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RISE’s Andrew Mac Intosh Joins Our Team of Presenters for the 2017 Summer Coaches’ School

We are happy to announce Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh (@MacIntosh_Drew)  as a presenter for this year’s Summer Coaches’ School. Andrew serves as National Director of Leadership and Education Programs for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). “Our organization is focused on improving race relations through the power/context of sports and has implemented educational programming… Read More »

Attend the 2017 Summer Coaches’ School

Coaches and sports leaders – we would like to cordially invite you to join us for the 3rd annual MSU Summer Coaches’ School. This year’s event will be hel June 19-20 on the Michigan State campus. The event will include specific presentations and workshops geared toward: Planning and programming for team success Finding strength in… Read More »

The Institute Hosts Lecture on Prevention of ACL Injury in Children

    In September 2016, the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports was proud to present the 4th Annual Kristen Marie Gould Endowed Lecture on Sport for Children and Youth. We were honored to receive and host the esteemed Dr. Lindsay J. DiStefano, ATC, of the University of Connecticut. Dr. DiStefano addressed an assembled crowd… Read More »

Now more than ever, coach education is a priority

The following article is the annual message from the Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Dr. Dan Gould. As I write this version of the Director’s Report, I cannot help but think of two recent conversations I had about youth sports coaches. In the first conversation, a friend told me about… Read More »

Scholarly Exchange at University of Ottawa

Youth sport is a valuable context for youth development, but the actual mechanisms of how children benefit from their sport experiences are a viable topic for research and scholarly debate.  On March 26-28, three scholars from MSU (Karl Erickson, Andy Driska, Scott Pierce) traveled to Ottawa, Ontario to meet with colleagues at the University of… Read More »