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ERIC Number: EJ931578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Event Management for Teacher-Coaches: Risk and Supervision Considerations for School-Based Sports
Paiement, Craig A.; Payment, Matthew P.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n5 p35-37 May-Jun 2011
A professional sports event requires considerable planning in which years are devoted to the success of that single activity. School-based sports events do not have that luxury, because high schools across the country host athletic events nearly every day. It is not uncommon during the fall sports season for a combination of boys' and girls' soccer, football and volleyball games to be in action simultaneously on one campus. This reality accentuates the importance of school-based event management. The challenge facing coaches responsible for sports event management is usually the burden of having to fulfill many diverse duties and responsibilities (Borkowski, 2004). Many times coaches are trying to get their athletes prepared for competition while also completing the field set-up. This is followed by coaching their athletes and supervising the event. As the event manager, a coach must provide the same level of care and supervision as in a classroom. This is a great challenge because the sporting environment is far more difficult to supervise and control than a classroom. The potential hazards are exponential, yet the required duty of care is the same. Coaches must be excellent risk managers and employ continuous diligence in supervising the events, athletes, and spectators. (Contains 3 professional resources and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A