Members Area

AASP Special Interest Groups (SIG)



  • Opportunity to work with other AASP members who are passionate about a focused scholarly and/or professional practice topic
  • An annual SIG meeting at the AASP conference
  • Recognition of the SIG on the AASP website and the opportunity to attract new group members 

Creating a New SIG

  • Identify at least 10 current AASP members interested in forming the SIG
  • Generate a name for the SIG and the SIG mission statement
  • Complete the SIG Proposal Form
    (download form here; submit to

SIG & Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Coordinators will complete and submit two report annually of SIG activities and membership to the Membership Services Division Head
  • SIGs will undergo a review once every two years; inactive SIGs will be discontinued

Active AASP SIGs

SIG Coordinator(s)
Adaptive Sport & Physical Activity Mike Mignano 
Anger & Violence in Sport Mitch Abrams + Michelle Bartlett
Athlete Retirement Iman Hassan + Melinda Harrison
Business Ownership Carla Carter
Clean Sport Sicily Stephens and Vaughn Ross
Coaching Science Megan Buning, Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Jody Langdon 

Eating Disorders

Jenny H. Conviser, Mitchell DeSimone, Cindy Miller Aron, Hayley Perelman, Caitlyn Hauff
Esports Jackson Jin 
Exercise Psychology & Wellness Selen Razon, Jerry Holt, Michael Sachs
High Risk & Extreme Sports Alec Herbert
Fencing John Heil
International Olympic Sport Psychology Peter Haberl
Media in Sport

Michele Kerulis

Men and Masculinities Ryan Sappington, Emily Tyler, Elmer Guardado, and London Hill
Mental Health Hillary Cauthen
Mindfulness Michael Gerson
MMA & Combat Sports  Eduardo Arambula, Craig Cypher, Tyler Held, Erin Herle, and Jonathan Packman
Performance Consulting in Collegiate Sport LaKeitha Poole
Performance Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Megan Fox, Phoebe Manalang, Seth Rose, Billy Bean
Performing Arts Mitchell DeSimone
Positive Youth Development Through Physical Activity John McCarthy
Pride (LGBTQ+) Sophia Pellegrom + Nick Lee
Psychology of Sport Injury Tim White
Race & Ethnicity in Sport Zellesia Ejalanibu 
Self-Compassion in Sport and Performance Ashley Kuchar, Danae Frentz, + Alan Chu 
Soccer Jude Niba
Study & Practice of Supervision Michelle McAlarnen
Tactical Populations Matt Hood
Teaching Sport & Exercise Psychology Frances Cacho + Amber Shipherd
Women in Sport Kirbi Kidd
Youth Sport Kathy Feinstein

To join or learn more about a particular SIG, contact the SIG Coordinator.

If you would like to coordinate a SIG in need of a coordinator, contact the Membership Services Head, Amanda Perkins-Ball.

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend any of the SIG meetings held at the AASP Annual Conference.