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The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development recently launched Leaders of the Knight—a leadership training program for Neumann University team captains and leaders.

ISSCD Launches Leaders of the Knight

October 19, 2017

The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development recently launched Leaders of the Knight—a leadership training program for Neumann University … Read More 

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On an important coach

with Dorian Long

Dorian Long, former coach and student-athlete at Neumann University, discusses the role played by an important coach in his life. Read More 

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Philadelphia PowerPlay

with Lauren Shipman

Neumann student Lauren Shipman shares her passion for the gift of playing on a power wheelchair hockey team. Read More 

On the significance of experiencing setbacks

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, she shares with us the powerful moments, lessons, and learning that can come from experiencing setbacks in your athletic experiences. Read More 

On being a team player

with Jessica Foulks

The Institute sat down with Jessica Foulks, a student-athlete at Neumann University. Jessica shares with us her thoughts on the importance of being a team player. Read More 

Faith, family, flexibility, commitment & resilience

with Dr. Rosalie Mirenda

The Institute welcomed Dr. Rosallie Mirenda, President of Neumann University, for an installment of our Faith Hope + Lunch series. Dr. Mirenda talked about her life, work and faith in a talk titled “Faith, Family, Flexibility, Commitment & Resilience.” Read More 

The growth of hockey

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares his opinion on the growth of the sport of ice hockey. Read More 

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Empowering Resiliency

November 6, 2017 | by Evan Zielinski

Written By: Marco Sifoni Edited By: Lee DelleMonache When times are tough we tend to fall down but, as many … Read More 

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JOY

Joy is a gift from God; we don’t produce it. Experiencing joy, living abundantly, is God’s dream for us and the reason we were created. Joy is most deeply felt when preceded by struggle and despair, as exemplified by Jesus’ death and resurrection (the Paschal Mystery). Our response to joy is to play, dance, and be caught up in the moment. When we truly play we get a glimpse of the kingdom of God and we practice for what the kingdom will be. We see joy in sports in the spontaneous celebrations of touchdowns, game winning shots, and a fan’s reaction to a long awaited victory. Joy is also present in the deep relationships between teammates, achieving your personal best, and accomplishing more than expected.