Topic: Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs
Sport Clubs: Student Leadership, Professional Guidance, Institutional Reward 1969
  • Monday, April 4 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Dan Wahl, University of Denver
Facilitated discussion on the value of a club sports to the student experience as well as how we as an association can create opportunities for participation growth, risk mitigation, and financial opportunity.
Sport Clubs; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Concussion Education on a Shoestring Budget 1804
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Osceola A
  • Lexi Chaput, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Head injuries and concussions are a hot topic in all levels of sport. For those of us who are constantly asked to do more with less, finding an appropriate and reasonable level of care and attention to this issue can be a challenge. Learn about some options that are available for concussion management and education, including one that can be implemented at virtually no cost!
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn the definition of concussion as well as the concussion recovery steps.
  2. Understand different preventative, responsive, and educational options for concussions.
  3. Identify opportunities to incorporate concussion education into your club sports program.
Research/Assessment; Sport Clubs
How Higher Education Administrators Perceive the Role of Club Sports in Recruiting and Retaining Male Students 1855
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Osceola 4/5/6
  • Anthony Weaver, Elon University; Cara McFadden, Ph.D., Elon University; Drew Forte, Elon University
A current challenge in higher education is the declining rate of men attending college. In 1970, men represented 58% of undergraduate enrollment. By 2010 that number had dropped to 43%. Given this shift, universities are working to attract male students. Club sports are a potential strategy to help recruit and retain such students. In this session, learn about a study that illustrated how club sports are used at institutions to recruit and retain male students.
Core Competencies: Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to explain current research relevant to the expansion and role of club sports in college recruitment and retention.
  2. Identify three themes that emerged from the study regarding the role of club sports in the recruitment and retention of male students.
  3. Learn two strategies for how to leverage the recruitment and retention study when telling the story of collegiate recreation to garner support from key stakeholders like university administration and admissions staff on your campus.
Sport Clubs; Personal/Professional Development
Leading Leaders: Developing the Core of Your Sport Club Program 1968
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Elise Harvey, University of Georgia; Heidi Potratz, Kennesaw State University; Mandy Madden, University of Notre Dame
Have you considered implementing a leadership development series for your club sport officers or participants? Are you looking for ways to enhance your existing program? In this session, attendees will learn how to cultivate community and campus partnerships, develop leadership workshops, and give students the tools needed to be successful leaders within their clubs and beyond. Examples will come from models currently in place at Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to plan and implement a leadership development series within your club sport program.
  2. Learn about three different leadership series structures and the benefits and challenges of each.
  3. Identify at least one strategy for using assessment tools to develop and improve a leadership development program.
Sport Clubs; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Implementing Effective Club Sports Coaches Trainings 1865
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Osceola 4/5/6
  • Brian Smith, UCLA; Kyle Urban, UCLA
Club sports programs throughout the country are becoming more competitive, which has resulted in an increase in the use of coaches. Learn about how club sports coaches are being trained across the country. The results of a national survey of club sports programs will be shared, and attendees will listen to training ideas they might be able to take back to their own program.
Core Competencies: Programming; Research & Evaluation; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the most important components to consider when planning an effective club sports coaches training.
  2. Understand the results of a survey of over 100 club sports programs that examined formats used for club sports coaches trainings.
  3. Develop a plan to administer a club sports coaches training at your institution.
Association Engagement; Sport Clubs
The NIRSA Championship Series 1979
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – Noon
  • Osceola A
  • Kurt Klier, RCRSP, CRSS, University of Maryland-College Park; Brooke Turner, RCRSP, The University of Alabama; Oscee Wheatfall, RCRSP, Texas A & M University-College Station; Valerie McCutchan, NIRSA Headquarters
This session will cover the future direction of the NIRSA Championship Series, as well as the Championship Series Committee’s accomplishments from the 2015-2016 season. It will also contain specific discussion of the four Championship Series sports-basketball, flag football, soccer, and tennis as well as the club basketball league.