If you’re passionate about youth sports, you’ll likely find the following links valuable:

 

Bob Bigelow

Bob is a former NBA player, and has spent more than 20 years advocating for improvements to youth sports programming.  He has written 2 books and has conducted thousands of youth sports talks around the country with league administrators and parents.  Check out Bob’s new e-book, Youth Sports: Failing Our Kids – How to Really Fix It.   (you can download the PDF for just $2.99!)

 

Northeastern University – Center for the Study of Sport in Society

Centrally located within a research university and the sports industry, Sport in Society is able to unite resources, tools and organizations to strengthen the sport-based youth development community as it promotes positive change and student leadership education.

 

Shane Murphy, Ph.D.

Dr. Murphy is Professor in Psychology at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut, where he teaches sport, health, media and exercise psychology.  Dr. Murphy was Head of Sport Psychology for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs from 1987 to 1994. He was sport psychologist for the USA Olympic Teams in Seoul in 1988 and in Albertville in 1992.  Dr. Murphy has written several books on Sports Psychology, including one that looks into aspects of parent and player psychology that can contribute to some of the negative behaviors in youth sports, called The Cheers and the Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today.