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father and son fishing together

Families That Play Together

Recreation has all kinds of benefits for the mental, physical, and social health of young people. One of the primary benefits of youth recreation is that it often builds a sense of community and provides opportunities

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baseball team with coaches

Building Empathy Through Coaching

For youth, positive intergenerational relationships are essential for healthy emotional development. While relationships with adult family members are central in the lives of young people, it’s important for kids to

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young men playing basketball

Adolescent to Adult: Recreation in a Time of Transition

When we think about youth recreation, it’s easy to picture elementary school kids exploring a neighborhood park or high school athletes gearing up for practice. But we also know that the needs we have as kids don’t

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mother and son hugging

Youth Mental Health in 2021: Where Do We Go From Here?

The pandemic has been hard on everyone. In addition to implications for the physical wellbeing of those who contract COVID-19 and widespread economic repercussions, we are also seeing declines in mental health. While

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Kids sitting by swimming pool

COVID-19 Continues to Pose Risks to Youth Sports

For many people, playing sports is an important part of their childhood and young adult experience whether they go on to join the NBA or be captain of their neighborhood basketball team. Playing sports has many benefits

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