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Study connects sports to positive positive youth development

February 7, 2012
Study connects sports to positive positive youth development

Researchers from Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) have found that underserved youth report more life skill and character development when their sports coaches place greater emphasis on creating caring climates. This involves the coach creating an atmosphere that focuses on player self-improvement versus players’ comparing and competing with...
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MSU alumnus Pscodna named head football coach for Alma College

January 27, 2012
MSU alumnus Pscodna named head football coach for Alma College

Greg Pscodna, an ’89 Physical Education and Exercise Science graduate of the MSU College of Education, has just been hired as the new head football coach for Alma College. “I am excited to be here at Alma College as football coach,” Pscodna said. “It is a great academic and athletic institution and I look forward to producing competitive...
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Stumbling in the sports spotlight – the right way

January 24, 2012
Stumbling in the sports spotlight – the right way

Billy Cundiff of the Baltimore Ravens and Kyle Williams of the San Francisco 49ers have been under public scrutiny since making major mistakes during their teams’ NFL playoff games. Their response to the incidents could be just as important as what happens on the field, according to Larry Lauer of the Institute for the...
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Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

January 22, 2012
Kinesiology graduate receives dissertation award from NASPE

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has presented Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Sheila Kelly with a 2012 Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation Award. Kelly won the award for her doctoral dissertation titled: “The Relationship Among Motor Skill Development, Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition and Perceived Competence of Fourth Grade School Children.” The...
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Posted in Alumni, College News, K-12 Administration, K-12 Outreach, Kinesiology, Research |

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

November 28, 2011

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...
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Video: Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor

November 22, 2011
Video: Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor

Deborah Feltz, a professor and chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of 10 MSU professors to be named a University Distinguished Professor in 2011. This exclusive title is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally...
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