Youth Sports Research Council

About Us

Youth Sports Research Council

Coaches Trained

Active Clinicians

Average # of coaches trained per year

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council is to provide adults who work with children and adolescents in organized youth sport programs with quality, current, empirically based information concerning healthy physical, psychological and emotional development.

About Us 

Founded in 1983 by Dr. David A. Feigley, the Youth Sports Research Council is a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates information about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Our award-winning educational programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.

Since 1986, the YSRC has partnered with the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) to provide training to more than 300,000 volunteer youth sports coaches and thousands of municipal recreation directors throughout the state of New Jersey.

Staff Members

 

Founder & Director

David A. Feigley, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator

Alejandro “Hondo” Diaz

Director of Research

Anthony Delli Paoli, Ph.D.

Clerical Assistant

Ileana Vazquez

Visit Us

Loree Gymnasium

Department of Kinesiology and Health
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(Enter through the back door)

View Campus Map for Loree Building

Directions

From New Jersey Turnpike North or South:

Follow the Turnpike to Exit #9. After the toll, bear right and take Route 18 North. Follow the directions for Route 18 North.

From Garden State Parkway:
Follow the Parkway North to Route 287 or Parkway South to Route 1 South. Follow the directions for those roads.
From Route 1 North or South:

Follow Route 1 toward New Brunswick. Exit onto Route 18 North. Follow the Route 18 North directions.

From Route 18 North:

Past the entrance for the turnpike Exit 9, travel one mile on Rt. 18; go through one traffic light and exit onto George St. Jughandle over Rt. 18; get in the left lane; go through another light. Go 50 feet and where the sign says “Ryders Lane”, make a left onto Clifton Avenue. Go 100 feet and turn right down a driveway immediately after passing a blue road sign that says “Start 617”. Proceed down the driveway, bear left at the end and park in Lot 78R behind the Loree Gym. Enter the building and follow the signs for the Youth Sports Research Council, room 060.

From Route 18 North:

Past the entrance for the turnpike Exit 9, travel one mile on Rt. 18; go through one traffic light and exit onto George St. Jughandle over Rt. 18; get in the left lane; go through another light. Go 50 feet and where the sign says “Ryders Lane”, make a left onto Clifton Avenue. Go 100 feet and turn right down a driveway immediately after passing a blue road sign that says “Start 617”. Proceed down the driveway, bear left at the end and park in Lot 78R behind the Loree Gym. Enter the building and follow the signs for the Youth Sports Research Council, room 060.

From Route 287 North or South:

Follow Route 287 to Exit 10. The sign says Easton Avenue (Route 527). Take Easton Avenue south toward New Brunswick. Go approximately four miles (past St. Peter’s Medical Center). At the next light, turn right onto Courtland St.Follow the curve to the left. (Courtland St. becomes Louis St.)Travel on Louis St. until you reach French St.: go through the light(Louis St. becomes Suydam St.). Follow Suydam St. to the end. At the stop sign, go left onto Nichol Avenue.At the next light, go right onto George Street. Travel under the footbridge and make a right onto Clifton Avenue. Make a quick right down a driveway immediately after the blue sign that says “Begin 617”. Proceed down the driveway, bear left at the end and park in Lot 78R behind the Loree Building.Enter the building and follow the signs for the Youth Sports Research Council, room 060.

Advisory Board Members

  • Gloria Bachman
  • Bill Foelsch
  • Alan Goldberger
  • David Johnson
  • Jeanne Montemarano
  • Jack Roberts
  • Dina Trunzo