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Sport Parents: Navigating the Demands of Sport and Parenting

Sport Parents: Navigating the Demands of Sport and Parenting

Parents strongly influence the experience their child has in sport but it’s not always easy when trying to manage the different demands of sport and parenting. Find some tips for how to help children thrive and enjoy participation as a parent in our infographic.

Making High School Sport Impactful in Canada

Making High School Sport Impactful in Canada

At the Institute’s 40th Anniversary Conference, Dr. Martin Camiré (University of Ottawa) shared his research on making high school sport impactful. With 750,000 high student-athletes in Canada, high school sport serves as a platform to influence young people in a positive way. Coaches, in particular, can promote life skills and other positive outcomes for student-athletes… Read More »

Making High School Sport Impactful

Making High School Sport Impactful

At the Institute’s 40th Anniversary Conference, Dr. Martin Camiré (University of Ottawa) shared his research on making high school sport impactful. With 7.9 million high student-athletes in the United States high school sport serves as a platform to influence young people in a positive way. Coaches, in particular, can promote life skills and other positive… Read More »

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 »

40 Facts for 40 Years of the Youth Sport Institute

In celebration of the ISYS 40th Conference, we’ve created a list of 40 facts about the history of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports was created at Michigan State University on April 5th, 1978. The ISYS was created from a Joint Legislative Committee that consisted of… Read More »

Materials from the 2018 Summer Coaches School

The 4th annual Summer Coaches School (summercoach.msu.edu) wrapped on Friday, June 29.  With over 40 coaches and sport leaders in attendance, we considered this another success.  Some of the presentations featured materials that we would like to share.  We have made them available in a public Google Drive folder, and we ask that you use… Read More »

RISE’s Andrew Mac Intosh Joins Our Team of Presenters for the 2017 Summer Coaches’ School

RISE’s Andrew Mac Intosh Joins Our Team of Presenters for the 2017 Summer Coaches’ School

We are happy to announce Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh (@MacIntosh_Drew)  as a presenter for this year’s Summer Coaches’ School. Andrew serves as National Director of Leadership and Education Programs for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). “Our organization is focused on improving race relations through the power/context of sports and has implemented educational programming… Read More »