Tag Archives: coaching

College to host first annual Summer Coaches’ School

In June, MSU’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and the Department of Kinesiology will host the first annual MSU Summer Coaches’ School. The two-and-a-half day conference is intended for sport coaches and leaders to gather together to network, discuss and learn hands-on from experts and scientists in the field, several of whom come from… Read More »

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

Former Department of Kinesiology associate professor and legendary Michigan State men’s golf coach Grover “Bruce” Fossum died recently. He was 86 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Fossum spent 30 years teaching at MSU and authored two books: “GOLF” and “Golf Made Easier Not Easy.” He is remembered by those within the MSU athletic community… Read More »

Gould presented Game Changer award

Daniel Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University has received the 2014 Detroit PAL Varner/Tenbusch Game Changer award. Gould accepted the award at Detroit PAL’s 2014 MVP Awards on Feb. 13 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Given to those individuals who work or volunteer to improve… Read More »

Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

College coaches who emphasize their players’ academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of “dumb jock” stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests. Researchers found that student-athletes were significantly more likely to be confident in the classroom if they believed their coaches expected high academic performance, not just good enough grades to… Read More »

Kids Count Radio: Lauer explains what it takes to be a good coach

Larry Lauer, coaching director at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and MSU kinesiology researcher, recently appeared on the Indiana-based Kids Count Radio Show. The program, which is produced by the Indiana Youth Institute, recruited Lauer to give an expert opinion about the important roles that coaches play in the lives of youth athletes —… Read More »

Become a tutor and mentor in the College Ambition Program

Students: Looking to gain rewarding, hands-on experience in the field of education? The College Ambition Program (CAP) at Michigan State University is seeking student volunteers to serve as mentors/tutors. The program is designed to help local high school students explore their potential for going to college and take steps to make their goals a reality. Although voluteering for this program… Read More »