The mission of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) is to provide leadership, scholarship, and outreach that “transforms” the face of youth sports in ways that maximize the beneficial physical, psychological, and social effects of participation for children and youth while minimizing detrimental effects. Since its inception in 1978, ISYS has partnered with numerous organizations to promote healthy youth sports participation. In this article, the general steps ISYS takes to form and facilitate partnerships are addressed. Four long-term partnerships are also described. The services provided to these organizations are described and the advantages and challenges of working with partners, in general, are delineated. How these partnerships are used to facilitate the teaching, outreach-engagement, and scholarship components of the Michigan State University land grant mission are also described. The case of ISYS shows that conducting community outreach and engagement projects greatly enhance the scholarly mission of the university.
Lessons Learned About Outreach and Engagement at the Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports
North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Virtual Conference June 11–12, 2020
, University of Utah; Matthew Miller, Auburn University Engagement in error estimation is suggested as one of the possible explanations behind the self-controlled feedback learning effect, yet error estimation has rarely been manipulated in self-controlled feedback paradigms. The present study aimed to address