Sport Science Institute

Living the dream - and waking up to reality

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” former Purdue swimming and diving coach Cathy Wright-Eger discusses the challenges coaches face in learning to help student-athletes dealing with mental health distress.

Skin - the athlete’s largest organ

Most sports involve some sort of protective gear to guard against injury. However, an often-overlooked part of the body that withstands daily damage if not properly protected is the body’s largest organ – the skin.

One coach’s X and O: pay attention, give permission

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” Newman coach Mark Potter explains how he came to grips with his own depression after 19 years as a coach and started spreading the message that it’s OK to seek help.

Catastrophic injury reporting requirement starts Aug. 1

Beginning on Aug. 1, all NCAA member schools will be required to report any catastrophic injuries incurred by their student-athletes, a mandate that supports a new comprehensive and accurate structure for tracking those injuries.

DII council tables strength and conditioning certification proposal

The Division II Management Council tabled a proposal that would require national certification of any designated strength and conditioning coaches, with the intent of bringing forward a new recommendation after further research.

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