Minisode: Take Me Out Coach! Pro Sports and COVID
RadioEd is a biweekly podcast created by the DU Newsroom that taps into the University of Denver’s deep pool of bright brains to explore new takes on today’s top stories. See below for a full episode transcript.
Americans who thought coronavirus was no big deal got a rude awakening March 11. That night, the NBA suspended the pro basketball season, and pretty soon every major sport followed suit. Four months later, COVID hasn’t gone anywhere, but pro sports are determined to make a comeback. Brian Gearity, an expert in sports psychology, performance and training, weighs in on the safest way to return to play and why sports play such a critical role in American society.
Brian Gearity is the director of the University of Denver's master of arts in sport coaching program and the graduate certificate program in strength, conditioning and fitness coaching at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.
In this episode:
- Timeline of Coronavirus' Impacts on Sports (Bleacher Report)
- What Life is Like for Players Inside the NBA Bubble (Associated Press)
- NHL Return-to-Play Plans (ESPN)
- Big Stars are Sitting Out the MLB Season. Others Have No Choice but to Play (Wall Street Journal)
Books co-authored by Brian Gearity: