ERIC Number: ED117082
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Leading a Successful International Sports Tour. Handbook for Leaders, Coaches and Managers of American Sports Groups and Teams Participating in International Athletic Exchanges.
Department of State, Washington, DC.
This is a handbook for leaders, coaches, and managers of American sports groups and teams participating in international athletic exchanges. Chapter one presents information on financing international sports tours. Chapter two covers the basic preparations necessary prior to going abroad. It includes information on tickets, passports, visas, immunizations, health measures, money, insurance, customs, mail, clothing and equipment, gifts, and packing and freight. It also discusses whether an advance man and interpreters are needed. Chapter three suggests some guidelines on the mental preparations for a tour and includes some ideas on what an American should know about his/her own country in contacts with foreign nationals. Personal conduct on and off the field of competition is discussed in chapter four, and ways to generate good publicity are suggested in chapter five. Chapter six offers suggestions for coping with the minutiae of group travel overseas. Chapter seven contains a number of approaches and procedures that experienced coaches and leaders have found to be helpful in order to lead a successful tour. Chapter eight suggests some ways to prepare for the return trip home and adds some thoughts on followup actions after the return home. The interest of U.S. Government Agencies in tours abroad by American sports groups and how U.S. Foreign Service posts can be of assistance are explained in chapter nine. Appended are 25 forms and documents. (RC)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Foreign Countries, Guides, International Relations, Travel
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 044-000-01591-9, $2.40)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Department of State, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States