Sport Clubs Course Outline

Week 1: Operating Structure

  • Setting the Scene
    • Definitions
    • Tiers/ levels
    • Hi/ low risk
    • History/ philosophy of Sport Clubs
    • Levels of leadership (SCA; officers; coach; advisor; council)
    • Sport Clubs Manual
  • Establishing a Framework
    • Recognition & Renewal
      • Relationship to Student Affairs
      • Establishing a process
        • Key requirements (e.g. safety officer?; CPR/ AED training?)
        • Key documents to submit (philosophy; constitution; roster etc.)
        • Eligibility (e.g. % off-campus; league requirements)
      • Resources (NGB etc.)
      • Probation period
    • Registration Process
      • Minimum requirements and timelines
      • Data capture
      • Enforcement

Week 2 Sport Clubs Management

  • Leadership Development
  • Establishing a Framework
    • SCA
    • Supervisors (student staff)
    • Officers
    • Coach
    • Council
    • Advisors
    • Code of Conduct
    • Discipline
    • Educating Sport Club members
    • Funding (fundraising/sponsorship; budgets/ budgeting; bank accounts; marketing)

Week 3: Travel

  • Establishing a Framework
    • Trip Administrator
    • Trip Leader
    • Trip Approval Process
    • Emergency Response
  • Travel Policies

Week 4: Risk Management Issues

  • Establishing a Framework
    • Waivers
    • Sport Medicine/ Trainers
    • Medical Screening
    • Student Training (e.g. Emergency Response; 1st Aid/CPR/AED)
  • Insurance
  • Relationship to University Risk Manager

The Sport Clubs online course provided an outstanding curriculum that allowed me to gauge our program’s “health”, and critically assess our protocols. The wealth of information and feedback provided throughout the four weeks was really impactful, and will both benefit our student-athletes and enhance my knowledge base.”

James Wayne

Coordinator – Sport Clubs
Illinois State University

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