(PRWEB via PR Web Direct
) May 23, 2006 -- Participation in United States youth athletics grew in almost every sport in 2005.
“ Sports teach kids a healthy regard for teamwork and discipline - you really can’t overstate the influence of coaching on the development of character in yout... ”
According to a report by the National Sporting Goods Association, every sport studied except baseball saw more youth players than the year before, with double digit growth in volleyball and football.
According to Matt Hawk, creator of Hawk Planners, growth of youth sports isn’t limited to the United States. Companies like Hawk Planners, which produces planning books for coaches, have begun to see sales growth in countries outside the United States.
“In addition to our books being carried in all the major retail book stores in the U.S., they are also sold through three major book distributors in Europe and Canada,” he said.
Beyond that, said Hawk, subscribers to the HawkPlanners.com newsletter hail from 40 countries, including United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Malta, Uganda, Croatia, Bahrain, Cote D'Ivoire, Bangladesh, Kuwait and the Syrian Arab Republic.
“It’s an encouraging sign,” said Hawk, who created his company after leading a high school
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team to a state championship. “Sports teach kids a healthy regard for teamwork and discipline - you really can’t overstate the influence of coaching on the development of character in youth.”
Hawk’s planners are created to specifically help coaches be more effective at building that character. Each planner is designed to be used for one season – when a new sports season starts, a new planner starts (similar to other yearly calendar/organizers). For more information or to purchase a basketball, baseball, hockey, volleyball, soccer
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