July 7-9, 2020 | Burlington, Vermont

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This inaugural institute is the combining of two previously held institutes: the NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute and the NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute.

NIRSA is excited for the opportunity to make these two signature events even stronger, including the ability to add more sessions that address middle management positions who oversee these areas. Some other new features include hosting the institute on a university campus, offering different types of accommodations, and a new schedule outline.

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Why combine the NIRSA Intramural Institute and NIRSA Sport Club Institute?

Bonnie Hainline, Southern Methodist University

Bonnie Hainline

Southern Methodist University

Jerrell Kelly, South Dakota State University

Jerrell Kelly

South Dakota State University

Travis Lankford, University of Texas-Arlington

Travis Lankford

University of Texas-Arlington

Rainer Tandaju, University of Maryland-College Park

Rainer Tandaju

University of Maryland-College Park

Who Should Attend

The NIRSA Intramural & Sport Club Institute delivers valuable information for a wide range of attendees, including:

  • Experienced sport club or intramural professionals who lead, develop, or oversee sport clubs and/or intramurals on campuses and are interested in revitalizing their programs
  • New sport club or intramural professionals who are interested in learning more about developing their programs
  • Middle management professionals who develop or oversee sport clubs and/or intramural programs
  • Student leaders who are members or leaders of sport clubs and/or interested in careers related to recreation sports
  • Vendors who are looking to showcase their products and network with sport club professionals
  • Parks and recreation professionals who organize sports leagues and are interested in enhancing their programs

Educational Content & Presentation Proposals

2020 Intramural & Sport Club Institute theme:
“Breaking the Mold: Building the Future of Sports Through Inclusivity”

This theme highlights the importance of inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation, especially as recreation professionals are tasked with balancing meaningful collaborations while embracing the future of our field.

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal for this event has passed. Presenters will be notified of their proposal status by early May 2020.

Not only is presenting a fantastic way to give back to the profession, but lead presenters will receive a $100 off coupon for their registration!

Don’t be intimidated about submitting a proposal or presenting. NIRSA has a presenters webpage for Q&A and reminders on how to submit a successful proposal!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to committee member, Hannah Roberts from East Carolina University.

Thank you so much and good luck!

Topic Areas

Intramural Sport Specific

  • Programming for changing student demographics

  • Unique/Inclusive Programming

  • Collaboration with campus departments

Sport Club Specific

  • Hazing, Harassment, Bullying & Mental Health

  • Co-ed Travel/Unconventional Travel

  • Concussions and AT

Middle Management Specific

  • Career advancement/development

  • Managing staff

  • Delegating responsibilities

NIRSA Registry

Attendees may earn NIRSA CEUs to apply toward the Registry of Collegiate Recreation Sports Professional (RCRSP) credential.

Download the Schedule Overview
Download the Schedule Overview

Preconference Workshops

Esports Workshop

Tuesday, July 7
1:00pm-4:00pm

The workshop will discuss the benefits of esports on campus. It will cover implementation at various levels (Rec, Club, Varsity), as well as how to maintain and develop your program. No need to accumulate esports knowledge gradually in pieces through various webinars and conference presentations: Get it all right here!

Cap: None

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Youth Camps Workshop

Tuesday, July 7
1:00pm-4:00pm

This workshop will cover topics ranging from youth camp mission and vision, risk management strategies when working with youth, staff training and requirements, overall camp logistics and management, and the development and oversight of the campers. Whether looking for innovative ideas or starting from scratch, you should walk away from this session with the fundamentals to host a fun, safe, and successful youth camp.

Cap: 50

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Diversity Workshop

Tuesday, July 7
1:00pm-4:00pm

Join us as we discuss the evolution of diversity in intramural programs and sport clubs. This session will cover diversity training, activities for staff, and developing diverse and inclusive programming. There will also be specific training materials on inclusivity and eliminating micro-aggressions for you to raise awareness among student employees and participants on your campus.

Cap: 50

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DoubleTree by Hilton

870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 | 802-865-6600 website | map & directions

NIRSA event rate: $129/night + tax for single or double

Attendees can make reservations by using this reservation link or by calling (802) 865-6626 requesting the 2020 NIRSA Intramural & Sport Club Institute Room Block rate. Reservations need to be made no later than June 2020 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Roommate matching will become available with the opening of registration.

University of Vermont

Student housing room rate:
Single occupancy: $88.50/night
Double occupancy: $63.00 per person/night
*Please note: Two night minimum.

Includes:

  • Linen package (pillow/pillowcase, a mattress pad, two flat sheets, blanket, bath towel and facecloth).
  • Free Wifi
  • Common rooms throughout the building for post-game gathering
  • Single occupancy gender-neutral bathrooms located on each floor
  • Provided in rooms: Bed, dresser, desk, chair, recycle bin, trash can, bar of soap and plastic cup.

The cutoff date for housing reservations is set for June 22, 2020.

Student Housing Reservervations

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Sponsorship with Us!

The 2020 NIRSA Intramural & Sport Club Institute is a great way for sponsors to connect with intramural and sport club professionals working in collegiate recreation. If you have an interest in sponsoring this event, contact Heidi Hurley, Director of Corporate Relations and Business Development: heidi.hurley@nirsa.org, 541-368-5851

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Need more information?

For more information, contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development, Brittany Rejda.

Why combine the NIRSA Intramural Institute and NIRSA Sport Club Institute?

Travis Lankford

University of Texas-Arlington

Rainer Tandaju

University of Maryland-College Park

Jerrell Kelly

South Dakota State University

Bonnie Hainline

Southern Methodist University