Children not that far removed from learning to walk are bouncing and shooting basketballs through Hula Hoops instead of a rim at Beginners Edge Sports Training.
The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to the Valley next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.
When Dave Dengerink arrived at Texas Rush Soccer Club in Spring, Texas, as the youth soccer academy’s director of coaching and player development three years ago, he knew the kids possessed intangibles and skills few across the country owned.
Madison Woolgare balances two sports as a sophomore at Desert Vista High School, competitive cheer and swimming.
According to USA Hockey's 2014-15 annual report, Arizona is the fastest growing state for youth hockey. Cronkite News reporter Rebecca Winn found out what factors may be contributing to the sudden growth of the sport in the Valley.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have shed their skin for the second time in franchise history. On Thursday night at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks unveiled seven brand-new bold uniforms with designs that are a clear nod to a younger demographic and the next generation of Diamondbacks baseball.
Pickleball, which shares many qualities with other paddle sports, is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the United States, particularly among older athletes.
Phoenix has been selected as one of 10 U.S. metro areas that will host the Copa America Centenario 2016, an international soccer tournament that will feature teams from 16 countries from across the Americas and Caribbean.
On advice of a physical therapist, David Gonzales took up the game and now coaches the ASU wheelchair team.
Grammy winners, downtown Phoenix fan fest headline College Football Playoff championship weekend events
Grammy Award-winning artists The Band Perry and Ciara, as well as Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer John Mellencamp, are among the performers headlining a free, three-day outdoor concert series leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship game Jan. 11 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
In the fall of 2001, the Valley was painted purple and teal as the upstart Diamondbacks, just four seasons into their existence, were locked in a World Series battle with the storied New York Yankees.
It had been three years since Connor Schmidt netted an NCAA goal. On Saturday night, he ended that drought when he scored the first goal in Sun Devil hockey program history during Arizona State’s first NCAA game.