The author is a lecturer at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus in South Africa. She has an honours degree in Sports Management and Recreation and completed her MBA in 2011. Currently she is in her final year of her Doctorate in Sports Management. The modules she teaches at the University
This book begins with a discussion on what a sport organization is. The reader will develop an understanding of the different types of structures in a sport club, such as sole proprietorship, partnerships and nonprofit organizations. Three management theories that can be applied to a sport club are discussed, namely the works and ideas of Frederick, W. Taylor, Peter Drucker and W. Edwards Deming. The main elements of a club plan such as the club philosophy, vision and mission statement, goals, policies and procedures, club governance and organization structure are broadly explained. The reader will be able to compile such a club plan for his or her sport club. Clubs are increasingly using groups as their fundamental unit of organizational structure to respond more flexibly and quickly to rapidly changing environments. Group structures are therefore discussed as well as group processes. The group development stages are explained in detail and the reader will be able to compile groups and understand the working of groups better. Not all decisions made in sport clubs are long and complex. Decision making is a central aspect of the four fundamental management functions, namely planning, organizing, leading and control. In this book the types of decisions you get, the conditions of decision making, the decision making process and techniques for improving decision making are explained. A further point of discussion is conflict in sport clubs. Functional and dysfunctional conflict is explained as well as other conflict types such as personality conflict and intergroup conflict. Explanations of conflict styles are presented as well as Pondy’s five-stage model of conflict. This information will give the reader an understanding on how to handle different types of conflict in his or her sport club. The administration of coaches that is discussed in this book involves the recruitment of coaches, job descriptions, selection of coaches, supervision and evaluation of coaches. The reader will be able to recruit, select and supervise and evaluate coaches successfully. The section about finance management gives the reader an inside look of sources of funds, developing an sponsorship, budgeting and accounting and explains how to compile a income statement and balance sheet. This will help the reader to conduct his club’s own finances. Risk management is a further aspect addressed in this book and discuss aspects such as the risk management process, how to make activities in your sport club safer, supervision guidelines and managing specific risks. The reader can apply this information in his sport club to function safer and without legal consequences. The last section in the book is about event management. The reader will be able to organize an event in total and includes a 16 point sport event planner to guide him or her.