EDUO 9727: Managing Your Athletic Program

Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

Course Description

The participant will compare and contrast the three seasons (in-season, pre-season & offseason) as they relate to managing a sport in which he/she is involved. The duties of an athletic director will be explored as well learning as what is needed to develop a complete detailed management plan for a specific sport.

Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; (February 17, 2012)

Course Objectives

Course participants will:

  • Compare and contrast the various tasks associated with team management during off-season,
    in-season and pre-season.
  • Create a detailed management plan for a specific sport .
  • Understand the importance of building solid relationships with athletes, parents, boosters, officials,medical personnel, administrators, assistant coaches and other staff members.
  • Become familiar with the duties of an athletic director.

Grading Rubric

Exemplary A-A- Acceptable B+- B- Unacceptable
All text book assignments are complete and accurate. All text book assignments are complete and accurate. Textbook assignments are incomplete and/or contain inaccurate or inappropriate responses.
All application assignments are reflective, thoughtful, clearly identifiable and relevant. All application assignments are
complete, identifiable and relevant.
Application assignments are incomplete and/or irrelevant.
Overall appearance is very well
organized and free of spelling
and grammatical errors
Overall appearance is generally organized with limited spelling and grammatical errors. Overall appearance shows little
organization and has spelling and
grammatical errors.
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Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer