It is regretful that the “culture of sport” is often associated with negative aspects of being on a team — such as hazing and locker room bullying. These long accepted and in some cases even defended behaviors do anything but foster positive sport experiences for their victims.
Coaches have to juggle many demands — managing a team, training athletes on skills, creating and teaching plays in the game, and knowing what to do in the event of an injury. Now, thanks to technology, coaches can manage all of these duties from their smartphone or tablet. Check out our recommendations for the best […]
Maybe you saw the storyline on the first season of Friday Night Lights. Brian “Smash” Williams, the star running back for the Dillon Panthers, was told by a recruiter that he had to be stronger if he was going to make it into college football. In an act of desperation, Smash turned to steroids. He […]
On Veterans Day, we want to take the opportunity to give thanks to our nation’s true heroes – the men and women who selflessly dedicate their lives to service in the armed forces. These veterans sacrifice so much and portray the true meaning of bravery and courage.
Every kid at some point in their life dreams of making that basket, pinning that opponent, hitting a home run, or accomplishing great things in any sport. Of course, winning isn’t everything, but feeling that moment of greatness is still the stuff of which dreams are made.
We are back in the office after a wonderful (and busy) few days in Malibu, California for the “Doping and the Culture of Sport: Law, Science, Money and Ethics” symposium at Pepperdine University. Convening experts from around the world, this symposium was unique in that it brought together a variety of perspectives on doping — scientists, […]
For winning, that is. The one aspect of youth sports over which you have the LEAST control, it turns out, also happens to be the least important part of coaching youth. In fact, a study conducted by Michigan State found that 90% of kids said they would prefer to actually get playing time on a losing team […]
t is no great secret that the 2012 Paralympic Games in London were extremely successful. By the Opening Ceremony, 2.4 million tickets had been sold to the events. The internet was abuzz with news stories, blog posts, and video clips featuring the athletes with disabilities and their stories of success. The public’s response was overwhelming […]
High fives. School spirit. Team pride. School-based sports programs can bring out noticeable positive reactions and behaviors in teens. But what are the deeper benefits from these programs? What are we losing when schools are forced to cut these programs?
Join the world’s top game changers in the anti-doping movement for the one-day symposium, “Doping and the Culture of Sport: Law, Science, Money and Ethics.” This symposium features 18 speakers, panelists, and special guests, including the esteemed Professor Arne Ljungqvist, M.D. of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission. Not only […]