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

I am starting up a brand new Athletic Training department in Campus Recreation and Sport Risk has been a key piece to the development of all of the concussion protocols we have been implementing for our students, staff and club athletes. Ian has been amazing, super flexible and easy to work with. You can easily get a hold of him and he is willing to work with the Sport Risk team to try and make adjustments in the concussion package deal when trying to adapt it specific to your program. I have mentioned SportRisk to many other programs already and look forward to continued use with the SportRisk team!

Jennifer “JP” Pidgeon

MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Director of Athletic Training
Campus Recreation & Wellness
East Carolina University

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