Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning an Associate Professor at Clemson University where he teaching within the Community Recreation, Sport and Camp Management Emphasis area. Skye has published extensively in the sport development research literature, sport ethics and recently adaptive sport literature. Dr. Arthur-Banning has recently written or edited 3 books: Recreational Sport; Program Design, Delivery and Management by Human Kinetics; Youth Sports in America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today published by ABC-Clio and Sports Global Influence: A survey of Society and Culture in the Context of Sport. In addition to his publications, he remains active in the field by hosting a number of camps for injured military veterans, presenting at various venues around the world on adaptive sport and provides consultation and evaluation for agencies in the sport development process.
As a hobbie, Dr. Arthur-Banning is the Head of Officials for the International Federation of CP Football (IFCPF). He has officiated in numerous tournaments and represented Canada as a referee in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, 2018 Americas Cup in Quito, Ecuador, 2018 European Championships in Zeist, Netherlands, 2018 CP World Games in Sant Cugat, Spain, 2017 IFCPF World Championships in Argentina, 2017 European Youth Championships in Genoa, Italy, 2016 Americas Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015 ParaPanAm games, and 2014 Americas Cup in Toronto, Canada. He is actively involved in growing Paralympic sport around the globe.
Suk is a fourth-year graduate (PhD) student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a research focus on sport management (i.e., sport consumer behavior, adaptive sports, and corporate social responsibility). He has worked closely with Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning on several projects. Among his many accomplishments, Suk has assisted in implementing a multi-institutional, short-term study abroad program with 13 students from 9 different institutions to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games. Furthermore, he is one of the first members to run and develop the Clemson Paralympic Soccer Program. Suk was also involved in facilitating the first ever 5-a-side Soccer Development Think Tank Session as a researcher with experts from different organizations across the United States.
Margaret is pursuing a PhD in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with a research focus on sports and camp management. She led an 17,487 respondent survey collecting data on officials across all sports at all levels across the country. She has assisted in running a past Veteran's Soccer Camp and is directly involved with the programming and research done at Clemson University to grow the game of soccer by making more opportunities available to players at all ability levels. Margaret represented the USA as a FIFA soccer referee for ten years and was the only American chosen to referee at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. She now assists Dr. Arthur-Banning with research focusing on Paralympic Soccer, soccer for veterans with disabilities, and mental health first aid training in sport among other topics.
Clemson Paralympic Soccer Vision Statement:
Clemson Paralympic Soccer seeks to improve the quality of life for various populations of people with disabilities through our Residential Training Program; VA Adaptive Soccer Camps; Tutor, Talk and Train Program; Additional Adaptive Sport Opportunities; Therapeutic Recreation; and continuing research and education.