Youth

Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer Begins


Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain girls soccer players in action this season. Many of the school’s players got their start in parks and recreation soccer. (Klas Stolpe)

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Spring is here and so is the “Early Bird” registration for the City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation’s youth outdoor soccer (ages 5 to 14) play.

  “The value of this program to the community is immeasurable,” Recreation Coordinator Amanda Lovejoy said. “Youth sports is so much more than learning to play soccer or volleyball or basketball. It’s really about learning how to be a team player, how to

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Esports gaming room coming to Muskegon park as youth recreation interests change

MUSKEGON, MI – A different kind of sport is coming to a city park in Muskegon.

An esports video gaming room is planned for the community building at Smith Ryerson Park in the city’s Jackson Hill neighborhood.

The room will be turned into an esports center where groups and organizations can hold competitions, workshops and other community programs centered on video gaming.

The idea is to attract young people who are not as much into traditional recreational sports programming as they are video gaming.

Gaming rooms are becoming popular on college campuses where teams and clubs compete. The University of

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Plans for new Waterville community recreation arena unveiled at youth center

Ken Walsh, CEO of the Alfond Youth Center, speaks Friday at the center as officials announce plans to build a new ice skating rink beside the nearby municipal pool off North Street in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — When Ken Walsh, CEO of the Alfond Youth & Community Center, moved to Waterville in 1992, he was told by community members how the city was once a hockey town.

Now, nearly three decades later and with the help of donors and a board of directors, hockey will return to Waterville and will be accessible to all.

The project was

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz
Michael Gumtow, left, follows through on his jump shot while playing basketball with his friends Robert Schlegel, center, and Noah Marquardt at McRae Park in Alpena on Friday. The Alpena County Youth and Recreation millage has improved the conditions of sports fields and courts all over the county, but its final allocation is coming later this year.

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