Category Archives: Youth Athletes

Youth athletes are under more pressure than ever before to perform in their sport. ISYS provides resources to help these young athletes cope with the pressures of sport and keep it in perspective.

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 »

Dr. Lauer Discusses Youth Football Bounties on ESPN Outside the Lines

ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning investigative series, Outside the Lines and host Bob Ley, tackled the issue of paying 10 and 11-year-olds for big hits on a California Pop Warner team. Dr. Lauer was invited to have a panel discussion with Ley and Dave Zirin, renowned sports writer. Dr. Lauer talked about how the potential exists for… Read More »

How can I learn to better concentrate?

I play high school baseball and I would like to improve my hitting. My coach says my swing is good but I need to concentrate better at the plate. However, I am not sure how to do that. Can you help me learn to concentrate? Concentration is critical to sport performance. That is why coaches… Read More »

For Kids

The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University was founded by the Michigan Legislature in 1978 to research the benefits and detriments of participation in youth sports; to produce educational materials for parents, coaches, officials, and administrators, and; to provide educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. The Institute… Read More »