Sport Clubs
015 Game of Risks: Assessment and Classification of Club Sport Activities
Tuesday, March 31 • 8:30am – 9:30am
Grapevine A/1-3
Michael Potter, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus; and Thomas Otterbine, RCRSP, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
As club sport professionals, we are aware of the inherent risks that exist in club activities. Many of us divide our clubs into “risk levels.” Come learn about Penn State’s custom risk assessment tool that is used to quantify the risk of club sport activities. Learn how you can better partner with the risk management or legal department on your campus.
Core Competencies: Programming; Legal Liability and Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the importance of mitigating risk to prevent participant injury and university liability through discussions and case studies
  2. Interpret and utilize a custom risk assessment tool for club sport programming.
  3. Formulate talking points for discussions with university risk management or legal departments on club sport activity safety and liability.
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Sport Clubs
035 Sport Clubs Roundtable
Tuesday, March 31 • 10:50am – 11:50am
Grapevine B/4-6
Gregory Corack, Ed.D., RCRSP, Eastern Kentucky University; and Neil Ostlund, Winthrop University
Take advantage of this opportunity to network and discuss hot topics at the annual sport clubs roundtable discussion.
Sport Clubs; Sustainable Communities
077 Sustainability and Sport Clubs: How the Club Scene Is Changing
Wednesday, April 1 • 8:00am – 9:00am
Texas A-B
Janis Steele, East Carolina University; and Justin Waters, East Carolina University
Given the growing focus on sustainable practices in collegiate recreation and wellness departments, we will examine how sport clubs can help contribute to and even lead green initiatives and practices while becoming ambassadors for other programs and operations in a campus recreation and wellness department.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to identify the ten principles of the Travel Care Code, as well as benefits applicable to collegiate sport clubs.
  2. Be able to provide rationale for green travel, strategies on how such travel can be integrated into sport club programs, and gain specific resources useful in implementing a “Pledge to Travel Green” initiative.
  3. Learn how to integrate this sustainability initiative into overall campus recreation and wellness operations.
Sport Clubs
102 Coaches: Can’t Live with Them, Can’t Live without Them
Wednesday, April 1 • 11:10am – 12:10pm
Grapevine B/4-6
Lexi Chaput, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and Cheryl Jendryka, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The role of coaches in the University of Michigan’s Club Sports programs has changed drastically in the past three years; club coaches went from being optional to mandatory. This change has given us a new outlook on the way we train and interact with coaches, and we’ve found great allies and partners in the process. Learn about our transition and how your recreation sports department can benefit from a partnership with coaches in your program.
Core Competencies: Human Resource Management; Legal Liability & Risk Management; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to identify the desirable qualities of a club sports coach.
  2. Develop a process for the onboarding and training of new coaches and the continuing development of returning coaches.
  3. Create a better-defined role for all sport club coaches and identify how they can be better utilized as partners.
Sustainable Communities; Sport Clubs
160 Pounds vs. People: Two Different Programs’ Approaches to Climate Neutrality
Thursday, April 2 • 11:00am – Noon
San Antonio 1-3
Janice DeMonsi, Santa Clara University; and Leon Lifschutz, University of Vermont
As universities approach their climate neutrality goal target dates, it’s time to consider emissions associated with athletics-related travel. Two universities will share their different approaches to climate neutrality and club sports travel. This case study will present their differing methodologies for measurement, campus engagement, and offsets.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory; Business Management; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn ways to grow your audience by engaging campus recreation program users or club sports participants as mechanisms for expanding the typical audience for campus sustainability programs.
  2. Learn about two different approaches to offsetting travel emissions, including the pros and cons of the engagement examples presented.
  3. Learn programming ideas for engaging campus entities in climate neutrality.