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 differences in athlete experience between competitive sport programs and enjoyment focused sports. Offering opportunities for athletes to blend these activities can expand their experiences and enrich their overall development.
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...
When your identity as an athlete is the central identity in your life, and abrupt change can have a profound impact. Understanding the difficulties of transition will help you in your practice as a sport professional.