Families In Sport Podcast
By Utah State University Families in Sport Lab
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Hosted by the Utah State University Families in Sport Lab, this podcast is a great listen for parents, coaches, and administrators in youth sport. Co-hosts Dr. Travis Dorsch and Mr. Michael King dive into the issues surrounding youth sport today, specifically targeting the role of families and parents in the participation of children across a range of youth sport contexts.
||CleanEpisode 2: The Big Lie||The Families in Sport Lab welcomes John O'Sullivan and Stephanie White to discuss early specialization in youth sport. Along with their guests, Travis and Michael discuss how and why early specialization has become the norm, as well as some...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow||In the inaugural episode of the Families in Sport Podcast, Travis and Michael discuss the current state of youth sport and share thoughts on how we got to where we are. Special guest Tom Farrey shares valuable insight on the need for more...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Travis and the other guy hit the nail on the head with the important points. And Tom Farey is a can full of wisdom. Great listen. Cant wait to take these messages to the parents in my league! Wish the audio of the sport parent had been better, but it was great overall.
Real Life Meets Research
I spent a good chunk of my adult life studying youth development through sport participation. As my kids have entered the world of youth sport - I find the reality of the current sport culture colliding with what I know from a wide body of research about using sport as a vehicle for physical, social, character and psychological development.
If you are a youth sport parent - whatever the age - or a coach, administrator or somehow involved with youth sport - you NEED to subscribe to this podcast!! It’s the perfect blend of real life and research.