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Risk Management

Articles

Smith, S. & Martinez, J. (2009) An Analytic Framework for Dispute Systems Design, Harvard Negotiation Law Review [Vol. 14:123] Read more >

Research on the emotional responses of athletes to injury shows significant depression that may be profound and may last a month or more, paralleling the athlete’s perceived recovery. Read more >

Treating athletes who develop psychiatric illness requires understanding the importance of sports in the patient’s life. Athletes may form an identity based on participation in sports, and Read more >

This guide addresses the problem of spectator violence in stadiums and other arena-type settings. It begins with a discussion of the factors that contribute to such incidents. It then presents a Read more >

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The widely held notion that sports participation reduces subsequent risk of substance use is evaluated with longitudinal data of a representative sample of youth when they were in their preteen Read more >


Audio

In this conversation, SCI examines the case of Aaron Hernandez from a risk management perspective. SCI Talk (Risk Management- The Case of Aaron Hernandez) June 21, 2013 Read more >

A look at track & field doping issues and some structural considerations. Track & Field Doping Issues Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we take on the issue of reputational risk in intercollegiate athletics. Specifically, how should we value reputation as its own currency not unlike dollars for wins? Read more >

In this episode, SCI Founder Joshua Gordon and Dr. Ken Pendleton discuss the value and need for an improved intercollegiate ombuds model. SCI is a major proponent of having a dedicated ombudsman Read more >


Books

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Case Studies

In this conversation, SCI examines the case of Aaron Hernandez from a risk management perspective. SCI Talk (Risk Management- The Case of Aaron Hernandez) June 21, 2013 Read more >

A look at track & field doping issues and some structural considerations. Track & Field Doping Issues Read more >

Comprehensive report regarding the Miami Dolphins and locker room culture involving Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and others. Read the Report To The National Football League Concerning Read more >


Documentaries

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Tools

The Circle of Conflict is a powerful assessment tool for understanding sports conflict.  It recognizes critical drivers to inform appropriate intervention. Please contact us for help with your Read more >

Both indirect and direct costs are critical to understand to fully embrace the importance of managing conflict in this $70B industry. This knowledge and skill set represents core Read more >

The G.R. I. P. model describes 4 critical components of high performing teamwork. Intentionally developing the 4 components is extremely helpful in building new teams, changing old teams, and Read more >

SCI has developed a number of sport-specific conflict observation tools. These tools are designed as a valuable assessment instrument to provide specific feedback to teams and organizations about Read more >

What are the environmental stressors that can interfere with athlete performance? What keeps coaches awake at night? What can be mitigate risk in athletics? Strains of the Games™ is a tool Read more >

The Triangle of Satisfaction is a powerful assessment tool for understanding interests in a sports conflict. Please contact us for help with your sports conflict. *Triangle of Satisfaction Read more >


Videos

A discussion on the roots and impact of college sports scandals. Read more >

According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL Read more >

Professor Gil Fried, University of New Haven Sports Management Department and Executive Director of Patron Management discussed fan violence and issues of liability. About Gil Fried: Professor Read more >

Ed Butowsky, featured in ESPN’s successful “30 for 30: Broke”, addresses how and why pro athletes find themselves in financial distress. Ed Butowsky has been in investment Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

John Zinsser discusses ways in which professional and intercollegiate athletic programs manage conflict and how an Ombuds model might work as a viable alternative. Key Points on Organizational Read more >

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore risk management in the NCAA with Torre Chisholm, Portland State University.Athletic Director. He discusses the procedures taken to ensure student-athletes Read more >

SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, and SCI Researcher, Ken Pendleton, discuss the arrest of Aaron Hernandez and the challenges organizations and teams face in recognizing at risk individuals and in Read more >

In this video, Oregon Ducks’ Cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olumu spends time with SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, to discuss some of the challenges presented by social media in college athletics. Read more >

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In this video Bo Hanson discusses the cycle of a team’s season. He includes in his explanation how a team must progress through the five stages of team development, how the GRIP model Read more >


Weblinks

The NCAA is committed to making policy decisions based on quality research data about the experiences of student-athletes, member colleges and universities, and others involved in college Read more >

Troy Vincent’s organization focusing on athlete development on and off the field. Read more >

From WKCR 89.9 FM NY Date Broadcast: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 January’s installment of our series with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) features John Zinsser, Read more >

This site sponsored by an insurance brokerage company has a great deal of free information on risk management for sports organizations. Risk management allows sports organizations to reduce their Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >

The library link on this website allows you to find an Athletics Program Risk Checklist, which can help you add to your preventive law plan. Read more >