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October 24, 2022 Rec Report E-Newsletter
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U.S. Soccer Foundation Program Reaches More Girls

The U.S. Soccer Foundation recently announced that more than 121,000 girls from underserved communities have benefited from its soccer programs in the past three years, tripling the number of girls in its programs annually. In addition, the Foundation and its partners have engaged 5,475 coaches who identify as women or non-binary over the same time frame.

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Trust for Public Land and the City of Richmond announced that construction of Phase 1 of the Richmond Wellness Trail has officially been completed.

Whether it's the crack of the bat, the kick or pass of a ball or the swoosh of a field hockey stick, fall sports are fully underway on the youth sport playing field. Young athletes may be pursuing activities they like best, but with too much specialization comes the risk of injury.
The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced this year's winners of the PHTA Awards of Excellence.
In the past two years, America's cities, towns and villages have experienced some of the most dramatic fiscal downturns in their histories. Now in its 37th year, NLC's City Fiscal Conditions report presents a snapshot of where cities are financially as they turn the page on the COVID-19 fiscal downturn and get back on their feet.


The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

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Youth Sports Programs Down Slightly in 2022

According to Recreation Management’s Industry Report survey data from the past three years, the percentage of respondents overall who offer youth sports programming has dropped slightly, from 55.2% in 2020 to 50.3% in 2022.

The respondents most likely to provide youth sports programs were from Ys. Some 87.2% of Y respondents in 2022 said they currently provide youth sports programs at their facilities, down from 90.4% in 2021. They were followed by schools, with 82.5% of school respondents in 2022 indicating they currently provide youth sports programs (up from 77.9% in 2021), and parks (70.1% in 2022, down from 73% in 2021).

To see the State of the Industry Report, click here.  

2022 Buyers Guide
October 2022

Updating your lighting and improving your sound are just a couple of ways to level up your gameday experience for everyone.

The Great Resignation combined with the pandemic's impact on recertification have led to shortages in the workers most crucial to waterpark safety. Learn more about how some parks are adapting.

More and more recreation, sports and fitness organizations are committed to finding ways to ensure everyone in the community is welcome. Here, we talked to some leaders who are seeking to grow equity in their own facilities.

The acoustics in many recreational facilities and gyms are often subpar. A new acoustic standard from ASTM can help.

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