This is so much more than sport news, THIS IS SPORT KOWLEDGE!
In the inaugural episode of the Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G introduce themselves, their athletic, coaching, and sport administration backgrounds, and share why to tune into SPORTLiGHT’s Sport Report! Twice per week, the Sport Report delivers insights into what’s going on in the world of sport and shows the story behind the story. Through dialogue, evidence, and clear values, the SPORTLiGHT community will pave the road for doing sport smarter. Tune in now to get a sneak peek on upcoming special guests and how SPORTLiGHT is going to provide you with the information to grow your skills
In this episode of the Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G discuss sport parenting and take a trip down memory lane of their own experiences as athletes, coaches, and sport parents. Dr. G identifies how our schooling system doesn’t prepare sport parents and how this can result in youth athletes experiencing anxiety or dropping out from sport. Learn how to calm a child down during a game when the pressure from parents becomes too much. Explore the connections between how to encourage, without forcing, your child to benefit from sport participation.
In this sound bite of the Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G provide a brief on how sport coaching is not a profession. Although coaches and sport commentators like to think coaching is a profession and we even have ‘professional’ sports, this is not the same as a formal definition of a profession. Tune in to hear why sport coaching does not meet the standard to be called a profession, and Meg drops some bad jokes such as calling coaches arm-candy.
The baseline is on the basketball court, but the baseline to become a coach is virtually non-existent. Should we license sport coaches? Meg and Dr. G continue their discussion on sport coaching as a profession and contrast it with related jobs. Tune in to hear about how athletic training, physical therapy, and sport medicine have become regulated professions whereas sport coaching has not.
In this sound bite of the Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G continue the discussion on who and how to regulate sport coaches and sport organizations. There are many organizations involved in sport participation and just a few in its governance, but are they contributing to today’s problems in sport and sport coaching? How should we hold sport personnel accountable? From US Soccer to the US Olympic Committee, have a listen on how personal and political agendas are hurting kids.
Winning can be the most important thing to many teams and organizations, coaches and athletes, and parents and fans, but it can cause devastating problems, including psychological, social, and physical harm or injury. Meg and Dr. G discuss what defines quality in coaching and how athletes, coaches, and administrators weigh the ethical boundaries of a winning–at–all–costs attitude. Do great coaches produce winning teams or do consistent wins make coaches great? Tune into this week’s Sport Report to find out.
In this episode of SPORTLiGHT, Meg and Dr. G discuss the definitions of success and how it is measured in athletes, teams, coaches, and even self-definitions. Dr. G’s brings up his own research on poor coaching, and how our definitions often trickle down from professional to youth levels. Additionally, Dr. G discusses accountability in youth sports, and poses the question: How do we measure growth? Meg wonders about coaching in school settings, specifically why coaches think they are qualified to coach just because they know the rules of the game. Tune in to this episode for more info and tips on defining success in coaching across all levels of sport.
Racism in the United States has been a difficult topic to breach for those in and outside of the world of sports. Discussing race and racism often makes people uncomfortable, and yet the evidence that racism endures is overwhelming and that it causes numerous problems. Dr. G and Meg define some key terms related to race and discuss them in light of how they affect the sport experience. How do we do better as administrators, coaches, parents, and teammates? A few tools: taking notes to work out your thoughts, role playing, and culturally affirming practices. Tune in to this week’s Sport Report as we shine the SPORTLiGHT on race.
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