- Senior Lecturer, School of Kinesiology
- Associate Director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
- Co-founder, Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium
- College of Education and Human Development
Nicole M. LaVoi’s multidisciplinary research includes influences from sport & exercise psychology, sport sociology, sport management, youth development, child development, moral development and feminist studies. Her goal is to answer critical questions that can make a difference in the lives of coaches and youth athletes, especially females. She has published and presented numerous aspects of her research in a variety of contexts all over the country. She serves on the National Advisory Boards for espnW and the Alliance of Women Coaches. Nicole played four years of intercollegiate tennis at Gustavus Adolphus College. She is a two time NCAA Academic All-American.
Articles by Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D.
More than 40 years after Title IX passed, participation levels for girls and women in sports is at an all-time high in the U.S. We can celebrate the fact that […]
We often assume youth sports participation will lead to an array of great benefits for our children: leadership, confidence, teamwork, mastery and social skill development to name a few. Unfortunately, […]
Each year US emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescents from birth to 19 years old. This includes concussions. During the […]