Dr. Larry Lauer, is the Director of Coaching Education and Development in the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University. Larry has a PhD in exercise and sport science, specializing in sport psychology, from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is the lead consultant for Championship Performance Consulting. He is the Sport Psychology Consultant to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and consults with athletes, teams, and coaches from the youth to professional levels of sport.
His role at MSU involves working closely with the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Think Detroit PAL in conducting high quality coaching education programs, training instructors, evaluating program effectiveness, and developing curricular materials. In addition, Larry conducts youth sport research at ISYS and develops resources for youth sport organizations, parents, athletes, coaches, and administrators.
Larry is a coaching educator for USA Hockey and assists the United States Tennis Association in junior player camps and parent workshops. An AASP Certified Consultant and listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, Larry was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sport Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport.
"Making Parents Part of Your Team," led by Dr. Larry Lauer, Director of Coaching Education and Development in the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University, explains how to engage parents to influence positive behavior.
The Human Kinetics Coach Education webinar series is offered free of charge to coaches, athletic administrators, athletic trainers, instructors, students, professionals, and parents interested in learning about the hottest topics in the sports arena. Webinars to date have addressed concussion management, bullying and social media, sports nutrition, and college recruitment.