Recent Happenings in the Families in Sport Lab:
NCAA Delegates Convention
On January15th, 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, C. 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.
Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research
On February 28th in Provo, Utah, on the campus of Brigham Young University, Kyle Haderlie, Lindsey Hall, Michael King, and Jessica Swain will present research conducted as part of their experience in the Families in Sport Lab.
Research on Capitol Hill
On January 30th, 2014 Michael King participated in Research on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. His project titled Family financial investment in organized youth sport was one of 50 undergraduate research projects selected from Utah State University and the University of Utah.