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Youth Sports


 Adapted Sports Foundation
America’s hometown sports leagues for youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Registration, training, teams, opportunities and news are available here.

 American Camping Association
A community of camp professionals dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience.

 Blind Sports Organization

The Blind Sports Organization provides, promotes, and advocates for sports, recreation, and fitness opportunities for blind and visually impaired.

Bullet Ball Hook a Kid on Golf 
Provides communities with youth golf programs – clinics, tournaments, manuals.

Bullet Ball Jr. NBA

The Jr. NBA is the league’s youth basketball participation program for boys and girls ages 6-14.

 Kids Camps
This is the internet’s most comprehensive directory of camps and summer experiences for kids.

 Little League
Website includes history, museum, structure, divisions of Little League organization. Also, you can find out about special programs, finding a league, look up forms and policies and more!

 MLS Soccer Camps
Run soccer programs for players ages 2 to 18. Website includes information on locating a camp, sponsoring a camp, prices, etc.

 National Alliance for Youth Sports
The goal of the NAYS is to make sports safe and positive for America’s youth. They offer youth sport administrator certification, coaches certification, background checks, guidelines, conferences.

 National Youth Safety Foundation
National non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries youth sustain in sports and fitness.

 NFL Flag Leagues
Site where boys and girls can play on-line games, learn more about the positions in football and how to play them, and meet real NFL stars and the teams of people behind the scenes who make the league work. Also information on how a family or organization can get involved in the NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick program and NFL Flag leagues across the country.

 Ohio University Online Master of Athletic Administration

10 Inspiring Examples of Sportsmanship

The Ohio University online Master’s in Athletic Administration program specializes in developing interscholastic Athletic Directors, building on the students’ passion for serving young student-athletes and running a highly-successful athletic department. Ohio University is the pioneer in sports education. By establishing the first academic program in the field of sports administration, this online program is recognized today as the premier professional training program for candidates seeking careers in the sports industry.

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The Pennsylvania Youth Track & Field Program is designed to introduce children age 9-14 to physical fitness through basic track and field events including running, jumping, and throwing.  The program focuses on getting and keeping school-age children active and healthy, with an emphasis on fun and good sportsmanship.

 Pop Warner Football
They provide youth football and cheer & dance programs across the nation. Find leagues, learn about the history, download forms, and get current information.

Leading manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, hockey, basketball and football. Also, Rawlings offers licensed MLB, NHL and NCAA retail products.

Supplier of baseball and football uniforms, sports equipment, scoreboards and more.

 SNAG Golf

SNAG® is a proven player development program designed for new learners of all ages.


 Sports Camp Federation
The organizing body for over 20,000 camps and schools in the U.S. Offer a complete directory of sports camps (15,000) to help connect parents, coaches, athletes, and administrators.

 Sports Illustrated for Kids
The sports magazine geared towards kids.

 Sports Safety

Sports Injury Prevention Guide for Kids.

 Sporting Kid Magazine
“The magazine for families with active lifestyles.”

 T-ball USA
National not-for-profit youth sports organization dedicated to the development of the game of tee ball. Membership information, rules, for kids and for parents links are some of the features of this website.

 United States Sports Academy
This is a non-profit graduate school for sports management, administration, and teaching programs. Applications, job opportunities, programs, book store, and links are available.

 United States Tennis Association
Promoting and developing the growth of tennis.

 What You Can Do About Youth Football Injuries on the Rise

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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 

 Bureau of State Parks 

 Bureau of Forestry 

 Community Conservation Partnership Program Initiative 

 Pennsylvania Heritage Parks Program

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 Pennsylvania Greenways

 GreenTreks Network

 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Colleges & Universities with Recreation, Parks, Tourism and related majors

Alvernia University

Dr. Kim Woosoon, Assistant Professor of Business

Business and Education Building, Room 22

Reading, PA 19607


Butler County Community College

Prof. Chris A. Calhoun, Coordinator

Recreation & Park Management Program

College Drive, Oak Hill

P.O. Box 1203

Butler, PA 16003-1203

Phone: (724) 287-8711 ext. 8238

Fax:     (724) 285-6047



California University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Thomas Wickham, Professor

Parks and Recreation Management

250 University Ave, Box 55

California, PA 15419

Phone: (724) 938-4180

Fax:    (724) 938-4370



Cheyney University

Ms. Zakiya E. Newton

Dept. of Recreation and Leisure Management

6838 Grebe Place

Philadelphia, PA 19142

Phone: (610) 399-2077

Fax:    (610) 399-2107



East Stroudsburg University

Dr. Elaine Rogers, Department Chair

Dept. of Recreation and Leisure

Services Management

200 Prospect Street

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Phone: (570) 422-3305/3571

Fax:    (570) 422-3015



Edinboro University

Dr. James Roberts, Chair Department of HPE

Edinboro University

Crawford Center 103
Edinboro, PA 16444

Phone: (814) 732-2520
Fax: (814) 732-2582



Frostburg State University

101 Braddock Road

Frostburg, MD 21532

Phone: (301) 687-4000

Fax: (301) 687-7961


Keystone College

Mrs. Terry N. Wise, Curriculum Coordinator

Professional Sports & Rec. Management

One College Green

LaPlume, PA 18440

Phone: (570) 945-8440

Fax: (570) 945-8006



Lincoln University
Dr. James L. Deboy

Dept. of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

207 Manuel Rivero Hall

Lincoln University, PA 19352

Phone: (484) 365-7385 ext. 7389

Fax:  (484) 365-8091



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Lock Haven University

Dr. Kim Batty, Professor, Assistant Professor

Recreation Department
113 Himes Hall

Lock Haven, PA 17745

Phone: (570) 484-2573

Fax:   (570) 484-3025




Messiah College

Dr. James D. Gustafson, Associate Professor

Dept. of Health and Human Performance

Grantham, PA 17027

Phone: (717) 766-2511 ext. 6820

Fax:   (717) 691-6044




Penn State University

Ms. Patricia Kleban, RPTM Undergraduate Coord.

Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

801 Ford Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-1941

Fax:   (814) 867-1751



Slippery Rock University

Dr. Dan Dziubek, Chairperson

Dept. of Parks and Recreation Environmental Education

103 Patterson Hall

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: (724) 738-2958

Fax:  (724) 738-2938




Temple University

Dr. Elizabeth Barber, Associate Professor

School of Tourism & Hospitality Mgt.

1810 North 13th Street

Speakman Hall 111E

Philadelphia, PA 19122-0843

Phone: (215) 204-6294



Temple University Department of Therapeutic Recreation
Catherine Coyle, Ph.D., CTRS, Program Director 
1700 N. Broad Street
Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: 215-204-2703
Fax: 215-204-1386

York College of Pennsylvania

Dr. Julie Saville, Program Coordinator

Recreation & Leisure Administration

Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management

441 Country Club Road

York, PA 17405-7199

Phone: (717) 815-6448

Fax:    (717) 849-1619




Related Organizations

 Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization

 Keystone State Games

 Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts 
The Trust for Public Land-conserves land for people to improve the quality of life in our communities and to protect our natural and historic resources for future generations.

PennState Hershey PRO Wellness Center

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 Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association


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Americans with Disabilities Act

 ADA Information Center for the Mid-Atlantic Region

 National Center on Accessibility

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