Recent Happenings in the Families in Sport Lab:
Utah State University
Families in Sport Lab
National Conference for
On April 17th, 2015 Michael King participated in the National Conference for Undergraduate Research on the campus of Eastern Washington University in Cheyney, Washington. His work on youth sport parent education was highlighted among 2000 projects from over 150 colleges and universities across the country who support undergraduate research.
Northern Utah United Soccer Expo
On March 7th, 2015 Ryan Dunn, Keith Osai, and Michael King participated in the Northern Utah United Soccer Expo on the campus of Utah State University. Their work was heard by over 250 league administrators, coaches and parents from the local soccer community.
USU Student Research Symposium
On April 9th, 2015 Keith Osai and Analise Barker participated in the annual Student Research Symposium on the campus of Utah State University. Their projects were two of over 200 undergraduate and graduate research projects selected from Utah State University student research.
Research on Capitol Hill
On January 29th, 2015 Michael King and Analise Barker participated in Research on Capitol Hill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. Their projects were two of 50 undergraduate research projects selected from Utah State University and the University of Utah.
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.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
On December 4th, 2014 four undergraduate researchers from the Families in Sport Lab participated in the second Undergraduate Research Symposium. The session was titled Improving Quality of Life. Courtney Nielsen presented her project titled "You have cankles, go workout": Parental advice on college student physical activity from a communication privacy management perspective. Travis Flitton presented his project titled Parent engagement and burnout in organized youth sport. Michael King presented his project titled The impact of evidence-based parent education in organized youth sport. Analise Barker presented her project titled Stakeholders’ perceptions of parent involvement in young adults’ intercollegiate athletic careers: Policy, education, and desired-student-athlete outcomes.
Annual NASPSPA Conference
Between June 12th and June 14th, Travis Dorsch, Ryan Dunn, and Keith Osai took part in the 2014 annual meetings of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dunn presented work conducted in the Families in Sport Lab on family financial investment in organized youth sport.