The American Sports Institute is dedicated to serving humankind through sport and physical education. We view these aspects of life as means for bringing forth the human spirit through mental discipline and physical endeavor, and thus as ways of fulfilling our most precious resourcethe human potential.
The American Sports Institute is involved in examining the full spectrum of sport and physical education from artistic and scientific perspectives. The areas of study include:
- Health and Fitness
- States of Consciousness
- Sport and Society
- Sport Diplomacy
The American Sports Institute is committed to making its findings widely available. We share knowledge with all who seek it, with spectators as well as scholars, with those who wish simply to participate in and enjoy sports as well as those who seek to attain the heights of athletic performance.
The American Sports Institute is not bound by any particular ideology. The principles and lessons derived from observing and participating in sports provide the principles by which the Institute operatesfairness, honesty, and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all people.
The American Sports Institute encourages cooperative competitionpeople competing with, not against, one another. When victors share knowledge with their competitors, competition benefits everyone.
The American Sports Institute envisions a time when athletics will return to their rightful place of honor in the arts and humanities, and when physical education will assume a more integral and respected position in the educational enterprise. For it may well be that sport and physical education, reformed and refurbished, may provide the best possible path to personal enlightenment and social transformation in this age.