USA Football plans youth return to play in 2020

USA Football has developed a phased approach for the return of youth football this year. The plan is based on phased reopening guidelines from the CDC. The governing body for the sport in this...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Youth sports organizations feel heat of COVID-19

The new coronavirus pandemic has exposed the delicate financial footing on which professional and college sports stand. Youth sports are no different. While states such as Florida, Kansas, Iowa,...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Little League offers ‘best practices’ for youth baseball return

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Little League is offering youth baseball organizations a pathway forward as they eye a restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization released a series of “best practices”...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Youth baseball returns in Missouri, with AAU’s volleyball tournament planned in Florida

As sports organizations are taking tentative steps toward resuming play amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a youth baseball group held a tournament last weekend in Missouri, with plans for...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

USA Football launches app to help coach young players

USA Football is launching an app that can help coaches and parents on all youth levels of the sport. At a key time, too, with so many youngsters across the nation unable to gather for any games or...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

USA Football model takes new approach in developing players

Jeff Gorringe is a longtime coach and administrator in the same Utah youth football league that he started in as a player in 1972, and likes USA Football’s new player development model that is now...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Purgatory Ski Team alpine racers turn in series title in 2020

The Purgatory Ski Team sped through another alpine season. With junior national championship events canceled because of the new coronavirus pandemic, though, the season came without the climactic...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Hening claims sportsmanship award at regional skiing championships

A concussion suffered during a crash ended Gracey Hening’s ski season early. Awards still awaited her at the regional championships. Hening was one of four athletes from the Purgatory Ski Team to...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

KURLANDER: A letter to Durango Devo nation

With the sun shining, the birds singing and the trails drying, we have all of the indicators that Devo season is about to begin. Yet, COVID-19 has changed our world. This is no April Fools, Devo...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Peewee power: Durango hockey team storms to Avalanche Cup title

Rankings meant nothing to the Durango peewee hockey team at the Avalanche Cup in Denver. The group of 11- and 12-year-old hockey players from the Durango Area Youth Hockey Association entered the...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

All Durango Devo events canceled until May 10

The Durango developmental cycling program, Durango Devo, announced Monday night all programs, events, fundraisers and meetings are canceled until May 10 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Youth baseball on the rise according to new survey

WASHINGTON – David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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