DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have partnered to allow coaches who have successfully completed the Technical Track & Field Coaching certification course (201 or 251) and/or any of the five Specialist Certification Courses of the Track & Field Academy to apply for and receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Sports Academy. Read More
News & Events
From left, United States Sports Academy faculty members Dr. Stephen Butler and Dr. Brandon Spradley welcomed University of South Alabama Head Football Coach Joey Jones and his Director of Football Operations, Brendt Bedsole, when they visited the Academy on February 25.
Dr. Veera Asher, Dr. Erwie Dong, Dr. Steven T. Lorick and Dr. David Kent Stotlar have been appointed to the Academy’s National Faculty and bring a wide range of knowledge, experience and skills to the table.
Asher has a fascinating background that includes strength and conditioning as well as opera singing, and has created a new approach to athletic form by aligning and optimizing posture, breath, voice, core and joint release. She holds a doctorate from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, a master’s from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s from the University of British Columbia.
DAPHNE, Ala. – Considering how cold it’s been in most of the Northern Hemisphere, perhaps it’s only fitting that 2015’s first edition of the United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Month would see male and female winners hail from a classic wintertime endeavor. Our voters certainly thought so.
He was a man on a mission.
Blessed with the athletic ability to earn a spot on his country’s national soccer team, Totty O. Totty looked at his surroundings, thought about the prospects of playing professionally and determined exactly what he had to do.
“It was get an education,” the Nigerian native stated with an ever-present smile while visiting the United States Sports Academy February 12. “Put it this way, I always had it in the back of my head that an education was the way to go, and go as far as I could go. I mean, you leave the national team, you better have a plan and you better make it pay off.” Read More
DAPHNE, Ala. – There was a time that Mark Chay no longer wanted to be part of sports. Having proven unsuccessful in his bid to become a three-time Olympian as a swimmer, the Singapore native not only was done with all the training and competing it took to become an elite-level athlete, but sports in general.
A lot has changed since then. Read More
Mario Vazquez Rana, a former prominent member of the International Olympic Committee and 1986 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s prestigious Eagles Award, died on Sunday in Mexico City at the age of 82. Read More
As far as comebacks go, Hollywood script doctors would have a hard time coming up with something better than what Lindsey Vonn has crafted in the snow the past two months.
Using the slopes in Lake Louise, Alberta; Val d’Isere, France; Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, and St. Moritz, Switzerland, as her canvas, the 30-year-old American authored a gem. Devastated by recurring knee injuries costing her a chance to compete in last year’s Sochi Winter Games, Vonn returned to the mountaintop of women’s skiing this winter in remarkably short order. Read More
People, Places and Programs
MAJOR PROGRAM EVENTS
Women’s Basketball Webinar-1300 (1 p.m.) 17 February: Gameday Atmosphere, Best Practices and Championship Updates
6th Oxford Education Research Symposium The Oxford Education research Symposium is accepting papers. The Symposium will be held 16, 17, 18 March 2015 at the Oxford Union in Oxford, UK. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of education research, or you may wish to attend as an observer. The Oxford Conference is the 6th Oxford Education Research Symposium. Click Here for more information.
SHAPE America Conventions Atlanta, Jan. 18-21; Seattle, WA, March 17 – 21
Work in Sports Exhibition / Lausanne-Beaulieu 6-7 May 2015
Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) Athens, Greece 11-14 May 2015
The 15th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing and Social Aspects will be held in Athens, Greece, from 11-14 May 2015.
First European Games-Baku 12-28 June 2015
ECSS Malmo 20th Annual Congress Meeting 24-27 June 2015
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 5-21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The years roll along, and Hans Erni continues to roll right along with them.
Less than two weeks away from his 106th birthday, the Swiss artist remains a fixture both in person and in spirit – the latter of which even the laws of science and physics likely won’t be able to test. His imprint from painting, sculpting and designing is that deep – especially in the world of sports. Read More
With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students begin their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest graduates.
Jason C Moberly (Mount Orab, OH)-BSS Sports Management
Kristen R Franke (Enid, OK)-MSS Sports Studies
Kevin E Hall (Knoxville, TN)-MSS Sports Studies
Keith M Mauldin (Claude, TX)-MSS Sports Coaching
Caitlin M Meseroll (Arlington, VA)-MSS Sports Studies
Shawn R Roe-MSS (Cheyenne, WY)-Sports Medicine & MSS Sports Health & Fitness
Douglas Spurling (Kennebunkport, ME)-MSS Sports Health & Fitness
Two-time Olympic swimmer Mr. Mark Chay (left) and United States Sports Academy Director of Continuing Education Dr. Brandon Spradley pose in front the academy’s latest sculpture, “The Swimmer,” by 2009 Sport Artist of the Year and local “found object” artist Mr. Bruce Larsen, during Chay’s visit to Daphne, Ala. Chay, who will be taking the helm at the International Sports Academy in Singapore, was in town to renew a five-year agreement for conducting U.S. Sports Academy programs and to receive training in how to do so.