Recent Happenings in the Families in Sport Lab:
USU Sunrise Session
On August 26th, 2016, Dr. Travis Dorsch was the featured presenter at Utah State University's Fall 2016 Sunrise Session in Salt Lake City. He presented a talk titled, Youth sports in America: Money, expectations, and the road to nowhere.
Research on Capitol Hill - Washington DC
On April 18th, 2016, Erica Hawvermale took part in the Council on Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill" event in Washington, DC. She presented work conducted in the USU Families in Sport Lab titled, Preparing Our Students: Importance of High School Extracurricular Activities.
Annual NASPSPA Conference
Between June 4th and 6th, 2015 Travis Dorsch, Keith Osai, Michael King, and Analise Barker took part in the 2015 annual meetings of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) in Portland, Oregon. All four presented work conducted in the Families in Sport Lab over the last 12 months.
NCAA Delegates Convention
On January 15th, 2015 Dr. Travis Dorsch presented research to delegates at the 2015 NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C. The research was aimed at understanding the impact of parent involvement in the lives of NCAA student-athletes. From this work, Dr. Dorsch and his colleagues created the PARENT GUIDE: Evidence-based Strategies for Parenting the College Student-Athlete and the ADMINISTRATOR MANUAL: Best Practices for Improving Parent Involvement in Intercollegiate Athletics.