Kids-on-Courts, a new national group of racquetball volunteers, has been organized to coordinate efforts from around the country. The goal of this group is to grow Juniors Racquetball in the United States, and dramatically increase junior participation at National Tournaments. Kids-on-Courts is spearheaded by the United States Racquetball Foundation, Life Time Fitness, USA Racquetball, and the Minnesota Racquetball Association. The group is meeting monthly with agenda items such as: Kids-on-Courts goals, how you can help, identifying and overcoming barriers, and increasing junior racquetball participation.
Right out of the gate, Kids-On-Courts is working to recruit juniors for the 2016 National Junior Olympic Championships that will be hosted in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2016, by Life Time Fitness. At this time the group is reaching out to State Racquetball Associations, and anyone else involved in Juniors Programming, to identify what they believe are barriers to juniors participation and helping them find ways to overcome these challenges, so that each state will be able to send more participants to this (and next) year’s National Junior Olympic Championships.
Kids-on-Courts is a national grassroots organization of passionate volunteers committed to dramatically improving the opportunities for juniors to play racquetball in the USA.