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Academy’s Dr. Roch King Talks Coaching Profession at Coach Force 21 Event in Athens, Greece

2020-02-26T11:41:07-06:00February 26th, 2020|

United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Coaching Dr. Roch King recently visited Athens, Greece, where he participated in a working group and panel discussion about the coaching profession hosted by the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and co-sponsored by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. King was part of panel that discussed “The Voice of the Coach,” which touched on how sport is viewed as a profession around the world. The panel, part of the CoachForce21 conference, included representatives from the coaching profession from European Union countries, Canada, and the United States. Dr. King was jointly representing The Academy as an ICCE member and the United States Center for Coaching Excellence. “It was interesting to hear how the profession of coaching is [...]

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Sergey Eylanbekov’s Eisenhower Memorial Sculpture Placed on National Mall in Washington D.C.

2020-02-28T07:56:55-06:00February 26th, 2020|

The statues of Dwight D. Eisenhower and a group of paratroopers designed and sculpted by two-time United States Sports Academy Sport Artist of the Year Sergey Eylanbekov for the D.D. Eisenhower Memorial were recently placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The memorial is designed by architect Frank Gehry. The memorial featuring Eylanbekov’s masterworks will be officially dedicated during a special ceremony on 8 May 2020 – the 75th anniversary of VE Day – on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The scene sculpted by Eylanbekov depicts a moment when Eisenhower spoke to solders with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne division ahead of the Normandy invasion. Eylanbekov, the United States Sports Academy’s 2020 and 2004 Sport Artist of the Year – Sculptor, was selected to create [...]

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West Florence Basketball Coach Daryl Jarvis Says Coaches Must be Mentors and Teachers First

2019-12-10T11:15:54-06:00December 10th, 2019|

West Florence (S.C.) High School boys’ basketball coach Daryl Jarvis learned more than just the X’s and O’s of coaching while pursuing his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy. Jarvis holds a Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy. He led the West Florence boys to their first region title since 1992 in his first season there after being hired by the school in May 2018. “The Academy gave me insight into all of the administrative parts of the job,” Jarvis said. “Sports management and coaching are about more than just the X’s and O’s and jimmies and joes. From facilities, to money management/budgeting within the program, marketing, the laws that need to be followed in certain situations, liability and so many other things [...]

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Academy Recognizes Summer 2019 Honor Roll Students

2019-12-10T08:44:01-06:00December 10th, 2019|

United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Summer 2019 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a grade-point average of 4.0. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.4-3.99, while graduate students on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.8-3.99. Doctoral Dean's List Lori Huckaby – Hudsonville, Mich. – Sports Management Dr. Jason Williams – Foley, Ala. – Sports Management   Master’s President’s List Denise Romo – Turlock, Calif. – Sports Coaching Henry Wofford – Clover, S.C. – Sports Coaching   Master’s Dean’s List Ashley Froelich – Seattle, Wash. – Sports Studies David Hubbart – Pensacola, Fla. – Sports Studies Jason James – Columbia, S.C. – Sports Management Tyler Naunton – [...]

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Academy President Meets with His Majesty Hamad bin Essa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain

2019-11-26T08:41:59-06:00November 25th, 2019|

While on a recent trip abroad, United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich was pleased to meet with His Majesty Hamad bin Essa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, to discuss the Academy’s longstanding relationship with the Kingdom. Rosandich was also able to meet His Highness Prince Nasser bin Hamad, the President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, along with the American Ambassador to the Kingdom, H.E. Justin Siberell. The Academy’s involvement in Bahrain goes back more than 40 years to the beginnings of the Academy’s international instruction, research and outreach programs.   In 1977, the Academy worked with the Bahrain General Organization for Youth and Sports to develop a physical fitness test used to gauge the fitness of every school-aged child in that country, providing the [...]

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Thai Students Graduate from Academy’s Longstanding Sports Certification Programs

2019-09-24T13:19:01-05:00September 24th, 2019|

Thai students, along with leaders from the Sports Authority of Thailand, are pictured with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich during a visit to the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala. The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding certification program to provide advanced sport education to students in Thailand continued recently as three groups of Thai students visited the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala. The post-secondary, non-degree programs in Bangkok are designed to prepare people in Thailand for careers in coaching and related athletic professions. The International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program includes a wide range of coaching and related administrative skills, while the International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program includes management topics such as sports event planning, marketing and public relations, and facilities. In addition, students [...]

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An Opportunity for an International Sport Exchange

2019-05-02T13:52:01-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

The Federation of University Sport in China (FUSC-the Chinese collegiate sport sanctioning body similar to the NCAA) has announced an opportunity for a sport cultural exchange. The FUSC is willing to host a men’s or women’s basketball team between 11-31 August (although there may be some flexibility in the dates) in Beijing during which time the team would participate in joint basketball practices, workshops, and a couple of games with their Chinese collegiate counterparts. The program would also include cultural activities such as sightseeing. The program is for seven days in China, including the day of arrival and departure leaving five days on the ground in Beijing for a delegation of up to 20 players, coaches, and school officials. Included will be domestic transportation, local meals and accommodations in China. [...]

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Varala Sports Institute Launches International Sports Management Program with United States Sports Academy and Proftraining Finland

2019-05-02T13:23:38-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

The Finnish Varala Sports Institute and Proftraining Finland have formalized an agreement and will partner to offer sports management training programs. Their first venture will be an International Sports Management Certification program which was developed in conjunction with United States Sports Academy. Coursework for the International Sports Management Certification will be offered in English, online, under the guidance of Academy instructors. At the end of the coursework, an on-site symposium at the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., will be offered to students in the program. As with all Academy programs, students will be able to study while continuing to work full-time in their profession. Academy Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Tomi Wahlström said the institution is proud to work with Varala and Proftraining. “Since its beginning, the Academy has [...]

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Academy Continues Adaptive Sport Training Program in Bahrain

2019-01-18T15:58:47-06:00January 21st, 2019|

The United States Sports Academy in 2019 is continuing its program to train physical education teachers and coaches in the Kingdom of Bahrain to better meet the needs of athletes with adaptive needs. Academy National Faculty member Marty Floyd recently traveled to the island nation in the Middle East for the third time for an extensive teaching stint for a post-secondary, non-degree certificate program in disabled and adaptive sport for the Bahrain Sports Federation for Disabilities (BSFD). This is Floyd’s third visit to Bahrain to teach this program for the Academy since last year. The Adaptive Sports program is a unique course of advanced study designed for coaches and physical education teachers who have or want to have experience working with athletes with varying degrees of adaptive needs. The program has [...]

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International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper Earns Academy’s 2018 Eagle Award

2019-01-18T14:10:35-06:00January 21st, 2019|

After he played a key role in the success of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, International Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian Franco Kasper has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2018 Eagle Award, the institution’s highest international honor. The Eagle Award is presented annually to a world leader in sport to recognize that individual’s contributions in promoting international harmony, peace, and goodwill through the effective use of sport. The recipient of this award must have tempered strength with keen judgment in using authority wisely as a means of bringing nations together through sport for the betterment of mankind. Kasper is a Swiss ski official who has been president of the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1998 and is the current president of the Association [...]

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Luka Modric, Angelique Kerber Named United States Sports Academy July Athletes of the Month

2018-08-21T14:10:47-05:00August 21st, 2018|

DAPHNE, Ala. – Croatian soccer player Luka Modric and German tennis player Angelique Kerber have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for July. Modric won the Golden Ball Award as the most outstanding player of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Modric scored two goals and an assist and was considered dominant in the midfield, setting the tempo and dictating the pace of play as Croatia made an improbable run to the World Cup final. Kerber defeated American Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win the women’s Wimbledon title on 14 July 2018 in London. It was the first Wimbledon title for Kerber, who is the first German woman to win the tournament since Steffi Graf in 1996. The second place finisher on [...]

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for June

2018-07-05T13:50:58-05:00July 5th, 2018|

DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for June and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from seven countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes are used to guide the Academy selection committee in choosing the male and female monthly winners, who then become eligible for selection to the prestigious Athlete of the Year ballot. A worldwide public vote on the annual ballot is used to guide the committee in making the final selection. Everyone is encouraged [...]