Matthew T. Bowers

Matt Bowers is a clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Texas at Austin and the cofounder of Hook and Ladder Creative Sport Solutions, a research-based youth sports consulting firm.

His research examines the management of systems for athlete development; in particular, he studies the potential benefits of nonorganized sport settings, such as pick-up sports or video games.

His work has been published in a variety of journals, including Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of the History of Sports, and Creativity Research Journal

A major goal of his research and consulting is to influence the design and implementation of sport programs and policies that integrate play-centered approaches to athlete training.