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A BIOS inter-disciplinary examination of youth sport


Throughout the month of March, BIOS is looking at how youth sport is studied at our UW-Madison campus and beyond. We've added additional seminars and presentations to our BIOS Spring semester. All information and sessions are available to the public and please check our website for continued updates and for additional details. See a schedule of events below:



Below are additional youth sport resources:


Dr. Mayrena Isamar Hernandez

Click the picture for the full seminar video and additional resources on the impact of the social determinants of health on athletic health care


Dr. Peter Miller

Trends in sport participation at the youth and college level

The Aspen Institute's Project Play

NCAA demographics data


Matthew Trnian

Grand Park Sports Campus

Leading in the youth sports industry


Dr. Karissa Niehoff

The current environment of youth sports and why we should preserve and advocate for school-based sports.

Refer to NFHS data on sport participation in the US

Refer to the NFHS Play.Perform.Compete.Together campaign


Dr. Julie Stamm

The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, the Myths, and the Future

An athlete/scholar's journey into the research on the brain and youth sports


Grace Loberg, Danielle Hart, and Giorgia Civita

Before they were champions: Grace, Gio and Danielle reflect on their youth sports journeys.

Research shows us many benefits from participating in athletics. But each young athlete’s journey is different. Three key members of the UW national championship volleyball team, Gio Civita, Danielle Hart, and Grace Loberg, joined SGG to discuss some key aspects of their remarkable pathways through sports.


Dr. Julie Stamm

So, what does the research really say about brain injury and trauma and youth sports? BIOS hosted cutting-edge researcher and UW-Madison faculty member Julie Stamm, who discussed her work from her recent book. Hear what she had to say in the research presentation linked below:

The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, the Myths, and the Future


Dr. Travis Dorsch

Former NFL player, now professor, Travis Dorsch describes an "integrated" perspective on youth sports and how sports affect the whole family.


Dr. Tim McGuine

The Impact of Adolescent Sports in Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities