Bring on 2021: Readying to rev up programs

Bring on 2021: Readying to rev up programs


By John Engh

NAYS Executive Director

I don’t think it’s just me. I think we are all looking forward to putting 2020 in the rearview mirror. It’s more than a bit ironic that the year with the name associated with clear vision was one of the most unpredictable we have ever known. And even though we learned the old adage about the best laid plans or Murphy’s Law or whatever you want to say about or attach to the chaos of 2020, planning is as important as ever in looking ahead to 2021.

More than ever, the lessons so many of us learned while growing up and playing youth sports have become valuable during these tumultuous times. The idea that persistence and resiliency are inherent values that one attains by playing sports was never more apparent than during this year.

Continue reading John Engh’s monthly column, which appears in the December issue of Parks and Rec Business magazine.

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