Category Archives: April 2011

Swim Sessions. Life Lessons

I sat at the dinner table, smiling at the red-rimmed, droopy eyes of my four-year-old twin girls. They were tired and grumpy–which meant it was a swim lesson day. “How did swim lessons go?” “Great. We got to dive down and pick up a red ring!” “No, we didn’t. We dived over a hoola-hoop,” the other one countered. “Yeah, we dived over a hoola-hoop.” And on it went. One girl told one story, the other corrected and, eventually, the whole … Continue reading

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This-N-That

PRB welcomes the following members to our Insider program: City of Shelbyville Shelbyville, Ind. Town of Erie Erie, Colo. City of Safety Harbor Safety Harbor, Fla. Village of Poynette Poynette, Wis. City of Hobbs Hobbs, N.M. Willamalane Parks and Recreation Springfield, Ore. Sandy City Parks and Recreation Sandy, Utah Field Notes Bradley Corporation, designer and manufacturer of commercial washfountains, celebrates 90 years in business. Since it was founded in 1921, the company has expanded its product line to include plumbing … Continue reading

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Drug-Testing Volunteer Coaches

The Tennessee State Soccer Association–the state’s largest youth soccer organization, with more than 40,000 players ages 4 to19 and roughly 600 select coaches–has implemented a drug-testing program for coaches, making it the first youth soccer organization in the U.S. to venture into this territory. Have we really reached that point where the moms and dads who volunteer to coach youth sports are being drug-tested? Perhaps it’s a step in the right direction. Straightforward Approach Among the drugs that coaches will … Continue reading

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