Database Connecting Physical Activity and Obesity

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A new resource is available for sports-based organizations wanting to draw a connection between youth physical activity and impact on obesity.Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has a primary goal to support and share research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote daily physical activity for children and families across the United States. To support this goal the ALR has created an online literature database featuring papers that study the relationship of environment and policy … [Read more...]

Boston: The Hub for Sport-Based Youth Development

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Thursday, 9/19, Sport in Society hosted the panel discussion Building a Positive Culture in Sport-Based Youth Development Organizations. Attended by many from Boston's youth sport scene, this was the first in a series of panel discussions and networking events that Sport in Society will be hosting to support organizations that strive to use sport for positive youth development. Thursday's panelists Tracey Britton, Director of Business Development at Edgework Consulting; Max Fripp, Executive Director of Playworks Massachusetts; Chris Lynch, … [Read more...]

Sport in Society Hosting SBYD Event

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Sport in Society is inviting members of the sport-based youth development community to a luncheon where participants will collaborate, share best practices, and learn about recent developments in the field. Former Wheelock College Athletic Director, and founder of Coaching Peace,Diana Cutaia will discuss relevant topics such as funding, assessment, and programming, followed by networking and lunch. Networking for Responsible Leadership Forum Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Faculty Club at Northeastern University, 716 Columbus … [Read more...]

Up2Us Opportunities

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Up2Us Asks: Who are your preferred providers and vendors? Sports-based youth development programs share common needs for services and providers to ensure their programs run effectively. Up2Uswould like to develop a list of "Preferred Providers"-sourced from you and your peers-that excel in delivering the services and products you need. You can share your experiences by filling out this survey! You can email Leah if you have any questions or concerns. Grow your workforce with an Up2Us AmeriCorps VISTA member! Up2Us is pleased to announce a … [Read more...]

Free Coaching Opportunity from The Institute for Sport Coaching

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The Institute for Sport Coaching will provide one of the following workshops to a youth sports organization for free thanks to a generous grant from the Amelia Peabody Foundation. Normally a $600-800 value, The Sport Coach Boston: Successful Youth Coaching Workshops are approximately three and a half hour coaching education programs designed for youth sport coaches. <!--break--> The program’s objectives are to provide volunteer coaches with the tools, resources and support to enhance their coaching effectiveness based upon the National … [Read more...]

Youth Development through Rugby in Boston: Play Rugby USA!

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Play Rugby USA has delivered a transformational sports education experience to urban youth for nearly 10 years. Founded in New York in 2003, this sports based youth development program has delivered their programming to over 200 schools and community based organizations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., and now they are working their way to Boston. With so few opportunities for Boston's more than 75,000 youth to play rugby, Play Rugby USA should be a nice addition to the City's field of sport. … [Read more...]

Looking for one last way to get moving this summer? Try yoga with Boston Moves for Health Partner “Health Yoga Life”

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For more information about Health Yoga Life's Mindful Monkeys summer camp for kids, visit their website!  Discounted rates available for those who qualify.   Event:Mindful Monkeys: Kids Yoga Summer CampStart:August 20, 2012 8:45 amEnd:August 24, 2012 12:00 pmUpdated:June 14, 2012 Gift your child this summer with mindfulness, health, movement, creativity, and self-esteem building skills. For two weeks this summer Health Yoga Life is offering a very special yoga camp for your children. Children will feel welcomed in this … [Read more...]

Trip to China Documentary by Kevin Bernardez, Madison Park High School

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  In December of 2011, eight student-athletes from the Boston Public Schools were selected to participate in a basketball tournament in Beijing, China.  The trip, chaperoned by our Director of Teen Initiatives, Phil Jackson, was part of President Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiative. Kevin Bernardez, who studies TV Production at Madison Park High School, created this documentary about his experience on the trip.  With his camera in hand from the airplane, to the basketball court, to the Great Wall of China, Bernardez allows us a glimpse … [Read more...]

Boston vs. Bullies

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Boston After School & Beyond is proud to support the Boston vs. Bullies campaign, presented by The Sports Museum.  The Boston vs. Bullies website features resources like the Eyes on Bullying Toolkit, and videos from Boston's top professional athletes about how to STOP bullying today. While you're at it, be sure to "Like" Boston vs. Bullies on Facebook! … [Read more...]

2012 Field & Facility Access for Athletics: Start Planning Now!

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Once again a new year is upon us and therefore it is time to start planning for this year’s activities! If your organization plans to use a public field or facility, here’s what you need to know to apply for your permit. Act fast as some deadlines are immediate! Boston Permits & Applications Deadlines: Application deadlines are February 1st for athletics, March 1st for special events, and 15 business days prior to the event for street blocking permits. List of Fields and Facilities: Need help finding a field or facility to meet your … [Read more...]