Tournament Design in Park and Recreation

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A well-organized tournament is the result of good planning. In this course, you will learn the most important aspects of tournament planning to keep in mind as you consider your activities and facilities.

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The cheer of the crowd, the sound of a ball crashing against a bat, the smell of hotdogs and popcorn, the running of players up and down the court, the excitement of facing a competitor, all of these things are part of a tournament. A well-organized tournament is the result of good planning. In this course, you will learn the most important aspects of tournament planning to keep in mind as you consider your activities and facilities.

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Course Schedule

This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed. This course includes the following elements.

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • Interactive practice activities
  • Supplemental reference materials

After completing all course activities, you will complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Tournament Planning
  • Tournament Types
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Personnel

Be able to:

  • Distinguish between individual, dual, and team sports.
  • Identify objectives for a tournament.
  • Identify the five participant characteristics to consider in tournament planning.
  • Define the three tournament types.
  • Identify examples of each type of tournament.
  • Define “seeding” and “byes”.
  • List the four R’s of promotion.
  • List the six main Risk Management concerns.

Recommended Background

There are no prerequisites for this course; all are welcome.

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