B. Christine Green

Chris Green is a professor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois, where she directs the Sport+Development Lab.

Her work examines the growth and development of sport programs and their relationship to the positive development of individuals and communities.

A major challenge she encounters in her work is cultural resistance to change within a model of sport that is highly competitive rather than cooperative, and which values achievement over growth.

The goal of her research is to help sport organizations to broaden what they offer without hurting their elite programs, to attract new participants, and to maintain participation over a longer period of time.

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