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It’s the Silly Season Again in Youth Sports

It seems that every summer about this time stories begin to appear about problems in youth baseball circles involving adults.  It’s not enough that...

Ethical Dilemmas in Collegiate Athletics: The Role of Coaches and the Codes of Ethic

Competitive sports have a tremendous impact on our culture, influencing the values of millions of participants and spectators. It has been said that “Sport...

It’s On to the Far East for the Winter Games

Earlier this year the United States Sports Academy honored South Korean figure skater, Kim Yu-Na, with its 2010 Female Athlete of the Year award. ...

Referees Aren’t the Only Ones Carrying Whistles These Days

Anyone working in any organization knows that so-called “whistle-blowers’ who report allegations of wrongdoing in their organization to outside sources face a significant change...

Where Stress Hides in Your Body

For several decades, many scientists have debated the meaning of stress. Unfortunately, a clear decisive definition has not evolved.  Researchers, however, have discovered stress...

U.S. High School Students Not Physically Active Enough

According to HealthyPeople.gov, more than 80 percent of adolescents do not engage in enough aerobic activity to meet the criteria listed in the guidelines....

College Sports Programs Live in Two Worlds—One Rich and One Poor

Nearly a third of the 125 athletic departments that compete just below the NCAA's elite level increased their spending by more than 40 percent...