U.S. Trends in recreation, Sport & Physical Education

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U.S. Trends in Recreation
& Sport
Recreation & Sport Delivery
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Public sector (GO)
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Nonprofit sector (NGO)
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Parks & programs at local, state, federal levels
YMCA, Girl Guides
Commercial sector
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Fitness, tourism, golf, bowling
A note about
economics &
funding
Driving Issues & Trends
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Obesity
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65% overweight
10% of all preschoolers
15.8% of children ages 6-11
16.1% of teens ages 12-19
Driving Issues & Trends
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Inactivity
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Women less active than men
Poor less active than middle & upper class
Educated more active than non-educated
Caucasians & Asians more active than other races
Driving Issues & Trends
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Increase physical activity
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Building bike trails
Developing facilities (ie. Fitness, senior)
Driving Issues & Trends
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Increase physical activity
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Programming
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After school programs & camps
Sports
Seniors
Parent/tot programs
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Driving Issues & Trends
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Aging Population
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Boomers (1946-1964) want experiences
Are more physically active
Have more money to spend (disposable income)
Traveling
Healthy longer
Driving Issues & Trends
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Facilities are changing
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Super facilities
Adventure recreation
in urban settings
Greening of facilities
Accessible facilities
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People with disabilities
Low income
Driving Issues & Trends
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Professional Sports
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New arenas
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Overpaid male athletes, increased ticket prices
Growth in women’s professional sports
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Sin taxes, bed taxes, gambling revenues, sponsorships
WNBA – 13 teams
Soccer, softball, golf
Enhancement drug use
Driving Issues & Trends
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Programming
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People with disabilities
At risk youth
Low income youth
After school & camps
Diversity
Public art
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Funding problems
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Pay to play
Sponsorships
Fundraising
Subsidy levels
Cuts in programs
Driving Issues & Trends
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Youth Sports
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Pay to play
Overscheduled child
Injuries
Parents out of control
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Reduction in outdoor program participation
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Fewer visitors to national parks & outdoor
activities
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Reduced access to these resources
Driving Issues & Trends
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People vacationing closer to home
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Rising gas prices….
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Hotels
Plane tickets
Food
Becoming a tourist in your own community
Questions?