ERIC Number: ED418937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-13
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Technology and Its Impact on Recreation and Sport Programs.
Ross, Craig M.
This paper describes several types of computer programs that can be useful to sports and recreation programs. Computerized tournament scheduling software is helpful to recreation and parks staff working with tournaments of 50 teams/individuals or more. Important features include team capacity, league formation, scheduling conflicts, scheduling formats, master schedule, team schedules, reports, team rosters, standings, and optical scanning. Computerized facility scheduling software is helpful at recreational facilities, though before making a purchase, it is important to consider several factors that are unique to each base. The user must understand the components of the system, be familiar with the facility environment, and know what to look for in selecting software and hardware. Computerized recreation registration software programs help with scheduled events that are programmed for parks and recreation agencies. Again, the user must understand the system components, facility environment, and software and hardware needs. Fitness/wellness software helps fitness practitioners with managing their programs. The practitioners must understand the types of fitness/wellness software to select from, which include fitness assessment profiles, health risk assessment, personal fitness programs, and exercise prescriptions. Charts for each type of software are attached. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Health Risk Appraisal; Parks and Recreation Professionals
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest AAHPERD (Fort Wayne, IN, February 13, 1998).