The difficulty of having dialogue about the "sport science" area is perplexing. Open discussions about issues in the field are not only discouraged but can just disappear without any explanations. True sport science that involves interaction between sport scientists, conditioning coaches, and sport coaches seems to be virtually non-existent in the U.S. as a former mentor of mine Dr. Mike Stone has pointed out in articles and presentations.
In the U.S., we have universities that use titles for academic departments such as Health, "Sport," and Exercise Science and yet do not interact with athletic departments at their own universities. One wonders if this is just a marketing and sales gimmick to draw students? Why not just use titles like the old Health, PE, and Recreation or Health,PE, Exercise Science, and Recreation? It seems quite perplexing. And the lack of "sport science" work on huge American sports like football, basketball, and baseball is hard to understand if "sport science" exists in the U.S. The words "sport science" seem to be mainly marketing and sales buzzwords in the U.S. Is "sport science" dead in the U.S. or did it ever exist in the first place?