The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines converge to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. As a cross-disciplinary enterprise, the institute’s efforts are integrated throughout the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single concentration.

With an emphasis on expanding research, sharing knowledge, supporting innovation and advancing education, the institute’s mission is to use sport to create positive change throughout the world.

The Institute is supported by a combination of institutional ASU funding and a significant philanthropic gift from adidas.

Want to make a positive impact through sport? Make a donation to support the Global Sport Institute’s work here.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

Access & Opportunity in Sport

The latest Global Sport Matters Digital Issue explores how sport can evolve to be more inclusive and adapt to the bodies, minds and circumstances of everyone who wants to play.

Our latest news

Washington Post NFL coaching series

September 21, 2022

Washington Post reporters worked with GSI staff to gather data and perspective on the NFL's history with Black coaches.
Alaina Zanin

September 8, 2022

ABC 15 Arizona spoke with GSI Seed Grant Awardee Alaina Zanin about her GSI-funded Applied Coaching Communication Course at ASU.

September 6, 2022

Applications now open - Up to $50k, workshops, promotional resources, and mentorship available for sport-specific start-ups