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Indiana University, Bloomington
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Sph-R 230 - Recreational Sports Programming
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Informal Sports Informal sports pick up basketball in Wildermuth kicking around a soccer ball on Woodlawn fields getting together with a friend to play tennis at the Tennis Pavilion working out by yourself in the strength and conditioning room at the SRSC When we refer to informal sports we are talking about self directed participation in cooperative competitive play activity in the game form For participants informal sports have the least amount of structure sport takes place whenever there is an available facility and interest for a game For administrators there are many elements that go into informal sport programming and management Perhaps the biggest concern for informal sports programmers is facilities facilities are everything and they REALLY are when it comes to informal sports participation Without a place to play you can t have a game There are several participation factors that go into the administration of an informal sports program The goal for an informal sports programmer is to facilitate participation The priority is to create a satisfying positive experience for the participant As your text states this can be difficult because the experience is what the participant makes of it there is generally little contact with program staff The following represent the PARTICIPATION FACTORS that affect informal sport programs Remember PARTICIPATION FACTORS are those factors that obviously affect participation in an informal sports program Membership Services what is your membership policy Who gets to use your facility What do users get when they become a member How can you justify Do you offer incentives for customers to join Facility Availability what are your target groups When is a good time to make your facility available to users Does it make sense to keep a youth sports facility open until 2 00 a m How accessible is your facility for people with disabilities Is your facility close enough to residential areas that your customers will be able to access it Seasonal Factors what time of year are certain facilities available Does it make sense to keep your golf course open year round in Indiana When does offering certain facility availability make the most sense based on the season Scheduling of facilities block vs short term reservation Conveniences locker rooms showers juice bars restaurants telephones proshops vending adequate parking Cleanliness upkeep of the facility trash attractive bulletin boards sweeping floors basic maintenance facility repair and renovation the problem with deferred maintenance what are the consequences of poorly maintained facilities Personnel who will staff your facility What is the level of knowledge of your staff Qualifications Certifications Staff must be able to communicate and resolve conflict staff must have adequate knowledge and information to provide to participants on facility availability schedules of events policies procedures etc Cost how much will you charge members for the use of your facilities What types of incentives or membership options will you offer this can tie in with membership services consider the following annual user or membership fees daily user fees reservation fees rental fees license and permit fees There are other considerations for informal sports program managers to consider These relate to areas of policy and can be folded into some of the participation considerations listed above Be sure to adequately address eligibility for use of your facilities fees and charges facility reservation policies accident prevention risk management participant conduct and governance


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