Sport risk management is a key component of any sport and recreation program. To run a successful program, not only do you have to look after the safety and well-being of your participants, but you also need to protect the best interests of your organization. Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention provides all the tools you need in order to design a comprehensive risk management plan that fits the needs of your organization. Written specifically for sport and recreation professionals by an attorney with over 20 years of experience in insurance defense litigation, the book combines information on law, insurance, and sports to give you a complete view of all of the issues involved in assessing, controlling, and financing your risks.
In Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation, you'll find practical explanations of the fundamentals of law and insurance so you can make intelligent decisions regarding your risks. The author uses simple, straightforward language so that even those with a limited background in law, risk management, or insurance can easily learn this essential information. The book features these topics:
-An examination of the three elements of risk management—risk assessment, control, and financing—with a summary of the key issues involved in each element to provide you with the basis for your risk management plan
-An eight-step strategy that simplifies the process of creating a risk management plan and can be used in creating a comprehensive plan for your organization or individual plans for specific sports, activities, or events
-Summaries of published appellate court cases for 14 popular sports and activities to help you better understand sport and recreation law and apply it to your risk management plan
-An overview of legal principles, including contracts, statutes, negligence, and liability, which will help you better prepare to comply with laws and prevent litigation
-Coverage of the insurance claims and litigation processes, which gives you an understanding of each process and detailed information to guide you through each step of the processes
Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation uses actual court cases to help you identify possible risk exposures and improve your risk management plan. The book features court case summaries for 14 popular sports and activities, including basketball, American football, soccer, weightlifting, weight training, and triathlon, as well as specific tips on decreasing risk for each of the sports. An introductory chapter explains how to interpret the appellate court decisions and apply the information to prevent similar incidents from happening in your organization. In addition, a court case summary finder sorts the summaries by general risk issue, such as facilities, players, and hazards, to help you find all the cases applicable to particular incidents and provide a broader perspective of how incidents in one sport may relate to others.
Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation features numerous forms, including incident reports and repair logs; checklists, such as equipment safety and vehicle inspection; documentation strategies; risk management tips; and safety questionnaires for each of the sports covered. This lawyer-created toolkit will help you take the steps to reduce injuries, decrease lawsuits, and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in your sport programs. All of the forms and checklists are also reproduced on a CD-ROM included with the book so you can easily print and use them when needed.
Whether you need to develop a comprehensive risk management plan or just examine the potential risks involved in individual sport programs, Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention contains everything you need to make the right decisions. The knowledge and tools found in this practical resource will help you create a plan that positions your organization for success.
Reference for coaches, officials, athletic directors, administrators, recreation professionals, risk and facility managers, insurance risk managers and loss control personnel, and events managers; text for risk management courses for recreation, physical education, and sport management and law students.
Table of Contents
Part I Fundamentals of Risk Management, Law, and Insurance Claims
Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports and Recreation Risk Management
Chapter 2 Legal Principles
Chapter 3 Insurance Claims and Litigation
Chapter 4 Risk Assessment in Sport and Recreation
Chapter 5 Risk Control
Chapter 6 Rick Financing
Chapter 7 Emergency and Disaster Planning
Chapter 8 Transportation
Part II Introduction to Sport-Specific Risk Management Chapters
Chapter 9 American Football
Chapter 10 Baseball and Softball
Chapter 11 Basketball
Chapter 12 Cycling
Chapter 13 Golf
Chapter 14 Gymnastics
Chapter 15 Ice Hockey
Chapter 16 Soccer
Chapter 17 Swimming
Chapter 18 Tennis
Chapter 19 Track and Field
Chapter 20 Triathlon
Chapter 21 Volleyball
Chapter 22 Weightlifting and Weight Training