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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Lauer talks to ESPN Magazine, addresses abuse in youth sport

Lauer talks to ESPN Magazine, addresses abuse in youth sport

In response to the recent coaching scandal at Pennsylvania State University, ESPN The Magazine has dedicated its December cover story to spreading awareness about sexual abuse among youth athletes. The article urges parents, teachers and adults everywhere to educate children about sexual predators, despite the human tendency to shy away from such taboo topics. For insight about this difficult subject, ESPN contacted… Read More »

Youth Sports Institute: We owe it to our children to know who is coaching

The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University has issued a statement about the importance of knowing — and screening, training and more closely observing — the thousands of athletic coaches interacting with children across the country. Written by four national coaching experts and supported by six others, the statement gives… Read More »

Lauer promotes a “winning attitude” in Parenting magazine

Lauer promotes a “winning attitude” in Parenting magazine

In the November 2011 edition of Parenting magazine, Larry Lauer, MSU kinesiology research assistant and director of coaching education and development at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, shared the importance of good sportsmanship among young athletes. “Kids this age are still in the ‘all about me’ phase,” Lauer wrote. “They won’t naturally say ‘Good game’ to… Read More »

ISYS researchers develop new coach training program for iHoops

iHoops, the official youth basketball organization of the NCAA and NBA, has successfully launched the iHoops Coach Education program, thanks to a recent partnership with the National Federation of State High Schools. The program includes five interactive courses, which were developed by researchers and scientists at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University. Designed for coaches of both interscholastic-age players… Read More »