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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Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg discuss the concept of using contextual information to understand athletes perception of sport participation, and how those perceptions can effect their interactions with the greater world. Aspects of gender, ethnicity, social class, and individual's experience are impor...
Ideology of professional athletes is not a new phenomenon, but as the benchmark for professionals is becoming stratospheric, are we putting undue and unrealistic pressure on developing athletes? Dr. Jay Coakley, Meg, and Dr. G start an important dialogue around professional ideology.
Dr. Clayton Kucklick helps us understand the methods and challenges of teach coaches to improve their practice. As an experienced athlete, coach, and now coaching coach, Dr. Kucklick's perspective can be valuable to all.