Our Story

About SPKN

The sport industry evolves quickly and continuously. Access to quality, research-backed, highly essential information is more vital today than ever before. SPKN, the Sport Professional Knowledge Network, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides accurate, curated sport knowledge that enhances sport. SPKN provides instant access to an extensive library of original peer-reviewed sport-related content, which includes professional interviews, podcast episodes, research briefs, articles, sample plans, and programs, as well as industry connections and discussions. Covering everything from sport coaching to sport parenting and athlete safety to global social issues, SPKN provides information, education and collaboration you can trust.

Our Mission

Dedicated to providing the research-backed knowledge and tools necessary to develop today’s athletes – mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Our Vision

To achieve transformational change for the whole human athlete.

Our Values

We believe that:      

  • At the core of superior and inspired sport performance is a balanced, fully developed athlete.
  • A better world of sport, led by integrity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, in all its practices, will make our athletes, and industry stronger.
  • Sport has the potential to affect positive change in the lives of individuals, communities, and societies when led by adults who have the ability to harness its power effectively.

How You Can Help

SPKN is a mission-driven non-profit organization inspired by a vision to give all sport industry professionals access to the high-quality professional development they need to develop the whole human athlete. As such, SPKN is entirely dependent on the generosity of individual donors, corporations, and foundations. SPKN seeks financial support to help it dramatically increase its visibility among sport professionals and scholars, grow content, and deliver high-quality resources to everyone in the field, irrespective of financial means. The SPKN budget reflects our commitment as we invite you to invest in our mission. Please join us.

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