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Aspen Institute Sports

Early Positive Experiences = Athletes for Life

Elliott J. Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Elliott J. Hill

Sure I played football, baseball and basketball from an early age -- 7 or 8 -- like most kids where I lived. It taught me a lot about sport, commitment and that internal drive. But those lessons paled in comparison to what I got from those countless hours spent playing at Dottie Jordan, and the intangible gifts from Mr. Armistead, even if we didn't realize how much he was investing in our lives at the time.

Winning Gold Medals on The Playing Field of Life

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

Quality coaching is a critical factor in determining whether an athlete will be successful at the elite level. Yet, sports organizations often do not invest adequate resources in developing coaches.

Coaching For Life

Billie Jean King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Billie Jean King

Had I not had Clyde as my coach and been fortunate enough to have such a positive sports experience at that early age, there may never have been a "Battle of the Sexes" or the opportunity to see through that fifth-grade dream of mine.

We Need More Trained Coaches -- and More Fraser Robinsons

Craig Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Robinson

Let's face it, most kids aren't going to play sports at the D-I college level, so it's important that they come away from their experience where they want to be in sports and be active for the rest of their lives. It's about their psychological, emotional, social and physical welfare.