Mismanaged Transitions Threaten Optimal Performance in Athletics and Academics for Student-Athletes

Intercollegiate athletic programs must try to ensure that new student-athletes can effectively navigate the transitional period with which they are faced. Joshua Gordon of the Sports Conflict Institute speaks with The Texas Conflict Coach program to discuss best practices on managing these challenges.

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Sports Conflict Institute (SCI)

Navigating an intense training program, keeping up with course requirements and maintaining positive social and family interactions can overwhelm individuals.

Eugene, OR (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

Sports Conflict Institute (SCI) Founder, Joshua Gordon, is the featured guest on The Texas Conflict Coach program set to air Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 7:00pm CST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/texas-conflict-coach. Gordon takes on the subject of student athlete transitions and provides insights into how best to manage these challenges.    

“Student-athletes will likely encounter more challenges than the average university student. Athletics, academics and social life contribute to the overall well-being and performance level of an athlete. Many times, navigating an intense training program, keeping up with course requirements and maintaining positive social and family interactions can overwhelm individuals,” highlights Gordon.

From the show's program page:

With the start of a new academic year, college athletes and coaches prepare for another season and often a whole new environment. They encounter new team members, the pressures of performance and a longing for home. During this program, Joshua Gordon, of the Sports Conflict Institute and Stephen Kotev will discuss what student athletes and coaches can do to optimize their performance on and off the field.

About SCI:

SCI supports competitive goals in athletics through understanding, preventing, and resolving destructive conflict both inside and outside the lines. SCI serves as a knowledge center and provides a range of services to help ensure student-athlete experience is part of a healthy university culture while optimizing performance on and off the field of play. Conflict is inevitable, but how we respond determines whether success follows or costs mount. SCI Founder Joshua Gordon has over 20 years of conflict management experience.