Park and recreation professionals and their agencies are major providers of both organized and unorganized sports program facilities across the nation. They offer safe spaces where kids can play together, build new relationships and learn about teamwork. They also serve all community members, including youth from under-resourced neighborhoods and/or households that cannot afford participation on other sports teams, including travel-team sports. By identifying and addressing inequities in youth sports opportunities in their communities, park and recreation professionals are in a unique position to promote increased access to sports through their agency and with their partners.
Jun 01, 2021