as clearing invasive species.

Study Sheds Light on Work-Life Balance in the Sports Industry

Among Athletic Employees," was recently published in the Journal of Athletic Training, the scientific journal of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The study examines challenges facing those with careers in the sports industry, particularly with regard to work-life balance issues.