Restructuring A College Athletic Program to Protect Olympic Sports During Financial Uncertainty PDF
EbookBudget restraints have forced many college athletic programs to eliminate men’s and women’s teams—in Olympic sports and nonrevenue sport programs alike—for the purpose of saving money. With financial pressures on athletic programs forecasted to increase, more programs are expecting future cuts.
Restructuring a College Athletic Program to Protect Olympic Sports During Financial Uncertainty is a step-by-step guide to restructuring an athletic department into financial tiers to significantly reduce operating costs without the elimination of programs—eliminations that would have unacceptable downsides for the athletes, the athletic program, and the institution. Athletic directors and business managers will learn how to perform a detailed analysis to uncover expenses that can be reduced, and they will find out how to introduce a tiered system or change spending parameters to save money.
An included webinar with authors Donna A. Lopiano, PhD, and Connee Zotos, PhD, discusses practical solutions and policies to implement in a major, minor, or multitiered sports system.
This detailed resource allows athletic programs to successfully lower costs while keeping all currently sponsored sports, maintaining priority funding levels for selected sports, and achieving full compliance with Title IX requirements.
This ebook is based on chapter 4 of the comprehensive book Athletic Director’s Desk Reference (Human Kinetics, ©2014).
AudienceA resource for administrators of college athletic programs, courses in athletic administration, and libraries.
Table of Contents1.1 Articulating the Presence of a Tiered Funding Model
1.2 Communicating the Benefits of a Tiered Program
1.3 Confronting the Challenges of a Tiered Program
1.4 A Complete Guide to Creating a Tiered Program
1.5 Adding New Sports or Eliminating Existing Sports
This was a great resource to use in a College Athletics course. I built a case study around it where students used the strategy to examine our institution’s athletic department and set up a tiered funding plan. This was definitely a value add for me and my course planning!