Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Association News

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Association News

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USA Football Kicks Off Coaching Schools

The NFL Youth Football Fund and USA Football have partnered with NRPA to provide assistance to park and recreation agencies and organizations playing on public fields. The partnership provides resources and support to agencies and organizations that are committed to growing and improving youth football, infrastructure, and advocacy efforts in their local communities.

USA Football's Youth Coaching School, in partnership with NFL teams, is designed to prepare youth football coaches with the ability to teach the game of football and create a positive experience for their players, parents, and assistant coaches. The one-day school offers youth coaches the best techniques to communicate with players, coaches, and parents, teach the fundamentals for every position, organize their season with practice planning, establish the best drills for individual, group, and team periods, and develop a better scheme for offense, defense, and special teams.

Learn more and find a USA Football Coaching School in your area at www.usafootball.com/resource-center/ coaching/clinics/.

USTA Public Facility Assistance Program

NRPA and the United States Tennis Association are pleased to announce the expanded Public Facility Assistance program for Tennis In the Parks (TIP) communities for 2008.

The USTA has expanded facility services from offering grants to renovate and upgrade existing facilities to also include assessing, developing, designing, and planning facilities.

The first step to apply for Public Facility Assistance is to complete the tennis facility inquiry form. …

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