IUB SPH-R 230 - Informal+Sports (2 pages)

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Sph-R 230 - Recreational Sports Programming
Recreational Sports Programming Documents

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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



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