Research Edition

ISYS is a research institute. We focus on studying the benefits and detriments of youth sport on its participants with the goal of providing scientific best practice information. We also evaluate sport organizations for the effectiveness in developing youth as athletes and people.

ISYS 40th Anniversary Conference Photos

ISYS 40th Anniversary Conference Photos

At the end of November, we hosted a conference in honor of our 40th Anniversary. Top researchers in the field presented their work to an engaged audience. Check out some of the photos from the event and use the link below to view all the photos. Link to Google Drive Folder with ISYS 40th Anniversary… Read More »

Reducing Youth Gang Involvement through Sport

Wingate University Lecture on the ISYS and Detroit PAL Partnership Wingate University invited Dr. Larry Lauer and Detroit Police Officer and Detroit Police Athletic League Youth Development Officer Marcus Norwood to discuss their two organization’s efforts to use youth sport to better the lives of young people. Dr. Lauer and Officer Norwood discuss the mentoring… Read More »

Michigan State University leading the way in coaching science research

MSU is a “particularly active setting for producing coaching science publications,” according to a recent publication in the Journal of Coaching Education. A citation network analysis revealed Dr. Dan Gould (director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports) as the number one researcher of influence. The study also revealed that Dr. Deborah Feltz… Read More »

ISYS Outreach takes Research to the Fields and Courts

The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports conducts research that has practical application. Three of the most important lines of research the last eight years since the Dr. Dan Gould became the director are: 1. How Coaches Teach and/or Instill Life Skills in Athletes 2. The Development of Leadership in High School Athletes 3.… Read More »