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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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Cassidy Thornburg, a Production Assistant with ESPN, shares her path to working for "the worldwide leader in sports". Cassidy talks about the different roles she had in her career, as well as the nuggets of wisdom she has picked up along the way.
Head Varsity Baseball Coach for the Ensworth Tigers, Jason Maxwell appears on Up The Ladder to share the knowledge he has amassed in 13 years as a professional baseball player and 16 years as a coach. Coach Maxwells journey includes highlights like playing in the MLB for the Twins and Cubs, as we...