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Welcome, the Center for Sport Policy and Conduct, is here to bring you current information regarding youth sports. Our main goal is to provide articles, blogs, and helpful tips about the sport of that particular month. There will be 12 sports that we will cover for the next year. The type of sports that we will cover includes football, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc. We hope to eventually be a main source of information for families that have kids that play sports. 

The founders of the CSPC include both faculty and graduate students from the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Director: Dr. Lynn Jamieson
Associate Director: Dr. Thomas J. Orr

Although the terms violence and aggression are often used interchangeably, there are some distinctions that can be made between them. Violence can be seen as a form of physical assault based on an intent to injure another person or destroy the property of others. To continue this definition, “violence in sport violates the norms and rules of the contest, threatens lives and property, and usually cannot be anticipated by the persons affected” (Smith, 1983, p. 6).