Archive for July, 2011

  • 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 kids now rarely just get together on their own to participate in sporting activities.  Every minute […]

  • 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 is too much a game to be a business and too much a business to be […]

  • 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.  On July 6, 2011, her home country won an honor of its own.  The International Olympic […]

  • 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 of retaliation from people within the organization being attacked. Download a PDF of This Article

  • 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 is a subjective phenomenon. The human body is designed to experience stress and react to the […]

  • U.S. High School Students Not Physically Active Enough

    According to, more than 80 percent of adolescents do not engage in enough aerobic activity to meet the criteria listed in the guidelines. Among the public and private schools in this nation, only 3.8 % of elementary schools, 7.9 […]

  • 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 during a recent five-year period, a Chronicle analysis of federal education data has found. Download a […]