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The Guide to Administrative Fair Play (the “Guide”) was created by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) for the purpose of providing sport administrators with a reference to Read more >

One of the sorely neglected areas in athletic-injury psychology is age-related differences in antecedents and consequences of injury.  Most of the researchers to date have investigated injury Read more >

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The biggest finding was that the girls learned to manage conflict like grown-ups: “They figured out, if situations came up, how to go to the other person and try to resolve them.” Read more >

The officiating environment can be challenging and potentially hostile. Dealing with conflict can be tough for a confident official, let alone an inexperienced one. Good officiating relies on Read more >

Useful infographic highlighting key data and information about bullying for those ages 12-18. Youth Bullying Infographic Read more >


Audio

A conversation on a sports ombuds model for youth sports with Jeff Sather and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon. SCI Talk (Sports Ombudsman Jeff Sather) Read more >

In this conversation, SCI examines a case of a father suing after his teenage son was dropped from the local track team. SCI Talk (Father Sues After Teen is Dropped from Track Team) June 18, 2013 Read more >


Books

Changing the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids Changing the Game is a guide to help parents and coaches understand, and Read more >

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Case Studies

In this conversation, SCI examines a case of a father suing after his teenage son was dropped from the local track team. SCI Talk (Father Sues After Teen is Dropped from Track Team) June 18, 2013 Read more >

A Maryland girls swimming team has had its county championship title retroactively stripped for one of the more bizarre retroactive punishments to come down in recent years: It was deemed that Read more >


Documentaries

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Tools

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 >

The Guide to Administrative Fair Play (the “Guide”) was created by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) for the purpose of providing sport administrators with a reference to Read more >

SCI’s Peak Performance Team Model™ provides a comprehensive set of assessments and tools for risk management and performance optimization of competitive sports teams and organizations. 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 >

Violence in sports can be categorized into four categories: Brutal Body Contact is physical contact that is deemed within the parameters of the game and the sport’s rules. An example would be a Read more >

This tool is useful in helping to better understand team success. Objective. Why are some teams successful while others are unsuccessful? This activity tries to use your experience to answer this Read more >


Videos

John O’Sullivan of Changing the Game Project joins SCI TV to discuss the failures of youth development within the the United States soccer system. Changing the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Read more >

This video features Jim Thompson, the founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) discussing the importance of positive coaching to building and sustaining a winning culture. Jim Read more >

Mini-Documentary for Positive Coaching Alliance, featuring NFL Hall of Famer and PCA National Advisory Board Member Steve Young. PCA is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. Read more >

This six-minute video features Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a national expert in bullying prevention. She discusses approaches to avoid in bullying prevention and response. Read more >

Martin Hagger is Professor of Psychology at Curtin University. His areas of expertise are social, health, sport and exercise psychology. He is involved in numerous research projects nationally Read more >

Michael Pritchard is a one-of-a-kind speaker with a unique and upbeat message about the role of sports in the national conversation about bullying. Read more >

Anywhere there is a pecking order there is the potential for bullying. For children, the competitive nature of sports can add an extra element of aggression. Dennis Douda for Mayo Clinic Sports Read more >

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Speaking from personal experience, professional soccer player, John Wilson, gives us a heads-up about what’s really at stake when we forfeit our love of the game, blowing the whistle on Read more >

In this ingenious talk, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg seamlessly combines informational facts from research, anecdotes from real events, and personal experience with insightful Read more >

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 >

Jim Thompson is founder of Positive Coaching Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to using sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People. An Ashoka Fellow, Jim has written nine books including Read more >


Weblinks

The mission of the Changing the Game Project is to ensure that we return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball.’  We want to provide the most influential adults in Read more >

Leap’s Sport and Conflict Resolution program offers creative approaches to combining sport and conflict resolution training. 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 >

SCI works with KIDSPORTS to strengthen the systems and procedures that assist youth sports organizations in dealing with conflict that occurs among participants, parents, coaches, fans and Read more >

Sport BC’s resource library is for sport administrators to find how-tos, toolkits and guides to help inform the operations and activities of sport organizations Read more >

The Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group (SDP IWG) is an inter-governmental policy initiative whose aim is to promote the integration of Sport for Development and Peace Read more >

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