Editors-in-Chief: Amanda L. Paule-Koba, Bowling Green State University
  Sarah Stokowski, Clemson University

Welcome to the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE). JADE is a peer-reviewed, scholarly, online journal dedicated to the exploration of athlete development and the athlete experience. JADE welcomes manuscripts from new and seasoned authors who have the desire to share knowledge through the dissemination of published works online.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE) is to advance, promote, and disseminate original empirical research surrounding issues concerning athletes in high school through professional sports both in the United States and abroad. This interdisciplinary journal will include a wide variety of topics and methodological approaches to examine the development of athletes. The research that is published in this journal will be both practical and theoretical in nature.

Submissions to this journal that are cross-disciplinary and have clear applied and real-world uses are encouraged. All articles are peer-reviewed and intended for an audience of both academics and practitioners, and should be written for the lay reader.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2022) Special Issue: NCAA Division III College Athlete Development and Experience


Research Articles


Mental Health Prevalence in NCAA Division III Collegiate Athletes
Katelin Valster, Kristen Cochrane-Snyman, Keith Jones, and Daniel Smith


Prevalence and Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in NCAA Division III Collegiate Athletes
Sayre Wilson, Sebastian Harenberg, Tara Stilwell, Justine Vosloo, and Lindsey Keenan


Athlete Identity and Mental Health Among NCAA Division III Student-Athletes
Sarah Stokowski, Alison Fridley, Chris Croft, Peyton Stensland, and Skye Arthur-Banning


Is Same-Gender Mentorship Important for Division III Female College Athletes?: An Application of the Mentor Role Theory
Nicholas Swim, Ehren R. Green, Mary A. Hums, Glenna G. Bower, and Khirey B. Walker