Welcome to the SPKN Sport Knowledge Center, which is operated by SPKN - The Sport Professional Knowledge Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the evidence-based knowledge and tools necessary to develop today’s athletes – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
We at SPKN believe that by bringing academics, coaches, athletes, and other sport professionals together in conversation, we can bridge the divide between academic research and practice to improve the entire landscape of sport. We’re committed to integrity and informed values-driven standards and we’re glad you’re here. Together, we’ll drive a better world of sport.
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Chris Waddell is a Paralympic Medalist, Author and Speaker. Chris provides insight on his journey to continue pushing boundaries with sit skiing, and adventures such as becoming the first paraplegic to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Dr. Michael Cottingham is Associate Professor and Director of Adaptive Athletics at the University of Houston. Dr. Michael Cottingham describes the culture of adaptive sports, as well as challenging the viewer to reconsider how they recognize the achievements of disabled individuals.
Dr. Shawn Arent is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Science at University of South Carolina Sport Science Lab. Shawn has worked with a multitude of teams, coaches and athletes including professional baseball, hockey and soccer players. In this episode Meg and Dr. G learn abou...
Clarisse Machanguana is a professional basketball player from Mozambique. She played in the WNBA (1999-2002), as well as internationally representing Mozambique. In this episode, Meg and Dr. G learn about Clarisse’s journey to becoming a professional basketball player and how important sport was ...