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Travis Dorsch is an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, USA. His research is specifically targeted at understanding the impact of parent involvement in children’s sport participation, the role of sport, physical activity, and recreation in the development of family relationships, and the consequences of parent-child communication in youth and adolescent sport contexts. His research findings have been highlighted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune.
Nicole D. Bolter is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota where she specialized in sport and exercise psychology. Her research focuses on understanding how participation in sport and physical activity can be a growth experience for children and adolescents. Drawing from the positive youth development framework, recent studies published by Bolter were on effective coaching behaviors, character development, and evaluation of a physical-activity based youth development program.