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

Our department profited greatly by having multiple staff go through the online course. We have long felt that risk management best practices are so pervasively important to all our programs and facilities that it only made sense that our staff members with unique oversight and management of these areas take part in the course. The take-away from this approach has been a unified understanding of the nature of risk management of campus recreation on a macro level with a much more refined appreciation of application within their areas of specialization.

George M. Brown

Assistant Vice Provost, Director University Recreation and Wellness
The University of Minnesota

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