The 2016 Rio Olympics offers the opportunity to celebrate a successful systematic approach to accomplishing improved social change.
By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network
I am an Athletic Trainer by education. Much of my work years have been spent in high schools, colleges, and sports medicine clinics. During my career, there have been occasions to participate in health fairs and community health & wellness events. As Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, and Personal Trainers, we are all inherently teachers...
By Joe Favorito, Sports Marketing & PR Roundup
Guest Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network
It is one thing to talk about wearables and their potential, it’s another to actually see the technology implemented in a game or a match and follow, albeit from a distance, in actual game play
What started out as a search to cure chronic and fatal diseases, gene doping has been making its way into the arena of sports performance. Many of the risks are unknown and possibly uncontrollable, yet the potential of improved muscle strength, endurance, oxygen delivery, and reduction of pain perception could be enticing for those searching for a competitive edge. But does this hard to detect gene-altering intervention take cheating too far?
By Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Editor, Global Sport Management News
To be a successful athlete often requires intense focus on mastering one's craft while also shutting out distractions. The team, the coach, the opponents may all become barriers to individual attention and success. Addressing this mindset requires a deliberative and sensitive approach. As time progresses with teaching an altruistic mindset, players could better learn how to balance their self interests with team interests. Optimally, players would be capable of caring for themselves, their team, their school, and the world around them.
By Ryan Sessions, Guest Contributor
Lisa Miller, Editor of Global Sport Management News
Our information access increased drastically, and our ability to filter for the highest priorities and most important information must improve as well. An important new skill emerged for filtering and finding the most relevant information to support your cause or goal.
Watch this video clip to see why Northwestern University’s Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald and Stanford University’s Head Football Coach David Shaw believe in coaching character, and what they do to implement character coaching with their teams.
By Alex Paris, Guest Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network, and
Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Editor of Global Sport Management News
The advancements in sport uniforms signify cultural and contemporary change. These transformations align with other changes in society. The skyrocketing cost and vast array of colors and materials boggle the mind. However, some aspects still remain constant, and one unwavering fact still remains about team uniforms. No matter the color of the jersey, the color of the skin still makes a difference in how each person feels on the team. In the sport and fitness industry, some may say that racism represents an overcome societal issue of the past. Avoidance of the topic may feel more comfortable.
By Hwal Lee, Guest Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network, and
Lisa M. Miller, Ph.D., Editor, Global Sport Management News
Researchers around the globe investigate psychological factors in sport performance as related to psychological skills of coping with stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety impacts athletes’ predisposition to injury in sport and also serves as a variable in the sport rehabilitation process (Kirkby & Kolt, 1996). Most often, however, stress and anxiety are implicated in sport performance. The outcome of a sport competition is thought to be impacted by how well or how poorly an athlete copes with stress and anxiety.
By Dr. Tim Rice
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network
I asked current sport professionals what their advice would be for the up and coming sport manager. My questions for them: What are the most important tips for networking to build your career in sport? What has your experience been so far in your career? See what they had to say...