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Sport Club Management

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$59.00 USD

ISBN: 9780736075961

©2010

Page Count: 256


Sport clubs are firmly established and play an important role in the development of athletes. However, few resources are available for those responsible for organizing, developing, and managing club sports. Sport Club Management provides

administrators, managers, and coaches with the background and examples necessary for running a sport club by considering its unique demands. With this outstanding guide, leaders have the tools to develop and sustain organizations that are viable and financially successful and that satisfy the needs of athletes and those who support them.

This resource breaks down the complex fundamentals of management for all club sports—whether a multi-age-level program with an extensive budget or a local club with limited resources. Those who manage and lead clubs will find that they can develop a successful business plan without sacrificing their player development program or their club mission. In addition, they’ll gain the latest information on creating a distinctive club culture, organize their procedures, and encourage profitability by running the organization using a business mentality.

Unlike most books written for sport club managers, this resource recognizes the responsibilities of leaders and administrators by extending beyond the coaching level. In addition to player development, the content focuses on successful business tactics as they relate to sport clubs, including how to meet the management, marketing, retention, communication, and administrative needs of the organization. The book also provides advice on determining the organizational structure of the club, hiring effective leaders, understanding parental relationships, and facing legal and ethical issues. Every chapter in the book includes reader-friendly features that aid in comprehension:

• Thought-provoking opening scenarios, revisited at the chapter’s end, draw readers in and invite them to consider how they would respond to similar situations.

• Successful Strategies sidebars discuss real-world examples of issues a club manager might face and how those issues were resolved.

• Numerous reproducible sample forms make it easy for readers to implement new strategies based on the administrative needs of their own clubs.

Sport Club Management expertly shows readers how to run a club in today’s demanding, high-tech environment. With this guide, leaders will be able to communicate their club’s mission, establish its brand, and bring in the revenue required to ensure long-term success.

Audience

A professional reference for club sport administrators, coaches, and club managers. A text for higher education courses in sport club management and sport management and administration.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1.The Club

Richard Butler

The Club Plan

Scope of Club Services

Single-Sport Club Versus Multisport Clubs

Goals

Policies and Procedures

The Club Entity

Club Governance

Summary

Chapter 2.Leading a Sport Club

Organizational and Management Theory

Functions of Management

Levels of Management

Leadership Styles

Power

Understanding the Environment

Summary

Chapter 3.Human Resources Management and Development

Human Resources Management

Job Description

Hiring Process

New Employee Orientation

Enriching the Employee Experience

Individual and Program Performance Evaluation

Job Satisfaction of Employees

Summary

Chapter 4. Effective Coach–Parent Relationships

Dena Deglau

Embracing Collaboration

Developing a Shared Understanding

Being Transparent About One’s Coaching Philosophy

Engaging in Appropriate and Ongoing Communication

Collecting Data to Guide Decisions and Assess Progress

Providing Social Opportunities Outside of the Coaching Context

Summary

Chapter 5.Legal Aspects of Club Management

Legal Principles

Defenses

Contracts

Summary

Chapter 6.Business Aspects of Club Management

Budgeting and Accounting

Marketing

Summary

Chapter 7.Sponsorship and Fund-Raising

Sponsorship Versus Fund-Raising

Creating the Corporate Partnership

Fund-Raising

Capital Campaigns

Grant Writing

Summary

Chapter 8.Club Facilities

Matt Robinson and Christopher A. Sgarzi

Rent or Own

Finance Partners

Planning the Facility

Facility Management

Summary

Chapter 9.Long-Term Athlete Development

Richard Way and Istvan Balvi

A Cooperative Sport Environment

Club Programming Based on Existing Models

Long-Term Athlete Development Model

Summary

Chapter 10.Ethical Issues in Club Management

Why Discuss Ethics?

Basic Ethical Concepts in Sport Club Management

Ethical Theories

Applied Ethics in Sport Clubs

Codes of Ethics

Summary

Epilogue

References

Index

About the Author

Matthew Robinson, EdD, is associate professor and director of the sport management program at the University of Delaware. He also is a member of the legal studies faculty, has a secondary appointment with the School of Education, and serves as director of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program funded by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Solidarity fund. Robinson also serves as director of management education for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and developed the organization’s director of coaching course.

Robinson earned his EdD in athletic administration from Temple University. He is the author of another successful sport management text,has written over 25 articles, and has delivered over 100 national and international scholarly and professional presentations. He is president of CPTM Sport Enterprise, a sport consulting firm.

Matthew Robinson

Sport Club Management

$59.00 USD

Sport clubs are firmly established and play an important role in the development of athletes. However, few resources are available for those responsible for organizing, developing, and managing club sports. Sport Club Management provides

administrators, managers, and coaches with the background and examples necessary for running a sport club by considering its unique demands. With this outstanding guide, leaders have the tools to develop and sustain organizations that are viable and financially successful and that satisfy the needs of athletes and those who support them.

This resource breaks down the complex fundamentals of management for all club sports—whether a multi-age-level program with an extensive budget or a local club with limited resources. Those who manage and lead clubs will find that they can develop a successful business plan without sacrificing their player development program or their club mission. In addition, they’ll gain the latest information on creating a distinctive club culture, organize their procedures, and encourage profitability by running the organization using a business mentality.

Unlike most books written for sport club managers, this resource recognizes the responsibilities of leaders and administrators by extending beyond the coaching level. In addition to player development, the content focuses on successful business tactics as they relate to sport clubs, including how to meet the management, marketing, retention, communication, and administrative needs of the organization. The book also provides advice on determining the organizational structure of the club, hiring effective leaders, understanding parental relationships, and facing legal and ethical issues. Every chapter in the book includes reader-friendly features that aid in comprehension:

• Thought-provoking opening scenarios, revisited at the chapter’s end, draw readers in and invite them to consider how they would respond to similar situations.

• Successful Strategies sidebars discuss real-world examples of issues a club manager might face and how those issues were resolved.

• Numerous reproducible sample forms make it easy for readers to implement new strategies based on the administrative needs of their own clubs.

Sport Club Management expertly shows readers how to run a club in today’s demanding, high-tech environment. With this guide, leaders will be able to communicate their club’s mission, establish its brand, and bring in the revenue required to ensure long-term success.

Audience

A professional reference for club sport administrators, coaches, and club managers. A text for higher education courses in sport club management and sport management and administration.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1.The Club

Richard Butler

The Club Plan

Scope of Club Services

Single-Sport Club Versus Multisport Clubs

Goals

Policies and Procedures

The Club Entity

Club Governance

Summary

Chapter 2.Leading a Sport Club

Organizational and Management Theory

Functions of Management

Levels of Management

Leadership Styles

Power

Understanding the Environment

Summary

Chapter 3.Human Resources Management and Development

Human Resources Management

Job Description

Hiring Process

New Employee Orientation

Enriching the Employee Experience

Individual and Program Performance Evaluation

Job Satisfaction of Employees

Summary

Chapter 4. Effective Coach–Parent Relationships

Dena Deglau

Embracing Collaboration

Developing a Shared Understanding

Being Transparent About One’s Coaching Philosophy

Engaging in Appropriate and Ongoing Communication

Collecting Data to Guide Decisions and Assess Progress

Providing Social Opportunities Outside of the Coaching Context

Summary

Chapter 5.Legal Aspects of Club Management

Legal Principles

Defenses

Contracts

Summary

Chapter 6.Business Aspects of Club Management

Budgeting and Accounting

Marketing

Summary

Chapter 7.Sponsorship and Fund-Raising

Sponsorship Versus Fund-Raising

Creating the Corporate Partnership

Fund-Raising

Capital Campaigns

Grant Writing

Summary

Chapter 8.Club Facilities

Matt Robinson and Christopher A. Sgarzi

Rent or Own

Finance Partners

Planning the Facility

Facility Management

Summary

Chapter 9.Long-Term Athlete Development

Richard Way and Istvan Balvi

A Cooperative Sport Environment

Club Programming Based on Existing Models

Long-Term Athlete Development Model

Summary

Chapter 10.Ethical Issues in Club Management

Why Discuss Ethics?

Basic Ethical Concepts in Sport Club Management

Ethical Theories

Applied Ethics in Sport Clubs

Codes of Ethics

Summary

Epilogue

References

Index

About the Author

Matthew Robinson, EdD, is associate professor and director of the sport management program at the University of Delaware. He also is a member of the legal studies faculty, has a secondary appointment with the School of Education, and serves as director of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program funded by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Solidarity fund. Robinson also serves as director of management education for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and developed the organization’s director of coaching course.

Robinson earned his EdD in athletic administration from Temple University. He is the author of another successful sport management text,has written over 25 articles, and has delivered over 100 national and international scholarly and professional presentations. He is president of CPTM Sport Enterprise, a sport consulting firm.

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