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Sports Management week 1 and 2 notes

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Sports Management week 1 and 2 notes KIN 312M

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Management of Physical Activity and Sport Programs
Dr. Matt Bowers
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Date Created: 09/05/16
Chapter one: A challenge to why sports matters ON EXAM: ● When a compelling public interest for sport is claimed, it is known as  “legitimation” = true statement  5 legitimations for sport:  1. Health 2. Social well being 3. Community development 1. Health  ● Hedonic and social benefits don’t equate bc exercise is deemed as painful and  boring  ● Why not sports? ○ In US, designed to develop elite athletes vs. developing a sport for all  ○ High injury rates ○ Not sufficient physical activity (ex: baseball, lot of standing  around)  ● When can sports help? ○ Design sports that are conducive to health, focus on inclusivity  and physical activity (ex: frisbee or quidich)  2. Social well being ● Sports are intrinsically neutral ­­>neither good or bad on its own (problem: people that run sports think they’re awesome)  ● If we want particular outcome, we need to organize it to deliver outcomes  ● When can we get positive outcomes? ○ Social networking ○ Create cultures to promote (+) social behaviors ○ Evaluate coaches/admin on well being they cultivate  3. Community development ● Nature of competition and rivalry in sports can just as often divide a community  as it can bring together ● Robbers cave experiment (video)  ○ What is it about groups that causes tension?  ○ Stage 1: 11/12 year old boys are put into a fake summer camp,  then they separated the boys in first week and focus on group bonding ○ Stage 2: introduce group and create competition → tension ○ Stage 3: boys have to work together to solve problems → at end they like eachother ○ This is the realistic conflict theory  ○ Work towrds a common cause to get community  ● When can sports work to create (+) community development?  ○ Construct program to cultivate shared stories  ○ Formulate plan to integrate sport to overall communities  ○ Fit sport into product/service mixture  4. Economic development ● Which of the following is NOT one of the 5 economic legitimations for sport discussed in chapter 1? (test question)  ○ Pro teams create job ○ Large sports bring in money  ○ Sports make community attractive ○ Athletes spend money that boosts the local economy (correct choice­­this is not a legitimation)  ● Economic benefits: ○ Stadiums attract teams, creates jobs and helps market community for tourism  ○ Sport facilities can enhance attractiveness of areas → raising property values ○ Large sport events contribute more to the local economy than they cost to win  ○ Sport programs attract local workforce bc sport programs make  community attractive place ○ International success in sports promote sale of exports bc they  make products from winning countries more attractive   ● John oliver stadiums video  ● Richard sherman: fed up with publicly funded stadiums  ● When can sports work to create positive economic outcomes? ○ Sustained design to integrate sport into urban and business  planning ○ Sport used to compliment nonsport elements in an overall  strategic effort  5. National pride: ● Sports are something we connect to our national ID ● BIRG = basking in reflected glory  ● Exam question: what is opposite of BIRGing? ○ CORFing = cutting off reflected failure  ● When can sports work to create national pride? ○ Must be planned irrespective of winning ○ Focus on making competition/outcomes  symbolically meaningful  ○ Evoke symbolism in communication and leverage  beyond event 


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