Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Wash. Located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of the Salish Sea and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, Snohomish County begins 15 miles north of Seattle, a little under 120 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a short ferry ride away from the Olympic Peninsula.
In Mississippi, softball umpire Kristi Moore was allegedly punched by a woman wearing a mother of the year shirt. During a Little League game in Texas, an umpire was shoved to the ground by a coach. In Georgia, a basketball ref was attacked by players and required 30 stitches. And on Easter Sunday in Colorado, a ref was assaulted and video of the incident was posted to TikTok.
This past year, the sports industry’s main goal was not rebounding, but looking at past year’s data and comparing when it came to rebuilding. While some say comparison is the main thief of joy, when it comes to sporting events and gatherings, comparison should make all of us ecstatic.
In the 2021 Trends Report, survey responders estimated it would take anywhere from two to five years to fully recover from the pandemic. However, in this year’s survey, multiple responders say they were currently seeing recovery happen before their own eyes—a drastic change from the five-year expectation just one year prior.
Check out why this is, and more in our 2022 Trends Report!
If a certificate of participation is going to keep a child in said sport, why is there such a big problem surrounding “trophies for all?”
Sound off everyone! I want to hear your opinions! -Summer Abston, Managing Editor
Katie Meyer, the goalkeeper for the Stanford Women's Cardinal Soccer Team, tragically passed away last week. In honor of Meyer and National Women's Day, let's take a look at some of her achievements as an athlete.
Over 60 million people participate in a sport each year in the United States. 35 of those 60 million are youth and amateur athletes. Seventy-five percent of those athletes are verbally abused. Translated, that means 27 million children under the age of 13 each year are being yelled at by an adult coach. To put it further, over 45 percent of all female athletes battle an eating disorder, and 30 collegiate athletes have died in the last 20 years due to heat stroke complications. These numbers should not exist; we should be doing more as an industry to help protect these athletes.
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