League of Fans

Founded by Ralph Nader, League of Fans is a sports reform project working to improve sports by increasing awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, exposing irresponsible business practices, ensuring accountability to fans, and encouraging the industry to contribute to societal well-being.

Email Alerts

Alerts is League of Fans' email announcements list. Alerts provides news, information, the actions of League of Fans and/or Ralph Nader regarding sports issues, and calls-to-action for subscribers. All email updates are either selected or written by League of Fans.


League of Fans is motivated by people, just like you, who are upset with what has become of our sports and would like to make a difference. We work with concerned citizens, sports fans, civic groups and communities to increase awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, influence a broad range of issues in sports at all levels and encourage the cooperative capacities that make the "sports powers-that-be" capable of helping, not just dominating, our society and culture.

News / Resources

We often think of sports as outside the realm of everyday citizen concern. But the many benefits to society that sports can provide are sometimes undermined by a different set of values, often based on the quest for higher and higher profits at the expense of fans, taxpayers, communities, culture and social justice.

Your Role

Get Involved! Your involvement will improve sports for communities and fans, and encourage the sports industry to better contribute to societal well-being.

Sports Medicine

American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
To encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Sports Medicine Committee
Develops policy to educate pediatricians about all aspects of exercise, sports medicine, and physical fitness for children and adolescents.

American College of Sports Medicine
Promotes and integrates scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
To foster a collegial relationship among dedicated, competent primary care sports medicine physicians, and provide a quality educational resource.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Organization of orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, including national and international medicine leaders working to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

Athletic Insight
Online Journal of Sport Psychology

"Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Athlete of the 21st Century" - ESPN's Outside the Lines (January, 2000)
- Morphing the human body
- Genetic testing beckons
- Let's grow a body part
- "We can rebuild him ..."
- Sports' brave new world
- Sports 2010: New insight
- Sports 2050: More options
- Sports 2100: Sega games

Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence
Devoted to offering sport psychology interventions, research, and training. Combines knowledge, skills, and expertise from psychology and exercise science to produce comprehensive and state-of-the-art sport psychology services.

Exercise and Sport Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association
Furthers the scientific, educational, and clinical foundations of exercise and sport psychology.

The Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine (IPSM)
Dedicated to the prevention of sports-related injuries and health care cost containment.

International Academy for Sports Dentistry
Forum for dentists, physicians, trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry and the dental needs of athletes at risk to sports' injuries.

The International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
To promote the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, to preserve and improve the health of mankind through physical fitness and sports participation, and to study scientifically the natural and pathological implications of physical training and sports participation.

The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)
To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas for sports biomechanics researchers, coaches and teachers; bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners; gather and disseminate information and materials on biomechanics in sports.

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
Organization of fitness trainers, aerobic instructors, coaches and physical therapists dedicated to improving the health and fitness of our society.

"Invisible Foe" - ESPN's Outside the Lines (December 31, 2001 Transcript)
Discusses bipolar disorder in sports.

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
To provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among researchers in biomechanics.

Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP)
To promote the development of psychological theory, research and intervention strategies in sport psychology.

The International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
To promote the study of all areas of biomechanics at the international level, although special emphasis is given to the biomechanics of Human Movement.

Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT)
Hospital-based facility dedicated to the study of sports medicine.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Monthly journal serving the practicing physician's professional and personal interests in the medical aspects of exercise, sports, and fitness.

Resources for sports and fitness-related injuries.

Sports Medicine Clinic Directory - The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Listed alphabetically by state and by cities within each state.