Retired High Performance Athletes: Substance Abuse and Depression

A written report under Dr. Lisa Gowthorp Many professional athletes have difficulty transitioning after retirement. Throughout their careers they face normative and non-normative transitions, however, their biggest transition occurs after retirement. Athletes develop in various domains over the course of their careers. Many times, their programs have little in place to assure they have a … Continue reading Retired High Performance Athletes: Substance Abuse and Depression

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Social Media and Division I Basketball Programs

A Written Report under Dr. Jeffrey Brand Social media has been a growing tool for college athletic administrations.  This analysis will examine the policies of division I college athletic departments in accordance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Part I will generate an overview of NCAA basketball, participation, and it's fan base. Part II … Continue reading Social Media and Division I Basketball Programs

Talent Identification, Detection, Selection and Development.

  "Talent identification is the process of recognizing current participants with the potential to excel in a particular sport." If you are a coach then you have spent time focusing on talent identification. You may have subconsciously thought of the differences between identification and selection while analysing a prospect. Selection is focused on the athletes … Continue reading Talent Identification, Detection, Selection and Development.

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC HOPES AT A LOSS, LITERALLY.

The Rio Olympics did not go as planned for the Australian Sport Commission. The ASC has implemented a new program known as “The Winning Edge” which is the framework for funding Olympic success from years 2012 through 2022. The plan was to provide a significant amount of funding for Australians most successful sports such as … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC HOPES AT A LOSS, LITERALLY.