Recent Happenings in the Families in Sport Lab:
Utah State University
Families in Sport Lab
Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium
On December 10th, 2015 three undergraduate researchers from the Families in Sport Lab participated in USU's third annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. The session was titled Enhancing the Human Condition. Shane Callihan and Kevin Durrant presented their project titled And that's why they play the game: A descriptive study of parent and child goals in organized youth sport. Erica Hawvermale presented her project titled Sense of community in high school extracurriculars.
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.
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.