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AUGUST 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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Nation's Pediatricians Offer Advice on Return to Youth Sports

Sports activities offer children and teens many physical and psychological health benefits besides fitness, such as socializing with friends, a critical part of development. Many children have missed these activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and re-engaging youth in sports will require careful thought and safety precautions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), drawing on the most current research, has published interim guidance to help families weigh the individual benefits and risks of their children's sports activities and ensure that safety precautions in place. It includes suggestions from the CDC's recommendations for youth sports, such as how practices should be conducted, who should wear face coverings and more.

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Orthopaedic Surgeons Offer Caution as Parks, Fields & Courts Reopen

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons encourages Americans to ease back into the game to allow the body to reestablish healthy habits and routines.

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Urban Land Institute Presents Plan to Bring Equity to Kansas City Parks

Kansas City, Mo., can help tackle the city's racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute.

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Sports & Fitness Industry Does Not Expect Full Return in 2020

Seventy-two percent of companies now anticipate that sales will not return to pre-COVID numbers until 2021, and 53% report not until the second quarter of 2021, according to SFIA's third monthly COVID-19 Industry Impact Report.

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IAAPA Continues to Seek Changes, Aid for Attractions Industry

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, sent a letter to Congress on behalf of its members, asking it to consider key issues facing the industry during the next phase of COVID-19-related legislation.

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Arlington, Va., Named 'Fittest City'

Arlington, Va., has been named "America's Fittest City" in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Industry Report: More Than Half Provide Youth Sports

Industry Report: More Than Half Provide Youth Sports

According to Recreation Management's State of the Industry Report, 55.2% of respondents said they currently include youth sports among their facility's programming lineup.

More than seven in 10 respondents from Ys (86%), schools (79.6%) and parks (70.2%) said they currently provide youth sports programs at their facilities. They were followed by rec centers, where 63.5% currently offer youth sports programming.

Looking forward, 14.2% of respondents who will be adding new programming at their facilities over the next several years said they would be adding youth sports programs. Respondents from schools were the most likely to report that they had such plans, at 26.1%. They were followed by those from colleges (18.9%), health clubs (18.2%), and parks (13.9%).

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202006.


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Flexible Building Solutions: Nonconventional Structures Expand Your Possibilities

Nonconventional structures are showing their effectiveness through the coronavirus pandemic, from flexible solutions easily adapted to healthcare, to buildings that let fresh air and sunshine in.

For more information, read Flexible Building Solutions: Nonconventional Structures Expand Your Possibilities.

Wrapping Things Up: Post-Event Evaluation Critical for Long-Term Success

If you want to get an event going—and keep improving over the long term—post-event evaluation will help you identify areas of success, and areas where you could do better.

For more information, read Wrapping Things Up: Post-Event Evaluation Critical for Long-Term Success.

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

From the campus recreation center to the athletics department, there's a wide range of offerings in the realm of recreation, sports and fitness on college and university campuses.

For more information, read A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities.

Look Out Below! Understand Your Options on Playground Safety Surfacing

Your budget, your ability to handle maintenance requirements and your aesthetic needs are all factors to consider when choosing the right surfacing for your playground.

For more information, read Look Out Below! Understand Your Options on Playground Safety Surfacing.

Playgrounds That Pop: Building a Better Playground

When you want to exceed expectations and create a playground with a huge "wow" factor, think outside the traditional post-and-platform structures, take heed of the words of experienced playground designers, and create a destination for play.

For more information, read Playgrounds That Pop: Building a Better Playground.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2020 WWA Show, Oct. 6 to 9 in Las Vegas (www.waterparks.org)
Club Industry Show, Oct. 14 to 16 in St. Louis, Mo. (www.clubindustryshow.com)
Virtual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 15 to 16, online (wahc.phta.org)
Athletic Business Conference & Expo, Nov. 3 to 6 in Baltimore, Md. (www.athleticbusinessconference.com)
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2020, Nov. 17 to 20 in Orlando, Fla. (www.iaapa.org)

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