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The MNYSRC through education and research helps parents, coaches and sport administrators understand their role in creating healthy, family-friendly youth sport opportunities that benefits everyone in the community and promotes positive youth development.

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LaVoi writes invited piece for Minnesota Hockey newsletter
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:51:14 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, has written an article, “Should Boys and Girls be Coached Differently?,” appearing in the Minnesota Youth Hockey Newsletter. The column addresses the question, how does coaching females differ from coaching males.

LaVoi on expert panel at Notre Dame coaching ethics symposium
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:26:13 +0000

On April 25, Play Like a Champion Today, the world’s only university-based initiative focused on promoting a positive sports culture for all young people, is hosting a symposium entitled “Coaching Ethics: Creating a Value Centered Athletic Community in Higher Education.” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of […]

LaVoi attends DC conference on safety in youth sport
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:13:56 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is attending the Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) National Conference on Youth Sports Safety in Washington, DC [watch live]. The focus of the conference is on concussion and youth sport culture. PASS was launched by the […]

LaVoi featured in New York Times discussion on children’s athletics
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:36:12 +0000

Joining five other experts, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, speaks out in a New York Times “Room for Debate” piece, “Can Playing Ball Be Bad for Children?” LaVoi addresses opportunities for girls in athletics in the context of some parents’ “winning at […]

LaVoi describes parents’ role in youth sport on ice skating website
Thu, 02 May 2013 13:02:08 +0000

 Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, explains what sport can afford youth in “Be a Winning Parent: 3 Tips for Parents of Young Athletes,” a piece that appeared on Riedell skates’ blog. LaVoi states that youth sports should be a place where young […]

Ivanhoe Broadcast Television features LaVoi in Fall 2013 “Smart Woman” segment
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:39:13 +0000

This fall, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, will appear in a television show produced by Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated television news-gathering organization. The segment is based on the 2007 Tucker Center Research Report, “Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach,” […]

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