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Every Person an Athlete.

Every Person an Athlete. Every Athlete trained by a Quality Coach. Every Coach Enlightened by the Best Science and Best Practices.

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Recognized nationally for promoting youth sports 

The Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences is one of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy Champion program.

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Watch discussions and presentations on applied coaching and sport science by a series of unique sport and coaching experts. 

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2020 Fall Town Hall Event Series

This fall, the Center continues to support coaches, sport leaders and families in WV through the continuation of our free, online town hall event series. Each event in the series will bring together a unique panel of sport and coaching leaders and experts to explore and discuss important sport science related topics that impact youth and scholastic athletes and sports. Free live virtual meetings will be hosted through Zoom on August 27, October 29, November 19, and December 17.

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2020 Spring Town Hall Event Series

During the Spring of 2020 the Center hosted a series of town hall panel discussions via zoom that brought together leaders in sport and coaching. Topics of discussion include: Supporting youth and scholastic athletes and coaches through COVID, returning to play, useful apps for distance coaching, supporting and building resiliency, developing long lasting athleticism through youth sports and developing WV athletes. Visit the series homepage to get more information and watch the discussions via youtube.

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Examining Coaching and Coach Education in the U.S. Livestream

On December 4, 2019, the Center hosted a livestreamed event focused on coaching and coach education in the United States through a grant from the West Virginia University Office of the Provost and in conjunction with the  United States Center for Coaching Excellence. The presentations featured sport industry and academic leaders and highlighted quality coaching and coach education within the American sport system. 

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Watch the Town Hall Event from October 29th at 12:30 pm

 Tips and Highlights from a Youth Sport Program Model that Works in WV 

The session on the WVU Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences Virtual Town Hall Fall Series was October 29th at 12:30pm. Titled ‘Tips and Highlights from a Youth Sport Program Model that Works in WV,’ this town hall explored how a youth sport program can help grow program numbers, increase diversity and inclusion, and support youth enjoyment and development. Using the long-term athletic development (LTAD) concept, we talked about how the Mountaineer United Soccer Club's pre-academy program aligns with current guidelines and recommendations for best practices in youth sport as well as how they have designed and implemented the program. Guest speakers included WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Alumni Nikki Goodenow with the Mountaineer United Soccer Club's pre-academy program and former assistant coach of the WVU women's soccer team and Dr. Lynda Bowers of Shaw University and former DI head coach for the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville women's team.  

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The Center is developing a database of youth sport programs and activities across Mon County. Please contact us at to make sure your program gets included.

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