The Research goals of the LAADR are:

  • Attract interdisciplinary research teams to collaborate on research specific to amateur athletes and athletics organizations.

  • Support academic enrichment of the university community through technical reports, database development and warehousing, data dissemination, symposiums, seminars, conferences, lectures, and academic courses pertinent to athletics administration and development.

  • Serve as the preeminent scholarly laboratory for the management, development, and dissemination of information related to developing and managing amateur sports and athletes.

  • Provide UF students and faculty with experiential research and learning activities through the work of the laboratory.