Recently, the Oregon Daily Emerald published an article about the Competition Not Conflict program based in Oregon. From the article, "Competition Not Conflict is a program designed to reduce destructive conflict in sport and to promote the positive values of competition. It is based out of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution center in the Oregon School of Law and works with Division-I, club and recreational athletes at the University. The program strives to combine big-time athletics with world-class academics to change conflict's footprint in sports."
Josh Gordon, the program's director, commented that "[they] believe conflict skills are core competencies, much like the physical skills necessary to compete at the greatest possible level."
While this program may seem focused on athletes on its face, the University does open the courses to all students interested in learning more about conflict in sports.
Read more on the details of this program here: